Inching my way back

 

Begin…it looks a bit like Downward Facing Dog!

Keeping the main thing the main thing:  if you bobble on the tightrope of life, get your legs back under you and start again. 

 

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately, but I’m back!  And here’s on of my favorite warm-up exercises.  It is an active move that helps to elongate the hamstrings while activating the shoulder and torso stabilizers.

Begin by leaning forward, hands to floor.  Keep your legs straight (but knees not locked).  Start crawling forward with your hands untilyou’re in push-up position.  If you

Walk your arms forward.

are able, keep walking your hands even farther out in front…without dropping your body to the floor and smashing your face (just sayin’.  Isn’t a helmet related activity.).  Hold this elongated position for a second or two.  Then start moving the feet.  You move them by picking up your toes/dorsiflexing the ankle (not bobbling your butt back and forth).  Back to starting position.

Hold, just for a moment.

 22/40     Have a simple “move” that signals your body to “start”…start the day, start a workout, start the week, start again.  Whatever it is, you’ll know you’re ready for bigger and better things!

 

Your feet move by lifting your toes towards your knee, inching forward.

 

About Lisa Jamison

I'm a trainer, coach, massage therapist, educator, yogi, and all around great gal, not necessarily in that order. I thrive on watching people move. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...which translates to "faster" and "without injuries". It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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