Unwinding Sample Video
Since lately we've been talking about unwinding I thought it would be useful for those of you who don't know much about it to see this video.
It's a sample video from our course that shows many unwinding examples and takes you through the steps to get there.
Can't Seem to Unwind? Try These 3 Things...
Today I just wanted to give you a little advice on how to set the stage for unwinding. If you personally have no trouble unwinding, chances are you know somebody (maybe one of your clients) who wants to unwind but just can't seem to get there. So please spread the love and share this blog post with them. Also, you never know. Even if you have no trouble unwinding you might learn something from this video.
(If you have no idea what unwinding is watch this video now)
Unwinding is all about…
4 simple steps to FREEDOM
For many of us over here in the United States, today is the day we celebrate our Freedom.
I've been thinking about Freedom, lately. Ever since I asked myself the question:
"What is it, that you truly want, in life?"
Freedom. The answer was easy. Freedom. To do whatever I wanted to do in my life.
To be whatever I want. To do whatever I want. To be pain free while I do it.
Freedom to be happy, sad, have my own opinion, eat ice cream every day.
Practicing freedom, on the other hand, is…
He Told Me I Was Pathetic...And I Believed Him
He told me I was a weakling. He told me that I should be ashamed of myself. He told me a lot of nasty things. And he made sure to repeat them day in and day out for an entire year. His words became embedded in my consciousness. I believed that I was weak.
But today I dead-lifted 105lbs, almost my entire body weight!
So how did I go from being afraid of gyms and feeling sorry for myself to confidently weight lifting and building massive strength?
When I was 25 I was in an emotion…
What if you started now?
What if you started now?
What if you just got up from that chair (sofa,bed) and did:
1. An Ear Pull
3. A Guided Body Awareness Meditation
4. a random video in your Free Self Care Self Love Mini Series?
If you're reading this, chances are you're killing time. And you probably have an extra 5-10 minutes, to do one of these great things for yourself, instead of mindlessly checking your email...trolling facebook....swiping left or right on tinder/bumble/match....
Live with John F. Barnes
Today, at a Myofascial Release seminar Rowena Cua Whittier interviewed John F. Barnes on Facebook live. Check out these words of wisdom straight from the founder of Myofascial Release.
PS: You'll wanna turn your volume up for this one.
How Long until I Feel Better? The Spirals of Healing
"How long is it going to be before I start to feel better?"
"How many sessions is it going to take?"
"Why do I feel worse now?"
These questions usually pop up soon after someone starts with their Myofascial Journey.
I spent some time in on the beautiful beaches of Florida last week and there are amazing shells. I happened to find this one here:
Looking inside at its perfect coils, echoing the outside coil, I was reminded of how healing is not a straight line, but more of a spiral. Like …
A Self-Care Quickie for Your Deltoid
Have you ever had deltoid pain? I have, and I found that stretching and using the ball just wasn't cutting it (for me anyway). So I used my intuitive super powers to find a way to release that pesky deltoid.
The Deltoid Muscle
What did I do? I leaned into my kitchen table.
"Ahhh! That feels better already."
So here are the steps to releasing your deltoid on a table or counter top:
Step 1. Find a table or counter top with a soft edge. If you don't have one then put…
Surprising Way Myofascial Release helps with Weight Loss, pt 2
Confession: When I re watched my video blog tonight about my weight loss beliefs, I almost decided to just skip it and not share it with you.
But I know that there are SO many people that would benefit from hearing even just a snippet of it, that I decided to share it anyways, even if it made my uncomfortable. I've learned that when something makes me feel uncomfortable, it is usually because I stretching a little outside my comfort zone, to grow in to a bigger human being. (Growing Pains ARE r…
Is Cracking Your Joints Bad For You?
The myth that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis may have been put to bed but there’s more to consider than just that.
Chronic manipulation of the joints or the soft tissue is when we are constantly popping or cracking the same joint or constantly digging into the same tense muscle to get relief. Yes, it does bring relief, but in the long term you may be doing a disservice to yourself.
I’m not suggesting you go cold turkey and never pop your joints. For some of us, myself inc…