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Mobility Exercises

Indian Club Exercises for Improved Shoulder and Spinal Mobility

Indian clubs are incredibly useful for improving shoulder and spinal mobility. They come in a variety of materials and weights. When first starting with them, whether you have limitations or not, it's generally wise to begin with the lightest clubs you can find. I suggest starting with 1-pound clubs and gradually working up to 2 or 3 pound clubs only if you feel that your shoulders can use more weight. The maximum weight that I find I need for an excellent shoulder workout is 5 pounds. In this video, I am using 3-pound wooden clubs. Read more

 

An Easter Hallelujah - Cassandra Star & Her Sister Callahan

Cassandra Star (10) and her older sister Callahan (19) sing this beautiful and meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. These Easter lyrics were written by Kelley Mooney, the piano track was arranged by Jeff Buckley of Karaoke Studios, and the recording was mastered by Maverick Judson of MJ Interactive. Read more

 

Two Simple Movements 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

 

Mobility Exercises that Help Prevent Osteoporosis and Improve Posture

This is a brief series of shoulder and spinal mobility exercises that can be done daily to support healthy posture and help prevent osteoporosis.

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Gentle Rolling To Condition Your Core & Improve Spinal and Shoulder Mobility

This is a simple routine that can be done on a large mattress or gym or yoga mat. Though it doesn't look like much, this type of rolling is effective in improving general spinal mobility, shoulder mobility, core strength, and overall proprioception. Read more

 

Exercises For Stiff Wrists and Fingers

This is a close-up look at a simple routine you can do daily to keep your fingers, wrists, and elbows healthy.

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I hope you find this routine helpful! Read more

 

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

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

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more

 

Simple Daily Wake-Up for the Legs

This is a relatively simple mobility routine that you can do daily to wake up your legs and have them ready for a wide variety of activities of daily living.

The emphasis is on activating the tissues through your posterior chain - mainly your hamstrings and calves - and through the front of your ankle and foot region. Read more

 

Christmas Holiday Song Playlist

I put together a few of my favourites in a playlist at our YouTube channel. I'll continue to add to this playlist in the days ahead.

Wishing everyone a safe and love-filled Christmas and holiday season.

- Ben Read more

 

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