By Aubrie Pohl
Close your eyes, slowly extend your arm in front of you, then raise it up.
How do you know you only raised one arm? How do you know you didn’t raise a leg? What made you sure that you actually raised your arm at all?
You couldn’t see your movement with your eyes closed, but you could still feel it.
Every human has a unique anatomical structure, but we all experience this kinesthetic sense.
This intimate interconnection between body and mind.
Do you know what that means?
We are born to move.
That is what Innovative Results – The Orange County Fitness Playground – is all about!
Our bodies love movement.
With every reach, lift, stretch, twist, jump, and dance our bodies reciprocate and expand, lengthen, strengthen, open, and grow towards their greatest potential.
This hasty, task-filling lifestyle we live often can become so busy that we forget moving our body is always an option.
… and being sedentary has become the “normal.”
We are working jobs that require us to sit for hours at a time, and day after day going through the same robotic motions.
We are working our minds while our bodies remain stagnant.
In turn our bodies become stiff, slow, weak; yearning for the freeing sensation of the muscles expanding and contracting, giving and receiving.
This is directly correlated to a decreased quality of life.
Our bodies long for movement.
Our physiology craves the vast variety of movement experienced in the days where our bodies were in motion from sunrise to sunset.
Consequently, our bodies are now confused.
Why are so many movement ranges missing?
What happened to the constant motion?
Every movement you are doing or not doing is registered by your body.
It doesn’t register the one hour “workout” on the elliptical as enough to make up for the eight hours of inactivity at work.
It doesn’t count the three sets of ten bicep curls as effective to overpower the shortening of the bicep muscle during eight hours of contraction.
It needs more.
We can divide movement into three different patterns: push, pull, and rotation.
Every reach, lift, stretch, twist, jump, and dance is some form of those patterns.
Pushing uses the musculature close to the body to extend outwards, while pulling draws the musculature in.
Rotational movements are the circular movements that keep our core strong and powerful.
Encourage yourself to move on a regular basis, freely and openly, in whatever way feels best.
Take breaks from stillness and extend your limbs in any direction, with your eyes opened or closed, tapping into this alliance of body and mind.
Experience the healing pleasure as you move through the three movement patterns, every day of life and notice your body moving better, looking better, and feeling better.
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