The spine, a magnificent marvel! It is made up of a series of bones that are stacked like blocks on top of each other with cushions called discs in between. It is a complex system whose overall function is to support, protect and mobilize. Your spine provides support for your whole body, protects your nerves, and allows you to bend, lift, twist, turn and reach in many different ways. To maintain a healthy spine the vertebrae must be strong and well aligned and the dics must be supple and resilient.
Essentrics® uses specific techniques to unlock and create space in the spine to safely and effectively align the vertebrae, increase circulation, and enhance range of motion. Pulling Up is an Essentrics® technique that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens the musculature of the spine. All the muscles of the spine, from the smallest to the largest, are engaged. Elongating the spine throughout the Essentrics® workout, lengthens the spine while strengthening the muscles, this decompresses the vertebrae, reverses spine shrinkage, relieves pain and prevents injury.
Your spine was designed to stay strong, mobile, and pain-free for the full duration of your life. Essentrics® sequential exercise progressions follow the body’s natural flow in sync with how the body was designed to move. These movements mimic everyday life and are widely accepted as the safest most effective way to train the human body. All muscles are trained to do equal work so that no imbalances occur allowing all our muscles, bones and joints to work as they should. The result is balanced strength, increased flexibility, and pain-free living. Keep your spine healthy, move with ease, and enjoy vitality that lasts a lifetime with Essentrics!
Break free from chronic stress with Essentrics®! I’ve been in the fitness industry for over twenty years and I’ve seen for myself how hard-core training regimens can actually harm the body and cause rapid aging. Overtraining causes intense stress. In time the brain literally forgets how to completely relax the body. Chronic stress can lead to inflammation, digestive issues, insomnia, and mood changes. Continually contracted muscles waste energy, raise your blood pressure, reduce blood flow, and impede the normal function of vital organs. A stressed body is not youthful or vibrant.
Essentrics® deliberate relaxed movements allow you to move with ease, coordination, and total freedom. Relaxing while moving your body has powerful healing benefits. Essentrics® emphasis on releasing tension while performing whole-body movements allows you to unlock long-standing knots, empower muscles, and rebuild mobility into stiffened joints. Specific neuromuscular techniques are used to release tension and liberate tight muscles everywhere in your body. The Essentrics® program relieves stress, improves circulation, aids in digestion, and boosts your overall mood.
Each Essentrics® class is specifically designed to engage your brain, and to release and rebalance the entire body to restore harmony throughout. This is one of the major reasons Essentrics® is so beneficial for your physical health, and your mental well-being. The more you relax the more capable you will be of bending, twisting, turning and reaching, and the more youthful you will feel and the more vibrant you will become. Break free from chronic stress. Release tension, rebalance strength and flexibility, and restore harmony throughout your body with Essentrics®.
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Eureka! Discovering Essentrics® is like hitting the jackpot. Almost immediately you begin to notice the healing and age-reversing benefits. Then, as you start to learn what sets Essentrics® apart from other fitness programs, you realize how and why Essentrics® is like magic. The secret lies in the scientifically designed movements that reboot the musculoskeletal system and enhance the health of every other system in the body.
Training the muscles to be equally flexible as they are strong is a basic tenant of the Essentrics® workout and is what sets it apart from almost every other fitness program. It is based on techniques that work to enhance the natural movements of the body. By constantly moving, in each Essentrics® workout, you strengthen your muscles in a lengthened position. Gently lengthening the muscle as far as possible before moving onto another muscle group strengthens all the muscles small and large. Essentrics® active stretching safely and effectively increases circulation, enhances range of motion, and improves coordination.
Essentrics® helps maintain a healthy and fully mobile body that feels lighter, moves faster, and remains pain-free. The Essentrics® techniques used throughout every Essentrics® workout offers long-lasting benefits to the average person, the sedentary, performance athletes, and also those in need of healing. Endurance and power can be achieved simultaneously while gaining long, lean muscles and perfect posture—all without causing injury to the body, therefore able to help you be fit and healthy throughout your life. Discover what Essentrics® can do for you.
Move freely! Keep your fascia gliding with Essentrics®! Fascia is an interconnected web of tissue that surrounds everything from microscopic cells to entire muscle groups. Every part of your body big and small is surrounded by sheets of fascia. Large sheets of fascia help support your muscles and bones and act as stabilizers to maintain your balance. It is critical to retain mobility and hydration in your fascia if you want to stay feeling vibrant throughout your life.
Between the many layers of fascia is a fluid that lubricates the layers, permitting a sliding action to occur. When our fascia is gliding properly we have improved sensory awareness and coordination and experience fewer accidents and injuries. Movement encourages the lubrication fluid to flow and helps maintain the hydration and glide of the fascia. A lack of activity causes the fluid to slowly congeal and harden, resulting in stiffness, immobility and pain.
Essentrics® gentle full-body movements help restore hydration and glide to all the many layers of fascia. In each Essentrics® workout, you will twist, turn, stretch, wiggle and rotate to help you keep your fascia nourished and supple. The whole body working together in harmony helps you glide freely uninhibited by pain and stiffness, in sync with how the body was designed to move. Maintain your ease of movement, keep your fascia gliding, and enjoy vitality that lasts a lifetime with Essentrics!
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Full body rebalancing. Head to toe and everything in-between. Safely rebalancing the whole body is the cornerstone of Essentrics®. A balanced body works in perfect harmony, full of energy, and pain free. Every Essentrics® workout is designed to balance the entire musculoskeletal system, while intentionally engaging the neurological system. The full body sequences directly stimulate the circulatory, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems enhancing overall health and improving the quality of your life.
Essentrics® does not look at the body as individual unrelated parts but as one whole unit made up of interdependent parts. All the parts of the body are connected unifying the entire body. Essentrics® is comprised of flowing movements done in a specific sequence to work through all the muscles chains. To make sure every muscle is equally flexible and strong, Essentrics® utilizes natural circular motions, isolated and full body movements, and an equal amount of short and long levers. The entire musculoskeletal system is engaged during every workout, whether it is twenty minutes or an hour.
The organic nature of the Essentrics® program helps you safely and effectively gain and maintain balanced strength and flexibility. The best approach is to do a variety of movements to engage all of your muscles every time you exercise. Each Essentrics® workout is scientifically designed to release and rebalance the entire body while developing lean, strong and flexible muscles. Enjoy vitality that lasts a lifetime with Essentrics!
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, a useful tool for one and all. The mirrors in the soon to open, newly renovated, Essentrics® with Karen In-home Studio are fabulous! A mirror is a great tool to help you maximize the benefits of your Essentrics® workout. Good technique is essential in Essentrics®. A mirror provides immediate help for you to assess your form. It hones your body awareness which is advantageous for doing the Essentrics® movements to the best of your ability. A mirror allows you to see what you need to adjust in your body so you can get the most out of your Essentrics® workout.
Essentrics® is a full-body workout with flowing movements that improve your strength and mobility simultaneously. Watching yourself in the mirror can help you learn many things about your body. It is not just for the beginner level, you can continue to use the mirror to check your form at any skill level. You might think that you are doing an Essentrics® movement correctly but when you check your reflection, you realize you could improve it, or take it a bit further. Whether a novice or a Master Trainer, the mirror is a great ally when it comes to fully experiencing the many wonderful benefits of Essentrics®. Learn more about what Essentrics® can do for you. Contact Essentrics with Karen today!