20150729 – Wednesday

MOBILITY – roll through some cat-cows!

MINDFULNESS – consider a float/sensory deprivation therapy!

Today’s mobilization is a basic yoga flow between two postures– cat and cow.

This is analogous to the arch body and hollow body positions and is useful for discussing and bringing awareness to global spinal positions.

Why is that important? Because that’s what you do when you kip!

I see many athletes utilizing only their hips rather than their whole spine to generate force for the kip. Bringing some body awareness to all three aspects of the spine (lumbar, thoracic, and cervical) is key to developing the most powerful kip possible.

So get your flow on! This is a great warm up before any gymnastics work and will wake you right up!

Ten very, very slow cat-cows linking your breath to movement is way better than fifty mindless postures.

Today’s mindfulness work is to consider floating, or sensory deprivation therapy!

This is a great therapeutic tool in your mindfulness arsenal– the many clinical applications range from anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and insomnia!
Additionally, it is a profound mental maintenance modality that complements bodywork/massage, daily meditation, and mindful movement practices such as yoga.

In this video, the What, Why, Who, Where, and When of floating is addressed! Please consider looking up your nearest float tank and going to a quick journey to outer space 🙂

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