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Mobility Exercises

A Simple Way to Improve Spinal Rotation

This is a simple way to improve spinal rotation through the thoracic and lumbar spine. When rotating to each side, be sure to allow the feet to move and pivot naturally so as to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the knees, ankles, and hips. Read more about A Simple Way to Improve Spinal Rotation

 

How to Improve Tissue Health Around the Elbow Region

This is a brief look at how to use a dowel, massage ball, or flexbar to strip adhesions in the tissues surrounding the elbow region - this tends to be especially needed by those who do a lot of straight arm work where the muscles and ligaments that feed into the elbow region are regularly engaged. Read more about How to Improve Tissue Health Around the Elbow Region

 

A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

This is one of my favourite ways of lengthening the hamstrings. It’s somewhat of a blend between a back kick and a side kick in TaeKwonDo.

Keeping your hamstrings at a healthy length allows for optimal mobility through your lower back, pelvis, and knees. Read more about A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

 

How to Liberate Your Shoulders by Stretching Your Lats and Posterior Shoulder Region

Here are some variations on how to lengthen your lats and posterior shoulder region, thereby optimizing your shoulder mobility. Read more about How to Liberate Your Shoulders by Stretching Your Lats and Posterior Shoulder Region

 

This is Essential for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more about This is Essential for a Strong and Healthy Back

 

Being A Korean American Adoptee

Imagining the depth of feelings of everything involved in Danielle's journey broke the levees of my tear ducts like few other experiences have. I think our youngest son was genuinely concerned for my well-being, such was the extent of my sobbing.

To learn more about Danielle Oakes and her account of this part of her life journey, please visit: Read more about Being A Korean American Adoptee

 

A Simple Way to Improve Shoulder and Back Mobility

To improve shoulder and upper back mobility, lie face-up with your head slightly off the end of a bed and let your arms hang freely above your head.

Once you’re comfortable in this position, slowly take your arms through a small arc as though you are making a snow angel - you can do this several times to warm up your shoulder joints. Read more about A Simple Way to Improve Shoulder and Back Mobility

 

A Simple Mobility Exercise to Reverse the Effects of Slouching

If you work at a desk or counter on a regular basis, chances are that you slouch forward to some degree, at least enough to cause mild to moderate tightening of the muscles that line your chest, anterior shoulder region, and even your upper arms.

This is a stretch that can you can do daily to help reverse these and other effects of slouching. Read more about A Simple Mobility Exercise to Reverse the Effects of Slouching

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book, Goodbye, Things:

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In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more about The Magic of Minimalism

 

Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It's buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn't find

So when I'm all choked up
And I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way Read more about Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

 

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