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It’s Time to Maintain Your Body as Well as You Maintain Your Car
Do you take care of your body as well as you maintain your car? If your vehicle is vibrating or rattling when you drive over 60 miles per hour, what would you do?
To fix the problem, are you going to give the car a wash and polish? No.
Would you give it higher leaded gasoline? Of course not!
The right answer? Of course, you would immediately take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic and get to the root of the problem to resolve it as quickly as possible. After all, you don't want to get stranded on the highway the next time you leave home!
Now, what if you have back pain when you get out of bed in the morning? Or after you exercise?
Do you ignore the pain for weeks or even months? Probably, right? Too many people do.
Why do we make an effort to get to the root of our vehicles' problem immediately, but we are more careless with our own bodies?
How you can change your pain with Somatic Neuromuscular Re-education
You are responsible for taking care of your own body, and you need to actively participate in your own healing. The human body holds the innate ability to heal itself when it is given the proper inputs.
Somatic Neuromuscular Re-education, a positive input, builds new neurosignatures in your brain to instruct your muscles how to function correctly. It is brain retraining requiring you to participate in your own healing actively.
Your body is a screenshot of your life
So, do you take care of your body as well as you maintain your car?
Our bodies respond to the events and stressors in our lives. When we feel tired, and the demands of our lives make us feel overwhelmed, our bodies will display the telltale signs. These signs may show up as physiologically ingrained reflex patterns.
You likely recognize some of the most common reflexes, including rounded shoulders, an overarched back, or recognize people that clearly lean to one side. These maladaptive reflexes don't only cause postural, movement, and body distortions. They can also result in a lack of mental clarity, low mood, anxiety, interrupted sleep, poor digestion, wear and tear on joints, and persistent pain.
Take a look in the mirror. What do you see?
Take a look in the mirror and describe what you see. Sense what you feel.
How is tension or pain showing up in your body?
Your body was designed to self-heal and self-regulate
The bottom line is that pain resides in the brain. To change your pain, you must use your mind to change the present patterns in your body.
Your body was brilliantly designed to self-heal and self-regulate. Deep patterning occurs as a physiological response to what happens in your life. It is a worthwhile goal to work with your Somatic Nervous System to re-educate your muscles and teach them to let go of that patterning.
Spend some time and learn how you could improve how you care for your self. Learn how you can maintain your body as well as you maintain your car with simple and easy somatic movements.
If you are interested in learning more, programs are available at www.resolvepainguru.com.
About the Author: Carrie and Nicole are certified IAYT SomaYoga Therapists and Somatics Educators who have specialized in working with clients in pain for well over 10 years. Their mission is to teach you revolutionary techniques to tap into your body’s innate intelligence and its ability to heal.
You could also call them “pain geeks” because they are extremely passionate and inquisitive about all things related to what causes people pain. To understand the true mind-body connection and to reset the nervous system in powerful and simple ways.
They specialize in skillfully combining the tools of Somatics, SomaYoga, Anatomy, Functional Movement Training, Mind Study and Yogic Philosophy to bring about more joy and freedom in the lives of those they work with. They teach to professionals and individuals sharing their Method.