What is Foundation Training?
Foundation Training is a movement practice designed to restore the body's natural order and put YOU at the center of your health. It teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended. It was developed by chiropractor and movement expert, Dr. Eric Goodman, to heal his chronic back pain and avoid surgery for multiple disc herniations. This program is not a temporary remedy, but a systematic solution that creates long-term health. Foundation Training enables one to reach, achieve and experience incredible health and wellness!
Foundation Training targets the source of pain - not just the symptoms - making it a long-term solution for optimal health. It brings the whole body, inside and out, into balance allowing you to function at your absolute best.
No fancy equipement needed. Foundation Training simply relies on your bodyweight, movement and breathing. It can be done anywhere, anytime, for just a few minutes each day.
Whether you're young or old, have limited mobility, or are an active athlete, Foundation Training can have an amazing impact on your health, well-being and happiness.
How It Works
Foundation Training issues a combination of powerful movements, intentional poses and conscious breathing work to activate the muscles in your posterior chain. When practiced regularly, your pain fiminishes, your resistance to injury increases and your body comes to life.
- Your torso, pelvis and backbone strengthen.
- Your hips reclaim their intended role as the epicenter of movement.
- Your spine decompresses and space opens throughout your torso.
- Your breathing capacity and oxygen levels increase.
- Your muscles learn to correctly support your structure and posture improves.
- Your whole body becomes integrated and moves more efficently.
Compression affects the whole body
Chronic compression of the spine - and it's surrounding areas - not only wreak havoc on posture, it simultainously reduces blood flow and oxygen in the body. It also plays a key role in the wide range of degenerative diseases and conditions.
Foundation Training provides the perfect antedote to the chronic compression that plagues so many people.
The modern day crisis
Life in the 21st century all too often means living an extremely sedentary and immobile lifestyle - one that encourages too much time hunched over screens, devices, steering wheels and desks. Assuming these poor positions throughout the day without adequate muscular strength to resist and push back agains gravity can lead to degeneration of our joins inefficiency of our muscles and unnecessary pain. Our habits of sitting and curling forward, combined with the ever constant pull of gravity, cause compression force on our bodies that is detrimental to every aspect of health. We modern humans must learn to live and move the way our bodies are designed or else we leave ourselves vulnerable to pain, illness, fatigue and general malaise.
Contact us for more information about private and public classes with the staff at Roots Natural Medicine.