DAY 285: All Parts Of You Matter

wellness

Your mind, your body, your emotions and your spirituality equally contribute to your physical health, emotional well-being, peace of mind and vibrant, fulfilling life.

If one of these parts of you is in long term disharmony and dissonance with the rest, your overall health will suffer.

Here’s a little excerpt from Candace Pert’s Ph.D. book “Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d”:

“But what I know with certainty and apply every day in my life is that the mind and the body are one. The basis for this unity is that all systems of our physiology are connected and coordinated by emotion-laden, information-carrying molecules, engaged in constant cross talk, for example, between the nervous and immune systems. This network of communication that takes place throughout the body and brain involves intelligence and emotion to create one entity, which I call the ‘bodymind’.”

Science is offering us the information we need in order to move from the “body being separate from the mind” paradigm.

They are not separate. They are one. The sooner we acknowledge this as being the truth, the sooner we can start the healthcare revolution; a healthcare revolution that is desperately needed in our society.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 284: Chronic Pain And The Frontal Cortex

pain

From my experience of working with thousands of people over more than 20 years, comes the understanding that pain levels can be increased or diminished according to how the pain sensation is interpreted in the brain.

I have worked with many people in chronic pain. Fear of pain and fear of a debilitated future spent in chronic pain are responsible  for more than 30 to 50% of the physical sensation of pain.

Once the fear diminishes, so does the pain.

I have taught my clients to release fear and to become emotionally stronger and clearer in order to release chronic pain.

And here’s how this works. Candace Pert Ph.D. says in her book “Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d”:

“… incoming sensation is filtered heavily by endorphins and other molecules of emotion at the peri-acqueductal grey (PAG), a structure in the brain where pain is first perceived. Moving into higher regions of the brain, discomfort is further filtered.; and if it’s strong enough, it arrives in the foremost area of the brain, the frontal cortex. There, a decision about the severity of the sensation is made, impacting the degree of suffering that a person experiences. In other words, pain is highly influenced by emotion and interpretation…”

Read it over and over again. It is revolutionary.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 244: Fear Does Not Let You Heal

fear

Fear is everywhere. People take their first dose of daily fear with their morning coffee, while watching the news, reading the newspaper or listening to the car radio on their way to work. They start to feel the fists of fear in their guts right after brushing their teeth in the morning.

The truth is that fear sells. It is also true that for every sad and disconcerting thing that we hear about in the news, there is a beautiful, uplifting and empowering thing that is happening somewhere in the world in the exact same time. Unfortunately, that would not sell, so the accent is put on what sells: tragedy, pain, and fear.

A continuous stream of fear-creating news is bombarding us all day long.

Fear helps sell medication, invasive procedures and dangerous treatments.

What do you fear with respect to your health?

Ponder on this until tomorrow.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 243: Why You Must Keep Searching

health

If in this very moment you are struggling with with pain, illness or lack of vitality you must keep searching for the solution; not for someone else’s solution for you, but for YOUR solution.

You are the ultimate expert when it comes to your body, your mind, your well-being and your health.

Once you understand that vibrant health is your BIRTHRIGHT, you become the captain of your health ship. And as the captain, you are in charge. You know how to employ the right team to achieve your goals.

Health is a life long commitment.

Joseph Pilates used to say that “Health is the first prerequisite for happiness.”

It is.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 242: First ELDOA lecture under my belt

Pic before lecture

I took this pick just before the lecture. It was a great night at the Vancouver Pilates Centre: 35 people attended my presentation and some stayed for the demo ELDOA class.

One person came to thank me at the end, saying that finally she understood what fascia is. Another person wanted to tell me that now she knows that she can heal and does not feel desperate for a solution anymore.

Quite a few of the attendees are considering signing up for the ELDOA 1 course in July.

My first official ELDOA lecture was a great success!

I am grateful.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 241: ELDOA lecture – little exerpt

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60 – 70 %??????

“The lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60–70% in industrialized countries.” – “Low Back Pain” by Béatrice Duthey, Ph.D. World Health Organization March 15th, 2013.

 SO WHAT CAN WE DO?????what can I do?

ELDOA!!!!!

ELDOA 2012

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 240: Taking ELDOA to Vancouver

ELDOA in Vancouver

Look what greeted me yesterday on a large blackboard at Vancouver Pilates Center. This is where I came 18 years ago to learn about Classical Pilates and healing the body through movement.

It is such an honor to spend two days here doing a lecture on ELDOA, teaching ELDOA classes and working with clients one on one.

My lecture tonight is entitled “THE SOLUTION FOR THE BACK PAIN  EPIDEMIC” and precedes the ELDOA 1 Course that I will be teaching here in July.

I am excited!

Love,

Rucsandra