Convince Your Body That it is Safe

Take a little time to think about this, because this is everything. 🧘🏼‍♀️ When your nervous system tells your brain that you are safe, the body creates the perfect platform for healing. You will likely experience: ✅ Lower levels of inflammation ✅ Fewer feelings of anxiety and depression ✅ Better sleep ✅ Increased flexibility ✅ Clearer thinking and improved performance ✅ Faster healing and reduced recovery time ✅ Fewer cravings and impulses Help nurture this ‘safe state’ by incorporating the following things into your routine: ✅ Strengthen your muscles, particularly at end range ✅ Stabilise your joints and pelvis, ensuring appropriate recruitment of local muscles ✅ Train eccentrically whenever possible ✅ Avoid aggressive stretching; instead, ensure your fascial networks stay hydrated and gently mobilised ✅ Eat little and often; don’t omit fats and carbohydrates ✅ Soothe the nervous system by mobilising the thoracic spine, breathing from the diaphragm, and taking regular breaks (this includes minimising screen time) Our minds and bodies really are one - you’ll be amazed how putting the nervous system centre stage will transform your approach to training. 👌🏻 🧠 💪🏻 Xxx Huge thanks to Lisa Howell and Stanley Rosenberg for helping me connect the dots on this one. I highly recommend you check out their work as further reading. ❤️

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