Is Sitting Causing You Brain Damage?

by Melissa West on October 5, 2015

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Sitting Causing Brain Damage?


Is-Sitting-Causing-You-Brain-DamageIt is estimated that American adults spend 10 hours a day sitting. That is a lot of time sitting.

Did you know that your brain function starts to slow when your body is not getting movement? When you are sedentary, your brain gets less fresh blood and oxygen which is needed to trigger the release of brain and mood enhancing chemicals.

Taking short movement breaks can start to restore the flow of fresh blood and oxygen to your brain.

Yoga poses like cat pose are super beneficial and in fact you can do it right from your chair.

Your spine houses your nervous system. When you take the time to move your spine through flexion, extension, rotation and side bending, even in your chair, it will improve the sending and receiving of messages through your nervous system to and from your brain. It is through your spinal cord and its branching nerves that your brain influences the rest of your body, controlling movement and organ function and thus your organ function will also be enhanced along with enriched coordination and proprioception.

Would you like more support in varying your movement patterns? In our membership community I offer my best, value-added, innovative and leading edge research with series of classes like Back, Neck and Nervous System RX.

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The series begins with a class that will help to overcome the time you spend in sitting, working at computers and interacting with hand-held devices that create immobility in your spine and move your spine out of its natural alignment. The first class benefits your nervous system, draws fluid into your intervertebral discs and benefits all parts of your back and neck and helps to build bone density. The second class in the series will offer modifications and variations for those with wrist, knee and neck issues as well as options for cat pose in a chair. The third class use the soft foam roller, the slo mo ball and the squash ball to help to keep your fascia hydrated, they help to maintain the mobility, integrity and resilience of your fascia by hydrating your fascia. The fourth class in the series will demonstrate how your nervous system can adapt much for easily when it feels safe. With the use of restorative yoga we can safely increase your range of motion in cat pose.The fifth yoga class uses acupressure and traditional chinese medicine to build your energy reserves and restore harmony and fluidity to your spine and entire being. The sixth yoga class provides options for each of the Ayurvedic doshas bringing balance to kapha, vata and pitta doshas. Finally a savasana for cat pose will allow you to move through your physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual bodies, your chakras, Goddess archetypes, moon phase and ends with a reading from the Radiance Sutras.

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