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How to Release the Stress stored in our Bodies

How to Release the Stress stored in our Bodies
Do you spend much time sitting in front of a computer, on a plane, in a car? If so your hips may be locked up which effects your ability to dance, but worse than that it may be causing you undue stress and fear. The Psoas Muscle, is a long muscle located on the side of the lumbar region of the vertebral column and brim of the pelvis, that is also known as the “muscle of the soul”. It is one of the largest muscles in the body and it is a place where we often store stress or trauma that can literally influence our mood and our outlook on life. We recently explored in depth just how much fear can inhibit our ability to think clearly thus creating an unhealthy perspective that can harm us and those around us. Now let’s look at where that fear might be stored in our body, and a few ways to release it. In humans, the extremes of the two polarities might appropriately be described as LOVE (+) and FEAR (- ). How built up stress makes us easy to manipulate The effects of stress on the body

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EIBOHA - European Institute of Body Oriented Healing Arts European Institute of Body Oriented Healing Arts (EIBOHA) was established in 2013 and is dedicated to offering courses of highest caliber. We are focused on training practitioners interested in gaining professional skills in body oriented healing modalities. Our focus is in working with Structural Integration, Pain Syndrome, and Trauma Healing Trainings. physical Effects of Stress - general Psychology Constipation, diarrhea and high blood pressure are some of the physical effects of stress. To know more about physical and psychological effects of stress, read on... Stress is defined as the body's response to overdose of anxiety.

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Stress - The Body's Response Description An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stress. Highlights You are where you live: health, wealth and the built environment Socioeconomic disadvantage and its impact on where we live and work (and how we get between the two), has enormous implications for health and well-being. But the picture is not as clear cut as many people assume. The built environment’s influence on health starts in the home – the place fulfilling a raft of basic physical, social and emotional needs. People with reasonable, reliable incomes are in a better position to afford well-designed and constructed accommodation that meets these requirements. The Psoas is: If you guessed C, you’re correct. Buried deep within the core of your body, the psoas (pronounced “so-az”) affects every facet of your life, from your physical well-being to who you feel yourself to be and how you relate to the world. A bridge linking the trunk to the legs, the psoas is critical for balanced alignment, proper joint rotation, and full muscular range of motion. In yoga, the psoas plays an important role in every asana. In backbends, a released psoas allows the front of the thighs to lengthen and the leg to move independently from the pelvis. In standing poses and forward bends, the thighs can’t fully rotate outward unless the psoas releases.

Stress: Constant stress puts your health at risk Chronic stress puts your health at risk Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your mind and body. Take steps to control your stress. Tips for a healthy headspace Taking a moment to slow things down is really important for both your physical and mental health. There are many ways to relax – like having a warm bath, writing a journal, spending time in nature, reading a book, listening to slow music, stretching or sipping a cup of tea. You may also want to learn some techniques to relax your body and manage thoughts and feelings, such as ‘progressive muscle relaxation’, ‘relaxation exercises’, ‘creative visualisation’, ‘mindfulness’ and breathing practices. A few websites and free apps that can help are listed here: ReachOut Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training

The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip flexors. I’d breathe and imagine tension flowing out of constricted muscles to be released as energy into the torso. It worked, I’d feel my body soften yet somehow grow stronger. Reading Liz Koch I instantly realized what I was doing – by learning to relax my psoas I was literally energizing my deepest core by reconnecting with the powerful energy of the earth. How to Stop Worrying Undoing the Worrying Habit Once acquired, the habit of worrying seems hard to stop. We're raised to worry and aren't considered "grown up" until we perfect the art. Teenagers are told: "you'd better start worrying about your future". If your worries aren't at least as frequent as your bowel movements, you're seen as irresponsible, childish, aimless.

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