A movement practice helps to recalibrate the body to new opportunity; a way for the brain to recognize and practice efficient patterns of economic mobility. This also helps our body to “own” the work, as well as come out of patterns of compensation.
You may have heard the phrase, neurons that fire together wire together. Our brain is what controls every movement within in our body. It has a “map” of the way our foot articulates to strike the ground when we walk , or the position of our head and where it sits on top the neck. To move out of injury, beyond compensation we need to relearn the way our brain perceives our body and our pain. A movement practice is a wonderful compliment to Structural Integration, or to use as a modality within itself.
Fitalign is a program developed by Michaelle Edwards. The basis behind this modality is to use strengthening, stretching and certain types of breathing to balance tension within the body. These exercises work with fascia and help the client to understand their body as a whole. For example, how someone can consider the use of their back and core muscles when dealing with a shoulder injury. Or how knee alignment can help to resolve hip pain.
This work is astounding. People’s structures have the ability to change from just one session. Every pose correlates with a neutral spine as well as a stretching and strengthening component. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the idiosyncrasies of one’s structure, since we will be working one on one.
A great thing about having a movement practice is that you can take it with you. Its learning a new and safe way to exercise that is completely therapeutic.