WT 014: Chris Girdis on Reconnecting with Breath and Body

chris-girdisChris Girdis and Krishana Clark run The Lifestyle Center in Raleigh, a very non-traditional chiropractic practice.

Using Network Spinal Analysis and Somatic Respiratory Integration (both terms are explained during the interview), they help their clients reconnect with their bodies to lessen or even get rid of physical and emotional pain.

Turns out when we become more aware of our bodily sensations and learn how to deal with them through appropriate breathwork, lots of other things start falling into place, including better eating, more exercise, and general lifestyle improvements.

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Chris and Krishana dropped by my office to talk about their work. Krishana turns out to be the silent type, at least in front of a microphone, but her energy and spirit are definitely part of the the conversation.

Enjoy!

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The Lifestyle Center

WT 004: Leigh Johnson on Befriending Our Connective Tissue

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Leigh Johnson is a licensed massage and bodywork therapist as well as a certified Pilates, RedCord Active®, GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and MELT Method® instructor.

Leigh excels at describing movement in an entertaining and effective manner and has worked with dancers, athletes, expectant mothers, brides to be, and individuals recovering from injury and surgery.

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Leigh’s study of massage therapy has expanded her understanding of the human body and inspired her movement instruction in new ways. Combining movement and massage, she continues to help individuals achieve their goals of fitness, whole body integration and pain-free, active living.

Leigh has been teaching in the triangle area since 2000, and a licensed Massage Therapist since 2012.

I've experienced Leigh's expert teaching in a MELT class. She knows her stuff really well, and can explain it in easy to grasp language. She pays attention to each student in the class, making adjustments and optimizing their practice.

Plus, she's fun, with a wicked sense of humor.

But more important for our purposes here, the MELT Method is one of the most efficiacious modalities for dealing with pain, restriction, and overall “crankiness” that medicine has discovered or studied.

So before you go down an orthopedic rabbit hole to escape from your pain, give a listen to this Well Talk episode with Leigh Johnson. And then, if you're curious, check out her schedule of local classes and try one for yourself.

Leigh's website: MetaFormMovement.com

More on the MELT Method: MeltMethod.com