by Tanya Shklanka
If you have ever suffered from back pain, or shoulder pain, you know how all consuming the efforts to relieve the discomfort can be.
What is becoming better understood, is that the pain frequently stems from deeply ingrained ways of moving. Over the course of our lives we have formed habits of moving that may inadvertently lead to pain and discomfort. Just sitting as children at desks at school, or repetitive fitness routines practiced while pushing through pain and discomfort, can lead the body to move in ways that may lead to future injury.
While the idea that the mind and body as one is not new, so often we think of physical movement as separate and independent from mental activity such as thought, feelings and emotions. We are a highly complex system in which the mind and body are integrated at all times.
Studies show that some forms of exercise and meditation induce neuroplastic changes in different brain regions.
The Anat Baniel Method is the practical application of neuroscience of brain plasticity. It uses gentle, pain free movement to create new pathways in the brain.
Rather than focusing attention on strengthening the muscles in hopes of changing the way we move, this method provides practical strategies using movement to create a stronger brain.
A higher functioning brain translates into changes in the mapping of our movement in our bodies. Not only does this evolve into more effective, efficient and elegant movement, it also better organizes our thinking, feeling and emotional selves.
To experience what the Anat Baniel work has to offer within a group setting Tanya teaches on Monday's at 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
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