Live, Stretch, Run & Laugh

Live, laugh, cry & MOVE more during the Christmas time so you release stress and bring more positive energy to your life!
Have you thought that exercise can prompt emotional release?
Yes, it can trigger a release of your frustrations, anger, sadness and anything else happening before busy Christmas time.
Have you thought what can really cause those outpourings, and what your body may be telling you, before this magical time of year?
Why don’t you stop for a few seconds? Take a deep inhale, and then exhale, and repeat several times. As you inhale, put your hands on your belly and push your belly out, just to make sure you breathe deeply.
A shallow breathing pattern doesn’t allow us to increase oxygen in the most important part of our body – THE CORE, and DIAPHRAGM included. Thus your body can simultaneously increase ENERGY from the center of your body.
Maybe, at some point today, you may be able to feel the endorphin high associated with intense exercise, and I encourage you to do so, as there’s plenty of research showing how exercise can improve mood, relieve depression, reduce anxiety and, of course, increase your ENERGY as you approach the holiday season.
I suggest you embrace the holiday season and all of its experiences. Use them to gain insights about yourself and those around and feel greater self-compassion.
It really doesn’t matter if you are a yogi, weightlifter, or a runner. Allow emotional release to take place during any movement you perform, and take you by surprise. The key is to permit yourself to experience the movement, rather than count the reps or rush through it.
Take your time and enjoy it, as there is evidence suggesting that rhythmic exercise can have a calming effect on the cortical areas of your brain. If you truly think about it, the type of exercise you do is not as important as the intention, and state of mind your bring to the activity. It is the same in any conversation you have with your spouse, either you are present and have the intention to grow together, or you are just going through the motions. It is your choice. Make the right choice and exercise not only your muscles, but your whole self ☺

Is your body INFORMED on texting?

Is your body INFORMED on texting?

We all have seen our body while texting, but do you really know what does it do to you, and your energy level?

According to Pew Research Center 90% of Americans own cell phone, that’s a BIG NUMBER, right? But why do I care?

Because it means that when the 90% is being on the phone texting, surfing the websites, checking the social media they become one “unhealthy pretzel”. Yes, you heard me, one unhealthy curved like “C” pretzel.
I am not saying stop texting and using your phone, but I would like you to be aware of few examples of texting physical downsides to your body and energy.

  1. Arching neck & weak back – head down posture has not helped anyone to stay out of back pain. It puts a lot of pressure on the upper spine. It contributes to “C” like spine angle all the way down to your lower back. Have you thought how heavy your head is? It is somewhere between 10—12lbs so to tilt it forward without expecting any damage to be done to your back is silly. When you bent forward, your head exerts pressure up to 60lbs at 60 degrees angle. The easy fix would be holding your head up with your cell phone on an eye level, but that’s unfortunately not always so easy to cue yourself on. Well another option is to stretch & strengthen your body parts that contribute to “C” like spine with head forward (for how to get rid of your back pain please check
  1. Breathing issues with tight chest– I see this with new clients quite frequently. They “curl” head forward and put a lot of pressure on sternum, and chest as they round their shoulders. That also contributes to their ribs not being able to move correctly during breathing to allow their heart and lungs to expend properly.
  1. Thumb Issues – yes while we text we use thumbs, but then we simply think that they will be ok, and don’t need any nurturing to recover from that constant pushing and pressing. Well, think twice, as that constant texting not only leads into repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, but also when you use your thumbs you are constantly utilizing muscles along Front Deep & Superficial Fascia Lines. What does it mean to you?

You need to stretch the upper limbs from your fingertips all the way to your chest. If you don’t you may suffer grip strength, and or range of motion, which will lead to losing strength anyhow as tight joints are simply weaker joints.

Please pay attention to your body during & after texting, as it can contribute to unnecessary health & posture challenges. For more information on how to stretch your upper & lower body to avoid any issues, please visit