Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have been around many health professionals: Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Naturopath, Nutritionists, Energy and Chakra Healers,
Yoga Instructors, Physical Therapists, and even neurobrain frequency specialists. If they were a pool of knowledge then I was a knowledge sponge, soaking up all the information I could. It's amazing how this knowledge has changed my perspective on fitness and health to make it more Well-Rounded (pun totally intended).
I am a holistic trainer meaning I consider many factors from food sensitivities, to emotional and physical traumas, to body movement patterns. It puts the whole picture in clear view for both me and my clients so we can strategize the most adaptive and successful approach for our goals. Unfortunately, most of the time before I meet these people, they have never heard or considered this approach before.
When people come to me, it's because they want change. I find that with this want of something: weight loss, corrective training, nutrition advice, and so forth, people will become impersonal with their problem...kind of zeroing in on it like it's the enemy and disconnect with it while being harsh and critical of themselves. This can ultimately lead to frustration, unhealthy approaches, desperation, and unresolved issues.
When we allow ourselves to disconnect, we lose sight of possible crucial factors in solving the problem, and we become impersonal with ourselves.
Our bodies are amazing healing machines have every capability to become healthy, fit, energized, and balanced. In fact all the health professionals I've been around facilitate one thing: SELF healing.
So, this is mind, if you have something you want to change about yourself, look in the mirror and see what your body is telling you. Take a look at your posture, skin, eyes, tongue. What is it saying? How do you feel? What are my routines with movement (exercise and everyday activities)? What are my eating habits? Do I feel anxious, stressed, depressed? (So on and so forth).
Below are some basic questions you can ask to consider the whole SELF and start to make some changes
On good days I do these things:
This is what I need to work on:
This would make my days better:
These obstacles keep me from making those changes:
Notes and Self Observations:
Above all when considering these things about your self be honest, but also, be kind. Give yourself the padding of unconditional love no matter
where you're at or what mistakes you make. Imagine you are the mother or father looking down at yourself as an innocent child. A lot of the time we get into ruts we don't realize with the body or mind, so keep it personal and positive. That will keep your methods of self preservation and improvement healthy and well-rounded;)