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Harmony in movement = Harmony in body & mind

 

Many people exercise to burn belly fat, lose weight fast, flatten stomach, tone arms or thighs, increase muscle size or bodybuilding, to stress less, to get fit fast, increase energy levels or even to improve their sex life.

Although these are all potential benefits of exercise, Harmony In Movement has a deeper purpose; To support connection and develop quality in movement. 

About Harmony In Movement

Harmony In Movement is established on the principals that we can connect with our self and our body and move and exercise in a way that holds a quality equal to the stillness of our essence found within. Exercising in such a way does not add any strain, tension or stress in the body and instead develops a truly harmonious and healthy body  

Harmony In Movement Aims to share a gentle way of exercising that is;

  • encouraging and supportive of self connection and body awareness
  • according to the physical and physiological state of the body before each session, or how the body is feeling
  • specific to the health and physical ability of each person
  • specific to the needs of the individual to develop true health, fitness and vitality
  • a type, intensity and duration that will support an individual to exercise in a self caring and self-honoring way
  • a way of exercise that allows an individual to enjoy the feeling of movement in their body, and to enjoy themselves


The
Benefits of Harmony In Movement private sessions and exercise sessions include;

  • feeling more connected to you and your body in movement
  • feeling stronger, flexible and more alive in your body throughout your day
  • developing a way to stop and connect with yourself and your body
  • an opportunity to get a marker of how you are feeling within yourself, physically, physiologically and even emotionally or psychologically
  • enjoyable for you and your body
  • caring and supportive for you and your body, to build self confidence and self worth to make further healthy or self-caring choices.
  • a celebration of your  body in movement
  • increased ability to have clear and positive thoughts about yourself and your life
  • re-development of strength, flexibility, stability, fluidity and vitality in all systems in the body, specifically the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, connective tissue, endocrine and nervous systems
  • improved overall health and wellbeing, possibly including energy levels, motivation and sleeping patterns

 

The Procedures of a Harmony In Movement exercise session or group class will vary according to the services required or the program you are participating in but may include;

  • An assessment involving a variety of tests including various sitting or laying stretches, simple standing balance tests, a 6 min walk test, chair sit to stand, a 3 minute step test and core and abdominal muscle exercises.
  • Any tests will be assessing your cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.
  • Your height, weight, waist and hip circumferences may also be measured when necessary.
  •  Any tests procedures will be discussed and explained to you in full before testing and you have the right to refuse testing or to stop at any time you choose with no adverse consequences.
  • One-to-one and group exercise sessions consist of a variety of exercises that are complete at a light to moderate intensity for a period of time that you can easily manage.
  • Exercises include large muscle group aerobic activities such as walking, aerobics and stepping, strength training exercises using dumbbells, body weight or resistance bands, stretching exercises in a sitting or laying position, balance exercises using balance pads and fit balls and gentle core and abdominal strength exercises using body weight or fit balls.
  • They type of program complete will vary from person to person depending on individual needs and may consist of regular private sessions or group classes for a short or long period of time.


There are general Risks associated with exercise participation.

  • Risks are present if the body is pushed beyond what it can handle or exercise is complete using inappropriate or unsafe technique or due to slips trips and falls. 
  • All risks are minimised by maintaining quality and integrity in the services and the close and care-full monitoring of you during any testing or exercise. Also by being aware of your medical history and remaining respectful of your bodies capabilities and needs.  
  • General risks associated with exercise include muscule and joint pain, lightheadedness, breathlessness, fatigue, abnormal blood pressure or a rare case of stroke, heart attack or death if the cardiovascular system is put under too much strain when there are any cardiovascular diseases or weaknesses already present.


The Safeguards Harmony In Movement put into place to minimise risks and to ensure the safe and efficient management of any situation that arises includes; 

  • all recommended practices and guidelines of Exercise and Sports Science Australia are put into place for all exercise and rehabilitation services
  • every client fills out a medical history and a physical activity readiness questionnaire and required to seek medical approval for exercise training when risks of exercise participation are identified
  • the practitioner only shares exercises that they are willing to do themselves and commit to doing regularly, in order to have a true livingness or understanding of what is shared, and not a directive or dictation of exercises in an inappropriate manner  
  • all exercises are shared in a way, intensity and duration that is in complete honoring of where each clients body is at in each session and not to push beyond what the body truly needs
  • participants are monitored closely to ensure they are not pushing themselves beyond what they can handle or are not putting themselves at risk
  • practitioners are all fully qualified, trained, registered, insured and first aid trained  
  • fist aid training is kept up to date and appropriate first aid equipment on site at all events
  • the training environment and equipment are maintained, cared for, cleaned and updated regularly to reduce the risk of accident or injury