James is away for year 2 exams in Vancouver @cso_vancouver this week. Did you know it takes 4-5 years of schooling plus an additional research paper or thesis to become a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner ? 🌍
Osteopathic manual therapists believe that abnormal functioning of one area of the body can cause symptoms to present elsewhere in the body, the theory of ‘Tensegrity’. 🌍
When the body is balanced there is no excessive stress anywhere in the body, but when the body becomes out of balance this can be amplified to other areas.
Osteopathic manual therapists regard the whole of the body as greater than a collection of all its parts.They acknowledge the body’s inherent ability to heal itself and seek to support that process by removing any obstacles that impede it.
In order for this to happen osteopathic manual therapists specialize in individualized patients management, which includes educating the patient about their particular condition and how they can adjust their lifestyle to allow themselves the best possible chance recovery or optimal management.
Write up from www.osteopathyalberta.com/what-is-manual-osteopathy/ .
Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the Chakras.
We are excited to share with you excerpts from our Psychosomatic Therapy training based on discovering your Emotional Anatomy. These posts will open up your perspective as you are guided from the Base to the Crown Chakra in relation to the Psychosomatic response and Emotional Anatomy.
The chakras, in Sanskrit, means wheel or disk. A chakra is a spiraling wheel of energy that connects the spiritual or energetic world to the physical world through various major nerve plexus along the spine. Each chakra holds within it an aspect of consciousness and life lessons.
There is a consciousness for survival, pleasure, power and love, and many more.
Consciousness is organised into levels and each level signifies a degree of awakening. The awakening process is guided by the impulses generated by each chakra. For example, the base chakra impulses urge us to survive, belong, and express loyalty to our tribe (family, friends or country). In order to grow in consciousness these impulses must be expressed and fulfilled through the circumstances of our lives.
When impulses are fulfilled on one level of consciousness it is only natural to grow into the expression of the next level. This process is unique to every human. More to be revealed soon, stay tuned or come to the Banff Yoga Festival and learn from Erin's Chakras reading workshop.
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Digestion is complex.
Bloating, constipation, or even diarrhea are all symptoms that your digestive system may not be operating as well as it could be. Our clients are sometime surprised how these symptoms can be resolved with manual work on the abdomen.
Our digestive system works in communication with our neural system called greater and lesser splanchic sympathetic ganglia and also with our celiac ganglia (nerve bundles). The celiac ganglia are located at approximately T12/L1 (12th thoracic vertebra) on the anterior aspect (front of) of the vertebra.
Trauma, accident and difficulties with respiration can affect how these ganglia function and aid in digestion.
Commonly the thoracic diaphragm that attaches at T12/L1, along with our psoas muscle can disturb the communication if they are in spasm, or inflammation. (a great reason to practise your yoga breathing)
This area might be why you are having reoccurring lower back pain, difficulty with resolving your bloating after eating and poor elimination.
We find manual therapy along with lifestyle changes and nutrition create the best results.