Have you ever experienced “in your bones, and sole to soul healing?”
For many years I’ve practiced yoga. I’ve also taken numerous meditation classes and now I do Vipassana meditation each day (silent, seated meditation) for at least 20 minutes.
When I was trying to get pregnant to start my family, I spent a lot of time “being aware” of my body. Knowing how my body feels, helps me stay well. I did acupuncture, yoga, cranial sacral massage. I even saw a shaman to help relieve some pain I felt due to family feuding.
And, after I became pregnant (which I am convinced happened because of all the health and wellness I gave myself), I spent a lot of time taking great care of my body through nutrition, prenatal massage and exercise. Today, I continue healthy and clean living and strive in my business to share this knowledge with my clients!
So while I think I know a lot of mind/body awareness — it was until I went to Zero Balancing a couple of years ago that I heard something new: “be in your bones — be aware of what they feel, what they tell you.”
I heard this from a “Zero Balancing” masseuse who I visited to relieve some returning shoulder and neck pain.
“Zero Balancing is an innovative body-mind system of hands-on therapy developed in the 1970s by Fritz Smith, MD, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. The practitioner uses comfortable finger pressure and gentle traction to engage body structure and body energy. Clients experience deep relaxation, internal organization, and improved function. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.” (www.zerobalancing.com).
“Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment”. (www.zerobalancing.com).
As I mentioned, I decided to try this type of massage because my shoulders and neck bothered me again. After seeing a chiropractor to help align my body, he reminded me that most of muscle/skeleton pain comes from poor posture and weak upper back and abdominal muscles (working on that!). In the past when I tried to build my strength in those areas I would start to feel pain because my alignment would get off. I also think my when my inner critic starts talking — it contributes to the problem. As I become more aware — in the moment, I noticed my shoulders caving in as negative and worried thoughts swim around my brain and send bad messages to my body. Now — since I created Foundations Strength — I no longer have the neck and shoulder pain like I use to. Foundations Strength uses weights, bands, and our body weight while staying aware and keeping our mind/body connection.