ELDOA

Text Neck: How Posture Affects Thyroid and Heart Health

What is “text neck”? It’s a term referring to the pain and postural distortion associated with routinely looking down at your smartphone. When your head posture is too forward (i.e., too far in front of your center of gravity), this causes a reverse curve of the cervical spine. Over time, the tissues become more and(…)

Why Is Bad Posture So Bad?

Posture is important to the health of your spine. Period. This is not a breakthrough concept. The cultural cliche of the parent telling the child to “sit up straight” demonstrates a general awareness that slouching should be avoided. However, if you were asked to describe in detail the potential downsides of poor posture (outside of(…)

ELDOA for Autonomic Health

The autonomic nervous system is the portion of the nervous system that regulates your “vegetative function”—the actions of your organs which occur without conscious thought or effort. Involuntary body processes controlled by this system include: blood flow, heart beat, breathing rate, body temperature, hormone production, metabolism, digestion, bowel and bladder function, sexual response, and more.(…)

Yoga and ELDOA: What’s the Difference?

ELDOA is a relatively new form of exercise often compared with yoga. Although there is some overlap between yoga and ELDOA, the two types of classes are actually very different. One is more holistic and encourages a free-flowing mindset, while the other is more analytical and intentional. Because of these key differences, many yogis find(…)

How to Increase Brain Health with ELDOA

Did you know you can increase brain health with ELDOA? Through intelligent and coordinated movement, you can improve the nourishment of the central nervous system and thus improve the function of the brain and spinal cord. Keep reading to learn more about how to increase brain health. Fascia and Connective Tissue If you read my(…)

ELDOA for Athletes

The ELDOA method—which encompasses the many exercise techniques taught by Dr. Guy Voyer, including his acclaimed ELDOA—is a powerful tool for athletes! It reduces the harmful effects of intense training, improves mechanics, and enhances overall performance. For the general population, ELDOA is great for tissue restoration, organ function, spine health, and more. Athletes in particular(…)

ELDOA for Healthy Heart, Lungs, and Organ Function

Protecting the health of vital organs like the heart and lungs is hugely important. Did you know you can achieve healthier organ function with ELDOA? In my previous blog post on fascia, I explained how the ELDOA method of exercise helps create an environment in which fluid flows more freely through the fascia and connective(…)

Understanding Fascia: The ELDOA Method

Fascia, commonly defined as connective tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ, has recently become a trendy word in the health and fitness community. Fascia is very important because it attaches your body’s skeletal muscles to bones and other tissues, allowing your muscles and joints to move appropriately in relationship to one another. But to(…)