Are you falling apart?
It seems like so many people, from any walks of life and almost any age, complain about aches and pains.
Whether we talk about sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries or growing old most of us are aware of something going on with and in our bodies.
Every client I work with comes with an initial goal in mind, weight loss, fitness, toning the body etc. However there is always a second, additional element.
Almost all of them come with a certain pain or injury they want to solve as well. The cool thing is that by working with their bodies from the inside they actually achieve the other goals as well.
The 3 most common aches and pains my clients come with are:
• lower back pain
• shoulder and neck pain
• knee pain
To those we can add repetitive stress injuries, but the 3 and the most common.
When you feel your body is not working at its peak, you feel aches and pains everywhere, you feel as if your body is falling apart.
And I can say that I’ve been there, I know how it feels, I know what pain means, it’s not very ….. nice and when it starts it seems like it’s going to be there forever. It leaves you feeling miserable and it just adds more stress in your already stressful life. This has to STOP.
Exercise is not enough anymore
It is not enough to exercise, practice yoga and see your physiotherapist. These have their place and purpose and they are really, really good, I do all of them. However we need to go deeper if we are to relieve stress and pressure on our bodies and in our lives and to age gracefully, no matter the age.
We need to address the CAUSE of your pain. And usually the reason your body feels like it’s falling apart rests in how you USE your body on a daily basis.
Don’t get me wrong, if you are slouching now (are you?) that’s not going to necessarily cause any major problems. These are not injuries that show up all of a sudden. No, no they’re silent, sneaking up on you when you least expect it.
If you slouch now nothing happens, but if you slouch now, and tomorrow, and for the next 5 years and 10 years then pain, really bad pain will start to show up. And you begin to wonder where it came from thinking you did something yesterday to have caused it.
Nope, it’s something you have done all your life and were not aware of. You see, we get so caught up with weight loss, fitness, toning and all these surface goals that we forget there is something more important: how you USE your body.
Don’t worry you will still lose weight and tone up, that’s part of the “body use” game. It needs to be at a balanced weight and strong to be able to more efficiently.
I have to admit that since I was 8 years old and until 2-3 years ago I have put my body under tremendous stress and pressure. This lead to injuries and old ones recurring.
That was my lesson to learn and now my mission is to help as many women as I can to understand their bodies and use them in an efficient way, achieving more freedom of movement, less stress and ageing gracefully.
Do you want to have less pain and more freedom and comfort in movement?
If so then we need to address the following elements:
• upper body relaxation
• head position
• body balance (and I am not talking about standing on one leg)
• learn to stand, sit and walk all over again
These are the first elements I take my clients through. But ALL of them come down to BODY AWARENESS. This will keep your body from “falling apart”.
There is no way you can address the CAUSE of your pain if you do not become aware of your own body, how you use it, how it feels and what it “tells you”.
You cannot age gracefully until you address the underlying CAUSE of the pain you have right now in your body.
BUT……do you actually know how to do it? If you do then I congratulate you, keep doing it as the rewards will be fantastic. If you do not then it is time to find out what are the causes of your pain and how to address them.
You have the chance to personally get in touch with me so we can look at how you MOVE and USE your body. No sales or pitching just giving you my advice as an expert in the field.
After reading this blog many people will jump on a call with me so I suggest you book yours sooner than later.