On November 11th, GYBTH hosted its 4th ever Pressing Reset Workshop. For 8 hours, 15 people from all walks of life, trainers, therapists, airline pilots and desk jockeys, learned the benefits and magic of "Pressing Reset".
Highlights of the Day:
- Learning how Breathing is perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself, your health, and your life. Remembering or re-learning how to breathe with your diaphragm puts us “rest and digest” mode. Returning to our designed way of breathing can restore our bodies: our health, our minds, and our emotions. It can slow the world around us. It can help free us from the stresses that surround us.
- Learning how the vestibular system is located in the head and is the first and foundational sensory system in the human body to develop. Every other sensory system is routed through the vestibular system. Furthermore, every single muscle is tied to the vestibular system, including the muscles of the neck and core (front and back sides of the trunk). So moving your head sensitizes your vestibular system, making it, and consequently your body, stronger.
- And the best way to sensitize your vestibular system, along with strengthening your neck, is to do Head/Neck Nods – up and down and side-to-side, primarily from a prone position at first, like kneeling on all fours (quadruped) and then to other positions.
- Learning how Rolling stretches the muscles of the midsection and encourages them to move and function in an extended range of motion and trains your vestibular system and your core muscles to work in unison.
- Learning how Rocking restores good posture. As you are rocking you are working on keeping your chest up, shoulders back, and head forward. Rocking also strengthens the pelvic floor. Rocking is a gentle strength training exercise which gets all the way to your insides by engaging the pelvic floor muscles and helping to strengthen your abdominals which will hold your organs and pelvic region together. This prevents extra pressure on the bladder and surrounding areas causing incontinence issues. Rocking develops reflexive stability. And reflexive stability is key to us. This is your original strength. This is how we get your body moving and working together as it should With every rock you are engaging the deep muscles of the pelvic floor and abdomen which help connect your body together. Rocking also works on the upper body too as it strengthens the shoulder girdle and gets your lats and pectorals firing simultaneously.
- Lastly, we learned about crawling and Cross-crawling. The benefits: It's a laundry list;-)
- Promotes cross lateralization (getting right brain to work with left side)
- Promotes upper body stability
- Promotes lower body stability
- Promotes reflexive stability of the trunk and extremities
- Ties the right arm to the left leg, and left arm to the right leg
- Gets the upper extremities working reciprocally (legs, too)
- Stimulates the vestibular system (one of three senses that contributes to balance)
- Stimulates the visual system (second of three senses that contributes to balance)
- Stimulates the proprioceptive system (third sense that contributes to balance)
- Promotes spatial awareness
- Develops a front/back weight shift
- Develops upper body strength, trunks strength, and hip strength
- Develops Sweet Dances Moves and jungle cat like suppleness ;-)
The next day, November 12 Crawled the Mall. While the weather was cold, we had patients, family members as well as friends from as far as Philadelphia come and show support for our main cause, The Got Your Back Foundation. our Innovative Health Care Program, Providing Affordable Health Care Services to All.
We look forward to making this an annual event year in and year out. Crawling has gained a lot of traction in the media. Dr Klein was featured in the Washington Post. Toronto Star Tribune picked up the story. So did the Sydney Morning Herald. Uproxx picked it up. Fox News is covering the crawling craze. Our very own OS Certified Instructor Dr. Klein is leading the charge to make America Crawl Again.