Do You Listen To Your Body?

During your day it’s a good idea to stop and take note and focus on your body. How does your body feel? Is there any tightness? How are you breathing – shallow/deep? From the upper ribs or from the diaphragm?  If you work at computer, what is your default posture like? Our bodies have the ability to communicate; if you take the time to listen to it.

Our bodies have a great ability to adapt to the activities we put it through, whether it be doing a repetitive action such as playing a musical instrument; playing a particular sport such as running or rowing; sitting at a desk for long periods of the day; typing on a computer all day long or being our devices. Our bodies also adapt after suffering an injury i.e. an ankle sprain that causes us to limp, changes the way we walk. We can do all these things even when our muscles and joints aren’t functioning correctly, this is called compensation.

As time goes by, we do not realise that our body has to change to cope with the stresses that we continually put on it. However, these compensatory patterns will only continue for so long before issues start to arise. As the saying goes “the straw that broke the camel’s back”, you might bend over to brush your teeth and bang! Your back goes into spasm. You start experiencing tension headaches or persistence back stiffness. These can be tell-tale signs that your body is past it’s point of compensation. Sometimes these patterns can develop over years without you really being aware however, it’s not normal to experience persistence niggles or aches and pain.

Osteopathy can help to keep your body mobile and functioning optimally, limiting the risk of injury and the onset of other health issues such as headache and muscle strains and reduce joint mobility. If you would like to know more about osteopathy please visit my website or why not book consultation to see if osteopathy can help you. Call 07490 686193 TODAY!

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