We wear clothes that make us feel attractive, confident, and comfortable…or not. We have stretchy and loose, or tight and restricting clothing…the later sometimes requires uncomfortable cute shoes. You probably wouldn’t want to go for a run or have a Pilates workout in the tight uncomfortable clothes because they would restrict movement. Being comfortable in your own skin would be like wearing the stretchy, loose clothes giving you freedom to move in your Pilates or Yoga class, get in that run, and feel good doing it!
“…Feeling good can make you more attractive than torturing yourself to look a certain way.”
When we’re restricted in a muscle bound body it’s like wearing the uncomfortable restricting clothes. You may look good on the outside, but do you really feel good? Most likely NOT if it hurts to move. Sometimes feeling good can make you more attractive than torturing yourself to look a certain way.
“…When your fascia doesn’t slide and shear, it’s like wearing tight, restricting clothes.”
Your skin is the most superficial layer of fascia. Internally, your fascia surrounds every bone, muscle, organ, nerve and cell. The fascia tissues should be able to slide and shear past each other. When they don’t it’s like wearing tight, restricting clothes. A big movement in tight clothes may cause a seam to rip open. What if that seam were your hamstring? If you were in the stretchy comfortable clothes the seam wouldn’t rip. The body will be able to resist injury if your fascia is hydrated, and the muscles are toned and pliable.
“…When you’re not physically held back from the things you want to do your strength, confidence and beauty shine through.”
When you’re comfortable in your own skin your body has balance. It’s prepared and allowed to move however you want or need to without restriction or pain. When you’re not physically held back from the things you want to do your strength, confidence and beauty shine through.