“I want to lose fat on my belly but not on my boobs”, “I want to get rid of my love handles”, “I want to build more muscle in my arms and back” – typical requests from PT clients. Mainstream science says that you cannot lose fat in the places you want. Aside from your nutrition, activity and gender (some would say race too but I include that in your genetic footprint), the body has a pattern, a map, determined by your genes, where you are more likely to deposit fat tissue and store water, and places where you are more predominant to ‘build’ muscle. Now, the purpose of this article is to go beyond this basic piece of 3D knowledge 🙂 We are constantly moving, changing, evolving, a fact determined by how we react to our surroundings and events through our emotions and feelings. It is possible to be born with a tendency to store fat on your thighs and override that pattern in your 50s through a change in your behaviours, thoughts, reactions and habits. If curiosity still itches having read this far, please follow me.
It’s very on trend to proclaim that we are one infinite consciousness inhabiting different bodies or that we all are the same consciousness expressed in different ways. Some people really understand the meaning of this, others just repeat it because it’s fashionably zen. I’ve been saying from the beginning that everything is related and connected, as we all are energy. While all this is true, it may be difficult to grasp to our naked eye (the senses, those tempting deceivers), but when this applies to something we can actually see, such as our body, we really come to understand the interconnectedness of all things, and we confirm once again our holographic nature. As above so below. The whole contains parts, but the part also contains the whole. The ocean is made of drops but there is an ocean inside of a single drop. Let’s talk about the Fascia.
“It’s all a holographic projection of our minds” – At the time, 14 years ago, I did not fully comprehend it but I knew it was true, I had a massive ‘aha!’ moment.
We create myths and call them mysteries when we can’t find a logical, explainable (5 senses ‘proved’) reason of its existence or behaviour. But let me tell you: there are no mysteries, as long as you don’t fear knowing. We encase ourselves in myths when we fear truth. But everything, absolutely everything, has a mental – I won’t say scientific- explanation. And I know only a bit about that.
We often get the ‘feeling’ of something, it goes normally accompanied by the ‘knowing’. There’s no knowing without feeling. Feeling is first. In order to know (I am talking about inner knowing, not knowledge, please note), we must feel first. The soul comes before the mind. We can push down the feeling with the mind, but the feeling is always there, no matter what. Feeling is the secret. It’s a simple, yet powerful concept.
“We just have sex but I don’t allow myself to have any feelings for him/her, just in case I get attached.” In our current society, this seems to be the daily bread. People seem to have lost touch with their inner selves, in more than one way. Let’s dedicate a few seconds of silence to this😞.
Ahh… The mighty Vagus Nerve, also called the “Master Nerve”, is the longest and most complex nerve in our body. It goes from the base of the cranium all the way down to the abdomen, connecting the brain to the gut and all the organs. This is also the only nerve that can be strengthened and toned, almost like a muscle 🙂