Since the most common error when doing push ups is poking the head forward toward the ground and allowing the shoulders to shrug toward the ears….
Correcting forward head posture (FHP)
and doing a push up correctly go hand in hand!
These 2 video tutorials below were taken from the "Q&A Hightlights" area of the paid Core Wellness Coaching Program but I decided to post them pubicly here on the blog because I haven't seen anyone effectively addressing the key links to reverse this epidemic!
FHP can create a host of problems like (but not limited to) headaches, neck pain, shouder pain, mid back pain, low back pain, jaw pain and clicking, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, and numbness and tingling in arms and hands
Most, but not all of the corrective exercises I recommend in the videos below are available in the free exercise series you receive when you sign up for the mailing list here on the blog. So make sure you do that now if you haven't already!
Enjoy the free training and leave your comments and questions below!
Lots of people give up on correcting their posture because it just flat out hurts to try to keep the "shoulders back", and "chest up".
But fear not…today on Core Wellness TV I share with you the "Rib Cage Secret" that forms the foundation of effortless good posture that feels natural and actually "switches off" the "fight or flight" stress system of tension and degeneration.
At the same time this exercise (that you can do anywhere, anytime without anyone even knowing) "switches on" your relaxation response so your body can feel at peace and heal like it should.
Join me next to the hydrangeas with the ladybugs, honey bees, and even a surprise appearance from our cat, Ayla!
Let me know how this exercise makes you feel and ask me your questions in the comments.
P.S. Even though there has been a delay in re-opening the comprehensive training and coaching course. It IS happening soon. If you want to be on the early notification list, enter your email in the form below today's video.
P.S.S. A late summer tour of "Reverse CPS Now!" Live Group Training Events is still in the works!
Looks like we'll be heading West on this one but we'll be doing more around the U.S. this year. So if you have an existing client or patient base or are part of a group or Meetup focused on health and wellness and would like to host a group training event, drop me an email at email@example.com and we'll get the conversation started. Thanks!
Last Tuesday was the second event in a Holistic Medicine community awareness project I'm part of (along with 2 other M.D.'s and a D.O.) called "Pathways To Individual Health".
I took my segment and posted the entire video for you below so you can stay up to date!
As you'll see…my computer bonked out as I started giving my talk. Honestly, I think it was a blessing and made the talk more practical and more importantly FUN! But I'll let you decide
Here are some of the important concepts I share:
The importance of paying your "Tissue Debt" (or else it ends up creating pain or symptoms you can't ignore)
The "Bowling Ball on a stick" awareness exercise (you'll understand immediately why you have to put out energy against the downward and inward pull of gravity!)
Why the THOUGHT of the movement when you exercise is sometimes more important than the actual movement itself! (Get the image in your mind and the brain gets to work rewiring behind the scenes!)
Why a 36 inch x 6 inch foam roll is your best friend against the upper body "hump back" (with a simple example of how to use it)
The key to activating your deep core muscles so your big outer muscles don't have to overwork and cause you pain!
Why a properly executed lunge exercise can be the secret to long term back pain relief (actually it's great for knees, hips, and even upper body issues, too, but the focus in this talk was on relieving back pain.)
A very simple "biofeedback" method you can use to test yourself to make sure you can BREATHE like you were designed (plus WHY if you breathe shallowly, it leads to pain, trigger points, and muscle fatigue!)
(If you would like more in depth training and individual health withouth having to travel to Jeffersonville, you can access my whole comprehensive posture transformation and therapeutic lifestyle change program on the web for less than spending one hour with me in person. You can get the details on what exactly to expectHERE.)
Enjoy the workshop and be sure to post you comments and questions below!
One of the biggest problems I see in my practice and in my online coaching students is compression.
You know how everything sometimes just feels heavy and "squished together" and it just feels like it needs to be "pulled apart"? It's a sign that you are out of balance and losing your battle with gravity!
So today I share 3 practical steps you can use to decompress, or as I refer to it in the video, "decongest" your body and your mind. Ah what the heck, let's just call it your bodymind, it's all the same thing anyway
Join me in the backyard garden as a simple "previously congested" romaine lettuce patch provides the inspiration for these 3 BodyMind "Decongestion" tips!
If you have any comments or questions please leave a comment below! I always read them all and reply to as many as I can!