I have observed that popular notions about flexibility are, ironically, rather rigid. Flexibility is commonly regarded as an expression of physical prowess, is frequently sexualized, and is considered by many to be the domain of specialists. While there is truth and benefit in all of these perceptions, there is much much more to flexibility. Popular attitudes toward flexibility limit cultural perceptions of the body and gloss over the deeper, subtler values and benefits of this intimate practice.
Through eye-opening experiences within my own practice, my perceptions of flexibility have broadened. I have found that training flexibility is a powerful way to deepen body awareness, stimulate healing processes within the body, facilitate emotional processing, and more.
Training flexibility is a universally available course of action for correcting imbalances in the body, clearing the mind, mobilizing locked energy (including physical, emotional, and spiritual), and grounding. I am not interested in the particular depth a student gets to through their training with me. Rather, I am interested in the process of transformation that flexibility training facilitates throughout body, mind, and spirit.
Work with a certified, experienced yoga teacher to develop your flexibility. This is NOT a yoga plan--this is a flexibility plan.
-30-minute online consultation about where you're at now and your goals
-1-month detailed outline of weekly DIYat-home sessions based on those goals
-Weekly email check-ins
-Photo and video analysis throughout week
-30 minute "moving forward" onlineconsultation at the end
-Free access to the Body Connect Meditation Program
Pattern Shift's approach to flexibility is geared toward mindful practice and encourages mind-body integration. This program will include tips on holistic flexibility, meaning not just stretching, but also hydrating, resting, reducing anxiety, and anti-inflammatory foods.
Have questions or want a little more info before you jump in? Schedule a 15-minute FREE phone/Skype call with me!
*Please note that your flexibility training will probably involve strength training exercisesor AT LEAST strengthening warm-ups. Developing strength along with flexibility is essential for practicing safely.
**I only teach within the scope of my knowledge and practice. Therefore I do not teach middle splits, although I hope to offer this in the future once it is something I am more experienced with.
Like to learn on your own? Enjoy practicing from your home or need to rescue your body during travel? Try these ~30-minute flexibility training session outlines with warmup, stretches, and warmdown with photo depictions. Repeat up to 4x/week to improve mobility.
Visit this page to reference poses.