Movement, Strength

April Workout

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

Movement, Nature

Psithurism

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?

Martial Arts, Movement

The ‘Why’ of Practice

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

Movement, Strength

Do You Even Plank?

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?

Flexibility, Movement

Rumble Rollin’

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’

Martial Arts, Movement

The Magic of Slow

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

Movement, Strength

Chloé Bruce Warmup

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!