This is a bit of a long shot but, I am an LMT and today I am emailing you for your assistance with a book I am writing.
I have been a “big time” fan of Anatomy trains and the work of Thomas Myers for many years. I have used his book as an education tool to for my clients, and it has helped immensely!
The book is intended as a holistic “self-care” guide: the type of book you would recommend to your clients to help them take ownership of their own healing process and find the most efficient route to well-being.
It is with this humble intention I seek your assistance, and ask:
-If there was “one thing” you could share with anyone as they begin their healing journey what would it be?
-Are there any tools or “juicy bits” that you think this sort of book would be incomplete without?
(Bows deeply) thank you for your time and any wisdom you care to share.
Thanks for the kind words.
Well, if you are going to be complete, you need a guide for eating (chemistry, circulation, organs), meditating (clear and unbiased neural perception), and moving (interacting with your environment through myofascia). Health in these three major networks ensures good function.
An holistic toolkit for the neophyte coming to their body in motion would include overall stimulation (rolling, ball work, bodywork, loofahs etc.) to fill in the body image completely. I would highly recommend changing your movement routine frequently, except for the one thing you do without fail. Don’t get trapped in one method – yoga, TRX, no matter what – but keep challenging your body with the acquisition of new skills. Save one thing, your most loved thing, for going deep – keep on doing it through the boredom and the changes until the seed ripens and bursts forth. Someone who does only one thing becomes fanatic; someone who flits from one thing to another has a better chance of making dishwater than soup out of such an agglomeration. But the person who seeks out and mounts a hundred different related skills while honing one skill to a very fine edge deep in the being – that person has the strength for the vicissitudes of life.
Kinda like a gyroscope – a 360 degree view of your body and the available inroads, but with one central axis of consistent practice in the middle.
Best of luck,
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