The Problem with Hyper-Flexible Joints

Our common approach to exercise often causes pain for people with “laxed” joints. Their joints move out of natural alignment. This condition is also called hyper-mobile, gumby, hyper-flexible, or double-jointed.

Pain from this condition is largely ignored because hyper-flexible joints are admired and encouraged in some circles, like yoga, gymnastics and dance. Some people consider this to be part of “flexibility,” but it’s really the inability to activate the body’s tensional network. 

Healthy Joint Participation

Healthy movement is a whole body experience, not a joint-by-joint experience. The body is an integrated, 3-dimensional matrix that includes all systems. So when we move, our joints need to participate – moving and stabilizing as part of this tensioned body architecture.

When our cells, tissues, organs, muscles and bones are tensioned, the cells secrete and send out integrins which circulate via the fascia throughout our bodies. Holding a joint out of alignment blocks this flow.

Trying to Stabilize by Locking Joints

When a joint lacks stability, the exerciser may instinctively stabilize by locking the joint and using the wrong muscles. But locking joints cuts off circulation to the area so energy can’t be transferred through the body, which results in joint-by-joint movement.

As a result, people with laxed joints may experience side-effects that they don’t realize result from moving with locked joints.

Possible Low Blood Pressure

This happens because the blood vessels are made up of connective tissue. To maintain proper flow, the body generates electrostatic pressure throughout the living matrix.

When people’s movements don’t support this, their bodies try to protect them by secreting adrenaline to create the needed pressure. This excess adrenaline dulls the alarm signals from the pain system. It also interferes with sleep and repair, and may cause headaches.

Difficulty Regulating Internal Temperature

In addition, constant adrenaline secretion can inhibit the ability to metabolize food and produce internal energy (ATP). Signs can be cold hands and feet, plus difficulty gaining or losing weight.

Avoiding Laxed Joint Pain

Overly flexible people benefit from global muscle activation. To achieve this, they need to stop striving for “perfect” stability and form. And use relaxed bent joints (not locked) that move in and out of centre freely under the direction of their bodies’ tensional network.

Then they can achieve normal healthy movement without pain or side-effects from recruiting the adrenal system. And sense the internal heating and vibrations as energy moves through their relaxed joints and engages more

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