Try these single sided strength and balance exercises to build symmetry, and increase body awareness.
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) Bear Crawl From hands and knees, lift your knees and “crawl” forward moving opposite arm and leg. Now try crawling backwards. Core strength, shoulder and hip mobility, coordination. 2) Side Plank: Start in hands and knees, or plank position. Turn to your torso to your left, lift left arm to the ceiling. You […]
BACK 1) Tai Chi Twist: Stand with feet about hip distance apart. Swing your arms from side to side, allowing your shoulders, hips, and legs to move. Spine twist. Ankle, hip and shoulder mobility. 2) Calf Raise: Stand on a yoga block. Slowly lift and lower your heels ten times. Strengthens whole posterior chain – […]
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 […]
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 […]