WALKING THE TALK
My name is Ian, and I am currently inhabiting a 53-year-old body that is strong, mobile, and relatively pain-free. It wasn’t always that way. Beset with poor lifestyle habits and persistent and frequently debilitating low back pain through my 20s and into my mid-30s, I set out to educate myself and to find solutions. Some came from within, but I also needed help from others. The practices I sought out, that were the most effective for me – yoga, shiatsu therapy and movement study – are the services I have been providing since 2009.
While my offerings are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, my focus these days is primarily working with older bodies. Aging does not have to be the steep decline in strength and mobility we so often see; we can ease gracefully into our senior years. As we get older, our body and its capacities and needs all change. Maintaining muscle mass, bone density, joint health and integrity and a well-regulated nervous system can seem like a tall order, particularly if you are emerging from a sedentary lifestyle.