Questions for Healing / Maintaining Muscles
Other Sections at this page include:
Origins of Tensing Yoga & related ref's from more *traditional yoga*
Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range
Preparatory Positioning The Tensing Yoga Exercises
Attitudinal & Sensory Focus vrs. Mental Imagery
Exercise Before Rising: A little focus with "tensing yoga" exercises in the morning BEFORE getting out of bed for just three to five minutes, will keep you from "surprising" your muscles. Because, in short, "cold muscles" are the main cause of connective tissue injuries (including low back pain) for people over 35 or 40. Including that infamous "back out of whack from picking up a pencil", or simply by what we considered "good reactions" at 25 years old. Especially the next two days after an unusual amount of work.
Please Feel free to download and print out the chart above and the Tensing Yoga page, then sit back, relax, study them a little, along with the guidelines at the Tensing Yoga page,
and see how they work for you. I'm always interested to hear back from you.
Then load the file into your selected graphic program (or try double-clicking the file from your windows explorer window and see what it comes up in). In any case try printing it out from there in Landscape orientation - it should fit nicely on a letter size page.
Back on the floor , there are a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, including a few from Weight-Watchers Magazine as well as Yoga Journal and other sites. These and the "Core Concepts" chart (described just below) are provided in the hope for increasing understanding of the relationships between the "Body-Mind Core Concepts" and self-applied preventative health care.
Or to "Body-Mind Integration" essay Page
Some other Instructions
for when "IN TROUBLE"
are at the BestDoc 2000 web site
Once fairly well PAST THE ACUTE PAIN stages:
The followinglinks (as well as those above) are to exercises more suitable for strengthening the low back muscles. As with the above, you can go there, download and print out the instructions, sit back, relax, study them a little, try a few. In either case, feel free to let me know how your body responded both immediately afterward and the next day or so.
Low Back Exercises Illustrated
from the Best Doc 2000 web site
Low Back Exercises Illustrated Linked
from the PhysicalTherapy.About.Com web site
Over 25 Years
Energy Body Work"
"Core Body-Mind Integration
Concepts in Context" Chart
New Oct 2011 at the Organization Chart page.
This chart compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects, as well as links to their respective essays or sections. Addressing all these aspects and their relationships is what make this site unique.
| Inversion / Traction:|
Pics by unknown artist
I repeat the question - to go with the below link(s): What would result from just the right combination of a) focus on the points noted [at top of page], & the resulting elevated body-awareness in b) applying traction via a situation appropriate inversion devices, in cases of chronic muscle spasm, injury & re-injury situations, including disk damage? As for b): "Using your inversion table - Suggestions for Getting Started" at Energy Center .Com
includes LOTS of resources for preventative maintenance, including related nutrition, etc.
dynamics of adrenaline & cortisol. Whereas also important are the *LATER* dynamics,
particularly for older athletes with too much chronic pain, who continue
to reinjure themselves, increasingly as they age, as they still try to get that
adrenaline running well or often enough to cover the pain. Those dynamics (including
some useful means of easing or preventing that pain) are described in the articles
at the Body-Mind Integration Essays page. To begin with the practical basics, please
check out "Adrenaline & Athletes, Aging, & Chronic Muscle Pain". What is
NOT shown here (as regards the adrenal element of chronic pain), is described
(technically) in-depth, and to some degree illustrated in and via the article,
"Adrenaline vs Endorphins ...Brain Activity, Sports ...Healthfully Extended Aging...". A Dr. F. Netter illustration revised for this adaptation by Chris Pringer, 9'18
"The science behind the body-mind relationships" Chart at the "Body-Mind Integration..." page, Chris Pringer 2012
Muscle/ Connective Tissue Maintenance Cycle (PartI, Thumbnail Links to full chart), originally by unknown, rev'd by Chris Pringer
The "Body-Mind Proprio-Neuro Adrenal FeedBack Chart" or "Proprio-Neuro Fascia-Muscular & Motor Mgt Centers Feedback Systems with Adrenal..." chart at the Fascia Memory Project Theory page, © Chris Pringer (page descriptions in special section below)
The "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page On the physiology & psycho-physiology of storage & release of stress in muscle & other tissues (in layman's physiology & psychology), preventative maintenance, aging w/far less pain. On the storage of memory (psycho-emotional data) in the bodily tissues, how and why, including for if/when it is released; communication between body and mind, benefits; proprioceptors, personal growth, massage/bodywork, therapist's approach, etc. 1st Published in Massage Magazine, July-Aug 1992, and used by many massage schools for instruction since then. Newly Added/Rev'd (May'11-July'12) on this page: "The science behind the body-mind relationships" (in the reference section) as well as addendum essays for clarifying these topics for *common sense* preventative maintenance application, as well as further completing the context and clarifying the dynamics and processes involved, including self-help level emotional processing. Page includes "Muscle Q & A" (a kind of overview of the mind-body aspect), "Body Awareness and Communications, as Related to Body-Memory and Integration", "Insight Please", "Cell Talk" - Suggestions on building a healing relationship with ones cells (muscles or otherwise), Adrenal response related to all the above (incl. trauma, long-term conditioning), "EQ, IQ, Emotional Integration, and a Synergetic Relationship", and... [Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the phenomenon of body memory: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy, body-mind split, mind-body split]
Research Study on Massage & Pain ( and Pain Meds ) -- Three articles/reviews on Massage, Alternative Therapies, & Pain, incl. "Study: Massages really can make pain go away" & Sept 2011 Consumer Report; quotes, commentary, charts, related research references: "Its research has shown that massage is as effective in relieving chronic back pain as other treatments such as yoga, exercise and medication." ..."Hands-on treatments got high marks for some ills. Actually, for back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headache, and osteoarthritis, massage and related therapies ranked near if not at the very top when compared with such as prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, and chiropractic treatments." Includes such links as for a "Hands-on and mind-body therapies: A user's guide".
Body-Mind Affirmations Related to Low Back & Related Challenges Includes are some "Positive Response Questions" (PRQ affirmations) for Low Back related challenges as well as multiply directed PRQ's with secondary and/or overall/end effect on matters dealing with support.
"Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance (rev. 7/02, ..7'13). Technique is explained for context and self-application. TY is about specific applications for chronic muscle pain, related injuries, without need to learn asanas (poses). However, TY may be used to get into positions quicker, easier, and without injury. All of which is critically related to healing or preventing injury. TY could be considered an optimized form of self-applied, neuro-muscular re-education, reinforced with a body-mind connectivity that insures a more comprehensive and long-term response (High Preventative Maintenance Gains). Page sections include those with emphasis on Tension Range - particularly ***Work/Rest Ratio*** - as well as Muscle Energy Efficiency, individual muscle focus, teamwork/ "edgework", and learn that as we interface with our cells in the way that TY leads us to do, we can directly, and naturally engage that capacity for neuroplasticity - for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells [as covered on the page]. Also on the page: "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises" Chart and "Before Rising..." instructions, a fun "Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range...", as well as a "Breathing Ratio Chart" - method & application. Subtopics including the extremely common myths about *Muscle Stretching*, a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.
"Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment" -- Mind-Body Relationships and *coping mechanisms, *challenges, and *gifts on one's Life Path. This page is about how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by the body's holding and movement patterns. Includes "Notes on Mind-Body Correlations - Source-References, Organization of *Body Memory,* and 'WHAT I DO' ". I provide an explaination for a system of assessments and mind-body correlations -- learned and integrated from/for my work with others as well as for my own life process. Other sections include excerpts from "Body Memory and ... Learning Life Lessons." About aspects to be discovered, emotionally cleared, and then employed as mental/emotional assets and guidance towards determining and accomplishing life goals. Note: Keywords referring to, or related to, the same phenomenon: somatic memory, tissue memory, muscle memory, somatic experience, somatic healing, somatic therapy.
"Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples" (At the Fascia Memory Theory page) - about "it's relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of the muscle tissues, due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma-induced contractedness over a broad-area (including by being forcibly tickled in early childhood)..." (Maybe it's no accident that this came along shortly after the visualization chart at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page, as related to *Cellular Re-Organization* and engaging *neuroplasticity*.)
The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" at the Organization Chart page. It compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects.
Body-Mind Integration Home Page -- Home Page for this web site: a great deal of information here, but well organized; use the main link sections like tables of contents for Essays, Projects, Professional Bio, Quotes, Links to my favorite Resources (dozens), plus most every other page at my site, etc. Dedicated to the more in-depth aspects of Whole Self Integration, Blending bodywork with Gestalt, Eastern, and New Thought psychology in theory and practical application, featuring many essays often including related self-help exercises, techniques, prose, artwork, and links.
"My Cells - My Children" & other metaphorical prose- Illustrates the dynamic relationships of Spirit, mind, body, and emotions, as well as the inner-child-parent-family, including the cells, organs, and body systems. New section on "Body-Parenting" in Mind-Body Integration and a powerful form of Preventative Health Maintenance [New 12/16/09]. Based on the "Re-Parenting" approach to personal growth & self-healing, I consider it a powerful adjunct to Body-Mind Integration. The page also includes a little artwork in surreal symbolism, "The Chaliverse."
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