If you don't fully use your 5 main muscles of movement other areas of muscle try to compensate resulting in myalgia of imbalance.
Your posture is not good, increasing the stress on your body and making you more prone to injury.
Your body becomes increasingly imbalanced and misaligned.
You suffer pain.
Inflammation (in a response to injury, infection etc.) causes connective tissues to get 'sticky' which results in the formation of physical restrictions. Restrictions also form as our connective tissue system adapts in an attempt to compensated for the lack of support that should be provided by the main muscles of movement. These restrictions cause us to feel stiff as they reduce our range of movement and generate widespread pain and weird sensations as they apply tensions throughout our body-wide web of connective tissues.
Damage stays with you rather than fully healing - 'stored trauma' on the body becoming chronic issues - if you do not return to physical alignment and a balanced body.
Having a body that is imbalanced and misaligned means experiencing stiffness, tension and pain.
You may not realise how much movement you are missing or attribute it to getting older. The body is very adaptable, skipping over painful movements and restricted areas by adjusting your posture throughout your body.
As the body becomes more imbalanced and restricted an ever-growing list of symptoms and syndromes are experienced. Your 'individual trauma imprint' creates your unique list of symptoms.
These pains have many labels - fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, chondritis, and a myriad of other conditions but are due to inadequate use of the main muscles of movement and the resulting effects of the body not being balanced and aligned.
Chronic physical pain is detrimental to mental health. Stress, anxiety, depression. Self-doubt, feelings of hypochondria.
The more trauma you've suffered and the more active you've been stressing your body without the support of the main muscles of movement, the more damage will be stored on your body, so the clinical signs of dysfunction in the usage of your muscles will be noted at a younger age and progress at a faster rate.
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