Holiday Time and your body

The holidays can be a challending time for people.  I’m not going to lecture anyone about overeating and underexercising.

What I will talk about is your body usage patterns.  In time of stress, people tend to revert back to their original/familiar movement patterns.  This is why when we get back around family or friends we don’t often see, everyone slips back into familiar roles, even if everyone is different away from that setting.  We feel safe in those old habits and unconsciously know that.

So, remember if you are being stressed around family and suddenly notice old body issues you thought you had dealt with coming back, take a second and take stock.  Go through any new routines you’ve learned about getting into your body, and when you are alone again (even if just at night), take those few minutes and work your way from your old patterns to your new patterns.  Your body will thank you.

Rolfing is about learning how to communicate with you body and being aware of how you use it.  Even noticing slipping that you are slipping into old habits furthers that goal.

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