June Movement Gifts for you!

Updated: Jun 9

With the Arctic winter blast in full force this week, welcome to winter!

It was also my birthday week this week, so here I am at level 39 in life.




Being a celebratory stage I want to share with you some of my favorite forms of movement with some of my favorite people.

WHY?

Knowing my tribe vibe and what lights me up helps me through what is the toughest month of the year. You may or may not know, that I lost my Big sister suddenly in June, 12 years ago on June 19th. My birthday was the last time I remember seeing her, at my birthday dinner. It has taken me a long time and I'm currently still healing from this, BUT, I don't say this to bring anyone down for a Sunday, I merely want to highlight that everyone has a story and you may or may not know what someone is going through. So be kind.

Sharing knowledge, helping people, conscious movement, and surrounding myself with people that literally light me up inside are what get me through the days that I don't want to deal with the world.

SO let me share with you a small insight into the Animal Flow Practice.

With the weather cooling down these movement snacks throughout your day in small doses will warm you up, get your brain and body working together, and can be done anywhere.

Week 01 is about Wrist preparation & Activations


Use these as a mini-break from your desk, a warm-up to prime the body before training, or simply as a check-in to see how connected you are with your body at that moment.

WRIST RELEASE

Unwind tight wrists and hands from your keyboard and prime them for some movement.



WRIST PREP/STRENGTH

Do you experience pain in push-ups or any other hand balance practice? Try these regressions and wrist prep moves to help your wrist joint health.




ACTIVATION - BEAST

Perfect for core conditioning

Prepping the shoulders, core, glutes, quads, and feet for training.


ACTIVATION - CRAB

Perfect to unwind desk locked posture and strengthen posterior chain - pretty much everything from the base of your neck, down your spine, glutes, hamstrings and calf.


I'd love to know which ones you try or what resonates with you. If you try something and it's a little too intense for you, give me a reply there are plenty of other options to start with.

Until next week

Cheers,

Nikki

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Stay curious and remember

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” - George Bernard Shaw


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