Each day we try our best not to exacerbate aches and pain by altering our movement, unfortunately when we do this repeatedly it becomes habit which can stay with us for life, unless we decide to do something about it!
Incorrect postural habits and unbalanced muscle patterns can be corrected by practicing balanced, coordinated movement each day to help eliminate stress, aches and pain. Just as a day of rushing around becomes habit as it becomes a regular occurrence each day and before we know It, we have no idea that we are rushing all the time, this activates our sympathetic nervous system, fight or flight mode and we become out of balance and unable to stop unless we consciously take time to totally relax and balance again, so many people confirm this to me as they tell me they had no idea how much they were rushing even when there was no need to.
Incorrect postural habits such as standing with one leg bent builds strength on one side of our torso whilst the other side is relaxed, creating imbalances within which makes us weak, just as carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder, initially we notice the discomfort this causes, but we ignore it and then stop noticing, so the need to raise our self-awareness through movement to instinctively straighten up is necessary to stop further deterioration from these bad habits. Muscles need to be relaxed and balanced within and if they're not we overuse some muscles and not others, causing further wear and tear on our joints and ligaments. By regaining balanced muscle patterns, muscles become strong, coupled with moving in a balanced coordinated way and breathing from our core, we have strength and stability.
It does not matter to the brain the size of a movement, it is a movement and that's it, but when the movement is tiny and mindful whilst picturing the body part being used, the detail of the movement can be the best possible, unique to us and working deep within the torso. For example, I notice many peoples spines move as if they're 3 vertebrae, a block at the top, middle and bottom, but thinking of each individual vertebra moving controls the speed of movement and gains the detail needed, rather than the quicker bending of the spine which happens when we are listening to music or watching someone else to copy them... Picturing the perfect spine with large fluffy disc is informing our mind this is how they should be, our bodies only want to be well and painting perfect pictures in our mind enhances our innate healing ability, in actual fact, painting pictures in all areas of our life is creating a journey towards what we want to happen and how we want life to be, then couple this with a mindset to reflect this, POW, amazing things can happen. We generally hold our stress somewhere in our torso and this can create an area where our energy becomes blocked and is unable to flow as it should, healing is then reduced, just as, for example holding the left side of our lower back or shoulder still to prevent pain creates stagnation. Detailed tiny, mind led movement can prevents this and allows our energy to flow freely and also highlights to our brain there is an area of injury which needs healing without the concern or worry of damaging ourselves further. Tiny movement taps into our parasympathetic nervous system which relaxes and slows us down, a definite need with today's fast paced life, so we stay connected to our gut feeling, intuition, 6th sense, spirit (whatever you want to call it) to gain clarity and insight to guide us, taking us from beta to an alpha state, providing further healing and knowing, a state I can now tap into immediately.
We all know our body heals itself, we break a nail it grows, we cut ourselves it heals, the body is renewing itself all the time and by harmonising mind and body with movement, which needs to be experienced to really understand what it means, incredible healing can take place. On a scale of one to ten, if we have movement of five out of ten that's all our mind has to work with but with practiced detail movement each day our mind can work us to best of its ability, coupled with greater self-awareness, again this needs to be experienced to really understand what's possible and suddenly, instinctively we notice that bending one leg and leaning awkwardly is uncomfortably and we automatically straighten up and then naturally engaging our core when we bend forward, to avoid any strain in our lower back which can cause discomfort, aches or eventual pain. Mind led movement enhances our Self-awareness so we discover how we're living our lives and the damage we can be causing ourselves. Taking a little 'me' time each day we start to notice and then to question our observations to change/improve them to move forward better equipped than we were before.
Pain can be present because of emotional issues and with a calm mind and body, we notice our gut feeling and can make changes to do what we feel is right, rather than what we might think is right. Go with the flow of life, rather than resist it for living life free of stress, tension, aches and pain whilst becoming happier and healthier as we empower ourselves and regain control. Life is for living and the possibilities are endless when we connect to the power within and all it takes to do this is a little 'me' time each day to start a new journey in your life for you and you alone, a journey that will evolve perfectly when you continue to trust in yourself and the power within. We need to be well to help others and this means making ourselves our number one priority and not the one we tend to neglect; you do deserve that, don't you?