Video: How to activate the glutes using Be Activated

How important are your glutes? They give you balance and core strength, helping you run with speed and stamina when the competition starts. But only if they’re activated. In this video, I’ll show you the third part of a simple Zone 1 activation. We’ve already learned diaphragmatic breathing and activated the psoas. Here’s how to unlock the power of the glutes using 4 simple pressure points....

Video: How to activate the psoas muscle using Be Activated

It takes 5 seconds to activate the psoas muscle. Using your thumb or a self activation stick, you can improve flexibility, strengthen your core and make your legs feel lighter. This video is the second part of a simple Zone 1 activation. I’ll show you exactly how psoas activation is done – and we’ll measure the surprising results....

Video: Diaphragmatic breathing increases flexibility

It’s one thing to talk about Be Activated — but if you’re like most of us, seeing is believing. In this 3-minute video, I show you exactly how diaphragmatic breathing works. Watch an athlete practice the proper way of breathing, learn pressure points to help you breathe better — and see the increase in flexibility just a few breaths can get you....

Diaphragmatic breathing is the key to your skeletal and muscular systems

Want better athletic performance? Want fewer injuries? Want to walk taller, feel stronger and move more easily in everything you do? You can have it in a breath. But it’s got to be the right kind of breath. ­ Your body is a soda can Ever seen a skeleton stand up by itself? Outside of horror movies, it doesn’t happen. Your individual bones may be strong, but your skeleton as a whole is relatively weak – it will collapse in on itself if you let it. The skeleton needs something else to support it, to keep every bone in the place that it belongs so your body keeps a base of strength. Something has to keep the skeleton in place. That something is pressure. Here’s an analogy developed by the brilliant Dr. Mary Massery: Your body is like a can of soda. Aluminum cans have very thin walls; if the can is open and empty, it’s very easy to crush in your hand. But what makes the structure strong and keeps the can straight isn’t the thickness of the aluminum – it’s the pressure inside the can. If the pressure inside the can is about equal to the atmospheric pressure outside the can, the aluminum stays straight and the can stays strong. If you change the pressure – say, by opening and emptying the can – you weaken the whole structure. Your body is more complicated, but it works on the same principles. There are a couple key pressure cavities in your body: The thorasic cavity in your chest and the abdominal cavity above your legs. You have a...

Be-Activated Integration Workshop Series – Level 2

Presented by Douglas Heel   Now the fun really starts, based on the strong foundations you’ve built from Level One.  The principles of Level Two are to deepen your understanding of the techniques, and to answer any questions since taking Level One. By now you’ll have integrated the Be-Activated system into your work, and you’ll no doubt be thinking – What’s next?!  I want more! You’ll learn how to apply the Activation techniques in wider functional situations, and we’ll address any challenges you might be experiencing with your clients. On Level Two we’ll cover more Activation techniques to really dig deep, and I’ll demonstrate a full assessment and treatment on a client. We’ll build on your knowledge by applying the techniques to movement patterns, zones of transformation and exercise. We’ll introduce new concepts around visual field stress patterns, and look at breaking associated belief patterns. Be-Activated Level Two will reinforce the skills you already have, and equip you with some powerful new tools.   When: Monday May 8th, 2017            8:30am – 4:30pm CST and Tuesday May 9th, 2017            8:30am – 4:30pm CST Where: Edward Hospital 801 S Washington St Naperville, IL 60540 Cost: Before Friday April 7th, 2017       $649 After Friday April 7th, 2017          $699 Contact: Joanne Janota joannejanota@gmail.com Doors open at 8:00am both days. Register online; space is limited. Click HERE to register...
Going in for an activation with Dr. Nelson the day before the ACT was one of the best decisions I could have made. The increase in my breathing and visual awareness helped me to stay focused and relaxed during the four hour long testing period. I went up 4 points from my previous scores. I can’t thank Dr. Nelson enough for his help in building my future.
Maryclaire McKenna