Logging today’s strength practise session, just to see where things are at: Warmup Qigong Body swings Upper body stretches 5 Slow Inverted Rows Rope skipping 100 regular jumps (1 x 100 jumps in one go) 100 speed jumps (needed a few restarts) 150 one-legged jumps (75 LR) 50 high jumps (knees up) Kettlebell Practise Simple &… Read More April Workout
Coming soon! This is part 10 of a series on Stacey Nemours amazing Dance! online flexibility course pack. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Stacey’s Dance! Flexibility Makeover Power Pack contains several courses. I will be working with/posting about them in the following order: 1… Read More Stretching with Stacey – Part 10
Psithurism. The rustling of leaves in the wind. Derived from the ancient Greek word for a whisper. I didn’t know there was a word for it. But I do know how it feels to hear the sound. Do you?
During a profoundly inspirational Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword Art) seminar with EUHGA Headmaster Sang-Hyun Han, the following question was asked by one of the participants: ‘why do we put ourselves through suffering in practice?’ I can’t piece together the exact answer, but I do remember I felt deeply inspired. The gist of Master Han’s response was:… Read More The ‘Why’ of Practice
As some of you who know me, know, I’ve been a fan of Planking since many years. The strength exercise variation of it, though, long remained elusive to me, because I struggled with the torso alignment required for executing a plank with proper form. What helped me immensely, was the brilliant Katy Bowman’s advice to… Read More Do You Even Plank?
Meet Rumbly R., my trusted blue travel-size Rumble Roller. One of my go-to tools (next to the YogaTuneUp Balls!) for treating my muscles to a deep tissue recovery session whenever I feel it is needed. Like a field of thumbs, nothing beats it’s effectivity when it comes to releasing trigger points. Rumbly R. is slightly… Read More Rumble Rollin’
“We sculpt our brain with every decision we make.” A quote that stayed with me from the following Podcast interview
The ‘oertijdpad’ – a beautiful 9 km forest walk in Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands.
If there is one thing that preparations for our Taekwondo black belt test has taught Mr E and me, it’s that there is pure magic in practising slowly. We wanted to combine studying the Korean terms for movements with cleaning up our technique and basic stances, so we practised by naming each movement, transition and… Read More The Magic of Slow
I’ve been loving this 20-minute mini-workout/warmup video by the amazing Chloé Bruce. She has tons of great instructional sets on her website, as well as free kicking, strength and mobility work videos on FB, Instagram and Youtube. Go check them out!