Test yourself for Metabolic Imbalance.

Here’s How!

Breathe in and out normally and then, at the end of an exhale, don’t breathe in again until you absolutely have to…COUNT the seconds until you feel you absolutely HAVE to take another breath. You should be able to get to 35 seconds. If you can’t, you likely have hidden hyperventilation and need to come to our next client education class: It Begins with the Breath.

It all begins with the Breath. Breathing is fundamental to our metabolic efficiency. Abnormal breathing patterns produce abnormal metabolism and a host of conditions no one thinks to relate to breathing.

What does the breathing mechanism actually accomplish?

Sarah Young of Women of Movement FaceBook group sent me an amazing link on breathing by Roger Fiammetti, author of “Respire! Respiration Totale Pour Tous”. I want to share it here for all who are interested in the breathing mechanism in all it’s glory. It’s in French, but I think the pictures tell the whole story.

Translation
Total respiration allows for the restoration of the perfect balance of our bodies. It allows the mobilization of the different diaphragms. The most well-known being the Thoracic Diaphragm, but also the Cranial Diaphragm, the Cervical Diaphragm and the Pelvic Diaphragm. These different diaphragms are going to stimulate the various levels of the nervous plexus that appear on the screen.

These four diaphragms have an expansive ability to manage the cerebral flax and the tentorium. The cervical diaphragm is made up of the tongue and the muscles of the Sternocleidomastoid. The well-known thoracic diaphragm is a domed muscle that separates the abdomen from the thoracic cage. The Pelvic Diaphragm is a big basket of muscles that ties the sacrum to the bones of the iliac and the bones of the basin. These diaphragms work together in synergy and stimulate the circulatory system as well as stimulate the central nervous system.

The Thoracic Diaphragm is a very interesting and very important muscle that descends upon inspiration and ascends upon expiration. This mobilizes the viscera; the intestines, the liver, the pancreas, the bladder. These viscera will descend and ascend and will stimulate the pelvic diaphragm. This dynamic illustration shows the mobilization of the whole lumbar spine during respiration.

The diaphragms and respiration play a role in brewing the viscera. All the muscles go into action during respiration: the back muscles, the muscles at the level of the throat, the muscles at the level of the jaw, the muscles at the level of the neck. The ribs mobilize and expand during inspiration and retract during expiration. And during respiration, the muscles of the abdomen are not only important for forced expiration but also provide a certain resistance to the diaphragm. This allows you to breathe slowly into the stomach and the perineum.”


The Common Story of Back Pain
Weakness in the back muscles causes the hips to tighten up to support upper body activities. Tight hips can cause sciatic pain and a twisted pelvis and knee pain, even shoulder pain. A Dysfunctional back muscles cause hip, knee, ankle. foot and even shoulder pain.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t working right. Muscles that are too tight are achey and painful. Muscles that are weak are sore, another kind of painful. Joints that don’t move correctly are painful. Â Correcting the motor patterns governing coordinated movement causes pain to diminish or disappear.

Exercise and conditioning alone will not strengthen a muscle that is inhibited or weak. Inhibited muscles do not receive neurological messages when they are sent. Exercising them develops good compensation patterns. It will help but not correct the problem.

What causes muscle inhibition?
Anytime a muscle is tense or in spasm, it causes inhibition in other muscles involved with it. Overwork, repetitive motions, or past injuries can all result in chronic muscle inhibitions that keep you stuck in old pain patterns.

The best approach to strengthen weak muscles is:
First: Reprogram the coordination to correct the biomechanics with NMR and Tullballz, then strengthen the muscles using conditioning activities. This is the best approach to correcting chronic and acute pain anywhere in your body. 

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming NMR and the use of Tuballz will correct the movement coordination dysfunctions causing most low back and hip pain.

 

Healus PathCan we get younger? Can we undo the effects of time and bad habits? I’ve always thought that we as human beings are capable of much more than we’ve been lead to believe. I’m on the road to find out…what am I capable of?

I am stumbling along a path of transformation; aimed in that direction for a year now, sometimes more on it, sometimes falling off it.  I can feel things changing. I’m stronger, more positive and happy; getting my initiative back. I’m getting excited about the possibilities of things I haven’t yet done in my life and thinking about how little time I have left to do all that life has yet to offer. There’s no time to waste.  I’d like to feel even more concentrated and committed to making myself, and my health, a bigger priority in my life.

Did you know it’s the muscles on our bodies that burn the fat?

When you let your conditioning fall off is when you begin to turn the calories you eat into fat. My first step in resurrecting my body is to put it through enough exercise in a short period of time to change the metabolic demand system. So with the days getting lighter later, I will plan to walk up the hill nearby once a day for a week. What will you undertake this week to resurrect your body?

If you are moved to share observations or commentary or wish to join us, please feel free to do so via Healus Neuro Rehab Center, info@healus.com.  We are a small group interested in pushing the envelope and doing our best to keep our eye on the goal of personal transformation through sharing our intentions and actions toward those goals. Contact me at info@healus.com and we’ll compare notes on the journey.

How about you? What would you like to undertake for you? How about a free 1/2 hour assessment in our clinic if you haven’t already had one in the contest of your session work?

Jocelyn Olivier, Director
Healus Neuro Rehab Center

flowersFrom the desk of Jocelyn Olivier…

When I work  with a body that has a problem, I always envision what that body would be like with the problem gone.  I find that, if the client and I are in good rapport, their body will begin rapidly to change to match my vision. I’ve called it ~the authority factor~.  Clearly there is something going on here involving our ability to change rapidly if we could only turn off the programs that are running within us. This is what NeuroMuscular Reprogramming focuses on.

Two people have joined me on my path of the Resurrection of My Body.  Step one on the path to the Resurrection of the Body is to identify what is going on in your body that is not the way you want it to be. Make a list of all the things you want to change.

Describe for yourself the goals you have for your body. What does it want to feel like? Look like? Do for fun? Do for exercise?  After you write this down we will look at things to shift to begin bringing about your desired outcome.

If you would like to join us on the path to resurrect your bodies, send an email to info@healus.com  with your intention to join us and I’ll be in touch.

-JocelynOlivier