Flexibility, Movement

Feel-Good Parkour

A list of the ‘feel-good’ parkour exercises we did to kick off this summer’s MoveSpiration event. Station 1 – Yoga Blocks 1: Calf raises and drops 2: 1-Hip raises, drops and circles 3: Turnout/in (on 2 blocks) Station 2 – Stacey Straps 1: Ankle mobility/stability 2: Lying-down butterfly 3: Freestyle strap stretch Station 3 – YTU Balls… Read More Feel-Good Parkour

Flexibility

Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 4

This is a placeholder for part 4 of a series on Stacey Nemours  fantastic Beginner’s Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide online course package. Check out the previous posts of 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… Read More Stacey Nemour’s Beginners Ultimate Flexibility Makeover Guide – Part 4

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August Flexibility 2

Flexibility update! The past 5 days I’ve been working with the extensions (leg lifts)-focused videos from Stacey Nemour’s online flexibility course package for dancers. I’m very happy with the results! The week itself was a bit of a struggle – Resistance, the topic of this week’s book recommendation, keeps popping up whenever I encounter a… Read More August Flexibility 2

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August Flexibility 1

Today’s flexibility practise. Results of working with Stacey Nemour’s fantastic online stretching course package for dancers. What I’ve noticed in the past few days, is that my hamstring stretches are becoming ‘twinge-free’ (a great feeling!) and that ballet movements in classe are starting to look (and feel) more like what in my mind is ‘actual ballet’.… Read More August Flexibility 1

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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

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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

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

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

Flexibility, Movement

Back to Beginning

I have learned throughout the years that whenever I want to go deeper into practice, be it for dance, martial arts, strength or flexibility work, the solution isn’t really to go ‘harder’ in whatever I have been doing. In contrast, it’s often much more useful and effective to take a (few) step(s) back, re-evaluate what’s… Read More Back to Beginning