Jessie Salas is the director of coaching for Foundation Training alongside its founder Dr. Eric Goodman. It is a practice based on a process founded and developed by Dr. Goodman more than a decade ago to heal his own chronic back issues. Jessie now travels around the country working with thousands of individuals as well as professional surfers and Jiu Jitsu athletes. Foundation Training is based on the simple concept that we unconsciously hold our bodies in a constricted state for most of our lives, creating unhealthy patterns such as poor posture and shallow breathing. Over time, these habits lead to chronic back and body pains, imbalance, and illness. By creating new habits of expansion and opening and by using our breath to expand our lungs and grow our capacity for oxygen, we can reverse these chronic conditions and alleviate pain.
In this discussion, Jessie and I also explored how these unconscious patterns are not only related to the body, but can also be emotional, mental and spiritual. We explored how many people in his practice have experienced other kinds of growth and transformation from the work — alleviating old emotional traumas and releasing old limiting beliefs. Our bodies are all interconnected, and many studies have shown that by changing our physiology we can also change our minds, our emotions, our attitudes and therefore the outcomes in our lives.
If you are receiving this medicine today, I strongly encourage you to try some foundation training exercises. They only take about ten minutes each day but they can transform your life.