This accessable practice is a blend of Yoga and strength work using a chair. It’s a great practice if you are new to resistance training but has much to offer the seasoned practitioner as well. The so called antigravity muscles help you to stay vertical when moving or in stillness.
Sitting Meditation on Sitting
For anyone who has suffered from back or neck pain, the innocent state of sitting can be a special kind of hell. Even for our pain free friends, sitting is so frought with controversy. It seems that no matter what, we can’t seem to do it right. This meditation is a gentle period of somatic education and an opportunity to observe the incredible body as it supports you in your seated position.
Yin Yoga: Hamstrings Education
or this 30 minute practice, we will practice a very traditional Yin practice focused on the hamstrings, EXCEPT, we won’t be stretching the bejesus out of your hamstrings. I’ll teach you a more sustainable approach that will ACTUALLY help you to increase range of motion and decrease sensitivity. Not only is it more effective, but it’s a whole lot more enjoyable.
Sitting in a Chair
This is a lesson from the Feldenkrais Method®. Sitting is a challenge for many of us, especially those with back or neck pain. Somatic Education techniques are refreshing because they don’t preach about the right way to do something. Rather the body’s innate capacity to self organize is respected.
Legs and Core Strength
Just a quick chair practice to get your blood pumping and your lower body reved up. Sitting all day isn’t the terrible sin that the media would have us believe. It’s just important to get moving for 5-15 minutes every hour or so. This little practice will do perfectly.