Quick little video for one of my online students. Some pancake stretch work. Active + progressive loaded stretching. Protocols I’ve been using for years on me and my students. Works.
I‘m planning on running a pancake course - would that be something for you?
Drive l Stop l Squat l Repeat
It’s quite rare that I will sit, but there are occasions when its simply unavoidable. Driving is the ultimate unavoidable sitting scenario and so I will always break the journey up with regular squat snacks to help reboot, reconnect and rewild my posture.
Remember peeps... we can’t all live in nature, but that doesn’t mean we can’t live naturally.
This dynamic move strengthens the front and back of your lower legs—the prime “mover” of the ankle. This seemingly simple motion builds strength in the Achilles tendon, which is where the gastrocnemius and soleus (two calf muscles that help you elevate your heel) converge, and then transition behind the ankle joint into connective tissues on the bottom of your feet.
Stand in Tadasana with your feet facing forward, and sense your body weight dispersing across your feet. Push your toes into the ground and raise onto the balls of your feet, attempting to keep weight and pressure evenly distributed across all of your toes. Slowly lower down to the ground and then immediately rise again. Keep in mind that the lowering portion of this move is just as important as the lifting motion, so don’t rush it. Repeat 10–20 times. If balancing is a challenge, hold a wall, a counter, or a chair with one hand.
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So in tonight’s yoga class we will be practicing butt drags. They are very complex.
Buttttt Luna has given an excellent demonstration on our brand new deck. ⠀
Teaching Yoga Beginners at 7.30pm at Live Life Well tonight ✨
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|| The Push Up 💪🏼 || So many people seem to hate this exercise and even more are doing it incorrectly... 🤭
A good push up technique comes from maintaining a correct posture (shoulders back & down, core engaged, spine & pelvis in neutral)
I find thinking about a push up as a moving plank very helpful. The correct setup for a standard push up is to position your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart. As you bend your elbows and lower toward the ground, keeping the straight line from your head to your heels, your elbows should be at about a 45-degree angle to your body (or at an angle that’s comfortable for you). Your fingers should be spread out, with your middle fingers pointing toward 12 o’clock and thumbs in line with your chest. Using the full range of movement, slowly lowering down to the mat and hold. Then, keeping your posture strong, maintaining that straight line and core engaged, press through your hands and fingers back up to the start position.
The standard press up works the muscles in the chest, shoulders, arms, back and core. .
❌ common mistake: Collapsing into your upper back, shoulder blades together, shoulders drawn up to your ears and your head dropping down towards the mat. This poor technique automatically puts a huge amount of unnecessary weight and pressure through the shoulders, deltoids and rotator cuffs making the exercise a hell of a lot harder (and less enjoyable) by not engaging the core (abdominal) muscles to give a helping hand and over arching the lower back (anterior pelvic tilt). .
Demonstrated by the big guy: @tapperlawrence 😍 .
☑️ TIP: take your gaze slightly above you to avoid nose diving the mat 🤦🏻♀️ .