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Erin Brassington, ANMT
Whether you’re an athlete or not, stretching is vital in maintaining muscle function and health…but are you stretching the proper way? According to Erin, an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist and Certified Health Educator, you may not be! We discuss the importance of self-care, including breathing, meditation, and stretching – all of which can help alleviate pain and prevent injury. Plus, learn Erin’s “trifecta” meditation exercise that you can do before bed tonight!
- What is an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist?
- The importance of self-care: breathing, meditating, and stretching
- How the brain and muscles are connected
- “Trifecta” meditation and breathing exercise that will help with insomnia and pain
- First, turn into a “solid” and sink deeper into the bed. Starting with your toes and moving up the body, begin clenching your muscles. (Toes, calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, back, abdomen, shoulders, biceps, triceps, make fists with your hands, and close eyes tightly)
- Take 3 slow, deep breaths
- Next, turn from “solid” to “liquid.” Begin relaxing everything you just clenched, one muscle at a time.
- Finally, turn from a liquid to a gas – Imagine you’re becoming part of the air or floating off of the bed.
- Repeat as needed.
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