365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 208: Make It Happen!

shutterstock_186527588Do you believe that unless you started exercising when younger and more energetic, you have no chance of returning to a state of well-being?

Some of the physical changes that impede the freedom of movement in the joints might be considered to be irreversible (degenerated discs, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, etc.), but if you believe that nothing can be done to alleviate the discomfort created by these conditions then nothing will help.

I have seen dramatic changes in strength and mobility, stability and stamina in clients of all ages and varying degrees of health.

What made these changes possible was their decision to start believing in the possibility of a better state of health.

They decided that they had control over their bodies. They took responsibility for their own health. They refused to fall victim to conditions they were told would continue to deteriorate their joints, their tissues and their spines.

They claimed their birthright to health.

They made it happen. And it all started with the decision to take the helm.

Love,

Rucsandra

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 207: Emotional Health And Your Spine

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Do you believe that the state of emotional health cannot possibly have serious effects on your spine?

You might know that stress is not good for the heart and that the risk of heart disease increases with higher levels of stress hormones, but do you extend the thought beyond that?

You’ve learned from doctors and media that your digestive system can be affected by elevated stress levels, but do you connect the dots?

Stress affects everything in your body!

I will say this again: Stress affects everything!!

Your connective tissues become tighter and your posture changes dramatically when you suffer emotional distress.

I am sure you have felt yourself shrinking and falling inward when you are in distress or emotional pain; your posture changes: your chest caves, your shoulders lift and move forward and you look shorter.

Sustained stress affects your spine and its health.

Is there anything in your life that has been causing you a lot of stress for a long time? If there is, please stay open to the possibility that there is a solution. Nothing is carved in stone and you have the power to change a stress creating situation into a more aligned circumstance.

You want a healthy spine in a healthy body?

Start by acknowledging the things that create substantial stress in your life.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 206: Mindset And Your Spine

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Your belief systems with respect to health and aging have the power to either sustain your physical health or impede it.

These deeply embedded belief systems will affect your general state of well-being, the way you feel day after day and the health of your body.

Do you believe that as you age your spine deterioration is imminent?

Even though it is true that the gravitational force starts to affect the spine from the moment you stopped crawling and commenced biped walking, it is not true that you must end up debilitated and in pain.

There are people who move with ease and age with grace and who live their lives fully an vibrantly, without experiencing the effects of an aging spine.

What makes that possible?

Is it merely a lifetime of good eating habits, exercise and good genes?

Or is it what their beliefs have been about their health and abilities throughout their entire lives?

Some food for thought, don’t you think?

What are your beliefs about your body, your health, your aging process?

Love,

Rucsandra