The Integral need to Balance Mind and Body

Mind and body

The past 10 years have seen an explosion in health consciousness in the West. As a whole it would seem that we’re taking our health more seriously than ever before. This has mainly manifested in an explosion of gyms, exercise classes and yoga mats. More than ever, as a society we seem more active, there are now more options than ever before if you wish to burn some calories.

Yet with all this activity it seems that more than ever we’re all clamouring for some quiet time. We can call this need many things, but if there’s something that we can agree on, it is that we need balance. The human mind and body yearn for stimulation, they thrive on challenge yet at the same time require these things to be balanced with space for downtime. Downtime doesn’t necessarily mean inactivity, instead it’s a call for temporary disengagement, not so that we may avoid our day to day lives but instead, return refreshed and go deeper.

At Create Health we pride ourselves fuzing everything we do with a complex understanding of the human body and its alignment to the mind. So much of what we see nowadays relates to an overfocus on the physical health with little attention paid to the mind. Ultimately our minds provide us with our greatest sense of wellness. They’re a space which can contain the memories of our greatest experiences and also some of our greatest pain. Think of the mind as a storehouse which has the potential to become overloaded. We believe that in balancing the body and mind it’s crucial that we look at the storehouse as well as our physical form.

This process is not one of ‘attack’ – think of it instead as a process of finding our own internal balance. For everyone that will be a unique journey, one which will require an examination of where you currently are in your life and where you see yourself going. There is no one size fits all type of solution for any of our clients, instead we prefer to ‘deep dive’ and really build an understanding of the external as well as internal factors at play.

We recognise that life does provide us with plenty of day to day challenges. The constant need to take care of responsibilities whilst ensuring that we, as adults are exercising the right amount of self-care. We can’t live in a bubble, neither can our methods or the way in which we work with our clients. We recognize the need to find balance between body and mind is never an easy path. But what we don’t ask for is ‘ease’ – anything worth having is worth fighting for as they say. Crucially, the most important part of any journey is actually just starting.

Create Health is run by Glenn and Shoshi. They have dedicated their life to becoming masters of a myriad of arts and disciplines and treat each client as the unique individual they are. Techniques and philosophies of martial arts such as Tai Chi Chaun, Ba Gua Chaun, Chi Gong, Shorin Ryu Karate, western science, physiology, body language, mindset, mindfulness, dance (stage, show, performance art), gyrotonic, yoga, pilates, communication, body language and lifestyle health coaching. Disciplines in manual therapies such as neuromuscular therapy, kinesiology, proprioceptor neuromuscular facilitation, strain/counterstrain method, massage therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and structural integration (hellerwork). Personal strength and core training.