Warm up Exploration for Your Knees
My clients have all been loving this so I wanted to share with you too! It's a great way to gently explore some new movements for your knees and maybe find some new gentle stretch for your legs and hips :)
I share two versions, the first is seated and the 2nd is lying down. Feel free to skip to the lying down one if you're short on time and that sounds better!
Talking Body Liberation on the Reembody Podcast
I was delighted to chat with Kevin Moore and Beck Beverage about the spaces I want to create for people. I hope this interview will bring cheer to your day!
Listen here: https://reembody.me/finding-wellness-that-works-for-you/ or wherever you listen to podcasts. It aired April 4 on The Reembody Podcast.
Self Soothing with Band
I was checking out some random used equipment that a friend was selling when I came across this purple band. I had no idea the magic I had just discovered!
I have some smaller ones that I had started to play with and thought why not give this one a try too? The next day I was on my back with my knees bent trying to relax and decided to try putting the band around my ankles.
WOW, it felt amazing. So soothing. Almost like hands on my ankles. Who knew that ankles could feel so good?!
Self Soothe with a Hand Massage
How are your hands today?
If your hands have pain or tenderness be sure to go slowly and gently to explore what YOUR hands want and see if this feels supportive.
If you're not used to thinking about your hands much this activity might surprise you as to how good it feels! :)
I find this to be very calming and supportive if I'm in a stressful situation or even just when I'm feeling overstimulated.
Did you give it a try? How did it feel? I invite you to share in the comments!
What feels good…
Finding Your Movement Sweet Spot
Finding her movement sweet spot became crucial when chronic fatigue took away the joy of freely moving without worrying about how it would make her feel the next day. My friend Suzanne touches on so many useful gems in this interview whether you have a chronic condition or not. Enjoy! To explore Suzanne's work click here.
Using Enjoyable and Flexible Exercise to Support Health, no Rigidity Needed!
I enjoyed talking with Michelle about resisting the pressure of rigid exercise and instead finding the joy of flexibility and asking what her body wants and needs each day! To join Michelle's fabulous free Facebook group click here and sign up for one of her great freebies!
The Journey from Exercise as Body Control to Body Connection
In this episode Ivy and I talk about her journey from hating exercise in PE class to enjoying the gym now! It's a beautiful winding journey from viewing exercise as a way to control her body to experiencing body connection through movement! Check out Ivy's website here!
The Leap from Exercise as Punishment to Body Peace
I had such a refreshing talk with Robin about her journey of movement with various chronic conditions. It left me feeling at peace and inspired to keep building my body trust! I hope it will do the same for you :) (The Facebook group mentioned no longer exists but I post very similar content on my Facebook page here!)
Trapeze, Tap Dance, Letting Go and Enjoying What Your Body CAN Do!
It was such fun to connect with past client Tolonda! They share their story about shifting dreams and finding the right movement for them today. If you'd like to explore training with me via online video please don't hesitate to e-mail: Gillian@mindfullyactive.com or set up a free exploration call here. Enjoy!
Messy Beautiful Mindfully Active Stories
Click play below for a taste of what it means to me to be Mindfully Active!
One very important thing I didn't mention in the recording is that this is a totally weight neutral show. You won't hear any weight loss talk, calorie burning or counting talk, diet talk or the like. Hooray! :)
Be sure not to miss future episodes by signing up for my 10 day Body Boost and newsletter here. If you're interested in being interviewed for the show please e-mail me! Gillian@mindfullyactive.com