Flexibility, Movement

July Flexibility 2

Flexibility practice update!  Now that I’ve had the chance to work a bit more consistently with Stacey Nemour’s fantastic online stretching course for dancers (I will link to the exact ones below), a few interesting things are happening: 1. From the pictures it looks like I’ve hit a bit of a plateau, as seen in… Read More July Flexibility 2

Movement, Strength

July Workout

This month‘s first strength/conditioning session – with bonus core exercises! Warmup Joint Rotations Qi-gong Arm Swings  Rope skipping 300 regular jumps (2 x 150 jumps – with a breathing break in between) 150 one-legged jumps (75 LR) 50 high jumps (knees up) Upper Body Exercises for opening up the shoulders and strenghtening the upper back, taken… Read More July Workout

Books, Movement

Let your Life speak

Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. My current read, a lovely little book about vocation: Let your life speak by Parker J. Palmer The title says it all. And you? What are you reading right now?

Flexibility, Movement

July Flexibility 1

Some before & after pictures of today‘s stretching session, taken while working with one of Stacey Nemour‘s online flexibility classes -> the one-hour session I describe in this post to be exact. I noticed that the difference was subtle in some positions (like the front splits), but quite dramatic in others (eg bending to the front in… Read More July Flexibility 1

Movement, Nature

Eschweiler Wald in July

The forest is full and lush and green, the lilies are in bloom, and the nettles are up high this week! Impressions from this week‘s walk in the Eschweiler woods, the place we’ll get to visit (if weather permits!) as part of Augusts MoveSpiration weekend:

Flexibility, Movement

Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 3

This is part 2 of a series on Stacey Nemours  fantastic Beginner’s Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide online course package. Check out the full post series below (will be extended in the coming weeks/months) Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 1 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 2 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility –… Read More Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 3

Books, Movement

Why we Sleep

Because we’re up early today.. Why we Sleep by Matthew Walker One of the books I’m reading right now. A manifesto on the importance of sleep. Insightful, compelling, a must read. PS: You can listen to an interview with the author in this episode of Michael Gervais’ excellent ‘Finding Mastery’ podcast: https://findingmastery.net/matthew-walker Bonus geekery: did you… Read More Why we Sleep

Flexibility, Movement

Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 2

This is part 2 of a series on Stacey Nemours  fantastic Beginner’s Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide online course package. Check out the full post series below (will be extended in the coming weeks/months) Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 1 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 2 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility –… Read More Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 2

Flexibility, Movement

Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 1

This is part 1 of a series on Stacey Nemours  fantastic Beginner’s Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide online course package. Check out the full post series below (will be extended in the coming weeks/months) Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 1 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility – Part 2 Stacey Nemour Beginners Ultimate Flexibility –… Read More Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 1