Though the stress reduction potential of motor repatterning is mentioned in on the motor repatterning and how to reduce stress page, I want to emphasize this connection because it is often overlooked. Physically, stress is defined as physiological (stress hormones, etc.) and structural (anatomical) changes. These are all initiated through the nervous system as a motor response in the sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system state. Even when the body returns to the parasympathetic nervous system state, the body can be triggered to return to the fight or flight state by fight or flight structural patterns. Essentially, fight or flight structure and stress are the same thing, which means it is essential to address structure through motor repatterning in order to address stress. If new parasympathetic-based motor patterns are not created, then it is impossible for the body to sustain a parasympathetic nervous system state for extended periods of time. In some ways, this is the heart of the Fajardo Method® and the reason that the modality addresses both nervous system health and movement and finds each to be an essential support for the other.