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“Using timeless wisdom from the animal kingdom, there is hope for chronic and debilitating, and otherwise untreatable pain.” -CAN
MOTION POTION™ | Your Body, No Pain
The wisdom of the animals has much to teach us humans about health and longevity. For example the animal kingdom naturally deploy’s an innate bio mechanical routine called pandiculation, which allows their muscles to stay supple, flexible and strong. When’s the last time you saw a jack rabbit with back pain? Humans possess the same potential for health and well being however we lack the instinct that would allow us to unlock this hidden system of optimal existence. That’s where Christopher’s Motion Potion™ comes in. Based on the ingenious work of the late Dr Thomas Hanna, motion potion is a revolutionary system of movement which aims to solve the epidemic of pain and suffering especially among the elderly.
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These movements show us how 13 Planes of movements that change the way we move and feel, taking us out of pain and into feeling youtful and energized.
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Your Body, No Pain
Take Relief into Your own Hands for a lifetime of Freedom with this Gentle Pain Management System
Christopher’s easy to follow instructions and gentle movements gave me almost instant relief from my hip pain.
“I almost didn’t do my class with Christopher this morning because of lower back pain. The movements were subtle, gentle, and amazingly effective! Pain reduced by 95% after the class!!!
“I’m a firm believer in Motion Potion! The Chronic pain in my right hip cleared up completely and I know that just a few minutes a day of regular practice will keep my body mobile as I age. What a gift!”
I am grateful to find that I can continue to do the chores that are required to live independently on the Greensprings, 20 miles from Ashland, with far less pain then before I started taking lessons with Christopher.
“Christopher’s movements focus on restoring various muscle groups to their potential so that they can aid you in better overall locomotion. And after decades of ill-advised positioning of arms, legs, shoulders and hips, who doesn’t need that?!? The video collection consists of relatively few repetitions of small movements that ultimately make a big difference in how you feel and move afterward. Some days it is nothing short of miraculous, other days it puts a spring in my step, and always it relaxes me and makes me more aware of my posture and the manner in which I conduct everyday movements. These movement lessons have alleviated my longstanding peripheral neuropathy, shoulder and neck pain, and perpetually constricted calves. I am grateful to Christopher for bringing this modality of healing.”
Motion Potions Lineage
The late Dr. Tomas Hanna distilled the work of the movement genius, Moshe Feldenkrais. And by understanding the nature of muscular contraction in stress reflex’s from work of Hans Seyle, he presented Hanna Somatics. A new body of work, designed to empower human beings to manage muscular tension and pain on a daily basis efficiently and effectively, much like Animals do in the wild.
The Cost of No Motion Potion
The Cost is great when we don’t know how to move everyday in way that relieves muscular tension and pain. We get dependent on others. Manual Bodywork can help release chronic muscular pain and tension for sure, but what do we do when we go home? We need something easy, efficient, effective and gentle we can do everyday. The 13 movements of Motion Potion™ bring hope to the person who feels trapped in a painfully tight body. Save money and time over a lifetime with this incredible understanding of the way the body works.
The Myth of Aging
What is often deemed the effects of aging can be in large part actually due to energy trapped in chronically tight muscles. Pulling our heads forward, locking us in poor postures, making us feel like a Tin Person, always tired, rigid and stiff. We feel old when we feel like that! Motion Potion™ keeps the energy in our body from getting stuck in tight muscles. This way we can feel more youthful as we age, maintain upright posture, pep in our step and confidence as we move.
Stress Epidemic! Motion Potion's Solution
With a daily tension management system that doesn’t have negative side effects, we can help to tackle our tension and muscular pain epidemic. Motion Potion™ seeks to empower the elderly, the middle aged, and this generation of young people who are faced with unprecedented levels of of stress.
Low Back and Hip Pain Relief
Motion Potion™ is based on the understanding that the entire muscular system is connected. For example if the sides of the body are locked in a state of tension, that will effect the ability for the low back and hips to move freely. Or if the hips and low back are locked up, that will effect the ability of the neck and shoulders to move freely and vice versa. So with Motion Potion™ we address the whole to effect the part, because no muscle works alone in functional movements! Here, we treat low back and hip pain with13 gentle movements, that acknowledge the woking body as a whole.
Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief
The Number 2 complaint in the clinic, Neck and Shoulder pain. Motion Potion is a gentle approach and painless. Instead of painful stretching to address tense muscles these 13 movements work almost effortlessly to reduce tension and pain in the neck and shoulders.
Learn to Communicate with your Muscles: Ok relax!
Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are constantly communicating to our muscles to contract to make things happen. But how do we communicate consciously to relax? And no muscle works alone actually, so how do we communicate with. groups of muscles responsible for functional movements? We end up contracting more than we relax our muscles. Over time the contraction accrues. Then muscles become painful and sore because they are working all the time and worse, we may not even register the pain coming from the muscles because our brain has gotten so used to the muscles being that tight, we forget. Motion POTION™will show you how to begin to communicate with our body! “Ok Muscles, thank you for working, now you can relax!” Everyday.
Pandiculate and Bypass The Stretch Reflex!
We learn to stretch. But animals don’t stretch! They actually do but first they contract their muscle groups. There is a reason why their natural intelligence does not have them stretch first. The muscles respond more deeply to a pandiculation, which bypasses the stretch reflex! Stretching has its benefits as a Yoga Teacher I know this but it is also limited. Having the pandiculations in your tool box pre yoga, pre fitness will greatly add to your movement health. There’s such a need for these movements to be learned and practiced that I am focusing exclusively on bringing this body of work to you and your friends, family, contacts and colleagues.
Motion Potion™ A Gentle and Effective solution
We learn only to stretch. But animals don’t stretch first when they want to relax and activate their muscles. There is a reason why their natural intelligence does not have them stretch first. The muscles respond more deeply to a pandiculation, which bypasses the stretch reflex. These “functional pandiculations” for the human frame are so gentle, efficient and fundamental to human motion you may find that you want them to be your new daily routine.