While foundation training is probably one of the single best ways to build primal and foundational strength, heal physical imbalances, transform pain (it helped me end 2 years of chronic pain), and improve sports performance (which some of the greatest minds in health and science have attested to), I’m struck by its power as a modern subtle energy tonic. In yogic science we say that Prana (life force) moves through empty spaces. FT creates space in your body like nothing I’ve seen. I began practicing Tai chi, Japanese karate, and yoga in 1994. I lived and trained at the US Olympic training center in the late 80s. And simply nothing compares for me. It’s strengthens the body in exactly the right places and empowers prana so well. When we have more space in our body, we have more space in our thoughts. Space through posture yields presence and prana. With proper position we tune into true power. Thank you Dr. Eric Goodman for the generosity of your genius.”
Dr. Matt Lyon
Foundation Training is a movement practice designed to restore the body’s natural order and put you at the center of your health. It teaches your body how to properly support itself and move as nature intended. It was developed by chiropractor and movement expert, Dr. Eric Goodman, to heal his chronic back pain and avoid surgery for multiple disc herniations. This program is not a temporary remedy, but a systematic solution that creates long-term health. No matter your age or your fitness level, in as little as 10 minutes a day you can reduce pain, increase strength, and re-wire the poor patterns ingrained in your body from lifestyle demands.
Foundation Training uses a combination of powerful movements, intentional poses, and conscious breathing work to activate the muscles in your posterior chain. When practiced regularly, your pain diminishes, your resistance to injury increases, and your body comes to life.
- Your torso, pelvis, and backside strengthen
- Your hips reclaim their intended role as the epicenter of movement
- Your spine decompresses and space opens throughout your torso, promoting better organ function
- Your breathing capacity and oxygen levels increase
- Your muscles learn to correctly support your structure and posture improves
- Your whole body becomes integrated and moves more efficiently
When these things happen, a cascade of healthful changes happen in your body and your life.
Foundation Training has been successful in restoring women’s bodies after birth and has helped many people recover from or even avoid back surgery altogether. It is being used by actors, top athletes and American army veterans for its capacity to improve the overall health and fitness of the body.
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