How do BENDs work?
It all comes down to nature and the way our bodies are hard-wired. We’re all familiar with the way in which our brain controls our body.
Our brain sends a signal to make our body move, but the way our body moves also sends signals back to our brain. It’s a constant feedback loop if you like. We think - we move. We move - we think.
Our thoughts and emotions are the result of a complex chain of chemical and electrical reactions that are interpreted and regulated by the brain.
Continuously releasing excessive amounts of norepinephrine and cortisol will make you feel energised, but eventually may cause you to feel anxious.
On the other hand, a release of dopamine can help you feel alive and good, or serotonin can help you to feel relaxed and content.
Acting as a non-dependent trigger, BEND movements produce the necessary chemistry in the brain to make you feel immediately better, in the exactly the same way that your favourite foods, music or dancing does.
Why are BENDs fun?
We’ve deliberately made BENDs as fun as possible, because the more fun you have, the better you feel and the better you feel the better you will function, perform and generally enjoy life.
It's one of the reasons why dancing makes us feel so good.
So do try to let go and have some real fun with the BENDs as it will help reinforce that all important feel good factor and ensure you look forward to doing them.
We really want them to be little bursts of positivity for you, whenever you need them most, whether these are gentle, calming or energising.