What landed you here?
Perhaps a dedication to your body, a feeling that movement can feel great again. A sense that there is more to movement as a birthright than just checking a box a few times a week. A deep knowing that your well-being and your future depend on staying active and choosing a caring way to do so.
We all want to get fit and healthy, but how? In today's sedentary and busy world there are as many different exercise programs as there are chairs.
Some people swear by running, taking up a couch to 5k program. Others hit the gym a few times per week. Maybe you love skiing, swimming, yoga, dancing.
Maybe, just maybe, like many of our students, you have recently felt the nagging aches and pains or lack of energy and focus that keep you from the very activities you love.
What happened? Is your body is just aging?
You want to get back into an active lifestyle, but it always feels like something's wrong, like it shouldn't have to be such a struggle.
The truth is that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with you.
Your body is amazing at responding to stimulus. It is an expert at adapting to input. It has been adapting, sometimes for a very long time, to sitting, driving, stress, posture, the demands of exercise, and insufficient rest.
And now, that feeling that something is wrong is your body asking for change.
Those aches and pains, the tiredness and lack of motivation? Those are your body's way to get attention.
Instinctively, your body knows it needs change. Thirst and hunger are its ways of asking for nutrition and hydration, but it finds a way to ask for movements that nourish, as well. You just have to listen.
Think of your body as a piece of clay on a potter's wheel.
The wheel is life itself, with time moving forward. The hands are the applied forces holding the clay during every movement you do (or don't do) throughout the day. When you look at the result at the end, you are looking at a shape that is the sum of your total movements.
Your shape may have shoulders that round forward, or hips that don't bend into an effortless squat, a tight achy back, or arms that don't feel as toned as they used to.
But I have great new for you. The hands holding the clay can easily change positions. With even a small movement, the clay begins to change shape. With guidance, each little change creates a powerful effect, not only changing that spot, but influencing the body as a whole.
Soon, with nothing but small changes, new habits, and different movements, you've changed your posture, improved your shape, reduced your aches and pains, and restored the energy you haven't felt in years!
I am inviting you to consider how it would feel to have:
Every BODY Moves is a complete course that offers
We created this course to teach you what exercise programs don't: HOW to move.
In today's sedentary world there is a gaping hole in movement quality - we want to do more without understanding HOW to do more.
It can feel great to move again, and move better, and that feeling isn't far away in the distant future, it's a matter of daily gentle practice and movement awareness - skills that we can teach you and skills that you can learn.
Every BODY Moves will:
Are you ready to?
Galina Denzel is a movement specialist who has dedicated her life's work to helping people become free to move and enjoy life to its fullest. Her practice is focused on guiding people in acute and chronic pain to return to a life of functional movement after an injury, accident, or trauma. Galina is a Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, nutrition coach, author and educator.
She is the co-author of Eat Well Move Well Live Well, The Art of Real Food in Bulgarian, plus The Real Food Reset and Man on Top in English.
Galina and her husband Roland have a health coaching practice, serving online clients worldwide, and locally in Orange County, California. Galina and Roland write and podcast regularly at EatMoveLive52.com, and their latest book Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well - 52 Ways to Feel Better in a Week, is available where all fine books are sold.