And a healthy mind is a healthy body, both are intimately connected. What you think affects what you feel, and what you feel affects how you think. The limbic system and vagal nerve form a feedback loop between mind & body, like when you get a gut feeling, or butterflies in the stomach.
A healthy fascia facilitates movement, allowing the parts of the body to move freely and unimpaired, yet it is all too easy if you work at a desk and spend a lot of time sitting that the fascia becomes stiff as it adapts to support the position. So try to keep moving, even when sitting you can rock your spine to the front and the back and round to each side. You can shake your hips and wiggle your toes, just because the mind is engaged in work does not mean that the body has to inactive and sleepy. Repetitive actions such as physical work, typing, even playing sports like golf can cause inflammation or tears in the fascia. If your joints to become inflamed they will feel tender and sore, which takes away the pleasure in the activities you enjoy.
When your body feels tight the fascia may be knotted, twisted or locked, conversely to popular belief stretching can actually make it worse. Imagine a rope with a loose knot in it, what happens if you pull on both ends? First you must unravel the fibres before you can undo the knot.
Innersense offers you a unique programme combing body work with self-care training, to empower you to play an active part in your own wellbeing.