We wouldn’t expect our cars to last even 10 years without ever taking it to the garage. Fortunately our bodies have the ability to heal and adapt, but even so, a structural tune up is required every once in a while. Beyond this we can find help in the way we move each day. Before starting a new exercise routine,
People come into my office for a variety of reasons, but joint pain is definitely top of the list (Ok so maybe Osteopathy has something to do with bones). But the question we must always ask is why? Did it come from trauma? Was it repetitive strain from holding a posture too long, or doing too much of an exercise/activity?
There’s no question how important it is for us to be able to regulate our emotions. Holding on to fear, worry, shame, and other negative emotions is not only hard on the mind, but hard on our digestion. Be aware of how you eat; watching the news, eating while driving, or seeing something on social media that irks you or makes you feel as though your life is lacking (unfortunately it’s designed for this) only works to activate your sympathetic nervous system.
Every cell in the body is connected to the rest by blood and by nerves. A cell receives nutrition, puts out its waste, and sends out signals for what it needs through arteries, veins and capillaries. For more urgent matters, like having stepped on a nail, it uses the nerves so that the rest of the body can react quickly through muscles to minimize the damage.
Imagine a car with its wheels in alignment:
- It helps avoid tire tread: Our tires last longer
- It increases your mileage: The fuel(energy) lasts longer and is more efficient
- Less veering to one side: Requires less effort on the driver to keep the car on the road
Now what happens when the car hits a pothole/speedbump,