“Life is getting up an hour early to live an hour more...” ✨ Who else wishes they got up early this morning like Yoga Teacher @maggiejamesyoga catching the sunrise in our eco-friendly AW18 collection. #asquith
🔴 CHEST AND BICEP STRETCH 🔴
Open up the front of those shoulders and improve your posture. This stretch is amazing to open up the fascia of pecs, front delt and bicep which are commonly tight in rounded forward shoulder posture.
Use this stretch to help open up those shoulders and let them naturally sit back.
❇️suivez vous le rythme des saisons par rapport à votre activité physique❔
🍁L'arrivée de l'automne puis de l'hiver et le besoin de retrouver des sensations plus cocooning et ce même sportivement.
▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ 🔸 ▪️ ▪️ Suivre la nature, c est important et vous retrouvez dans mes cours cette notion.
▪️ A chaque saison son énergie, pourquoi lutter?
▪️ Certes notre activité professionnelle ne nous permet pas, l'hiver d'hiberner mais nous pouvons ralentir le rythme et prendre plus de temps pour lire, et privilégier notre sommeil... nous recentrer.
▪️ Duirant cette période il est important d'axer le travail physique sur les muscles profonds, travailler le gainage au travers des méthodes Pilates ou hypopressives, le bodyart, le yoga ... ▪️ L'objectif de tout cela est de nous protéger, de garder notre énergie pour lutter contre les petits bobos du froid et de retrouver notre vitalité au printemps et non à l'inverse de sortir de l'hiver fatigué à la limite de la dépression ... 🍁
A C C E P T A N C E ~ S U R R E N D E R •
Have LOVED teaching you all this week working on the Root Chakra, playing with balance and working on stability in poses. Everybody taking different variations and accepting where they were in the present moment 🙏🏼 •
If your looking for some inspiration for transformation, check out Eckhart Tolle; his books or just even his quotes. He’s amazing 😘💫🌈🕉
My kind of feel-good toys!
Self Myofascial Release (SMR) is a type of therapy used to treat myofascial pain syndrome and eliminate general fascia restrictions. Fascia is the sheet of connective tissue, made up primarily of collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, and separates muscles and other internal organs. SMR is an effective slow movement technique that is done by applying gentle and sustained pressure along areas of connective tissue restrictions to elongate the fascia. The technique is simple to learn and can be done almost anywhere. I like to incorporate some SMR in my client’s fitness training sessions from time to time; and I love to do it after a workout before I stretch. It’s also great any day your muscles are feeling tight and impinged.
There are a variety of tools you can use for SMR (racket balls, tennis balls, yoga wheels, foam rollers, etc.). Some are less than $10 and others can be….well a lot more. Here are some of my favorite self-myofascial release tools that I use for myself and clients. Most items pictured cost $25 or less. The most expensive item pictured is the green Hyperice vibration ball. It’s a bit more expensive, but worth it!
Benefits of self-myofascial release include:
• alleviating pain
• reducing stiffness and immobility
• enhancing flexibility and range of motion
• improving strength • improving posture
• improving blood and lymphatic circulation
Here's our first #SingingTip for the concert season - if you practise sitting down, be very aware of your posture! If you don't have enough room to breathe properly, or use your diaphragm, your singing will not be as good as it can be 🎼🎼🎼
J319. Bonjour la compagnie 😁
J’étais pas prête pour être jeudi... Ouais, hier dans ma tête aujourd’hui combien était vendredi donc je ne te raconte même pas la durete de ma vie quand j’ai réalisé que... bah nan en faite ! 🤦🏽♀️
Bon j’ai fait les prolongations niveau sommeil mais je ne pouvais pas louper mon rdv hebdo, le seul de la semaine avec Jo.
Bref, un petit yoga simple, rapide et efficace pour vitaminé ce début de matinée.
Allez, j’y go ! Belle journée 😘
📸 Yoga Fire By Jo - Yoga pour les matins pressés
Yoga 🧘♀️ One thing I’ve been determined to do since coming home from my month away is to keep on challenging myself. In Bali, I thought a lot about things I have been putting off this year mainly due to the way I was feeling and my anxieties. Some things were big items such as buying a house whilst others not so, and were simply things like joining my local running club, starting yoga etc.
I made a list of things I wanted to try and start thinking about as I both approach 2019 and also go through next year.
Last night, I ticked one off in terms of getting myself to a local yoga class ✅🧘♀️
You may think rather trivial for me to note this but it was a big deal for me personally. I’ve done yoga on and off before, but never felt very good at it. My balance and co ordination have been all over the place, and I’ve always felt I was just making a show of myself in a group situation. The truth of it was that I never gave it a go long enough to improve.
I was due to be trying a class tonight with a friend who unfortunately had to cancel due to work commitments. My first thought was, ‘Oh I will leave it too’. However, I then reflected on my time and thoughts in Bali and how I want to continue to push myself. So I did just that. I popped myself along to a local Yoga, Mind and Body class. Everyone knew I was the newbie and the instructor introduced me, and then was very patient with me throughout. I had such a good class! Yes, I wobbled and at one point even fell over as I slid off my mat mid plank 🤣 Everyone heard me crash on the floor. But I just laughed and thought, it’s ok. I’m new. I also wasn’t thinking what people thought of me. Rewind a couple of months ago, this would have made me so anxious.
So, here’s to trying new things and always striving to improve. Taking yourself out of your comfort zone can have such positive effects on your mind. I felt so good afterwards and a sense of satisfaction that I had made myself go. I then went to meet a really good friend for a spontaneous dinner catch up 🍷 A an all round lovely evening 😊
At the @mojo_master Everest achiever’s program taking participants through my Tools for Wellness Presentation.
ELDOA stands for Longitudinal Osteoarticular Decoaptation Stretches. ”Osteoarticular" means bones and joints, "decoaptation" means opening, and ELDOA is the name of both the method and the postures involved.
Each posture, or ELDOA, is carefully designed to "create space" within a precise joint or a segment of the spine using myofascial tension and muscle contraction.
Posture tip 5! Sitting all day shortens your #hammys and lengthens your Posture tip 5! Sitting all day shortens your hammys and lengthens your glutes. Short hammys pull on our back and long glutes don’t work. Not a great combo if you want to play 5 a side footy after work or run home. ⠀
( 📷 @kimsaha )⠀
Day 1️⃣4️⃣: “Spread, Grip, Screw”: A Lesson in Proper Foot Alignment
So....I know that last post may have been a bit much😝💉
👣But as I’ve stated, feet are often overlooked... until something goes wrong with them! y
👟 We typically shove them into some super shock absorbing sneaker and go on with our day. Although those sneakers may feel comfortable they actually don’t allow the muscles in our feet to do their job thus creating something called “foot amnesia”
😴 After my injury you best believe I wrapped my toes up in extra comfortable kicks with plenty of bandaging! Because of that I’ve had to actively work on “waking” up my feet again.
🏋️♀️Working out and completing activities barefoot allows foot muscles the opportunity to work again and help build their natural support systems. Personally, the more I’ve worked out barefoot the better arch strength I’ve developed, which has helped with my squatting/running form, and I’ve noticed reduced hip & knee pain (especially on my left side where my big toe had to be reintroduced to basic functions)
🧦 Try working out in socks or barefoot to help encourage the musculature in your feet to do their job and create better posture and a stronger more efficient lower half!
🙏 So much appreciation for @thefootcollective & @moveu_official for educating me on corrective foot exercises!
What's the secret to perfect posture and a happy marriage? Read @becrowe_physio ’s new Blog to find out! ;)
In most situations it is best to take the position of least resistance if you want to keep your partner happy.
And this is where posture and harmonious relationships bear a striking resemblance. Despite the common belief that posture is all about trying harder, it is in fact the exact opposite. The secret to good posture is all about making the most ergonomic posture your position of least resistance.
We all know good posture is important for a myriad of reasons, but despite setting irritating iphone alarms, strapping ourselves to our desk chairs, or beating ourselves up when we catch our slouchy reflection in the local shop windows, we achieve nothing more than lowering our self-esteem and raising our stress levels.
So here for your enjoyment are 3 easy ways to make good posture your natural posture....head to our website via the link in Bio and head to the Blogs page.
Maîtrisez le stress lors de vos compétitions grâce à la MIND READY BAR. Nos exercises de respiration et de concentration basés sur la Posture et la Proprioception vous aideront à optimiser vos performances en pratique et en compétition.
Découvrez la MIND READY BAR au www.postureenergy.com
Where the flowers grow • • • 🌻 Arnica Montana’s natural origin is within the mountains of Europe and geographically stretches across to Siberia.
🌻 How it’s made: Arnica is taken from its toxic flower head, dried, and made into an oil through the process of distillation. It’s then been implemented into various creams, lotions and even flavored foods.
🌻 Uses for massage: Being transdermal, Arnica is applied to areas of inflammation or bruising to aid in discomfort.
🌻 Studies: A 2010 double-blind, placebo controlled study on “The Affect of Topical Arnica on Muscle Pain” involving 53 subjects was conducted in Sugar Land, TX. Subjects performed lower-extremity exercises and were instructed to apply Arnica cream immediately after the exercise, again at 24 hours and again at 48 hours. Conclusions were made after range of motion was measured and pain scores were given which resulted in higher scores for leg pain 24 hours after exercise, none for 48 hours or 72 hours later. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20807867/ 🔸A 2002 study based in Valens Switzerland & titled “Arnica montana gel in osteoarthritis of the knee: an open, multicenter clinical trial” Targeted 26 men and 53 women with mild to moderate osteoarthritis (OA) to the knee. 69 patients rated Arnicas use as “good” or “fairly good” and 76% “would use it again”. The study resulted in a topical application of arnica montana gel for six weeks was a safe, well-tolerated and effective treatment of mild to moderate OA of the knee. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12539881/
🌻 Arnica Montana is continuing its journey through various studies to find the direct connection with its progressive positivity in the healing and recovery of many patients and clients today.
🌻 Always consult with your primary care before adding any supplement to your daily health routine and maintenance.
Nothing undos the havoc that being on a plane for hours does to my body than doing some hip opening and backbends.
Sitting in airplane chairs can exaggerate the shoulders moving forward, backbends done well move the arm bones back. 💺
Sitting for long periods shortens the hip flexors, moving the thighs back lengthens the hips flexors and extends the hip. 🧘🏻♀️
Those stretches don’t have to look like this one, but how often do you stretch after you travel? If you don’t, you’re missing out!