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Let’s play catch up…Spinal Roll and Head and Eye Movements

Well, here I am apologizing for neglecting my blog yet again. It is summer, and it is my favorite time of year. The sun is out, the plants are blooming and growing, and the swimming pool is calling my name. … Continue reading

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Shimmy

Shimmy: Vibrate and shake your shoulders, standing upright or moving front and back, as if you are shaking water off. Relaxing your lower jaw, so that the neck and shoulder girdle muscles naturally relax, will allow your arms to hang … Continue reading

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Chest Isolations

Chest Isolations: Gently move your rib cage in all directions, placing your hands and arms in space so that you isolate and move only the rib cage. Move it to the front, back, and sides. Open it, twist it, extend … Continue reading

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Hip Bumps

Hip Bumps: Bump your hips in varying directions, front, back, and each side, as if you were bumping someone out of the way. Sound ooo. Focus on rhythmic precision, and stop the bump before it tugs uncomfortably. Alternate directions. Benefits: Practicing … Continue reading

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Pelvic Circles

Pelvic Circles: Stand in “A” Stance and circle your hips in a fluid motion, as if you were playing with a hula hoop. Sense the motion of the ball of your hip joints rotating in their sockets. Circle in both … Continue reading

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Back Kick

Back Kick: Pull your heel up and back toward your buttocks into Ready Position, then kick backward, in a motion similar to a mule kick. As you kick, keep the knee of your supporting leg unlocked and spring loaded, using … Continue reading

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Side Kick

Side Kick: Pull your heel up and back toward your buttocks as you did in Front Kick, into Ready Position. Then kick to the side, with the side of your thigh facing toward the ceiling. Keep the knee of your … Continue reading

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