The simplest of techniques to hydrate and release tension from the neck all the way down to the hand. The use of imagery as a tool is a powerful addition to improve range of motion and increase the glide of connective tissue that becomes stiff and dehydrated from hours in the same position. A particularly useful release for those who spend their days at a desk over a keyboard as it can be done throughout the day as often as you like.
Use this drill to gently and effectively relax the quads, mobilise the ankle & hip joint and release tension from the entire hip musculature. Gentle enough to do every day for daily release and unraveling of the hours spent seated at work. It is also effective enough to use as part of both preparation and recovery before and after your favourite sport or workout. For young athletes, this release will provide release of tension without forcing range of motion not always appropriate in growing bodies.
This notoriously tight muscle group lives between and under your shoulder blades. Working in unison with chest muscles, rhomboid are important for scapular retraction and good shoulder position. This release will target the rhomboids directly and the release you gain can be highly effective in releasing tension through the chest, shoulders and neck. These are not huge muscles so the contraction is not too strong - easy does it!!
Our feet are so important but often neglected - from the ground up our alignment and proprioception depend on them. Your feet also share connections with our most vulnerable lower lumbar vertebrae so don't be surprised if this release helps with back pain too. A super simple release you can do anywhere anytime just with your own hands. Take the time to stand on a firm surface before your start - close your eyes and observe where your weight falls, how your knees and hips feel. Do one foot, stand and feel the difference between the two - let your nervous system feel the difference before you repeat on the other foot.
For both men and women the pelvic floor represents a critical area not talked about enough. This workshop looks at detailed anatomy of the pelvic floor, its relationship to the rest of us such as the abdominal wall and the diaphragm. Learn how we can facilitate proper organization of the body so we can move spontaneously and naturally to improve pelvic floor function every day. Learn how we can unintentionally do damage to our pelvic floor as we go about our normal day and during exercise. Come to understand that even when we are trying to improve the strength of pelvic floor, are we really aware of what we are doing? Are we doing what we think we are doing? Look at research on the pelvic floor and see the misunderstandings many people have and new ways to focus on alignment instead of contracting muscles.During this workshop you may be looking at an empty chair! During these times Veronica is assisting participants to ensure correct movement during the workout portion of the class.