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Want to know the one thing you should do daily that will make all your dreams come true? Yeah, I’d like to know as well But I do know what your hip joints dreams of... internal and external rotation!
Here’s a sequence for you to play with that gets into all the nooks and crannies in your hips, strengthens your butt and legs AND makes your brain work in new and wonderful ways.
Adding rotation to your thigh bones in some familiar yoga poses, immediately wakes up the quiet spots deep in your hip joints. (Try it out, you’ll see what I’m talking about right away!) _
PRO TIPS: •Try to keep your pelvis as still as possible when rotating your femur. (You’ll see my pelvis move a bit more because of the sped up video)
• Your foot may want to lead the movement for the hip joint. Be extra attentive to initiating the movement from the hip joint instead.
• Yoga teachers: turn this into a class, exploring internal/external rotation in different poses. Add in other poses between these ones to make it a well-rounded class. Enjoy! .
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How do you upgrade your lunge and create a cellular dance party at the same time? By moving out of our habits, and out of the sagittal plane!
I’m going to guess that 99% of our lunges are done with the front foot forward, right in line with your hip. Try it in your body and notice what changes when we move that foot out to the side, bit by bit?
Adding in a new angle for your leg means that different areas of muscles in your leg and around your hip get to work and move differently, instead of the same parts moving the same ways in the traditional version of a lunge.
HOW TO: While the video is sped up, I’m actually moving s l o w... the key points to remember are to make the movement as active and stable as possible. That means you are creating a sense of resistance while moving forward by rooting your foot into the floor and plugging your thigh bone gently back towards your body. Take it slow and only move your foot out to whatever degree works for you.
Try it out and let me know how it goes for you. Remember, variety and diversity are the keys to a happy body and sustainable yoga practice... and feeds more parts of you which feeds more cells which becomes the #cellulardanceparty _
PS- The newest class in the Heart + Bones online studio guides you through this lovely lunge sequence. Go check it out if you are a member and sign up in the link in bio if you aren’t!
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Tips on Productivity!
It's that time again! Exam week starts here in QLD next week! Here are some tips to keep you focused. Turn off technology for at least 60 minutes a day or when you are focused on studying
Work in 90-minute cycles - science confirms this is optimal work/rest ratio (standing up and stretching during this time is included)
Move with love - exercise in a way that feels right for you. 20-30 minutes a day does wonders for your body and mind!
Schedule your week - this increases the likelihood of you completing the task at hand
Drink a large glass of warm water first thing in the morning - we wake dehydrated
Have a stop doing list - what's one thing you could stop doing that will help you keep focused?