Restorative exercise resembles interval training where you have short bursts of intense exertion followed by rest and recovery, but it’s less aggressive. In standard interval training, the higher-intensity levels last from 2 to 5 minutes and are followed by lower-intensity periods of an equal time. I believe this is a bit too strenuous for those who are exhausted and really need to train their bodies to recover.
And, restorative exercise burns more calories – by increasing intensity for short bursts at a time, you’ll up your metabolism and burn more calories than if you worked at a steady pace.
The alignment points shows what your body can do right now, in other words reveals how your body has adapted to by-pass the alignment markers. You will get corrective exercises to restore alignment. Those corrective exercises look simple but they are not easy. On the other hand they are powerful. Restorative Exercise™ will challenge what you thought was the correct way to move and what we all think as ‘normal’.
Over time I had to acknowledge that it wasn’t over – low level pain began creeping up in intensity until I was, once again, an injured teacher. Everything I tried: physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture helped, but didn’t solve the problem. I began to learn that my alignment was causing the problems and through Restorative Exercise™ I am on a path to a long-term solution to being pain-free and mobile.