It's been a great term in the new studio with many new folk joining us, and the value added benefits of the mirrors, the monkey bars and the KYOSK cafe!
About those mirrors, we all have an idea of how we think we are our bodies are positioned. And there can be a strong sense of what feels normal or feels like home. But when we start thinking about alignment many of us find twists, kinks and tensions in our bodies that we were unaware of.
Your growing ability to check in regularly and make micro adjustments throughout the day will go a long way towards creating a new home base - where your daily activities form the key part of your exercise program. Every little thing you do counts. At the very least calf stretch twice every day. Remember this has benefits that reach from the feet to the neck and shoulders. You could leave your 1/2 dome in the bathroom, or be like these weirdos and double up in the kitchen!
That's enough reading (hope you were stretching at the time!). Following are 2 videos from some masterful Restorative Exercise Specialists I wish weren't so far away! Lucy and I are working on putting a few videos together for you for next term. When it comes to self care out in the world, keep it simple and come back to your Gait Basics often. When in doubt, grab out that sheet, and refresh yourself again and again.
THANK YOU TO ALISON CROUCH OF BOOMERANG PILATES FOR THIS GREAT DAILY DOSE OF RESTORATIVE EXERCISE. MANY OF YOUR FAVOURITES FROM THIS TERM ARE HERE!
THANKS ALSO TO SUSAN MCLAUGHLIN OF ALIGN FOR HEALTH, FOR ANOTHER FAVOURITE THIS TERM - UNWIND YOUR UPPER BACK, NECK AND SHOULDERS WITH THIS ONE.