Check out these few short videos of yoga and restorative moves along with delicious stretches that you can do at home.
What is it and how does it affect our body in times of stress?
You might like the blog post I wrote for the Women’s Network Australia all about Restorative Movement for the 50+ body. You can check out that article by clicking here. Restorative Movement combines stretch, breath and movement. It can also be the practices you use to relax. Sometimes the simple act of sitting cross legged on the floor is difficult and sometimes a deep back stretch is all you need, but with the assistance of some easy props, you’ll get a much deeper more delicious stretch. In the meantime, I’ve created two videos you might find helpful. One will show you how to use a yoga strap to allow sitting crosslegged so much more comfortable. In fact with a correctly applied yoga strap it’s amazing how long you can sit comfortably. The other is a deep chest and back stretch using a bolster cushion. Enjoy!
Ever wanted to get that deep back stretch that also opens the heart?
Sometimes just a reach up doesn’t quite cut it. Have you considered laying back on a bolster cushion to open up the front heart muscles. This creates a deep release of tension and can feel amazing. In this video Anne demonstrates how to achieve that release.
The Perfect Stretch for Walkers, Cyclists and Joggers.
Do you walk on a regular basis? Do you stretch out appropriately? Here’s a little video that will show you 4 effective stretches that are designed specifically for walkers. These will work on your glutes, quads and hamstrings.
Neck and Shoulder Release
Would you like to be able to release your neck and shoulders with a simple move that you can do right there at your desk? In less than 2 minutes you can feel freer with less neck pain and your shoulders will feel loose and comfortable.
Morning Floor Stretch Out
Here’s a short stretch routine that can be used to either wake the body up in the morning first thing OR to stretch out tension at night. Hope you enjoy.
The Perfect Sports Stretch
I’ve often been asked to offer a simple 10 minute stretch that you can do as soon as you slide out of bed in the morning or even before or after a workout or a sports game. This routine is simple and can be done on the floor at home.
Here’s one that explains how to move yourself into a High Plank. Plank is great for arm definition and core activation. Actually it’s mighty brilliant all round.
What to do with Aching Legs.
Restless legs syndrome is something that is quite common amongst menopausal women. It’s that achey annoying painful feeling in the legs that keeps you awake at night. These stretches might help.
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Keep an eye out for more and let me know how you go.