Inner Destinations. Judy & Carol. Inner Destinations. Welcome to: How to use your posture to de-stress during the holidays !. Our Journey. Big Hair, Summer 1997. Inner Destinations. Introductions Carol: Fitness & Pilates Teacher, Carols Challenge.com (outdoors/hiking ) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Inner DestinationsJudy & Carol
1Inner DestinationsWelcome to:How to use your posture to de-stress during the holidays!
Big Hair, Summer 19973Inner DestinationsIntroductions
Carol: Fitness & Pilates Teacher, Carols Challenge.com (outdoors/hiking)
Judy: Qigong & Meridian Tapping (EFT) CoachLiberate your Destiny.com
Inner Destinations.comGaining Inner Peace through Outer FitnessWebinar & Retreat company
Email: Info@ Inner Destinations.comPilates Carols Dancing Stones studio in Silver City, NM
5Inner DestinationsDisclaimer: Check with medical professional before beginning this or any exercise program
Step out the door and get out for a walk Get out into Nature the Great Outdoors
Having a gathering? Before the guests arrive, block out 40 peaceful minutes for YOU!
Breathe more deeply and be conscious of it, MMore oxygen to brain
Stand up tall, head reaching for the sky
6Inner DestinationsCarol recommendations:
On each exhale, tighten your core musclesAbdominals contractPelvic floor muscles liftSitz bones draw closer together Bottom of pelvis
Inner DestinationsBodies are meant to move!
Remember, we are designed for movementStretching up to pick apples Bending to pick them up off the groundRunning to hunt gameHunkering and squatting around a fire to cook
Inner DestinationsFeel where your spine is in space Where it is in our bodies
Become aware of how important your spine is - Even while youre sitting
Inner DestinationsIf you have any back pain, dont do this exercise check with your doctor first
Benefits: More oxygen, Avoid pain, Avoid headaches, Lighten mood
Seated, picture the position of your spine
Feet flat on floor, quadriceps (thighs) parallel to floor
Inner DestinationsSitting on your sitz bones: (bony landmarks at base of pelvis)First, making small moves, tilt or rock pelvis slightly forward (sitz bones point backward)Then tilt pelvis back (sitz bones tucked under & forward)Return to the center, sitting on your sitz bones.
You may have felt a mild stretch at your low back
Inner DestinationsWe sit too much in our cars, at our desks
This can result in back, shoulder & neck pain and potential headaches
Whats the solution?Inner DestinationsTry some standing activities:
Get up from sitting at your desk every 30 minutes - use a timerNo need to lose productivity sort files or mail do standing tasksTalk on phone with a headset that allows you to stand, which relieves neck tensionWalk around the office or even just around your chair
Inner DestinationsThe Power of Posture and EmotionsWith respect to our families:
Carol in her family kitchen
Father & sonAwareness of our emotional state and our posture
The Elephant ManAnalogy of how we can shift our postureInner DestinationsIn emotional pain?
Alone during holidays, Judy: My first Christmas during my divorce, I took action and moved Go out for a hike, even just lift your UB off your LBLifts mood, breathe better, focus outward rather than inward, feel stronger, more at peace
Inner DestinationsBonus tip: SMILE!
Did you know theres a connection between the tension in our jaw and the tension in our hips? Smiling releases the kinks and helps prevent tight shoulder and tension headaches!
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Inner DestinationsThank you for listening
Remember to smile
Enjoy your holiday!