How can gWalk benefit me?
gWalk is a very simple but smart way to get more active, physically aware, achieve postural alignment, lose weight and become healthier. gWalk inspires mindful walking, provides experience and educates feeling of mindful movement of a physical mass in gravity offering capacity to align the structural blocks of your physical form providing opportunity for energy efficiency as you carry your mass. Since you carry your mass in gravity, your own body weight, as you walk you are doing weight-bearing exercise. Therefore, gWalk, through walking, could lead to benefits such as increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness (i.e. heart and lung fitness), reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes, stronger bones and improved balance, increased muscle strength and endurance, reduced body fat.
Do I need any additional special equipment to use gWalk?
Presuming you are lucky to be able to walk, that’s all you need to do. The setup of your walk is entirely up to you – and this does not have to be changed on the gWalk account, be that a walk to
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work, a morning walk in the park, evening stroll, or even a walk at home in the space of your house, apartment or room.
gWalk does not require for you to change your footwear choice or habits. We do suspect though; this may happen and suggest you make your choice of changes gradually.
How should I use gWalk app?
Quite simple. Use free or download new walking podcast sessions in order, press play (or "listen") and walk.
You must walk to experiance and apply the education of the gWalk through your system.
When should I do the gWalk?
If there is a suggested need to choose only one time one could do the gWalk, it would recommend perhaps in the morning. This is because this is good time to stretch and reform your spatial structure to a standing operative mode after laying down, and retransform body segments and all the structural functionalities back into a vertical mode. gWalk educates this continuous adjustment, within continuous change of the environment and of our personal form, and morning is the most obvious change, transformation moment. Otherwise, the best time to do the gWalk is whenever one feels it is the best time.
How many time should I listen to one particular session?
As many times, as much or as little you like, or feel that you are still exploring the content and the lesson of the session. This will depend on your own personal preferred tempo, requirements and relation to how you feel the best way the time and space affects you. Through your membership you will have access to free and purchased sessions of your current level – that you can study and explore, listen one by one or, once explored, as a bundle. For as long as you need to or feel ready to move to another level.
How fast should I gWalk and for how long?
gWalk is part of a lifelong learning study process and one should relate to learning gWalk in the same fashion as we all would like to be able to walk into and throughout our latest age. gWalk learning intervention can be related to that of constructivism as educational philosophy and so it moves by and along the nature of the learner, at his or her self-guidance and choice. You could start off your gWalk sessions with your normal walking pace, and move sometimes only slightly slower or faster. This is because, as you walk, you are experiencing opportunities for new ways of movement and exploring connections of your mass segments relation through your body’s kinetic organisation within physical form. Once you progress in your experience and connect with the intention of the lessons it will be up to you to choose your dynamic as long as you keep yourself at the healthy state. gWalk provides a lesson of walking experience as an option that should be used at the level of a comfortable normal walking activity. Your own personal level of comfortable normal walking activity and your time available should be your measure of any walk duration. When you feel like it, you can increase your walking distance gradually.
Can I run while listening to gWalk?
gWalk before you run. When you are listening to your new podcast for the first time – we recommend you should walk since this is the best way to connect to the session. Running is an intensive activity, and relates to greater sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system, something stress also does. Walking provides greater opportunity for calm perception. We observe walking as closer to your everyday state of movement and long term application on the prefer side of the optimal learning capacities while experiencing gWalk. After feeling comfortable with the provided walking experience you may decide to explore a light jog or running, but this is entirely unnecessary for the course. It is up to you as gWalk is intended to be a learned experience while walking. As you progress with your course, experience and knowledge – specific related running sessions, based on your newly developed awareness and achieved mindfulness, will be offered at a more suitable point of progress.
How can gWalkPSI help?
gWalkPSI integrates structural physical form against personal constrains of habitual movement patterns and disconnections – gWalkPSI works with, personally, your unique self. gWalk teaches the application of movement through space within energy system, and gWalkPSI, by creating personal space physically in contact aiming direct learning towards decompression of joints and muscle fibers. New established integration straightens the muscles by allowing for a new ways of muscle application, more freedom resulting and greater flow of mass including towards circulation and tonality of the tissue, support to organs and elevated segments in the physical partition of the human form.
Would you recommend doing gWalkPSI sessions?
gWalk is a standalone course, for its benefits and value - you do not have to undertake the 10 series of gWalkPSI. However, experiencing at least one PSI session is what gWalk heartily recommends, and it would take your gWalk to a gWalkPSI, a deeper level since it is a complementary relation which works gladly with . A qualified Dr. Rolf’s PSI method session can be booked here through gWalkPSI.
What is Personal Structural Integration?
PSI is a scientifically validated body therapy developed by the amazing, pioneering work of Dr. Ida Rolf. It’s a somatic education devising a therapy with a specific approach toward attention for free movement of fascial layers within human form organization – sourced and obtained within the field of gravity. gWalk defines Personal Structural Integration as an education with the intention of alignment and balance within an organic structure, the human body, provides physical lengthening opportunities by educating fascial optimising structural leverages with momentums and gravity potential energy transitions capacities - as mass forces through absorbing and releasing capacities of soft tissue, interstitium and bones. Such educational process is delivered through 10 sequenced learning sessions that in integrated terms work together as an educational transitory process.
10 sequenced sessions provide a process of PSI and its complete delivery. The sessions individually, however, are also independent somatic lessons in both integrating and differentiating terms. By Dr. Rolf’s recipe, the entire 10 session sequence, as well as the intentional sequence of each session is, originally, a specifically crafted work that could be worded as correlated to soft tissue therapy and physical education. While PSI could be correlated to soft tissue therapy, PSI is not a massage. The correlation exists in the capacity of Dr. Rolf’s pioneering intention and techniques that have been used in the creation of deep tissue massage techniques.
As an educational preventive health care delivery system, effecting changes in body and mind, PSI could release points of injury, tension, aches or pains and provides instruction and opportunities to the body on how to free up for uninhibited movements in relation to and sourced by gravity. Structural Integration intention is to create capacity for uninterrupted flow of movement through the body and could allow for better posture alignment, greater flexibility, greater resilience to stress, preventing the overuse or strain and in the relations – for more energy flow. In your WDA’s opinion, PSI is currently the most time appropriate, greatest and the fastest integration technique between sharp western science and timely, durable, resourceful and wisdom of full eastern exploration leading the progress of human capacities.
What if my joints hurt?
If you are in physical pain gWalkPSI may provide remedial therapy working to improve your somatic awareness, joint freedom and your walk, and a private session could help you. Note that gWalk does not provide medical advice; if your joints hurt, please seek professional medical advice. If you decide to do so and you think you are still able to walk relatively comfortably, we believe you could consider listening to gWalk on your way to the doctor. An alternative option for you to consider consulting with your doctor on, could be to go to your local swimming pool and use the shallow end and do a gWalk experience, which should be listened to and remmebered prior to entering the pool. The buoyancy will decrease the effects of the gravity, potentially relieve pressure on your joints and allow for you to benefit the course including aligment opportunities that may decrease pain caused by presure or rotations. Do not bring your electronical devices into the pool as they can be damaged, or could cause injury or death.
What are safety suggestions during gWalk?
gWalk does not attempt to change anything to your walk that would compromise your health and safety, as it works to provide an experience of mindful attention while you walk. Walking is generally a safe application, and gWalk works only within walking, therefore we can offer here with best intention some general caution to unexpected hazards as are generally recommended. Some suggestions may be as included on varied national health service websites, including but not limited to:
See your doctor for a medical check-up before starting a new fitness program, particularly if you are aged over 40 years, are overweight or haven’t exercised in a long time.
Choose walks that suit your age and fitness level. Warm up and cool down with a slow, gentle walk to ease in and out of your exercise session.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and appropriate footwear to avoid blisters and shin splints.
Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeves and a hat to avoid sunburn.
Take waterproof clothing to avoid getting wet if it rains.
Before bushwalking, check the weather forecast and take appropriate safety measures (for example, pack correct clothing).
Look out for hazards in alpine or coastal areas, such as cliff edges or large waves.
Drink plenty of fluids before and after your walk. If you are taking a long walk, take water with you.