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We dont go 'Natural'

We Return to Natural!

Our Bodies were designed to move Naturally around a natural terrain. This kept our bodies supple, strong, and coordinated. However in our modern lives our bodies are subjected to modern lifestyle including modern chairs, footwear and modern approaches to exercise. This causes many of the conditions that we suffer from in modern life, from joint restrictions, stress on our spines and many of the painful conditions that we see now as a 'normal' as well as mental health problems anxiety and sleeping disorders. There is one simple answer to make our bodies function again GET BACK TO NATURE
Back to Nature Article .pdf

Re-Wild your Lifestyle

Here we will look at some of the concepts natural movements, postures that your body was actually designed to do, that modern life takes away, and some Simple things you can do and equipment that you can use on a daily basis to help you Re-Wild your lifestyle. Super active bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, a tribe Known as the Hadza tribe in Tanzania and other populations who still move naturally and live painlessly into old age, with many not having had any back pain at all during their lives.

Your Body was Designed for

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ReWild Your Workout

Humans have used tools, sticks and weapons since time began. Using a stick in our training routines helps develop coordination, spatial awareness, brain integration, mobility, dexterity of our hands, as well as developing the Fascial Spring mechanism in the body, that science has now proved to be the best way to maintain our musculo-skeletal health. Dennis has developed stick flows over 40 years to help develop movement integration and to tone the body in a Natural way using spiral and rotational movements to activate your core in a Natural way, whatever your age or ability.

Re-Wild your Lifestyle

Where will your current habits lead you to in 10 years time?

Now! is the time to fix it!

Barefoot Walking

In recent years there has been a Barefoot boom! With evidence piling up to support the fact that our feet are naturally designed to walk, run and move barefoot, and that they are much healthier when we do!

Research from Harvard university found that people in countries who run barefoot or using minimal shoes, such as thin shoes and sandals, help to keep their feet in ‘good shape’ compared to their modern shoe wearing counterparts

By simply going barefoot around the home, this can allow the foot to spread, helping take pressure off nerves and joints, and help reduce bunions nerve pressure, and plantar fasciitis! As well as the Posture of the rest of the body!

While we cant go BAREFOOT all the time, there are now shoes specifically designed to let the foot function as though it was.

Improve your Posture

Poor Posture is now becoming an epidemic especially with our children and the younger generation, and the development of conditions like 'Text Neck Syndrome'

Poor posture can crowd our breathing and digestion, putting pressure on our nerves and joints, and even make you look like you have a beer belly, or 'flat bottom syndrome'

By learning simple techniques you can easily start changing and develop good Posture, of you and your children to protect your joints for years to come.

  • Learn how to protect you back through everyday activities, such as sitting, standing and bending,
  • Improve your breathing and digestion and make you look and feel taller and slimmer in instantly.
  • Learn how to use 'Active 'Rest' positions to actually burn fat while you sit at home or at work!
Text Neck Article .pdf

Cobblestone walking

As well as walking barefoot it is important to walk over uneven surfaces, such as tree roots, pebbles or even sand. This stimulates the muscles in the arches of our feet to work, developing the natural strength in our feet, but also stimulates all the reflexology points in our feet that are related to all our organs in our body!

It seems our ancient terrain was something that helped maintain the health of our feet as well as our bodies!

A study carried out in Oregon, showed that by walking on cobblestones each day participants actually lowered blood pressure! and other studies show people who live in areas where there are cobbled streets live much longer!

While we cant all get outside all of the time we can use cobblestone mats in our houses to stimulate these points while at home!

Balance Training

In our Ancient terrain balancing and moving over slippy rocks, tree roots and uneven surfaces would have been something we encountered everyday, which developed our balance and coordination.

In our Modern terrain most of the surfaces that we walk on are flat, so we rarely find time to switch on or develop our balancing system. The better this balancing system is developed can help stop us from falling over even as we age!

Ancient Postures for Spine Health

As well as walking barefoot it is important to walk over uneven surfaces, such as tree roots, pebbles or even sand. This stimulates the muscles in the arches of our feet to work, developing the natural strength in our feet, but also stimulates all the reflexology points in our feet that are related to all our organs in our body!

It seems our ancient terrain was something that helped maintain the health of our feet as well as our bodies!

A study carried out in Oregon, showed that by walking on cobblestones each day participants actually lowered blood pressure! and other studies show people who live in areas where there are cobbled streets live much longer!

While we cant all get outside all of the time we can use cobblestone mats in our houses to stimulate these points while at home!

Grounding

One of the best forms of 'Natural Medicine' thats available to us all is Grounding, which is basically slipping your shoes on and placing your feet on the ground

The Earth naturally produces negatively charged electrons that, when absorbed through the feet or hands act as antioxidants which have been shown through science to have massive health benefits including, reduced inflammation that can responsible for joint aches, cardiovascular disease and chronic fatigue and pain, as well as chemical balance which can be a main factor in depression and anxiety! and how you feel!

For people who want to Ground while sleeping scientists have developed a 'Grounding' or 'Earthing' sheet that you place on your bed with these same benefits while you sleep! Our whole family has used these for over a year now and have felt massive benefits!

Age Related Movement


Learning simple things to do around the home whatever your age to maintain your alignment and joint health is a big passion of Dennis as he is now nearly 70 years old!

Natural Strength


Climbing, Crawling, jumping , rolling, moving on the ground, are all movements that we would have utilised as natural people, living in a natural terrain, that kept our bodies, supple, fit and coordinated.

One thing that you can do to develop this natural strength is to incorporate these natural movements into your workouts. Go to a climbing gym, buy a cobble stone walking mat.

One of the best things we have found to use for natural movement sessions is a round mat. Unlike a rectangular shaped yoga mat, these circular mats give more scope for ground movement and rolling, that we cover in our video tutorials and classes, and is a perfect addition to your training or conditioning routine.

Movement for therapists or health workers


Dennis has been a physical therapist for over 45 years! As therapists it is important how we use our bodies to maintain our own joint health, Learn the simple methods of moving yourself or your patients protect your joints while you work

Movements for WellBeing Strength


We often dont think about 'Exercising' or 'Mobilising' our organs, but it has been part of the Traditional Natural Movement and Medicine systems of the Eastern countries for thousands of Years.

Rubbing reflex points, lymphatics stimulation and Organ mobility can help mobilise our organs so they can function at their optimum potential for health and Well being, and something Dennis Documented in his privately published book in 1989

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Reduce Pain


For thousands of years Eastern Cultures have used ‘Acupressure’ and more recently ‘Acupuncture’ to help maintain health of the body and mind and reduce tensions and pain in the body and joints.

Here we look at some of the ‘self help’ releases and pressure points to help reduce pain and tensions throughout the whole body. This can help reduce; joint/back pain, headaches and stress and help improve digestion, sleep, energy levels and to boost the immune system.

Find your tensions


The activities of modern life develop postural strains and muscle imbalances that can build up over time leading to long term problems.

By finding out where your own personal tensions and restrictions are, and how to simply release them, you can start to develop your own routine of ‘self help’ to reduce these tensions and prevent them from building up.

Improve your Posture


The activities of modern life such as; sitting for long hours, bending incorrectly, using mobile phones/ computers for long hours, can give rise to POOR POSTURE in the body, which can place pressure on our joints, and nerves, as well as leading to crowding of our organs resulting in poor digestion breathing and even cardiovascular and urinary conditions. As well as even affecting how we feel and our mood.

By learning simple techniques you can improve your posture, making your body function and feel better.

 

 

 

 

 


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