The Blissful Place Where Anxiety Doesn’t Exist.

I was reading a book on Somatics (a way of increasing flexibility, health and happiness by movements of the body) and I came across the term ‘sensory-motor amnesia’ (SMA for short).

SMA is the term used to describe the memory loss of how certain muscle groups feel and how to control them…This happens naturally to everyone as we grow older and results in poor posture, bad backs, strange muscle pains and premature ageing…

Put in laymen’s terms, as we grow older, we forget how to use our muscles and body in the ways it was designed to…we get amnesia for the patterns of movement that are in built and start taking up bad habits that can cause us physical problems…

In my opinion this form of amnesia doesn’t just happen in the body it also happens in the mind…

When you were really young you were happy, free of anxiety and floated through life in a blissful state of being…It’s a human beings natural default setting to be in this state and it’s not until we grow up and start to make lots of negative assumptions and learnings about ourself and the world around us that we forget about this natural default state…

Human beings are incredible learning machines…it’s what has accelerated our evolution in comparison to other animals and allowed us to become the dominant force on the planet…

This ability to learn is obviously a tremendous gift but, unfortunately, it also comes at a price…Because we learn so well we learn lots of stuff that simply isn’t useful…we make gross generalisations, distort information and stop seeing things that are there in order to function effectively in the world…

This can lead to lots of mis-informed opinions that cloud our vision and make us forget about our natural state of anxiety free happiness we were born with…

Here’s the good thing though…what’s forgotten can always be remembered…in the same way that you can begin using your body and muscles in the ways you used to you can return to this natural default state of blissful happiness and anxiety free way of being…

A lot of people say that, in order to be relaxed, happy and anxiety free you have to work hard at building new neural pathways in your brain so that they supersede the old ones and then, finally, you get to feel happy.

Now i’m not a neurologist but, from experience, I’m convinced this isn’t the way it works…In my opinion you already have the neural networks to be happy. To feel relaxed around people, free of social anxiety and in the moment enjoying your on going experience. You may have to go through a process of re-connecting with this way of being but you are not starting from scratch…

It’s like the sci-fi film ‘Equilibrium’ starring Christian Bale. It’s set in the future at a time where those in a positions of power have decided that the root of all conflict, war and evil is ‘human emotion’…

So, in their wisdom, they decide to ban all emotion, making everyone inject themselves daily with emotional suppressant drugs…

The most poignant scene of the film occurs about 20 minutes in when Bale decides to stop taking his emotional suppressant drugs and, all of a sudden, he starts to experience his first true, raw emotion…

As he watches a beautiful sunset he starts to cry with tears of joy, overcome with joy at the natural beauty of what he is seeing…

Re-connecting with your natural default state of happiness is a bit like stopping taking the emotional suppressant drugs and fully remembering what it’s like when you are truly at your best…

It take a bit of practice and I’m not saying you’ll always stay in this place but the more you can go into it the happier, more relaxed and anxiety free you will be…

So…the million dollar question…how do you do it?

I’m going to be talking a lot about this in future articles but for now you can start to re-connect with this way of being by answering the following simple yet powerful question:

“Who are you when you are truly at your best?”

Fully explore this question as much as you can as it contains some of the most important information you have inside of you. You may have to go back to when you were very young, that’s okay, do anything you need to do to come up with as detailed a description as you possibly can. Also make sure to involve as many senses as you can. See, hear, feel, taste, touch and smell…

The answer to to this question is not nearly as important as where your mind has to go in order to answer it. By fully exploring it you will find yourself returning and re-connecting with your magical sense of happiness and ‘just being’ in the world…

Kinesiology Tape Is Designed To Help You Perform Your Best

ncreasingly, people are getting more active and into more sports and other activities to help improve many aspects of their health. If you are one of those people, you may find that after your workout or game, you are very sore and swollen. This can be a huge deterrent to continue on the road to good health, as you certainly do not like the feeling of pain and soreness. No one does. The great thing about this is there is a solution to all of this swelling and aching. Maybe it is time to start using Kinesiology Tape. Kinesiology tape has been in use in the sports world for decades. The reason why this athletic taping is so popular, and increasingly so, is because of its function.

Kinesiology tape is designed to imitate your skin, and so it integrates itself into your body’s sensory system. What this in turn does is allows your body to naturally perform better and assist in any type of injury recovery. Ordinary athletic taping can cut off your circulation and inhibit your natural range of motion. With kinesiology tape, this is not an issue, as it allows your body the natural freedom to move as it was designed to do without any restrictions on your blood flow or muscles. In turn, this allows your muscles the maximum range of motion, so that your body can heal itself faster and better than using nothing at all.

This extraordinarily simple athletic taping can be used in many different circumstances. It can help you and your body with relief from pain, this tape can give your joints and muscles additional support to promote function and healing, allows you better performance in any sports activity and can help in the reduction of inflammation and swelling, due to its ability to allow your muscles maximum blood flow. Since kinesiology tape is designed to custom fit your body and its muscles, there is a particular way it should be applied to your body. Thankfully, you do not have to be a doctor or go to see one to put this tape on. You can learn how to do it properly in the comfort and security of your own home via an online training course. It will assist you in better understanding how kinesiology tape works and how to get the most benefit from it.

It is irrelevant what type of sport you are interested in, or just enjoy your daily workout routine. From running, football, cycling, tennis, rugby and more, there are thousands of athletes that use kinesiology tape both in practice and in their games. Famous athletes such as Andy Murray, Lance Armstrong, David Beckham, Gareth Bale and many more use kinesiology tape. It is made out of hypoallergenic adhesive, lasts for several days and is water resistant as well as breathable. This athletic tape will help you achieve your goals by helping you play tougher, recover from your game or workout faster, and compete longer, in an all natural, easy to use application.

See Who’s Using Kinesiology Tape And Why It’s So Effective

Bettering yourself and enhancing your physical performance are key essentials when developing yourself as an athlete. Self improvement and muscle progression are all part of strengthening your system, so that it can perform at its best possible rate. However, sometimes we all encounter injuries, or we have weak spots on our bodies that we’d like to improve. The best way you can do this, is by using some sort of sporting tape. Sport tape is essential to any sportsman or woman, as it supplies support for many reasons. It allows you to perform for a longer time period, it allows you to strengthen injured areas, and it also allows you to play harder. These are necessities when it comes to sports, whether you are a professional athlete or you play for fun, it’s so important that you take care of yourself and your body, otherwise you could do yourself some serious damage.

For professional athletes who are looking to take part in the 2012 Olympics, or other important events, things like sport tape is vital to have in the gym bag, as you never know when an area of your body may start to weaken or feel strained. You must at all times carry with you the necessary safety equipment when training, otherwise you are putting your body and system at a high risk. It will show how serious you are as an athlete if you take the precautions to look after yourself, people should take pride in their work and tools, and as an athlete, your body is your tool, so you must keep it in good working order. In order to achieve the highest possible performance your body is capable of, you should wear the sporting tape, as it will allow you to reach your full potential. There is also a psychological side to the sport tape, as when you wear it, you feel enhanced, and it can make you reach out for that extra potential, enabling you to achieve better results. Remember, half of sport is psychological, everything must be done to ensure you are in the right mindset for the games.

There is one type of sport tape that is becoming very popular, it’s called Kinesiology Tape, and even some of the worlds most reputable athletes are using it. Some big names like David Beckham and Gareth Bale are using the Kinesiology Tape as they have had such great results from it. They say it differs from the usual muscle supports, the way it carries itself and performs, it is as professional as the athletes that are using it. The Kinesiology Tape is applied in a more complex manner, but this allows it to really get in and treat the affected and weak areas of your body. It’s made to mimic the bodies skin, moving with it, so that you can hardly feel it as you perform. It has a huge effect on your performance, as it allows you to move quicker, harder and for a longer time frame than usual. Kinesiology Tape should be compulsory for any serious athlete.