BACK 1) Baby Bear: This is release work – your goal is to use the least amount of effort possible. Start lying on your back. Hug your knees and relax your back, hips chest and neck. No really, let everything relax, this may take a minute to figure out. Start to roll […]
Each month I offer five exercises to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and mobility. Can you do one minute of each of this month's Five today? To see these in person join an ongoing class, or schedule a private session with me.
These photos and descriptions are meant to remind you of moves we have done together. Please see your medical professional prior to beginning a new exercise program.
BACK 1) Warrior II: (Side lunge with front knee bent, back knee straight) Step right foot forward between your hands, step left foot back and press left heel firmly into the mat. Stack your shoulders over your hips (hips and shoulders face the side wall) and reach arms out to the side. Bend your front […]
BACK My Mom, Claire is our fitness model for most of the March Five. I took these when she came to visit me here in Portland. Want to see these moves in person? Join us for an ongoing class, or call to schedule a one on one session with Anne (503) 705-4762. 1) Crescent Lunge: […]
BACK 1) Bridge: Start on your back with feet hip distance apart. Exhale as you slowly roll your pelvis up to the ceiling. Inhale and hold, allowing your chest to relax. Exhale and roll back down one vertebra at a time. Back and hamstring strength, spine mobility. 2) Cobra: Start on your tummy with […]
BACK 1) Chair Pose: Stand in Mountain pose with feet and knees together (or hip distance apart) toes facing forward. Bend your knees as you sit your hips low, as if you were to sit on a chair behind you. Look down to make sure you can still see your toes. Hold for one minute. […]