When you seek out a doctor, chiropractor, holistic practitioner, you probably have some pain or health issue that your looking to resolve and stabilize….looking for more BALANCE in your body and your life. This is absolutely understandable. When we have a health issue or experience some form of imbalance or instability, it is natural and healthy to seek balance and stability.
But how often do we seek out IMBALANCE and INSTABILITY? Actually, quite often! This is equally as important. This is why we go to the gym, go on vacation and reorganize our house, office or relationships. Let me explain.
When anything is stable and balanced, there is no movement or growth. It is maintained as it is. In order for there to be any movement or growth, an element of instability and imbalance must be introduced. Look at walking, for example.
Try this: Stand up with your feet shoulders width apart. Are you going anywhere? No. You are stable and in balance but standing in the same spot. In order to move forward, you must take a step. So, very, very slowly, lift your right foot and start moving it forward. You will, for a moment, feel unstable until you put your foot down in front of you, once again creating stability. Now do the same thing with the left foot. Do this over and over and you’re walking forward, moving back and forth between instability and stability / imbalance and balance. Do this exercise until you feel that fluctuation between instability and stability. This is how all things move forward and grow….fluctuating between stability and instability. You MUST have instability and imbalance in order to grow, move and heal.
Granted, too much instability and imbalance causes chaos, disorder and dysfunction, which is unhealthy. Likewise, too much balance and stability causes stagnation, tension and dysfunction, also unhealthy. The natural fluctuation between the two is what we want: This is HEALTHY!
Every time you eat something, this puts the chemistry of the body out of balance. As the body seeks the NEXT LEVEL of stability in the body, it uses the nutrients of the food to create new cells, create energy and drive function. Every time you exercise, it creates instability in the muscles and other tissues, and as the body seeks a NEW LEVEL of stability, your muscles grow and get stronger. Explore how wherever there is growth and movement, there are elements of instability and imbalance that drive that change to find NEW LEVELS of stability and balance.
In fact, when you read the title of this article, for a moment, you might have felt some instability (confusion or irritability). This was deliberate. We can’t grow or learn without an element of instability!
This is the goal of NETWORKSPINAL CHIROPRACTIC. When you first came in, there may have been areas of tension and restricted movement or chronic injury or health issue that hadn’t changed In quite some time….this is too much STABILITY AND BALANCE. The specific, gentle contacts on the spine are designed to introduce an element of INSTABILITY by triggering movement and breath in the body. Suddenly, the tension begins to release and the spine begins to move freer. We start experiencing a greater sense of EASE, instead of DIS-EASE. If there is too much INSTABLITY, a similar process restores balance through breath and connection with the body….also creating a greater sense of EASE.
If you feel you are experiencing too much INSTABILITY in your life, introduce some stability by deliberately taking calming deep breaths, meditate, spend time in nature and do more of the things you enjoy. If things are stagnant and not changing….TOO STABLE…introduce instability! Do something you wouldn’t normally do! Start exercising. Go on a trip. Go out on the town. Start a hobby. Start a business. Let your imagination go free.
In conclusion, if you have a health issue, there is either too much stability or too much instability and we can support you with creating IDEAL HEALTH through NetworkSpinal Chiropractic. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for yourself and your family!
With Love and Appreciation,