YOU ARE HOW YOU MOVE
You might be familiar with the phrase ‘you are what you eat’, but have you ever considered that ‘you are how you move’?
Our physical bodies are affected by the activities we participate in, and we all have our own history of movement that contributes to the body we are in today.
Most of us put our bodies through a limited pattern of movement over and over again and with time our joints become trapped by these physical habits.
Every muscle in the body performs in tandem with another responsible for the opposite movement, and these pairs need to be matched in length and strength to keep the body skeletally balanced. Over time if one of a muscle pair is more dominant than the other, we start to see restrictions in the range of movement our joints have and compensatory movements start to get expressed elsewhere in the body, eventually bringing us out of alignment and potentially into injury and pain.
Think about the movements you use every day, how you get to work, how you spend your days and your leisure time? Are you moving your joints through their full range of motion or is your movement limited to the same repetitive actions over and over again? If you have ever noticed that you no longer have the freedom of movement you once did, this lack of variety is likely to be the reason why.
TESTING YOUR FLEXIBILITY
Educating yourself with more knowledge of your own body
RANGE OF MOTION AND STABILITY TESTING
Where do you need more flexibility?
A total of 20 tests will measure movement through your anterior and posterior chain (front and back body), outer hips, groins, ankles and spine, for each test identifying whether your range of motion at each joint is 'normal', 'moderately restricted' or has 'marked restriction' for your body.
These tests will highlight where your own muscular imbalances are, and with the results of your assessment I will create a personalised routine that will allow you to most efficiently start to bring movement back to where your body needs it the most.
Flexibility and Stability Testing
Explanation of your results and where your restrictions are
Demonstration of the main stretches/asana that will be most beneficial to you and how to perform these effectively
Within the 24 hours following the testing receive an electronic copy of your test results and a personalised routine which includes easy to follow instructions accompanied by images of you performing the stretches to help you recreate them on your own more easily
For those used to regular stretching/yoga, this information is a enough to kick-start a more efficient, structured approach to improving movement. If you need a little more guidance individual tuition is available.
WEDNESDAY WELLBEING YOGA
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