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What is well-being and how do you achieve it?

11 Jan 2021

What is well-being? Finding and honouring ‘My-time’ … One of the definitions of well-being I found stated: Well-being is the highest possible quality of life in its full breadth of expression – socially, mentally & physically. As you can see in the image, rock climbing is for me absolute well-being...

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24 gifts – day 24: Relax your body & mind

24 Dec 2020

  How do you like the idea of lying down and relax your body and mind? There is probably no faster way to relax and refresh your body and mind than to lie down for a couple of minutes, close your eyes and focus you mind on your body. I...

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24 gifts – day 23: Add more spinal rotation to your life

23 Dec 2020

  Add more spinal rotation to your life Spinal rotation is one of the movements we tend to loose quickly in our modern more sedentary lifestyle. The ability to rotate your spine has a big impact on the quality of your movements. Spinal rotation does not only keep the joints...

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24 gifts – day 22: Can focusing on your kidneys release your thoraco-lumbar fascia?

22 Dec 2020

Can focusing on your kidneys release your thoraco-lumbar fascia? Have you ever included focusing on your organs in your own movement practice? I didn’t. So adding them into my movement experience has been quite the revelation to me. Not only did I learn more about my body in general, in...

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24 gifts – day 21: Lower back fascia release with 1 ball and simple movements

21 Dec 2020

Low back fascia release with 1 ball How starting your exercise off-neutral can be as valuable as starting in neutral for releasing your lower back In pilates, we focus on finding neutral starting positions which can simplify movements for the clients and also simplify teaching a movement. In neutral, your...

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24 gifts – day 20: An easy way to breath deeper and more fully

20 Dec 2020

  An easy way to breath deeper and more fully I wonder if there is a muscle hierarchy in the body. We humans can certainly decide that this muscle is more important than that muscle. But if you asked your body which skeletal muscle it would say is the most...

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24 gifts – day 19: The trusty Roll Down spiced up

19 Dec 2020

The trusty Roll Down spiced up If there is one exercise, I teach the most in matwork classes it is the Roll Down. I teach it in many different flavours. It is such a versatile exercise and so easy to create variations on and add flavours to by e.g. adding...

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24 gifts – day 18: How a blanket can aid to release your lower back

18 Dec 2020

How a blanket can aid to release tension your lower back A blanket can come in handy for many things, e. g. to help you release your lower back.Β Maybe this wasn’t the first thing which came to your mind ;o). Today’s exercise is about rotation: Rotation of the spine and...

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24 gifts – day 17: How to do squats with more ease

17 Dec 2020

How to do your squats with more ease Today we have another an embodiment from The Franklin Method Squats are one of those exercises which are both functional and fun to do. So I try to incorporate them as often as possible in as many variations as I can come...

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24 gifts – day 16: How to improve neck mobility

16 Dec 2020

How to improve neck & head mobility What to do when your head just feels stuck on top of your neck? Do you also sometimes find that your head feels as if there is no movement at all between the occiput, C1 and C2? Just watch today’s video and you...

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