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Too flexible to feel good : a practical roadmap to managing hypermobility / Celest Pereira and Adell Bridges.

Pereira, Celest, (author.). Bridges, Adell, (author.). Terziev, Yordan, (illustrator.). Yordanova, Boryana, (illustrator.).


"Are you overly flexible or double-jointed? Perhaps you are the clumsy and tired person in your group of friends, often nursing an injury of some sort. If you are nodding in agreement with raised eyebrows and a knowing smirk on your face, then there is a chance you are hypermobile. Hypermobility affects a whopping 10 to 25 percent of the population (meaning it's more common than being left-handed, standing over six feet tall, or having a third nipple), and it can cause symptoms ranging from minor discomfort to debilitating pain. Hypermobile people's bendiness and tendency toward anxiety often lead them to yoga, where they find that they are at last praised for their physical ability and given tools to manage their hypersensitivity. However, the way yoga is taught frequently leaves this population susceptible to severe injuries, and they end up being told by medical professionals to avoid yoga. In this epic new book, fitness experts Adell Bridges and Celest Pereira redefine how to manage hypermobility, providing a practical roadmap that will enable you to harness your bendiness and feel fantastic. They reinforce the importance of stability, correct posture, and a healthy lifestyle, showing how, if managed properly, hypermobility is not debilitating, but a superpower that you can use to live an extraordinary life. Too Flexible to Feel Good teaches you how to adapt your everyday habits such as your biomechanics and your diet to support and nourish your flexible body." --publisher's website.

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  • ISBN: 9781628604177
  • ISBN: 1628604174
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- A teensy weensy little introduction of the nervous system -- How you move -- The brain -- The deek neck flexors -- The transverse adbominis and the pelvic floor -- The posterior chain -- Proximal stability -- Elasticated limbs -- Why yoga is a problem for hypermobile bodies -- The bendy person's yoga survival kit -- Anxious about hypermobility -- Hypermobility and gut issues -- Hypermobility and fatigue -- Other problems associated with hypermobility.
Subject: Joints > Hypermobility > Treatment > Popular works.
Joints > Range of motion > Popular works.
Joints > Diseases > Treatment > Popular works.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome > Popular works.
Yoga > Physiological aspects > Popular works.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Joints > Diseases > Treatment.
Joints > Range of motion.

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