Movement is medicine! All of these movements have been specifically picked to generate some kind of positive stimulus to the body and brain. They each target different zones in the body and serve as nourishment for them.
This morning movement flow routine is also designed to deliver beneficial energy to the hormonal and organ systems, as well as to tissues related to the spinal segments in that particular zone. This system is the foundation for yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
Movement 1: Energy Push
Movement 2: Qigong Toe Touch
Movement 3: Thoracic Mobiliser
Movement 4: Prone Cobra
Movement 5: Spine Wave
Movement 6: Breathing Squat
Movement 7: Horses Stance Dynamic
Movement 8: Eye Circles
Movement 9: Body Tapping
Movement 10: Jump and Shake
For the purpose of this particular routine you can spend 1:00 minute on each movement then move onto the next. You can spend longer on particular movements or even rest in between if you wish. The goal is to relax whilst moving, and pair your breathing to the movements. For example, in movement 1, when you’re pushing outwards with your hands, you breathe out. When you draw in with your hands, you breathe in.
If you feel your heartbeat elevating, your tongue going dry, hands sweating, or your body getting overworked, you are going too fast, and need to go slower and relax.
Remember, this is not a workout. This is an energising movement flow routine. The goal is to relax and release any stress and anxiety in your body and mind. Once you’ve finished you feel a sensation of relaxation wash over you.
Although I call it a morning movement flow routine, you can practice it any time of day.
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