Stress is by far one of the biggest threats to our health. Intense events like death, relationship breakdown, moving house, starting a business, or getting married, are acutely stressful times in our life, but many of us bounce back easily once the intensity of the stress dissipates. The more insidious stress that many people fail to consider, is the chronic low grade stress we encounter EVERY SINGLE DAY! Chronic stress in a menacing and corrosive condition. Each small stres
In the fast paced lives we live with constant stimulus from technology, minimal down time, poor food and hydration etc. As a result our nervous systems can be wired to be sympathetically tuned. There are two major branches of the Autonomic Nervous System. The sympathetic branch is how many of us operate through our day and is often likened to being in "fight or flight." The parasympathetic branch of nervous system is the opposite and is where we "rest and digest." A healthy s
For the last month I have been tracking and reducing stress with a device called Inner balance Sensor from Heart Math.The device cost $189, and is designed to help coach you to identify when your body switches into fight/flight mode, and to then help train you to get back into a parasympathetic mode. The rhythm of your heart changes with every single beat. The variability between beats is a good indicator of your overall wellness and adaptability. A heart rate with less varia
Did you know one of the best ways to turn off your fight/flight stress response is to play? Play creates an instantaneous relaxation of your body and mind, and allows you to forget the stresses of your day.
We pride ourselves on running enjoyable classes that feature challenging games and fun drills that provide our clients with healthy opportunities to play, interact, learn and alleviate stress. Game based drills challenge us with subconscious, variable movements without u
The rhythm of your heart changes with every single beat. The variability between beats is a good indicator of your overall wellness and adaptability. A heart rate with less variability between beats suggests that the person is older, or suffering declining health. Heart rate variability is a very important fundamental rhythm which reflects the resilience of our hearts battery pack. It's all about energy. If your heart rate variability is low, then you deplete your battery pac