Powerful thoughts, powerful language, powerful body
Here is another little gem from my favourite physio and pain guru, David Butler.
The brain loves to change (have you heard of neural plasticity?) and in addition, the brain loves to swim in its 'soup' of neurotransmitters and hormones. The brain loves happy hormones the best to keep us and our central nervous system feeling optimum!
When it comes to language, the use of metaphor, rhyme and alliteration really sticks in the brain. Think 'coca cola', or 'lululemon' or those kids nursery rhymes (that are hard to shake from the brain despite all your trying). Language and it's power can turn your brain soup either happy or sad and have a strong impact on your nervous system, the way you feel, the pain levels you are in and your overall well being.
So.... we are not going to dwell on our bad backs, tight traps or degenerating discs. We will instead be exercising, focussing and becoming stronger to feel good as gold and picture perfect for summer. Let's dive in and heal our hips, mend our muscles and turn that soup to a happy medley of hormones!