Yoga Tune Up® is a fitness therapy format built around the three P’s: Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps alleviate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of yoga, Self-Massage, and Breath Strategies. By helping to identify and target your “body blind spots”; areas that had been ignored, overused, underused, or lacking of awareness , YTU increases strength and establishes healthy movement patterns.
Self-myofascia release (SMFR) relieves aches and pains, enhances breathing, reduces stress and improves your posture and performance. To understand how it works, you must first understand that the body is made up of multiple layers of connective tissue (fascia) that weaves and winds its way around every part of your body’s parts, connecting (and separating) you from head to toe.
Massage Balls improve the slide and glide between the fascial layers which translates into ease of movement, release of tension, and reduction of discomfort. The grippy texture of the massage therapy balls work by gently locking into all the tissue layers, from the surface of the skin, to the spongy superficial fascia underneath, and further within towards deep fascia. As the balls roll along the skin, they create massive shear that heats, calms, and lengthens not only the targeted tissues but the associated tissues as well.
SMFR can also facilitate an improved awareness and emotional connection with the inner Self. When the human organism experiences trauma (which can include falls, car accidents, surgeries, and other more complex forms of trauma), and the trauma or “threat” is not processed successfully, the energy mobilized by the body to deal with the threat can get trapped in the body, causing constrictions and a host of other symptoms such as panic attacks, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, chronic fatigue, headaches, digestion challenges, neck and back problems, depression, forgetfulness, inability to deal with stress, etc.
Interoception can help humans be present and aware of the sensations, emotions, and feelings flowing through the body. Building this capacity to be present with what is happening in our “inner space” can help the body process the stuck energy mobilized by trauma. When practicing SMFR, give yourself permission to BE in your experience – to be curious, open, patient, to go s l o w. Notice how the pain experience changes with different thoughts, different movements, and different and novel experiences. Be open to witnessing your rage of emotions. Be a companion to the pain instead of fearing and resisting it.
Interoception: A subtle sensing system of how we perceive our body’s physiology. Interoceptive signals include hunger, visceral pain, cramps, sexual desire, breath, heart beat etc.
At the Centre Multisports, we created a class called Yoga Release. It is an hour long class where we warm up the body with 30 minutes of yoga flow focusing on working a specific area in the body followed by 30 minutes of self massaging with the Tune Up balls with the intention of release tension, improve mobility in the same area of the body. This class is intended for beginners to advanced yogis.
Our main objective is to provide an individual experience where people can explore and build up body sense awareness (proprioception),strengthening and actively moving with the right form and posture so that the body engages the muscles, abstaining from pressing on the ligaments, avoiding soft-tissue imbalances, trigger points and pain.
Come try Yoga Tune Up® in our Yoga Release class, every tuesday morning at 10!