your nervous system needs your support
Have you ever finished a long day of work sitting at a desk, and felt like you were too tired to move- even though you barely moved your body all day?
Do you struggle to stick with a “workout” program because it always ends in burnout or injury?
Have you ever tried to sit down and meditate, and immediately fallen asleep?
Or tried to sit down and meditate, and felt like you were going to jump out of your skin because it is SO HARD to sit still?
In all of these (really common!) scenarios, the missing link is often a lack of understanding about how our nervous system works, and how we can support it.
Training the body without an understanding of our nervous system is like driving a car without looking at the instrument panel. The car will move whether you’re paying attention to those dashboard lights or not— but you won’t know that the car isn’t running well until it leaves you stranded on the highway.
When we’re reading the dials (so to speak), we can understand when we are operating in a state of overwhelm that needs to be addressed. We can use our bodies and minds together to discharge stress hormones, shake ourselves out of a freeze response, or find new ways to address recurring challenges.
We also need to understand that our body is affected by more than just movement. Stress strains our body’s resources. That might be stress from work, ongoing trauma, relationship issues, or it could be the stress of not feeling cared for, not moving enough, not sleeping well or not getting proper nutrition. Training the body without respecting the nervous system can leave us frustrated, depleted, or, worse, injured or sick.