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.