Ten Minutes Just For You – The Five Second Stretch…

Several questions have come in about the five second stretch. I know it seems odd that your yoga teachers and coaches don’t know this principle, but change takes awhile. Remember, humans thought the Earth was flat for a very long time!

So, what to do. When you are in your yoga class, hold the posture for five seconds; one Mississippi, two  Mississippi, and so on. Relax the pose, then if the class is still holding it, do it again.

If you are working with a coach, share with him/her your new discovery and refer him to www.neurosoma.com. My coach was very grateful to learn this technique.

Here’s to relaxed, tuned, and strong muscles!

Ten Minutes Just for You – Tight or Sore Muscles?

This blog is for my dancer and yoga friends and anyone else who works out. Might that be you? I learned over the years of treating fibromyalgia and multiple sports injuries (including my own) that the conventional wisdom about muscles may be a bubble out of plum. Dr. Tom Griner, inventor of NeuroSoma, and the author of “What’s Really Wrong With You?” has solved the muscle mystery. http://neurosoma.com/

NeuroSoma is his treatment to eliminate muscles tension and many other ailments, as it goes much deeper than muscles. Here is the definition from their website: “A delicate but powerful fingertip massage technique, NeuroSoma® relaxes hard, overly-contracted muscle tissue by stimulating small feedback nerves issuing from muscle spindle sensory receptors, which are little nerve bodies scattered throughout muscles.

Unlike regular massage therapy, NeuroSoma® specifically addresses hypertonic muscle spasm, a serious and unless properly treated, permanent condition that differs from ordinary tension in that it is produced by a malfunction of the nervous system. We refer to it as ‘insidious spasm’ because it gradually and often silently encroaches on healthy muscle. Hypertonus underlies conditions not commonly associated with muscle, and can impact the nervous, circulatory, skeletal, and neuroendocrine systems. Sick muscle creates a sick body. Practitioners of most remedies don’t understand the full science of skeletal muscle malfunction, which begins in the nervous system.”

This explains it even better. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8SqctbZhOU

One simple tip – stretch a muscle for only five seconds. Yes, FIVE SECONDS. Count, one Mississippi, two Mississippi… Griner found that less than five, or more than five seconds creates lactic acid in the muscle. That’s the substance that stiffens your muscles. But, five seconds helps the muscle relax and release the lactic acid! How simple. For example, if you are doing a lunge pose, hold it for five seconds. Downward dog –  same thing and so on. It’s done wonders for me and many of my clients. Give it try, and feel your muscles become more toned and more responsive. That will certainly help on the dance floor!

Ten Minutes Just for You: Letting Go

Here’s the first installment of Ten Minutes for You. Really, just do these exercises ten minutes a day and your inner peace and joy will grow expedientially. Here goes – just 10 minutes…

I am reminded again of the  importance of letting go. It has almost become a trite phrase in our culture, “just let go.”  If it were that easy, why is it SO hard? Consider this. Our cells actually store our life experiences – good, bad, or neutral.  That’s why you can walk into a room and smell something and a memory comes right back to you.  Plus, we carry the imprints of  the beliefs, realities, and opinions of our parents, our church, and our schools in our cells. Kinda a double whammy! You react to these imprints and memories without even knowing it, because “it’s always been that way.”

You may not have gone through the Depression or a war, but your parents or grandparents probably did.  So, you carry the trauma of that and thus, scarcity rules your finances.

Always worried about money? Always get irritated when you don’t get your way? Afraid of death? Afraid to really live your dream? Afraid of losing someone you love? And the list goes on. Take a moment – it’s worth it – to write down what’s “always been that way,”  for you.

Now, with your list: sit quietly, take a breath (there it is again – breathing!), and ask for a shift of perception about each item on your list, one at a time. Feel and listen for the shift. Now, say “What can I do different to make 10 times more money, work less, and enjoy it more.? What else is possible? Or “What can I do different ….(fill the blank).

If it doesn’t shift for you, give me a call, and we can do a mini 30 minute clearing over the phone -828-299-8800.