A Paradigm Shift in Health & Fitness
A New Dawn of Personal Training
Education is a cornerstone of this training philosophy. At El Habitus we empower clients with knowledge, allowing you to learn to listen to your body’s subtle cues, adjusting your movements accordingly, and make conscious choices as a result of this in your training journey.
The El Habitus method represents a paradigm shift, recognizing that a complete assessment of the body goes beyond physical alignment alone. By considering the broader context of foot imbalances, foot receptors, jaw function, breathing and nervous system regulation, El Habitus can provide individuals with a training programme that optimizes their performance and overall well-being.
By examining these interconnected elements, we gain a holistic understanding of an individual, recognizing that imbalances in one area can have ripple effects throughout the body. For example, misalignments in the eyes can impact our sense of balance and coordination, leading to compensations and increased injury risk during physical activities. Similarly, issues with foot alignment and proprioception can undermine stability, affecting overall movement mechanics.
Instead, the personalized program integrates exercises that specifically target every part of you – the identified imbalances in both alignment and strength whilst addressing the interplay between posture, sensory receptors and breathing.
This comprehensive approach heralds a new era in fitness—one that truly caters to the unique needs of each individual, paving the way for more effective and transformative exercise and life experiences.
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Frequently asked questions
The brain uses the amount of movement in the muscles behind each eye to sense the depth of objects. So, if one eye muscle is working more than the other, the brain twists body to make the images from the eyes match! Eye convergence affects your depth perception and proprioception where your body is positioned in space.
While vision problems (exteroception) are often diagnosed and treated, proprioception issues, such as insufficient eye convergence, are rarely diagnosed. Proper testing of tracking an object from a distant to up close is not included in standard eye exams but is also a growing problem in school age children, due to lack of movement and excessive screen usage from an early age.
Twisted neck/shoulders; eyestrain (especially during or after reading); headaches; blurred vision; double vision; inability to concentrate; short attention span; frequent losing of one’s balance; squinting, rubbing, closing or having to cover one eye; trouble remembering what was read; words appearing to move or float; problems with motion sickness and/or vertigo
Not at all. It takes a little understanding in the beginning but watch the foundation videos and then a lot is repeated throughout the course, so you will soon get the gist of it. To help you out, we have created a handy glossary where you can look up the terminology used in each video.
Posture is largely misunderstood, even by medical professionals. Most think that good posture is something that can be done consciously – pull your shoulders back and stand up straight, but posture is a lot more complex than this. As posture is unconsciously maintained by reaction to stimuli, posture is not something we can change without sensory intervention. We can define “good posture” as any position that maintains balance and alignment with maximum stability but minimal energy consumption and negligible stress of the anatomical structures.
When you think of bad posture, you probably think of someone hunched over or with their head positioned forward. But this is not necessarily “bad” posture, in the way one might think it is. It is a common phrase that no posture is bad posture and your best posture is your next posture but this isn’t the EH philosophy. Bad posture is when there aren’t congruent messages being provided to the brain from its sensory receptors and it is unable to efficiently maintain balance and stability without excess strain on muscles and joints.