This dynamic asana is often done with very poor Alignment, and I see people’s head and arms leading their spine astray... how do I get it correct then? Engage you navel (deep in your pelvis contacting towards your sacrum) feel grounded from the navel down thru your sit bones, then relax what tension is unnecessary(especially you abdominals) so that your ribcage feels supported from below, your heart open then bring your arms out to the side and interlace your fingers directly about your head( which ideally is balanced over your navel and ribcage and has a light neck lock) then move from your navel, the base of your spine is where the twist originates and the heart and arms follow. Think of yourself as an umbrella ☂ and twist from the handle! For move correct movement tips & classes visit www.YogaWithSimran.com
Tight hunched shoulders and tight hips means muscles are gripping on too much thus over working. Over working muscles zaps your energy. Pilates trains your body to work efficiently. When your body works efficiently you save energy. What I see over duration when clients become more efficient in their movement they are able to perform their daily tasks with ease they notice pain less and become happier overall 😎
Why don’t you through in a 2-3 pilates exercises into your morning before you start work? Most of my 1:1 clients do it! Its how we hdt results. Just 2 or 3 simple exercise can change your day, your week, your month!
Do this exercise 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽 and also the spine extension one over the roller that I posted about 2 posts back. These two are popular home exercises. Good for opening your hips and getting your spine upright before you start your day.
Happy practice 🤙🏽 #pilateswithalex
Are you experiencing lower back pain/stiffness/tightness? It could be due to muscle tightness or even disc bulge. Wearing a lumbar spine brace can help to correct your posture. At the same time, it reduces compressional load on ur spine to give pain relief. Visit our site to learn more. 🔗Link in bio
Two important pieces of furniture in my office. The ergonomic Chair built for sitting 8 + hours a day. And my desk treadmill built to go under a standing desk. Oh how these have helped me become so much more efficient. How does your chair feel? Do you use a standing desk? If so how do you like it? I’d love to know.
Word of the day: POSTURE! Ive had horrible posture for the longest, I sit for extended periods at the 8-5. But looking at the major difference makes me conscious about it and I find myself correcting my posture throughout the day. Tip: take pictures of yourself and notice the differences, keep that image in your head and straighten up! #goodposture#badposture#thickfit#plussizefitness#bodypositive#celebratemysize
BACK PAIN 😩 I live with severe back, shoulders and neck pain my whole life. Yoga and working out regularly used to ease the pain. Now that I’m a full time mom I don’t always get the time to do that. But one thing that definitely help my back is correct posture. POSTURE IS VERY IMPORTANT. Almost every mom I know complains about their back pain. And it’s because of the “mom posture”. • Video number 1! is an example of a bad posture. Rounding your back to lift baby, and then standing with non straight back, pushing hips way forward. Who is doing this? I definitely do this many times. • Video number 2! Is an example of a good posture. Lifting baby with a straight back(squat down, maintaining a straight back), then for a standing posture: roll shoulder back and down, straight back, engage belly and tailbone in.
I just thought I should share these simple tips for moms out there cause back pain after baby is a real thing!! Have a great day mommies, remember keep the good posture 😘♥️♥️
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This #pilates dvd by Darcy Bussell looks amazing, so well detailed in a beautiful relaxed manner with lovely classical music, and for the price of a bottle of prosecco etc it’s amazing value. 👍💪🧘♀️ #getstrong#goodposture#workthosemuscles
Do Pilates. Give bad posture the cold shoulder! Most of us suffer from doing the same movements everyday. Especially those who sit at a desk for multiple hours at work. Come take class and undo all the rounding forward that happens in daily life. 💪
The shoulder joint...so sophisticated! 😍 3 bones makes up this dynamic region of the body - upper arm bone, shoulder blade and collarbone. .
That bigger muscle along the arm is one of the 2 parts of the biceps. What isn’t pictured is the Pectoralis Minor which also connects to the upper arm bone from the front of the ribcage 🍖 Sometimes when I rock climb, my bicep tendon and pec minor get overused, causing my shoulders to round forward. A lot of my clients will get this same thing happening from sleeping on their side at night. .
I’m leading a shoulder-focused workshop for climbers today @strongholdclimb to help bring balance to this incredible and complex area. 🧗♀️😀🙌🏼 Side-sleepers, @yogawakeup has an audio class I created, to help undo the side effects of bad sleep posture 😘😘
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12 miles followed by brunch @deliciouslyella perfect start to the weekend 🖤
Practical tips for horse riding are good posture, helps pressing down through the heels, and being able to swing your leg over the horse's back to get on and off. So with some budding horse riders in class this morning - guess what we focussed on - that's right yoga to help you enjoy the ride as you stay safe.
Yoga to meet your needs at Symphisis Yoga.
We’re excited to give our Instafamily another Franklin Method mini class. Inspired by @ericnoelfranklin ‘s stunning image from one of his books, @laurahamesfranklin is going to lead us through embodying this ☺️ .................................................................................. SWIPE RIGHT to go through this exercise and let us know how you feel. This one is definition a Franklin Method favorite as its easy, fast and as you’ll experience, very effective! 👌🏼 .................................................................................. REMEMBER your PRO TIP is FOCUS! Without focusing and being present, you’re not going to get 100% of the results because you can’t take your body through movements effectively if your mind is fully involved .................................................................................. As always, we LOVE reading your comments and feedback! We especially love seeing your pics and videos that you tag us in, so remember to use #franklinmethod and tag @franklinmethod so we can watch and re-post our faces to our story. -Send is a video response once you do this 😉 .................................................................................. Have a wonderful rest of the day and see you soon. 🧠✨🙌🏽 ..................................................................................
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This is a unique exercise combining strength and flexibility. ⠀
The goal is to do it without the aid of a chair or box. However, this is an exercise that takes a some training to perform smoothly and gracefully due to its high demand for flexibility and stabilization.⠀
So grab yourself a a chair and start training! 💪🏼
La columna vertebral es muy importante, sostiene y da soporte a todo el cuerpo, además de brindar protección al sistema nervioso.
Como sabemos el cuerpo se compone de músculos y huesos, los cuáles están 100% relacionados. El cuidado de nuestra columna vertebral previene un gran número de afecciones en diferentes sistemas del organismo y sobre todo dolores musculares que la mayoría de la población sufrimos.
Handwriting development begins well before a child even picks up a pencil. Handwriting requires hand strength, fine motor coordination, posture and core strength, visual motor integration, hemisphere integration, sensory processing, and pencil grasp. Phew! It’s a tricky skill for kids to master and in my opinion it should not be rushed. Just like reading, we want to lay a solid foundation to prevent future issues.
I’ve worked with so many students (K-5th) that absolutely hated writing because their hand would quickly become fatigued from an inefficient pencil grip. A poor grasp can limit range of motion making it much more difficult for a child. It is SO much easier to help a child develop a correct grasp than it is to try to change it later. We know how hard it can be to break a habit!
Here are some ways we can help our littles develop the skills for a proper pencil grasp:
🖐🏿Build hand strength: tongs, tweezers, clips, squeeze bottles, scissors, hole puncher, snap blocks, sponges, etc.
🖐🏾Individual finger control: finger plays (Where is Thumbkin or 5 Little Monkeys), dot stickers, glue items on a line, string beads, buttons, zippers, finger push activities, etc.
🖐🏽Build tactile tolerance: sensory experiences such as rice bins, sand, drawing in shaving cream, glueing objects, play dough or ooblek, food exploration, etc.
🖐🏼Cross the midline: activities or exercises that require children to reach across the imaginary line down the middle of the body with arms/legs
🖐🏻Do not assume or push hand dominance
A tripod grasp (holding the pencil with the pointer, thumb, and middle finger) is the goal, but there are several variations of pencil grasp you might see (SWIPE 👉🏻). To encourage a proper grasp, try using broken crayons or short golf pencils. In addition, remember handwriting posture is key: feet flat on the floor, hips and knees at 90 angle, wrist stable and extended (not bent or hooked). .
For more information, contact a pediatric occupational therapist. Early intervention can prevent struggle and tears in the elementary years!
I’ll share handwriting tips next 👍🏻
📷 NCLE, Whole Child, Center for Ped. Therapy