Back of the hand pushups are my go to finding stable and flexible wrists because eff fragile wrists! Start on your knees and one day you may be able to progress to do full pushups on the backs of your hands. - I also LOVE the crap out the second thing in this video! Be careful not to put TOO much pressure with your knee into your forearm but just flirt with meshing it! - Next video request? - *Disclaimer: this video is only for healing aches and general pain. If you have serious wrist injury, consult your doctor or physical therapist. Don't follow me blindly either, listen to your doctors and do your own research. :)
May 26, 2017
HOW TO GET INTO L-SIT. - LOL….in light of being funny…this is serious. L-sit…a lot of people think they aren’t strong enough to do it when in reality, they just haven’t been training it correctly. Make sure your hands are in line with the middle to upper thigh and NEVER by the hips or behind the hips because you just can’t get any leverage to pick yourself up. Lean forward to push the ground away and mindfully squeeze your thighs but not so much that you have to cramp. Eff cramping. When you feel confident in your ability to lean forward like a boss and get your butt high start to lean back very slightly with your weight until you feel the legs becoming light….think about pulling your hip crease back as you are leaning forward and then smile because you are a badass. Love you guys.
May 24, 2017
In addition to the scapula push-ups I love this because it also incorporates PULLING. A lot of us yogis are addicted to yoga only and while it's great, it can be a liability if not paired with other movements. Human bodies weren't made to do yoga, we adapted to do yoga but the shoulders are made to be mobile and strong. They need to be stable in their pulling capabilities as well as they're pushing capabilities to be considered strong shoulders. Don't neglect your body of its natural functions. Try to hang on something for at least 1 minute (accumulative) a day. 🙏 - Tag a friend and share the health (wealth). Love you guys 🙌🙏
May 23, 2017
Life is too short to stay with people that drive you crazy, that always leave you feeling worse when they leave, that lower you down more than lift you up and steals your glow! LET THAT PERSON GO!!! All you got going for you when you stay with someone you don't need to be with is your familiarity and someone better is waiting to get real familiar with you. Stop delaying your happiness. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
May 23, 2017
The feedback I’m getting from you guys with my new heal your body videos is absolutely AMAZING and I’m so grateful for you guys and all the new followers! Here is another thing for the upper back/scapula that I LOVE to use. It seriously feels like a massage. - Its kind of like the scapula pushups but its a rotational movement! Don’t be afraid if you hear clicks and pops but of course if you have concerns, hit your doctor or chiropractor/physical therapist up and see if this movement is appropriate for you. Don’t blindly follow everything I say. I am not your guru. - The objective is to take you shoulders through their range of motion through forward and backward rotations while pronating and retracting the shoulder blades freeing up some space for more mobility. It’s also a great strengthener for the arms! You can do this while you are hanging in a pull up position as well and I will make a video on that soon! - What should my next video address? Leave your answers in the comments!
May 17, 2017
LOWER BACK PAIN! - Lower back pain can range from so many things but this video is demonstrating pelvic and spinal movements that will reprogram your ability to control the lower back and how you are engaging/relaxing the supporting muscles. - SLOW cat and cow….so many people go through this fast and don’t pay attention to the key points. Feel the tailbone and start to arch slowly from there gradually into the upper back and then do the opposite. In cow roll the shoulders away from the ears and cat feel the belly button pull towards the spine as you make a gradual rounding motion. (Vid is sped up, go slow) - Pelvic tilts…will lead you into really feeling the way the lower back and pelvis works. We’re not moving anything besides the pelvis which puts you in posterior and anterior tilts. This exercise is for creating awareness. (Vid is sped up, go slow) - Pelvic tilts bridge…when you lift up into bridge, curl the tailbone in and engage your core as you lift and when you come down as the sacrum hits the floor do a slow and mindful arch. (Vid is sped up, go slow) - Supine twists…try to keep the extended leg straight and the foot flexed and pull your bent knee towards chest. Take opposite hand outside of that knee and push over to the opposite side and look over opposite shoulder (from the way you are twisting) DO NOT PUSH TOO FAR. We’re not going for depth, just relief. - Pull the knees to chest and wrap forearms or hands around the shins and try to keep the tailbone on the ground/elongate the neck. - When sleeping think about investing in a lumbar pillow or put a pillow/bolster under the knees….and sleep on your back. :) … Appreciate you guys :)
May 16, 2017
Do you suffer from upper back pain? It might be because your scapula isn’t stable or strong enough to support your body or it over exerts and misfires. This single exercise did WONDERS for my CRIPPLING back pain! - How to do it? Lock out your arms and drop the chest as low as It will go without bending elbows and squeeze the shoulder blades together and then protract your shoulders like you were going into cat pose on the way up. If you want strong and stable handstands this drill is a must! - Do this like 10 reps for 2-3 sets if you can handle that and progress from there. Tag a friend that has upper back pain! Thankful for you guys!
May 15, 2017
WATCH VIDEO WITH SOUND ON. Fix tight glutes with this hip roll which is nice and juicy. Don't keep rolling over it though! Once you find a tender spot, breathe into it and give it attention for 30 seconds to 1 minute. How do you expect something to heal if you don't give it attention? Stop rolling over your problems and deal with them right now 😏 - Tag a friend that needs to fix their hip! I appreciate you guys!!!
May 15, 2017
I posted this a while back and I never went into detail as to the logistics of why in forward folding searching for spinal length is important? Number one, if your joints and discs in your back are creaky, prone to be less stable or anything other than really healthy, excessive rounding will put excessive load on your lower and upper back causing problems in the present and in the future. Second, a rounded spine is a compensation mechanism for tight hamstrings. If you want to improve something, DONT ALLOW COMPENSATION. Two years ago I couldn't touch my toes and I rounded my back so much! The moment I start using a strap and lengthened my spine, was the moment I started seeing improvements. A long spine is not just to look good on Instagram, a long spine is a healthy spine!!! Yin yoga allows rounding because we're not trying to stretch the muscles, we're trying to stress the joints and deeper tissues very carefully. Over rounding in yang, when not healthy and not prepared will lead to injury over time. Stay safe.
May 14, 2017