Oct 26, 2020 | Thrive

Before we dive into how Stress takes up all your energy. Lets first look at how this Energy is created:

ALL Energy comes from within and around the cells of your body.  Cells make up tissues. Tissues make up organs, and organs make up systems.  And every system takes this accumulation of energy and creates all of your oxygen, water, Energy or ATP, and metabolic chemistry; your vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fatty acids, hormones and neurotransmitters, for growth, and development.

Everyday I encourage you to do some type of exercise/movement activity. The whole point of movement is to promote breathing, stretching, strengthening, and relaxation that activate the brain centers of the nervous system.  The more you begin to move your body, the more you will notice your body wants to move. Many of my clients have been sedentary for years but you have to just get started. Your body was designed to move.

Here is where I am going to say that the proof is in the pudding.

Your joints, ligaments and muscles have been stiff, stuck and misaligned in different ways for different reasons for some time, even years.   Whether you’re a seasoned veteran with movement and healing techniques or have never experienced these abilities, your body wants to move in NEW ways.  It wants to have new experiences.

Daily movement will encourage detoxification by moving toxins out of the body through the lymphatic system and breath. Additionally, your movement practice will show you where you are rigid. The self-awareness you develop here will begin reconnecting your body and your mind. If you feel pain or stiffness, acknowledge it and work around it. Get help if you need it but don’t stop moving.  As you move, you will find that your body will begin to loosen up.

The cleaner your body gets, the more it will tell you exactly what it wants and needs. Some days you may want to walk, jog and run, feeling your breath deeply. Other days you may just want to stretch. Other days you may want to feel the power of your strength with resistance training. These all have benefits and you will learn them over time. Don’t get overwhelmed by thinking you have to understand and learn everything at once. Keep it simple, let go and have fun!

To illustrate, recently my movement for the day consisted of hamstring stretches, lunges, and planks. I did wall sits and lots of breathing exercises. These movements brought life into my body and shook off the stress of my mind. The following day I did lots of joint mobility by turning my wrists and ankles in circles many times. I gently stretched and moved my neck front and back and side to side and stretching each arm overhead opening my ribs and breathing deeply. Don’t stress just move.