Aging well requires a balance of strength, flexibility and power. This quick practice hits all the marks and focuses on the big muscles of the lower body as well as the shoulders. Each exercise is intended to improve your balance as well.
This accessable practice is a blend of Yoga and strength work using a chair. It’s a great practice if you are new to resistance training but has much to offer the seasoned practitioner as well. The so called antigravity muscles help you to stay vertical when moving or in stillness.
That ache in the upper back and those tight shoulders! How to relieve that pain! It’s not too complicated, just move around! Here is a delicious practice to do just that!
Just a quick chair practice to get your blood pumping and your lower body reved up. Sitting all day isn’t the terrible sin that the media would have us believe. It’s just important to get moving for 5-15 minutes every hour or so. This little practice will do perfectly.
Petey and I want you to know that your lower body, especially your calf muscles are highly related to metabolism. The soleus muscle especially, when toned and strong is thought to increase metabolism by returning blood from the periphery more quickly to the heart.
This is a lesson from the Feldenkrais Method®. Sitting is a challenge for many of us, especially those with back or neck pain. Somatic Education techniques are refreshing because they don’t preach about the right way to do something. Rather the body’s innate capacity to self organize is respected.