A quick Farmer Walk tutorial based on yoga Mountain Pose:
I’m way behind on my blog posting! So, expect a lot of new content in the next little while! Here is a quick little video looking at a possible solution to scapula/upper back pain for crafters of all types, as well as for people who sit for the majority of their day. This movement can also help to build good posture over time.
I first learned this movement from Pavel Tsatsouline almost fifteen years ago. It’s a good movement to fix tension headaches, and sore necks from long hours of crafting. (please, ignore the hair, I just got out of the shower when I filmed this 😉 ). Let us know what you think, or if you have any questions!
A short video on trying to set up “optimal” ergonomics for sewing stations for sewists and quilters.
Here are a couple of movement drills I use to open up the middle back. You can do them either from a chair (at the office, while crafting, painting, sewing, etc), kneeling (not shown), or from a flatfoot squat.
There’s a saying in yoga and Chinese martial arts, “you’re only as old as your spine.” What that means is, as you get older, if you can’t move your spine in any direction, you are “locked’ into a much narrower range of movement. And, that range of motion defines what you can and cannot do. For example if you can’t bend forward at the waist, at all, or not without significant pain, you can’t pick things up off the ground, tie your shoes, or hand your grandchild a cookie. If you…