This notoriously tight muscle group lives between and under your shoulder blades. Working in unison with chest muscles, rhomboid are important for scapular retraction and good shoulder position. This release will target the rhomboids directly and the release you gain can be highly effective in releasing tension through the chest, shoulders and neck. These are not huge muscles so the contraction is not too strong - easy does it!!
Use this drill to gently and effectively relax the quads, mobilise the ankle & hip joint and release tension from the entire hip musculature. Gentle enough to do every day for daily release and unraveling of the hours spent seated at work. It is also effective enough to use as part of both preparation and recovery before and after your favourite sport or workout. For young athletes, this release will provide release of tension without forcing range of motion not always appropriate in growing bodies.
The simplest of techniques to hydrate and release tension from the neck all the way down to the hand. The use of imagery as a tool is a powerful addition to improve range of motion and increase the glide of connective tissue that becomes stiff and dehydrated from hours in the same position. A particularly useful release for those who spend their days at a desk over a keyboard as it can be done throughout the day as often as you like.
An extremely powerful way to mobilise the muscles of both the front and back of the lower leg. This will create improved range of motion for the ankle & knee, improved foot function, increased length and facilitation of all of the muscles of the lower leg. All aspects of the foot and leg are addressed in this series. An excellent warm up prior to any exercise or sporting activity and as a maintenance routine to keep feet, knees and ankles moving well whilst reducing tightness and restriction of all associated muscles.
Most of us have tight hips and areas of restriction that make performance of traditional Pilates exercises very difficult. In this class we utilise the Franklin Balls to facilitate correct movement to ensure the benefits of the exercise are achieved correctly. As a consequence, we will achieve release of tension and restriction caused by poor movement patterns.