That feeling of calm, it starts from within – we can learn to do this – to self-regulate – with some great tools.
One of the best things I have ever done for myself is to learn to regulate. In this 2 part series I share with you my top tips for easing anxiety and stress and cultivating calm x
As requested – a lovely short sequence, paring mindfulness the breath and some beautiful hip movements.. Give your body the gift of this short class today x
Perhaps you’ve been working on your hamstring flexibility for a while now and there’s still a lot of tension. Do you also feel hamstring stretches in your calf muscles?
Give this sequence a go and see if it eases some tension. There is a nerve that goes from the spine to the foot and it can get in the way of our mobility so this class might help to relieve some of that stress.
Now we have assessed and mobilised the tighter muscle groups, we must get stronger enough to be able to hold our new range of motion. To be able to hold a better posture and not stick out our butts during a dance will require optimal strength.
After your initial assessment, please come on to this class where we will further assess and find mobility in the tighter muscles.
For those of you that would like some support during your pre performance routine movement prep, I’m here for you to follow along with me!
As discussed in previous classes and workshops, your movement prep is really an individual thing. For example, if improving turnout is something you need to focus on, then incorporating more exercises into your warm up specifically for that goal can be very useful. You may do this routine and find you feel more than prepared afterwards, but you may also find you need to adjust it slightly – so listen to your own body and add or takeaway exercises as you need. There are many individual warm up exercises to be found in your library.
This particular follow along routine is a great all rounder, using the R.A.M.P method – we raise our heart rates, activate our muscles, mobilise our joints and challenge our balance before firing up that nervous system with some more explosive moves. I incorporate the use of mini bands in this one for some hip activating drills – therabands will work fine too.
If you’ve any questions on any of the exercises at all, please give us a shout!
Enjoy it 🙂
As I mention in the video, there are a combination of things that make a person successful in both dance and life, for me – developing a growth mindset was what I believe to be a huge part of my long, successful career in dance.
This is super important for all of us to be able to prepare ourselves to perform at our very best and to ultimately enjoy our dancing. Please watch and start putting together your routine today.
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Using the R.A.M.P warm up protocol I guide you through a feis day movement prep.. A popular request from our members. Feel free to foam roll before you get going! Enjoy it x