Running strength is dependent on the “integrity” and balance of the neuro-muscular system in the athlete’s body, which is controlled by the nervous system. The question we need to answer Is whether the nervous system is stuck in a fight or flight survival mode, or thriving and operating at it’s full capacity. If, in order to be performing at our peak we need our nervous system to be thriving, then surely we need to release our response to “stress” and align our spine correctly. Our bodies respond to physical, emotional, nutritional and even energetic stresses in an amazing manner that ensures our very survival. But the very responses that ensure our survival can be detrimental to our athletic performance.
Fortunately our nervous system responds to stresses in a predictable manner. If we eradicate these responses or bad habits then we are able to optimise the function of our neuro-muscular system, correctly align our spine and enhance the function and performance of our body. The foundation of a more efficient and a good athletic performance is a correctly functioning and balanced nervous system.
Electricity travels through the nervous system and ensures the correct function of all our muscles. On a more subtle level, this electricity is seen as the essence of our life force or energy. It needs to be balanced for optimal function and therefore performance. This is where the age old, traditional, oriental medicine fuses with a scientific and logical view of the nervous system.