THE NEXT GENERATION OF HEALTH AND FITNESS
Healing Trauma and Pain through Movement: Global Postural Recalibration and State of the Art, Bespoke Personal Training.
Aligning Science And Fitness
As a seasoned Personal Trainer, Jack Habbijam, founder of El Habitus, built the foundations of the El Habitus Method upon a combination of traditional training modalities and a deep understanding of the Nervous System.
Breaking through the traditional boundaries of Health and Fitness, El Habitus provides a truly comprehensive approach -one that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of exercise, stretching or fixing physical posture alone.
By harnessing the power of the parasympathetic nervous system and deep internal contractions, the El Habitus method facilitates a profound mind-body understanding and undeniable results.
Shifting the focus from external metrics like counting reps, to internal sensations and isometric contractions, El Habitus are pioneering a new era in fitness—one that prioritizes the body’s innate wisdom and evolution and cultivates a harmonious relationship between your body physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Humans - a Bio-Hydraulic Operating System
At El Habitus, we understand that humans are predominantly a fluid-based organism responding to sensory stimuli, with bones and muscles, all encompassed by a 3D web of fascia. The brain needs clear sensory signals for optimal movement. Appreciating the way pressure impacts the body, the El Habitus Method utilises your breath to affect the way air and fluid move through you, optimising your movement and results.
As blood rushes through a muscle, it expands the muscle, stimulating and stabilising movement, similar to when air rushes into the lungs and the diaphragm and ribcage expands, stabilising the upper body.
Therefore, the body is not only bio-mechanical but also bio-hydraulic. Our bodies use fluid, air, and pressure distribution to expand and relax compressed areas in multiple dimensions. Understanding this and how your body distributes weight and pressure to create force, is crucial for creating true balance and stability.
This is the El Habitus Philosophy.
4 STEPS OF EH METHODOLOGY
Step 1: Proprioception and Sensory Input
It is crucial to assess the state of your sensory receptors as they play a vital role in maintaining posture and balance, regulating your nervous system, ensuring proper form, preventing injuries, and maximising the benefits of physical activity.
Step 2: Pelvis Alignment
Aligning your pelvis on top of your feet before starting an exercise is the essential first step as it establishes a solid foundation, promotes proper posture, and optimises biomechanics for effective and injury-free movement.
Step 3: Scapula Stability
Stabilising your scapula is crucial for maintaining proper upper body and breathing mechanics, promoting postural stability through the diaphragm, and optimising the activation and function of the core and shoulder muscles.
Step 4: Integrated Corrective Exercises
With the body realigned and positioned, it’s now primed for optimal biomechanical movement; ensuring controlled breathing and nervous system regulation, reducing the risk of injury and allowing for efficient execution.
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Has Conventional Health and Fitness been getting it Wrong?
In the twenty-first century, professionals are taught to understand all movement and assess pain and range of motion with a restricted biomechanical model. While understanding the anatomy and physiology of the body, these models provide limited results as they bypass the sensory receptors of the body and even most important controlling system of all – the brain!
Frequently asked questions
The concept of habitus was first used by Aristotle. A person’s habitus is a person’s general constitution, especially their physical build. In sociology, habitus is the way that people perceive and respond to the social world they inhabit. Pierre Bourdieu said that the habitus consists of the hexis, a person’s carriage (posture) and speech (accent), and the mental habits of perception and feeling.
Your posture is a motor response. Posture is an automatic and unconscious position and it represents the body’s reaction to its sensory receptors and the force of gravity. It is maintained through the contraction of skeletal muscles and coordinated by a series of stimuli which are interpreted by the brain. Several factors contribute to the posture, including neurophysiological, biomechanical and psycho-emotive factors.
Posturology is a science-based multi-disciplinary technique that examines the major plumb lines in the human body. Developed in Europe almost 25 years ago under the leadership of Dr. Bernard Bricot, a renowned French orthopedic surgeon, it is an innovative approach to medical science stemming from a need to devise and develop a treatment capable of evaluating the human body as a whole.
It is common for certain modalities and practitioners to focus on a clients’ sensations of discomfort, their various aches and pains, tension, headaches or cognitive issues. Although these are important symptoms to report, their origin and/or reason for repeated reoccurrence is rarely found or cured correctly. Posturology traces these symptoms back to their origins. For example, specific foot problems will result in predictable misalignments; knee and hip problems and rotations.
Essentially, all movement is a succession of different “postures”. Posturology concentrates on recalibrating standing posture, which results in fully optimized movement. If your brain is unable to form congruent messages then your body’s available range of movement will be limited. Think of it like this – your body must first master the art of understanding the sensory signals to first achieve postural neutrality, before it can co-ordinate more complex movement patterns efficiently.
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