Grip

You perhaps heard about the concept of grounding/earthing, i.e. activities that electrically reconnect you to mama earth.

Today though, I want to talk to you about the concept of grounding through the lens of your feet’s abilities to grip the earth.

Over the years, one of the most common things I’ve seen among my clients has been the lack of sensory awareness of their feet. And it always amazes me how often people fake feet motion by moving their ankles instead.

The way your feet grip the ground sends a sense of assurance or lack of it to your nervous system. That’s why having a solid footing can not only improve your overall movement pattern but also could help you feel calmer and more in control.

Try these exercises to help you achieve that:

Exercise 1:

Exercise 2:

If you try these, please take a moment to write to me about your experience ūüôā and a complete foot guide is coming next month, stay tuned!

Hedi Shah / Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

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“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”

The magic of pelvis work

I’ve been doing this work for a while, and still, it amazes me how everything is a lot more interconnected than our human mind can comprehend.

Today, I want to share a few miracles that I’ve seen in my body and clients’ after focusing on improving pelvis posture, which is the basis of what I will be teaching in the T+LT class this Sunday.

 

[ I ] The mysterious connection between your jaw and pelvis could be the answer to the unresolved tensions on one side of your body, neck or jaw. 

Biomechanically speaking, a Deep Frontal Line connects the pelvis muscles to the jaw and neck muscles. And no wonder how the movement of one could affect the other significantly. 

After my accident & post-concussion, I began noticing my teeth shortening on the right, my jaw was shifting towards the right more and more, and my neck was tense all the time. 

When I began to improve my posture, especially my pelvis posture, to my surprise, my jaw started to look & feel different too.

The more balanced I felt in my pelvis, the less tension I felt in my neck and the more energy I had. I began feeling a lot calmer, and my anxiety was close to none. 

[ II ] Your pelvis posture could be the missing puzzle to all your lower back issues

Your pelvis and lower back are entirely connected.

This connection between your pelvis and spine helps you stabilize this area and assure the whole body moves effectively and efficiently.

Your pelvis is supposed to move in six different directions. When you get stuck in one of these directions and unable to transition to others throughout the day easily, your lower spine comes to help you and carry the extra load.

Stretching and foam rolling could give you some release, but
the majority of my clients with SI joint pain, lower back pain, and symptoms of this matter managed to be pain-free by re-introducing efficient pelvis movement.

Pelvis posture work is your best friend if you’ve got lower back stuff going on.

[ III ] Better pelvis posture could lead to effortless booty activation

Over the years, I’ve seen how booty building became insanely popular in the fitness industry and how that brought more and more dialogues around ways to activate your glutes muscles better. Since then, resistance bands and monster walks have become insanely popular, and today I hope we can bring pelvis posture topics into mainstream media.¬†

Let me tell you, when you improve your pelvis posture, your butt gets activated without you thinking about it, whether you go for a walk, a run, or a hardcore squatting session. 

Not only that, any imbalances you may feel from left to right gradually dissolve and give room to an unshakable sense of balance beneath your feet. 

[IV] Improving your pelvis posture could be a stepping stone in opening your avenues of expression

In the world of the nervous system and generational healing, your jaw and pelvis are known to be the avenues of expression, verbally and physically. 

Think about what is happening to your jaw when you keep yourself from expressing fully? 

Repressed emotions, creativity, anger, fear etc. that could potentially cause tensing up in the jaw, clenching and grinding your teeth

Now think about how your body responds to stress, trauma, & pressure? 

Sexual suppression, unexpressed feelings, unattended grieves etc., could result in constant pressure in the abdomen, tensed-up pelvic floor muscles and clenched butt.

Improving your pelvis posture could be a stepping stone in opening these avenues of expression. Over and over, I’ve witnessed clients taking up more and more space in their bodies/lives through this work which allowed them to come closer to their full expression of self.¬†

If you made it this far, consider this an official invitation to the online T+LT class, this Sunday at 9 am PST. In this class, you will learn the basics of pelvis posture and techniques to improve it. In addition, there will be a recording available to you so you can make it part of your routine.

Book your spot here: https://jump.as.me/tilt

Hope to see you in the space,

Much love x

Hedi Shah / Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

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“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”

This ⬇️ will change the way you understand your body.

I stopped thriving for balance and replaced that with harmony in life,

and the way I teach movement today

I learned {balance} in our bodies wouldn’t happen if there is no harmony.

Harmony between left and right

Carrying weight on one side as we shift gears to another

Trusting both sides enough to move forward confidently

More importantly, the central programming is aware enough to know how to establish this harmony so you can achieve unshakable {balance}.

This 👆🏼is {balance} for me.

I got here not by striving for equality on the left and the right.

But by understanding that we are inherently asymmetrical beings, different left to right.

Because of the positioning of your heart on the left and the way it impacts your breathing and everything from top to bottom

When you teach your body a more efficient way of moving forward with respect to the harmonious relationship between the left and the right, your posture adapts accordingly.

And you start moving more effortlessly, feeling more balanced and having a lot more energy for life.

Today, I am anxious to invite you to a **NEW** class! ⬇️

T+LT | a pelvis class to improve your balance

In this class, I share with you everything you need to learn to build an unshakable balance for life.

****This class is FREE for THE JUMP HOUSE members.

I hope to see you in the space, and I’d like to leave you with two of my favourite pelvis exercises that helps to build balance through harmony ⬇️

1. Teaching your pelvis to stabilize by activating your hamstring, inner thighs and TVA

 

2. Teaching your pelvis to move in all directions independent from your lower spine

Much love x

Hedi Shah / Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

jumpwellnesscoaching.com

“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”

Sometimes Transformation Lives In Small Details

Sometimes transformation lives in small details.

In my work, small movements make all the difference

I often see how people combine a bunch of exercises on social media, thinking they will get more out of their time

which is one way of looking at it,

but that may take so much out of the efficiency and intentionally of the movement.

Here is an exercise that focuses on those smaller details and helps activate smaller glutes muscles. They are typically responsible for your hip’s internal & external rotation that brings more sensory understanding of your left and right and helps you feel more balanced and grounded 👇🏻

Give it a try and let me know how it feels.

Hedi Shah / Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

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“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”

 

The number one secret to better posture!

The number one secret to improve your posture

is to build a stronger core!

You may roll your eyes at me and tell me this is not anything new. However, the way I teach it to you is uniquely different.

It’s less about doing all the crunch variation in the world; it’s about bringing your ribs into their ideal position for your body type.

You may ask, what’s the ideal position?
The answer: Where you can breathe more effortlessly

If you ever worked with me in the past, you know that I’m obsessed with learning new modalities and experimenting with them on my body first. Then massage it into something that I know my community needs.

Here is my insanely unbelievable result 👇🏻

Here are a few things I began noticing that don’t show in a photo:

⭕️ The tension in the right side of my body decreased tremendously.
⭕️ My bodyweight began feeling more equally distributed on my feet, less leaning on one side compared to another side

⭕️ My pelvis started moving effortless side to side, and I could feel my body working on a walk without thinking about it

⭕️ I maintained nasal breathing on long hikes without feeling the need to open my mouth or have a dry mouth

⭕️ My post-concussion neck tension began diminishing

⭕️ I feel taller, leaner and experience a lot less anxiety

After seeing the improvement, I began incorporating the teachings into my 1:1 client work and all The JUMP House membership classes (ie, M3 and BodyUp)

Here is what one of my 1:1 clients has to say

I know, insane.

As much as I love having these teachings be part of other things that I do, I knew deep down that’s not enough for starters.

That’s why I created my ultimate favorite class.

Length | a breathing class to improve your posture: https://jump.as.me/length

I know the time might not work for everybody; participants will access the recording for a limited time after that.

Book your spot and come to celebrate the magic of your breath with me!

Hedi Shah / Movement Specialist . Trauma-informed PT . Heart Resonance Therapist

jumpwellnesscoaching.com

“It’s not only about moving your body; it’s about connecting to your body when you move.”