Can you get up from sitting on the floor easily?
When’s the last time you did a cart wheel or summersault?
Have you thrown a ball or tried a windmill motion with your shoulder lately?
Are you able to reach behind you and scratch the middle of your back with your hand?
How hard is it for you to pick something off the floor when you drop it?
If you have trouble with any of these it’s time to look into your mobility.
It’s not uncommon for me to have trouble picking things up off the floor from time to time and that’s when I know I need a little more mobility work.
The best test for mobility is to move all of your joints head to toe each morning and see what needs some attention.
If you find an area that is hanging up or feels restricted it’s time to do a little work in that area.
Foam rolling is one of the best ways to ease into self bodywork.
On Wednesday my podcast with Julia Blackwell, a fascial work specialist, comes out and she has an amazing video series called Roller Remedy, that highlights how to catch all the common hang up areas using a foam roller.
I had a chance to go through her Roller Remedy videos and I have to say – game changers!
It’s not your typical foam rolling session with Julia, she has a unique approach that gets results fast.
I’m convinced a little foam roll session with Julia daily, some body tempering blended in (weighted compression to the body with range of motion added in), a few fascial resets, then electrolyte rehydration with some quiet time away from technology might just be what I need to recharge daily.
If I could get my feet in the sand at a nearby beach or get lost in the woods for a bit that might be the icing on the cake for ultimate grounding.
What could you do to sneak in a few minutes of mobility work daily?
- test out your mobility out by moving all your joints from neck, to shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, spine, hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes
- note where you’re feeling stiff
- try out foam rolling with Julia – HERE
- see if joint mobility & fascial releases with Garry Lineham can help –HERE
- find out if release ball techniques are an option – HERE
The better you are at your own body work the more mobile you’ll be…
…and you’ll save some money too!
What about getting a massage or acupuncture?
If you can get in a session with someone even once a month – it’s so worth it!
Bodywork, breath work and fitness go hand in hand as they all promote circulation.
Optimize your circulation and slow down aging!
Stay tuned for Wednesday’s email where I talk about it more!
Here’s to your health,