Physical health Self-Regulating System Collection

Alleviate • Shaking – SRS

We have many things to do every day and to some of us they’ll constantly feel a sense of uncomfortable feeling coming from their body, but they just can’t describe it well. It’s the stiffness that constrains the person and it grows the impact gradually to affect his/her mood, health, and even their decision making.

The stiff areas of a body become less responsive when the routine develops into the usual routes. For example, there is a chef and certain positions he has to pose from the moment he punches in till his work is finished, like hours of standing to cook or arms have got to be to the front for placing dish or handling stocks. For the most part, these positions repeat daily will soon form this person the way he walks, sits, and other simple movements.

But don’t underestimate the changing in little details though. If we just pay attention to how people walk, we’ll be surprised that everybody walks differently. The walking movements are shaped by their daily basis doing, and they directly affect the body developing structures, from joint bones to muscles. The time will reveal and enlarge the changes.

Back to the chef scenario, he might think, as long as the body is capable of dealing with his work demands, things are fine right? For health?.. He thinks he can postpone a bit.

Constantly he feels his body somewhat heavy and even rigid, but going back home, the chef is tired and how can we expect him to do more energy-spending workloads, knowing that he has to work early in the morning again?

The worst thing about this is that the chef might be free of his mind, meaning that he has many things wanted to do inside his head, but the body simply can’t adapt. The spirit is weary due to the prolonged physical, physiological, and mental issues.

To get out of this loop and realise which parts of the body require his attention to work on, he needs to shake them up constantly to be able to reconnect his body better. With the commitment to getting better health, he’ll soon be able to fix his health. And more importantly, he can re-concentrate his energy so his spirit will come back stronger than ever was.

Shaking takes tiny bits of energy but it feels good to shake up our body. The more we shake, the sooner our body will tell us which parts we need to relieve, while loosening up the stiffening parts.

Here is an example of shaking with the lower part of the body.

It’s a self-explanatory method. you shake your body.

You can divide parts to shake. For example: a torso, an arm, both arms, or the lower body, one leg, it’s entirely up to you.

Now, let’s come back to the power level chart again.
Although the above-given example is going for about 6 power level for an apparent demonstration, normally you can go for 1~3 (light shake), it’ll still help you to feel and reconnect. But do increase if you feel like it’s not doing anything.

So when to implement?
Whenever a part of the body tightens for a long time, which is needed to loosen up, for better agile, you should shake.

For how long?
– It can be seconds to minute(s).
^ I do it with minutes sometimes as I apply it to be a part of my dancing training with the rhythm. 😉

Tip(s) for during it:
– Notice that the trick about shaking is that you have to be in a relaxed state. Therefore, it’s a great way to test if you’re relaxed or tense at that moment in time.

– Think of shaking your back muscles. Use the back muscles as the starting power point to locate, shake it, and then move along within the designated areas you wish to shake. For example: You start from the back of your chest, and then you suddenly feel around the back of the hips needs some work, so you move the power to shake the hips.

The goal:
– To make it loosen, so it’s easy to reconnect with your body for later stretching, or “regular moving”.


Photos by Karim Manjra, Lily Banse from Unsplash

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