What we do with our bodies day in and day out, has a far greater impact than our 2 hours of yoga, stretching, strength training or whatever you do each week. For example, are you seated at a desk most of the week, are you someone who is always rounding your shoulders? I could go on and on with examples of things we do with our bodies unconsciously every single day and it has the greatest impact on our bodies. People come to me all the time and tell me about a very specific area of their body that has been having issues for weeks, months and years. I try and observe them and see how they sit, stand, hold their heads, walk, etc and many times it is something they are doing daily that is creating the issue.
I’m going to use myself as an example, I tuck my chin a lot! I mean my chin is almost touching my chest, I tuck it so much. Guess where my issues are?? My neck and shoulder area almost always end up with aches & pains. I have become aware of how I hold my head up or don’t hold it up in this case and trying to bring some awareness to the imbalance has helped a bit. Of course the greatest way I have found to undue some of my daily habit is with yoga, stretching, and self massage techniques. I also have come to understand, that strength training specific areas of the body that are not working optimally is very important. If it were not for these things I would be in chronic pain, but I am not because I will continually have to do the work to balance out my unbalance.
We all have these things we do, day in and day out and as I said I believe they have some of the greatest impacts on our bodies. I believe very strongly that we all need to do things to re balance our imbalanced bodies.