Moving you out of Pain
Your body is amazing and when we are in physical pain we will do anything to protect an injured body part. As a result, we often form detrimental movement patterns that throw the body out of alignment and foster transferred pain in other parts of the body. Instead of protecting the place of pain, we can sometimes inadvertently cause more pain in the physical body. At the FitGurl Studio we work with however the body shows up on the mat and use Pilates, yoga, and meditation to help redesign movement patterns and mindset patterns to move our clients out of pain.
Pilates improves strength, flexibility, and suppleness of the muscles of the hip and shoulder girdle. Fluid and supported movement through these joints helps prevent unnecessary torque on the vertebral column.
The Pilates program also teaches awareness of movement habits that may stress the spine, and helps the patient change these habits to those that preserve neutral alignment. Awareness of excessive tension and the use of proper focus helps the patient use the body efficiently. (Spine -Health.com)
By helping you transform chronic pain-and-stress responses into “chronic healing” responses of mind and body, yoga helps reduce your suffering of chronic pain. Your mind and body have built-in healing responses that are just as powerful as their protective pain-and-stress responses. Whether it’s a meditation on gratitude, a relaxation pose that puts the body and mind at ease, or a breathing exercise that strengthens the flow of energy in your body—they all share the benefit of bringing you back home to your natural sense of well-being. (Yoga International)
Research has found that meditation for pain can actually change the way we feel physical pain. Meditation also helps you improve your mindset so that healing is accelerated. You can use meditation to discipline your brain and body to shut down the pain-causing message relays by using what is called the Gate Control Theory. (Mindvalley.com)