We are sick and injured from time to time and it is a hidden gift in reminding us of our mortality and we learn to move with and around those areas and come out of the tunnel even stronger and in better neural and mental shape. Examples: The cement mixer: torso Sit on your behind… Read More How to learn and improve from injury/illness
1 Do walks on toes and ball of feet. 2 Do hill sprints. 3 Lose mass you don’t need. 4 Start the jump on an exhale when possible (inhale as you bend and exhale when you spring up). 5 Swing your arms toward the target (forward or up for example). 6 Do a prep light… Read More Increase your natural jumping ability
Our bodies were not meant for the position they are in during many working and resting hours. We are built to walk, run, squat and lie down but sitting for prolonged periods harms the dynamic structure of tension and strength throughout. Here are four static holds that require no gear to undo this damage and… Read More Undoing the damage of sitting
Here are three mobility movements for the shoulders, spine and hips. All involve moving two patterns of movement together to create human movement. We are more than one tool playing in the dark. Shoulder mobility comes to release held tension and fixation in the shoulder and upper spine. Spine mobility comes to release rigidity of… Read More Twisted mobility
Here is a progression of games to play. They come to bring to light the virtue of continuity and as a quality to change your encounters from collisions to freedom within the meelee. Have a partner place a fist or foot on you. Tense and then relax your frame to achieve two goals. First… Read More Notes from Class: Continuity
It is as easy to forget ourselves as it is easy to wake up. Here are a progression of work to wake up our shoulders hips and spine and bring about greater freedom and health in movement and in thought. Let your breath lead the movement in both tempo and depth. Start standing with your… Read More Notes from class: Spinal Freedom
Many back pain issue are a result of harmful movement patterns. We can always move towards health and well being with a little bit of consistency and awareness. Here are movements to do before you get out of bed and before you close your eyes. They will pay forward with greater health and mobility in… Read More Avoiding lower back pain with daily natural movement
In this video we show the first half of a systema Saturday. We show how to create a three dimensional awareness in the hips and spine and how to move in a natural whole manner.