Self myofascial release using a foam roll can be very powerful for pain relief, improving flexibility, improving body awareness, increasing circulation and lots more.
And thanks to Bill’s question from inside the Core Wellness Coaching Program, I decided to use today’s episode of Core Wellness TV to give you a detailed tutorial on how to use a foam roll to release your piriformis muscle (along with the rest of the soft tissue on the back side of your hip.)
Actually…I went ahead and created a whole “How To Foam Roll The Lower Quarter…The Right Way” mini-course and will be including it as a bonus program inside the Training Course when enrollment re-opens.
(If you are not on the early bird list to be the first to hear when we re-open, be sure to get on that list HERE.)
There’s a short intro from Grandma’s glider in our back yard and you even get to meet Gracie Bell as she crosses my path!
Enjoy and be sure to leave your questions and comments below!
While testing my camera to get ready for some new LIVE webinars I’ve got up my sleeve, I ended up creating a powerful exercise sequence to help you get back into a more energetic, pain free, youthful posture pattern.
(If you’re not on the list here at the blog make sure you get on it to be notified when I do the upcoming free training webinars!)
Going through this simple exercise sequence can also serve to “Re-Boot” or “Wipe and Restore” your brain’s computer programs for posture and movement. (You know, to clear out all the movement and posture viruses
By going back to infant development positions to clear out the damaging patterns, the whole system works smoother and you can start to “re-program” for less strain, less pain, and more confidence in your movement.
Give the movements a try and leave me your questions and comments below!
P.S. As I mentioned, I will be doing some exciting new LIVE webinar training and I want to know what you’re struggling with most with your health and what I can do to help.
That way, I can tailor the content of the webinars to benefit you most.
I really value and appreciate your input. So, if you feel inspired to share, please leave a comment below. I’m looking forward to your reply!
New Self Test Video Is Below!
Most of you have seen (and hopefully attempted) the "Deep Core Amnesia" self test you got in the free training series when you signed up for the email list here on the blog .
But here's the deal…with the current test I've noticed that the vast majority of people who commented say they passed with no problem.
Yet, when I'm testing patients in my office, I see the vast majority of people FAIL this test!
So…the "Shift When You Lift?" self test I'm giving you today will hopefully make it more obvious to you if you have a "deep core" weakness putting you at risk of debilitating musculoskeletal pain and losing your strength and power to keep doing what you love!
Listen…awareness and control of this "deep core" system is CRITICAL to prevent pain, fatigue, and unhealthy aging.
Basically, it's the stability you created as a developing infant…and most of us had it under control by the time we were 5 months old.
And if, for some reason, you didn't quite develop perfectly as an infant, you can still "wire in" this new pathway for deep core stability into your nervous system!
It will take some effort, but so does walking with a walker
As a matter of fact, I even give you some "training wheels" to help reawaken your core in case you fail this one miserably!
Yes, it's time to reclaim your youthful, vibrant, pain free posture of youth!
As always…leave me your comments and questions below! I always read them all and reply to as many as I can.
Since the most common error when doing push ups is poking the head forward toward the ground and allowing the shoulders to shrug toward the ears….
Correcting forward head posture (FHP)
and doing a push up correctly go hand in hand!
These 2 video tutorials below were taken from the "Q&A Hightlights" area of the paid Core Wellness Coaching Program but I decided to post them pubicly here on the blog because I haven't seen anyone effectively addressing the key links to reverse this epidemic!
FHP can create a host of problems like (but not limited to) headaches, neck pain, shouder pain, mid back pain, low back pain, jaw pain and clicking, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, and numbness and tingling in arms and hands
Most, but not all of the corrective exercises I recommend in the videos below are available in the free exercise series you receive when you sign up for the mailing list here on the blog. So make sure you do that now if you haven't already!
Enjoy the free training and leave your comments and questions below!
Lots of people give up on correcting their posture because it just flat out hurts to try to keep the "shoulders back", and "chest up".
But fear not…today on Core Wellness TV I share with you the "Rib Cage Secret" that forms the foundation of effortless good posture that feels natural and actually "switches off" the "fight or flight" stress system of tension and degeneration.
At the same time this exercise (that you can do anywhere, anytime without anyone even knowing) "switches on" your relaxation response so your body can feel at peace and heal like it should.
Join me next to the hydrangeas with the ladybugs, honey bees, and even a surprise appearance from our cat, Ayla!
Let me know how this exercise makes you feel and ask me your questions in the comments.
P.S. Even though there has been a delay in re-opening the comprehensive training and coaching course. It IS happening soon. If you want to be on the early notification list, enter your email in the form below today's video.
P.S.S. A late summer tour of "Reverse CPS Now!" Live Group Training Events is still in the works!
Looks like we'll be heading West on this one but we'll be doing more around the U.S. this year. So if you have an existing client or patient base or are part of a group or Meetup focused on health and wellness and would like to host a group training event, drop me an email at email@example.com
and we'll get the conversation started. Thanks!
Mentioned in this episode: Self Upper Rib Cage / Scalene Release Video
Since I'm coaching 13 to 15 year old boys baseball this year, I thought I would share this "Reverse Throw" move I use a lot to help EVERYONE (not just throwers) get better balance, hip flexibility, and a nice open posture through the chest.
All these things add up to less strain and less pain in your back, shoulders, and neck.
And hey I admit…it's challenging! You can keep a chair or wall close by until you achieve better balance.
If you're a pitcher, thrower, or into racquet sports…you MUST master this move or you will end up with shoulder and back problems down the line.
Enjoy and share!
P.S. We will be doing a TOUR OF LIVE TRAINING EVENTS at different locations in the U.S. this summer 2014!
So if you resonate with what I'm teaching and would like to share it with your patients, yoga students, massage clients, personal training clients, or you just have an active group, club, or organization, send me an email and let me know if you're interested.
No definite details yet, just gathering interest. I will post more info when we get locations and dates hammered out. Email me now and let's help the world feel younger, lighter, and happier TOGETHER!