Change: Neuromuscular Re-patterning Through Repetition

change image“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor E. Frankl

Change is the name of the game. But we don’t like change. My seven year old hates it so much when plans change that it can take upwards of an extremely painful hour to get him to accept them.

Adults are not much different.

This can make it difficult for someone who is selling the concept of change as a means to age gracefully and find relief from pain—if that is your issue? I am telling people that you don’t necessarily need doctors or physical therapists (though their help is sometimes advised) to get out of pain, you simply need to be open to change and conscious of how to execute that change.

Aside from the resistance to change which is monumental, we also have a skewed perspective of our place in space. Not enough people think of their posture as either being in need of change or capable of change.

Which says nothing about walking which almost everybody takes for granted—“I walk, therefore I know how to walk correctly.”

Few people I meet wouldn’t be served by making changes to the way they walk—in pain or not.

We are rats on a hamster wheel doing the same thing over and over again each day and we rarely stop to think if our conditioned patterns are good for us.

I can tell you straight up that the odds are the patterns you employ to move through life could use some adjustment. The mystery for me is that we don’t all understand this intuitively.

The brain is a mysterious machine.


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