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When you play with the brain in a mindful way, the body can get a boost.

Targeting the brain’s sensory-motor cortex can help relieve stiffness, stress, ease pain, and improve the body and mind.

Motor Cortex and Sensory Cortex

The brain’s motor cortex sits atop the brain adjacent to the sensory cortex.

The motor part is where you can “turn on” the motor of movement. The sensory part lets you perceive or feel a variety of sensations or feelings about the quality of movement itself.

This feedback loop of information can help you in effect, move well and be freer to move around.

This little guy is called the homonculus, the little man.

Homunculus

This represents how our body parts are reflected in the brain in terms of how we use them and sense them.

As you can see from this representation:

Cortical Sensory Homunculus

The hands and mouth have the largest areas in terms of how we sense ourself.

In order to help both the brain and body as you age, you can zero in on your sensory-motor cortex so both a movement in and of itself and the quality of how you move your body is addressed by paying attention to the information you can perceive or feel.

Motor Cortex Command to Move

Plus, you can do this in a playful type of manner without a lot of hard work.

You see, the brain functions better with a variety of movements which opens up the possibilities of new neural connections since the brain itself can be changed, formed, and reformed.

Brain Exercises

Normally, we think of brain exercises like doing a crossword puzzle or doing some type of cognitive training. Any number of ways can sharpen us mentally such as learning to play an instrument, trying new recipes and good old fashioned doing math in your head.

Regular exercise itself, is good in general, and can help the brain too.

The brain thrives on novelty and our 600 muscles and 17 layers of muscles and fascia (which surround the muscles) can be used in a unique un-exercise approach by focusing our awareness on the conscious nature of movement itself.

This wakes up the brain and body since we can tap into the flow of information in our nervous system.

This non-traditional approach can augment any traditional type of exercise and can actually let us exercise pain free or be able to do the necessary movements you engage in with less tension and a different felt sense of ability.

Less Tension

The brain can be used to lessen tension through a natural process of updating our movement software.

When we have less tension or when we can sustain more neutral levels of tension, then we can move easily and agilely over the long run.

So when our brain gets challenged with paying attention, our body can actually feel the difference. Even when small, easy, gentle micro-movements are used to help set up or be the foundation for the moveable building blocks of overall coordination of movement.

Slow movements help brain functions

Watching someone do small movements, is similar to watching grass grow.

We might think not a lot can be accomplished by little or slow movement.

When you shift upstairs to target your motor cortex and do conscious specific types of movements slowly, gently and with as much awareness as possible – the brain can help the body make a number of changes.

Target Brain's Cortex

A slow movement practice is about how you pay attention to a number of areas of the body.

The conscious application of movement done slowly forms the system of somatics exercises which is essentially brain based.

9 Advantages of a Brain Based Practice

Brain Tub

1 – Pain Relief Using the Brain

Since the brain thrives on novelty, the brain and body can be used in unique ways to affect the flow of information in the nervous system.

This is set up with simple movements that can be done in a lazy, gentle manner where the mind is highly engaged.

One of the brain functions of the motor cortex is that it can reset the resting levels of the muscles. The muscles are left more relaxed.

As the muscles become more relaxed, the brain creates more feelings of relaxation and pleasure.

brain software

2 – Improved Memory

Movement is memory.

The lower part of the brain, the cerebellum remembers much like a programmed computer program which does our quick, fast movements. We don’t have to think about it, we get up and go.

Using the brain’s motor cortex allows us to change the program by noticing what is happening in our overall quality of movement as well as the actual movement.

By improving the quality of how well we can move at any age, the brain functions at a higher level since the brain’s software is getting updated.This helps us remember and experience our former youthful movement.

Strong Brain

3 – Gain Strength

Normally we exercise our muscles to get stronger.

Strength is also resiliency and flexibility.

So rather then a brawn approach, you can use the brain to lose excessive or amped up tension and stress.

Our body becomes more balanced. We remain strong like animals in the wild who reset their muscles naturally since the slow movements are done along certain chains of connections which help us move more effectively.

Posture Change - We can Change Our Shape

4 – Posture Changes

We can change our shape.

By losing compensations such as a curved spine which has our belly hanging over or the reverse when we’re too slumped.

Our new appearance results from letting go of the tension which held us in place by the lower brain and its programmed ways.

Change Posture, Gain Strength, Improve Memory and Find Pain Relief – the Easy, Brain Way

Learn More Here to Change the Brain & Body

When the brain remembers to reset to neutral, the brain functions much better and now we appear more easily upright and relaxed.

Brain Makes Powerful Chemicals of Relaxation

5 – Natural Stress Alleviation

The brain can create powerful chemicals of relaxation.

Healthy animals with a spine tap into this natural source.

They do this through the act of pandiculation as they target the brain and body.

You can zone in on the brain in a similar conscious manner to create natural chemicals of relaxation so you’re left feeling content, relaxed and in control.

Easy range of motion to squat comfortably

6 – Regain Natural Flexibility

Regaining flexibility is not about getting longer or going for range of motion.

Simply being able to squat is one thing, getting up is another.

When we let go of the binds of stress, tension and long held-injuries and compensations, the body knows where to reset to neutral so it can in effect move easy and be in comfortable positions.

You can move more freely and naturally by reprogramming the brain so a natural flexibility can be easily maintained.

Stop triggering flight or fight

7 – Improve the Immune System

When we’re constantly triggering flight or fight response in our busy lives, we’re not giving our self the chance to calm things down.

Resetting our brain and body so we can ramp it up and then back it down, allows us to live more easily with a nervous system which can be reset so our immune system is less burdened as the inflammatory response is cooled down.

This allows more good feelings to flow through us so it can aid in healing, for instance.

Sleep Better

8 – Sleep Better

Tuning down tension levels using the brain relaxes our body.

The body and brain functions much better when we can rest easy so our tissues can repair.

Resting easy happens when we feel calmer and can let go of the body and the mind.

Peace and Tranquility

9 – Greater Sense of Peace and Tranquility

When you use the brain to reset the entire body system of movement, you can move with greater ease and comfort like any other healthy vertebrate animal.

As our earlier sense of freedom returns, movement can nurture us towards more tranquil states.

This also brings us a vibrant sense of confidence to move, relax and have a calm mind.

As you use the brain and target certain functions, you can return again and again to levels of comfort where you can fully understand or appreciate the mind and body connection.

Better brain functions

When we go back to the well of movement itself and harness the power of the brain to tap into our very awareness.

The brain’s intelligence is aroused (with a little practice) so you end up with a better brain and body.

When you reset yourself with a certain level of conscious awareness, the brain functions at levels which may continue to delightfully surprise you as you age.

Get the Brain and Body on Your Side

Keep the Brain in Shape & Move Well for Life!

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Feeling good is your natural birthright.

Yet as we age our share of aches, bumps, dings, stiff feelings and various types of pain can add up depending upon our circumstances and the activities we choose to do or not.

To reverse the accumulation of life’s hurts and recapture the full pleasure in your body on a daily basis can happen when you remind yourself to…

Move Like an Animal

Move Like an Animal Paperback

You see, all the healthy animals on the planet with a spine, tap into the brain to reset tension levels so they can move with comfort, agility and grace.

All the Healthy Animals are Doing It.  How about you?  Ready to Move Like an Animal!

The human animal can too with a simple conscious 3 step plan to get the brain, body and nervous system revitalized to restore feelings of confident comfort.

So whether we feel stiff from everyday life, work or even the games and activities you enjoy or grind our way through.

There is a natural way for the brain & body to reverse stiffness and pain so we won’t have to beat on our muscles, ice, heat or use any of those balms just in order to be able to move a little easier in the first place.

Given our present understanding of the brain and how it’s like a piece of software we can change and modify.

Brain Software to Modify & Change in 3 Steps

We’ve been able to systematize what works in nature in order to upgrade both the brain and body so it can be programmed to ease tension, pain and stiffness naturally.

In the book, Move Like an Animal, you will learn:

The 3 Simple Steps to Reduce Stiffness & Feel Pain Free

How You Can Restore Your Natural Birthright to Feel Comfortable and in Control

How Your Brain is Waiting for You to Regain Flexibility & Mobility Quickly and Easily

In what I call, the issues in the tissues, you have the ability to use your brain and body in symphony to restore and recover those lost feelings of–feeling like your self again—even if things presently continue to stay amped up, stiff or painful.

You’ll discover:

The One Key Movement to Feel Better Now

How to Relieve Stress & Tension Confidently

and Overcome Compensations which can be a Factor

In the animal world, healthy animals set themselves up daily for successful movement.

The ability to be agile, flexible and move in balance and grace is set up by the same natural neural mechanisms you too can access.

If you want to:

– Maintain comfortable mobility
– Restore natural flexibility
– and Bring back the feelings of pleasure back in your body,

Then Move Like an Animal is for you.

Feel Free Again

Through a unique, counter-intuitive approach, you can feel how to:

Loosen Up Tightness

Release Stiffness

and Feel the Binds Melt Away.

“The old traditional approach is sadly behind the times in preparing our bodies for strenuous activities and in rehabilitating the discomforts that impeded our life and competitive efforts. The new frontiers of understanding brain plasticity have given us exciting insights that can be controlled through brain-altering stimulation. This exciting application of the latest brain science will benefit healthy and recuperating people alike on all levels.”

-Timothy Berger, BA, MA, RN, ATC. Professor of Sports Science, Muskingum Univerisy

Since there may be those times when we may be guarding to protect a sore, tight or painful area.

Having the know-how to release it—is of great value when you need to let high tension levels or feelings of stress in the body simmer back down.

The Nature of Movement Itself

This is inherently different since it’s not about the range of motion – its more about the quality vs the quantity.

The quality and nature of movement itself are what is at stake to remain comfortable for life.

See, those wonderful animals have got this part down.

No quality. They’re a goner.

For the human animal, less than optimal quality can bring all sorts of types of pain and the various binds, stiffness and restrictions we can’t seem to shake in the long run.

Using a series of unique, gentle, conscious movement patterns targeting a specific part of the brain can restore childlike feelings of freedom.

All of this set up by the brain so you can remain comfortable as you age.

Even if you over do it, your brain and body can change quickly without even resorting to pills.

“A doctor gave me muscle relaxants and pain medication for a painful incident at work. Instead, I did a few movements and my pain was gone and I’m back to normal. It’s amazing, this works.”

-Debbie Elliott, Registered Nurse

Since animals know how to relax and let go of tension on a daily basis…

kitten sleeps on the back

The good news is. Your brain & body is waiting for you to tap into this same conscious power source to:

– Feel more relaxed,
– Contented,
– and Be able to sleep more easily too.

“Filled with practical advice. This is a very useful book for anyone who wants to move and feel better. I will recommend this book to my clients.”

-Dr. Del Millers, author of Fitness & Spirituality

What Move Like an Animal is About

The book begins with the ‘Animal Secret’ act that even the human animal did as a baby.

Once we remind ourself of this forgotten or lost ability, the brain remembers what to do to reset similar to the way we update our computers.

Down the Rabbit Hole

The brain is described as the one big muscle working with various feedback loops you can use to reset both stiffness and pain.

Various Feedback Loops of Somatics Exercises

You’ll learn which ones those are and how to access them to return to the comfort zone.

A shift from the revved up sympathetic state to the more relaxed parasympathetic state of calm happens when you tap into the specific part of the brain

See, from a more relaxed state, the muscles are ready to be used rather than starting from a somewhat or higher rate of tension. This is what fatigues and wears a lot of us down.

We’ve lost that ability to de-rev naturally since the brain will keep certain programs running like a car idling in 2nd or 3rd gear, instead of neutral.

Compensations

In the exercise and therapy world, compensations are readily seen and can throw us off center. Even though we can figure out how to use our body. We may be struggling or use more energy un-necessarily.

Compensations can shift as tension levels abate since the muscles are more relaxed to allow the bones to fall in place so we don’t end up fighting or struggling against gravity.

Then exercise or physical activity actually becomes freer and easier.

Proprioceptive Police

Proprioception is how we feel our movement and the positions we find ourself in.

The proprioceptive police may show up with signs of mis-alignment, pain, discomfort, tightness and on-going stress which further wears us down.

“The signs of groaning to get up out of a chair, that spasm which keeps us up at night, the inability to recover like you used to, the niggling tension or stress which isn’t resolving are indicators the proprioceptive police are headed to your door.“

-Edward Barrera, Move Like an Animal

Brain Based Approach

You’ll get a birds-eye view as how this is the complete reverse to most approaches – since it is brain based.

Rather than going for range of motion, which can actually reinforce tension and keep certain brain programs in check.

Even painful events like a muscle spasm can be reverse engineered, released and restored to comfort on account of targeting the brain.

Making the Connection

Feel the Connection

Sensing, feeling and probing around gently opens insights as to how you are connected among your 17 layers of muscles and fascia.

The fascia which has more sense receptors than the muscles are part of the movement system.

When you delve deeply into the sensory-motor system, lost or forgotten connections begin to wake-up so that even sitting becomes more comfortable.

What to do about Oops, Falls, Strains and Traumas and How A Squirrel Offers a Way Out?

You’ll get to learn how a squirrel opened my eyes to the very method I was learning about and how this act can restore things in ways we may not have thought possible.

Move Like an Animal Chapter 8 Story of the Squirrel's Recovery

“In the game of soccer I enjoy, I get knocked to the ground, collide and go bump quite often. Each one of these moments is in some way a mini-trauma as the muscles will re-contract to protect. If I don’t do anything afterwards, or ASAP, the contraction patterns begin to lock-down and hold us in check.

The binding process starts.

As we age, the stiffness, the binds and high tension patterns may have been or begun as a result of some type of trauma to our body.

We can accumulate these patterns which can be layered over other traumas.

We can think of this as a temporary ongoing phenomena since the signals to hold on, keep doing their job according to the set program for many, many, many years in some cases.”

-Edward Barrera, Move Like an Animal

R-O-A-R Your Way Back

R-O-A-R Your Way Back to Move Like an Animal

To recover over any restriction (R-O-A-R).

Free up stiffness, postural or movement difficulties, niggling injuries, high tension levels and the like can be felt when you recognize how the brain is set up to serve you, so you can remain comfortable for life.

Bonus

For those of you who really want to take things another step further.

Check out the back of the book where you can get access to the free audio version of the movements.

By listening, you’ll tap into another part of the brain which will deepen your experience to heal, restore and revitalize like a human animal can.

Ready to Move Like an Animal Again

After having lived a life of chronic pain and earning the label of fibromyalgia, I can say “it feels great to have more good days than bad ones”.

It’s my great pleasure to have Amazon bestseller, Move Like an Animal, out now in paperback and digital so you too can R-O-A-R back into life and feel the full pleasure of your body returning and maintaining even as you age.

Your brain and body can feel free, relaxed and in control.

So are your ready to Move Like an Animal for the rest of your comfortable life?

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Even if you’re an experienced meditator like myself, there’s always a new wrinkle or ways to further deepen your own practice and enhance your performance in many areas of life.

The ancient practice of meditation has even gone mainstream with my local NFL football team, the Seattle Seahawks. Go Hawks!

Shucks, my fellow soccer competitors may come out of the closet too and reveal how the mind, body and spirit can be dramatically lifted.

Inner Riches Meditation Experience for All Types of Athletes & Non-Athletes Too

It’s been part of my sports performance and soccer training for some time, although I add in brainwave entrainment that most anyone can do – and this is what you’ll learn about in the Inner Riches Meditation Experience.

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Nov
06

The Tipping Point

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Ever feel like your body, brain or mind is close to the tipping point when it comes to pain?

Brain and Body

Small injuries or minor physical setbacks might not seem like a big deal when they happen.

Yet your brain might go haywire and instead of helping, it works against you.

See, your personal history of injuries, infections, emotional set backs, and traumas can lead a brain to over respond even as a small injury heals.

The brain can go hyperactive and keeps sending chemicals of inflammation to the rescue, after the fact.

Cells called microglia acts as the immune system of the central nervous system.

To protect the brain, they swell up to create a buffer while they take care of the bad cells.

The good cells, however, can keep turning “on inflammation”, which is what we see happening in anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, etc.

In other words, when we keep getting stressed or tensed out, the microglia show up and create inflammation.  Not nice at all.

STRESS. Magnifying glass over different association terms.

Stress can magnify the situation and this period of activation can remain “on” for extended periods of time.  Then this gets set as the program and many medical conditions such as chronic pain become the norm.

No wonder some of us struggle with discomfort, injury or stiffness longer than we think it oughta be around.

As the program continues to go haywire–say an accident happens–followed up by surgeries, pain medications and having to cope with the stress of getting it together undermines our ability to completely get over it.

Even though we think we oughta be able to handle it, we aren’t addressing the physiological mechanism to change and reverse the course back to our more comfortable self.

This can further make us feel down and bums us out.

Tipping Point

 

Getting Pushed Past the Tipping Point

The sum of our life experiences add up to push us past the tipping point so the brain replays its response and you get your negative experience yet again.

Can the tipping point be reversed?

When we go back to what mother nature affords us to restore and revitalize our central nervous system, then we have a chance to reverse the tipping point and successfully climb out.

Reprogram Brain & Body

In many cases, you can reprogram both the brain and body so it can create comfort instead of amplifying pain and discomfort.

This reprogramming act is called a pandiculation.  This works with the central nervous system to reset tension levels so you can feel comfortable and in control of your well-being.

When we go about pandiculation systematically, then we can re-right the ship and help get things back in order and in balance.

The reverse on-off switch to turn back the tipping point

You see, you have the inherent ability to decrease stress and lower tension by increasing it consciously using your awareness.

This concept may sound backwards or counter-intuitive, yet in practice – physically speaking – this is how you turn what is negatively “on” positively “off”.

By consciously turning “on” the central nervous system. You change the painful, stiff or discomforting “on” signal “off’ by detuning or fine tuning it down so you can idle more in neutral and restore tension levels back to the comfort zone.

Your nervous system can be reprogrammed to aid you rather than keep the on going program working against you.  Pretty neat.

While it isn’t easy to live in pain or with high stress levels or chronic discomforts since they take away our normal relaxed attention and focus.  If you can consciously tune into what it is you’ve either become accustomed to – or what is not healing in the way you think it oughta – like taking a little no big deal tumble or not being able to sit comfortably.

Pandiculate Out Pain, Stiffness, Stress or Tension
That very signal is the clue and target to tune down the brain going haywire.

Force won’t help, so instead you use power the brain and body to reach a personal comfort zone which can be achieved with a little conscious practice.

By dialing into the haywire signal, you can fine-tune the pain activating signal or mechanism so it can reverse course.

The resetting and recalibrating begins to happen with what some have called conscious micro-movements.  Oh happy days!

While this sounds simple, there is both an art and practice to get back to your former happy pain-freer self which nature has set up for you to access at any minute.

Through a series of trial and error easy, gentle movements, the ability to feel relaxation returns.

The fact is you can tune down what is turned “on” because the switch has been activated to inhibit and the message to reset begins as you turn it up with a micro-movement or conscious thought to do so.

Afterwards the nervous system acts to decrease the output or charge so those relaxing feelings return.  It’s like giving yourself a hot tub treatment using your brain and body.

Brain Tub

 

In nature, this is why all healthy animals with a spine self-regulate in this manner.  They use the brain to change the body to move well with daily reprogramming.

When the human animal gets back to restoring this lost art or natural process to calm the system, you get the:

relief,

relaxation,

and the knowledge you can replicate feelings of comfort.

You can do this as often as you need or when necessary to take out stress and tension from everyday life events which accumulate in the course of our busy lives.

While you can’t escape stress, you can take control of your central nervous system as best as you can and further the possibilities of a comfortable felt-sense of living.

When you remember how to do this – you can let things roll off of you like a duck ruffling its feathers.

You’ll have what appears to be uncanny ability to regenerate, yet this is how nature sets it up for us to learn how to wield it and not be held outta control.

There is evidence that your microglia cells “remember” prior assaults and turn things up painfully when necessary.  They can stay up and fire up more quickly.

Same goes in the opposite direction.  The better you get at using the brain and body, you can bank on turning on those chemicals of relaxation on much faster too.

According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, these 3 things seem certain:

√ The source of inflammation are tiny cells called microglia.

√ Your history of physical & emotional assaults add up and increase inflammation.

√ Chronic pain and depression are neurodegenerative conditions.

Fortunately, we’ve systematized an approach to use both brain and body with gentle, small or micro-movements of coordination done with a certain level of awareness to restore the nervous system and your body’s basic feeling of comfort and well-being.

Now that you have a better understanding of the tipping point, you can choose to naturally heal, self-protect, prevent and maintain your healthy state of living.

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The next time you think about grabbing a Power-Gator-Ade sports drink, think again!

These so-called “sports drinks” are little more than water and sugary-tasting poison mixed together. Don’t believe me? Below is a list of the ingredients in a typical sports drink.

Typical Sports Drinks Ingredients List

Ingredients: Water, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Sucralose, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Natural and artificial flavors, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Monopotassium Phosphate, Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin, Artificial Colors.

Toxix Sports Drinks No Thank YouLet’s see, first we’ve got brominated vegetable oil which is made from genetically modified soy, not to mention processed with all kinds of toxic chemicals. Then we’ve got high fructose corn syrup which is highly linked to the obesity epidemic and is probably one of the worst sugars you can consume. Then there are “natural and artificial flavors” which generally aren’t made in a very natural way and many of the substances that fall in that category are carcinogens.

Continuing on in the list of wonderful ingredients, we have artificial colors – many of which are not only linked to ADD and ADHD but are also carcinogens and teratogens (meaning they can cause birth defects).

So are sports drinks a health drink? Clearly not!

But what can you drink to make sure you get enough hydration when you’re exerting yourself so much as an athlete or working out in the gym or doing some other intense physical activity? Well, a little research into some old traditions show an amazingly ancient way of getting hydrated and keeping your energy levels high. In fact, it’s probably one of the oldest “sports drinks” out there.

One of the Oldest Sports Drinks

It’s called chia seeds and water.

You see, about 3,500 years ago, the Aztec people were known for having the fiercest warriors in the world. And they grew chia seeds for a very specific purpose – they were grown only to be consumed by the fiercest of the Aztec warriors in battle.

Why? Because chia seeds are loaded with healthy Omega-3 fats, protein and tens of thousands of phytonutrients and antioxidants. Chia seeds are also extremely light, meaning that a warrior could carry enough chia seeds to sustain them for a month or more out in battle if things got rough. And he could mix the chia seeds in water to make it easier to consume them while he hydrated.

You too can give your body the gift of hydration like an Aztec warrior by avoiding typical sports drinks and making your own at home (it’s a lot cheaper too!). Here’s one of my favorite chia water recipes for staying hydrated when I’m working out. I hope you enjoy it!

Chia Sports Drinks Recipe

Ingredients:

16 oz water

1-4 Tablespoons chia seeds (depending on how thick you want it)

Fresh squeezed lemon, orange or lime juice

Directions: Just stir the chia seeds into the water and add some fresh juice for flavor. Let the chia seeds soak up the water for at least 20-30 minutes, mix it again and enjoy! You can carry it with you in a water bottle and drink it during intense physical activity to stay hydrated and energized all day long like an Aztec warrior.

Tom Corson-Knowles is the founder of the Authentic Health Coaching show, the #1 Podcast show on Podomatic. Tom is the co-author of the revolutionary book Dr. Corson’s Top 5 Nutrition Tips. Tom also blogs regularly about nutrition, healthy recipes and growing your own food.

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Sep
01

Sugar Baby

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Are you a sugar baby?

A stealthy public health crisis is happening according to Dr. Lusting.

Is being a sugar baby leading us to obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease?

Watch this 60 minutes interview by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta.

The next time you try some sweets. Take a moment and feel what’s going on inside.

How does your body respond?

What do you do after dessert or drinking some pop?

How does it feel to be a sugar baby?

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When trauma happens, our brain and nervous system naturally takes our body into a reflexive protective pattern. It doesn’t have to take much, a simple fall or repeated falls if you engage in more rough and tumble activities such as soccer.

Does the brain and nervous system let us live with stiff, tight muscles?

When we bear our weight more on one side or one leg, we tend to stand a bit shifted. Even if we mouse more on one side, we can develop a habit of using our muscles more on one side of ourself and before we know it, those side muscles tend to be a bit stiffer & less flexible.

Some of us tend to be more laterally flexed. You’ll see this when a neck slightly bends more to one side or the spine has what we call scoliosis. Either the spine is off center, the hip can be elevated, we feel short waisted or we’ve been told we have a leg length discrepancy.

brain and nervous systemTo let go of our holding, habitual, protective patterns which are being programmed into the brain and nervous system can be accomplished with a little neurological rewiring which somatics exercises provide.

Change the brain and nervous system with the mind and body

Far more encompassing that just a body approach. With somatics we are dealing with both mind and body and the relationship of the sensory motor system.

Wherever we are compromised, we take alternate routes neurologically which may be less than optimal yet serve to move us around as well as we can. These states are temporary and can become more fixed. We forget the feel of what youthful movement was like. This state can last for years or repeat itself in cycles when we can not overcome a niggling injury or have something reoccur more often than we’d like.

If the pathways of the brain and nervous system are clear, the lines of communication facilitate better overall movement and comfort. Moving with less effort leads us to states of graceful movement we can achieve through our very own self-corrective living process using the brain and nervous system.

If we end up dragging ourself around or into ourself or stumble and have lost our youthful coordinated ways. We’re only moments away from restoring more graceful and balanced movements. The brain and nervous system are set up waiting for us to use it to more positive means.

As we age, certain concerns like balance or breaking a hip come up. An animal survives when it can move well. As the human animal we can survive without moving well yet our animals teach us the way back to getting on track through the act of pandiculation which we’ve known for some time can bring our muscles to rest.

A mindful pandiculation uses both the brain and nervous system to reset ourself. Somatics exercises are a system of differentiated pandiculations to enhance our mobility and restore natural flexibility. By paying attention and using our conscious awareness, we raise our game of moving well for life.

Brain and nervous system class

Through the conscious use of our sensory motor system, we can undo that which has been our undoing for some time.

By adding depth and dimensions to our movements opens our proprioceptive ability. We can sense our joint position and self-adjust to more positive feelings. The brain and nervous system are effectively used.

Whereas other approaches focus on the body, we can use what the brain and body are exhibiting to use that information towards self-mastery and understanding our inherent nature to move well using the brain and nervous system.

Our very own keen senses can lead us towards the comfort we seek and the very one we can maintain as we age.

Please check out these somatics exercises classes for future enjoyment of your brain and nervous system as well both the mind and body to recapture those childlike feelings of moving well for life.

Ears up to your shoulder lately? Head in a vice? Does the clock run out
at the end of day to take care of yourself?

Imagine yourself sitting near a quiet lake in the warm afternoon sun.

Experience Inner Calm and Feel your Pain, Tension and Stress melt away …

with Somatics… aka Pandiculation. Can you say that in public?

Forget about Stretching... Pandicualte your way to Health!

Forget about Stretching… Pandicualte your way to Health!

Increase your Awareness. Allow yourself to Relax with Ease. Quiet your Mind.

Feel for yourself, how movement can be as Effective
as stillness in this easy, moving meditative practice.

Workshop is over

Saturday, May 2
1:15pm-4:15 pm

Planet Earth Yoga
418 N. 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103