Getting clients into the proper positions results in better mechanics and decreases the chance of injury. Whether treating a physical therapy patient or coaching in the gym, we pay close attention to the position of various body segments in relation to one another.
But what are these positions? And why do they work?
In this video, I’ll give you some exercises you can try right away. These work really well for certain clients (like those super stressed out ones) as long as you cue them correctly.
Then I’ll walk you through some of the research and neuroscience behind how position might impact the autonomic nervous system. If you understand the science, you can make up your own exercises.
How does position affect autonomics?
To dive deeper, here’s a research article you may want to read.
What kinds of exercises do you like to use to calm people down? Or do you use them at all? Leave a comment below and let’s chat about it.