As many know, I have three beautiful granddaughters and I simply adore them! As a movement nerd I am always fascinated watching little ones move and interact with their environment.
They haven't been corrupted, their movement, their breathing are so pure and natural. They transition into all three planes without any hesitation or thought of what might happen. They explore and play without the thought of form. They breathe easily into their little bellies. They can move and in and out of a squat position.
I cannot begin to count the times I have heard, 'when I was younger I could.....now I can't.' As I watch my granddaughters play I wonder why we are plagued with so much pain and injuries as adults. Is it we become more sedentary? Is it dietary? Is it really part of the aging process?
I think my saying, 'motion is lotion', actually hits on all of the above. Children don't stop moving unless they are sleeping. If we, as adults, would just keep moving, keep active, I believe we could banish many of our pain complaints.
Children explore. As adults, we have lost the sense of adventure and curiosity.
Children are born with a blank slate. We have the opportunity to introduce good, wholesome food or food with empty calories and no nutritional value. We can give them a healthy view of food or one that makes food an emotional element.
I honestly don't have the answers but I do know that watching my granddaughters gives me joy. It also gives me a desire to help my clients see and feel movement that is no longer painful.
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A little from Dr. Dan, a little from Lisa but always a lot of good stuff!