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Stress Creates Dis-Ease

Our physiology has equipped us with the ability to fight, flight, or freeze in the face of imminent danger. This natural autonomic response served us well in prehistoric times. After the danger was over, we settled back into a rest and digest, nervous system response. But today it’s a different story. Today’s stress creates dis-ease and sickness in mind, body, and spirit. Today, our stress-filled lifestyles, work schedules, poor postural habits, and weakened resiliency mean that the threats to our nervous system health are exponential. This leaves us chronically overstimulated and out of balance, causing tension and pain. Ask yourself these questions:

These are the real causes of the epidemic of fatigue, sickness, chronic pain, anxiety, and hypertension.

And this is amplified by society’s need to attune to the outside world, the thirst for more material possessions. All of this misses the gift of inner connection, the art of listening to and giving our somas what they really need.

Stress creates dis-ease, and the key to relieving stress is to listen, sense, and feel.

Habituated Stress Reflex

As Pain Resolution Therapists, Resolve Pain Guru sees an epidemic of clients stuck in Red Light Reflex. This term describes the habituated stress response to freeze and protect our vital organs. As we explained in a previous blog post Forcing yourself upright will not “fix” your slumped posture habituated Red Light Reflex shows up in a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include poor breathing, head forward, slumped posture, tension in the neck and shoulders, shoulders rounded forward, tight hip flexors, poor digestion, inner knee pain, TMJ, headaches, dropped arches, low mood, anxiety/depression, and more.

Learning to Rebalance Somatically

What if we learned from a young age how to balance the autonomic sympathetic response to a perceived threat, and what if we practiced regularly to lessen the effects of this crazy world we live in? Would the next generation be healthier and happier?

We believe so.

The good news is, it’s not too late. The key to relieving stress is to listen, sense, and feel, using your brain to re-educate and reverse habituated responses to the ways that stress, trauma, and life events show up in our bodies.

Thomas Hanna, the founder of Hanna Somatics, one of the most effective self-driven methods to alleviating pain and resolving postural, functional, and movement imbalances that affect the body-mind, was the first to say that Aging is a Myth – or maybe more accurately, that there is a Myth of Aging.

He never believed for a second that getting older meant that we had to experience pain, that we were going to shrink, walk hunched over, succumb to chronic illness, and could no longer do the things that we loved. He dedicated his career to proving that many commonly diagnosed medical conditions could be resolved through neuromuscular re-education, a restoration of breath, functional movement patterns, and self-awareness (interoception).

Stress creates dis-ease, and the key to relieving stress is to listen, sense, and feel.

It is possible to facilitate your own healing through conscious practices that re-educate and re-balance the somatic nervous system and body-mind.

SomaYoga Therapy

SomaYoga Therapy is one of these brilliant practices. This moving meditation efficiently taps into the nervous system’s innate self-correcting qualities.

And each time we move somatically, we tip the scales back towards balance.

We invite you to deepen your experience and knowledge and tap into your own power to heal. Visit Resolve Pain Guru's On-Demand Video Site and get practicing!

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Resolve Pain Guru

About the Author: Carrie and Nicole are certified IAYT SomaYoga Therapists and Somatics Educators who have specialized in working with clients in pain for well over 10 years. Their mission is to teach you revolutionary techniques to tap into your body’s innate intelligence and its ability to heal.

You could also call them “pain geeks” because they are extremely passionate and inquisitive about all things related to what causes people pain. To understand the true mind-body connection and to reset the nervous system in powerful and simple ways.

They specialize in skillfully combining the tools of Somatics, SomaYoga, Anatomy, Functional Movement Training, Mind Study, and Yogic Philosophy to bring about more joy and freedom in the lives of those they work with. They teach to professionals and individuals by sharing their Method.

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