I truly believe that the more we become aware of our daily patterns and habits, the more we can create real, long lasting change in our lives.
By incorporating some simple rituals and practices into your everyday life, you will not only start to feel changes in your body, but also with those around you. The more we look after ourselves, the people we surround ourselves with will start to do the same.
Let me share a story with you...
My squat used to suck - like I mean REAL bad!
I couldn't even get to 90' then my left heel would lift, my back round and everything feel horrible.
I knew I needed to change but I didn't know where...
I tried some release work, stretching and mobility, strength training... but kept hitting blocks along the way.
It wasn't until I looked at what I was doing outside of the gym that I started to see where I could create real change.
I started spending more time sitting on the floor over the chair/sofa.
I adopted different positions; 90/90, kneeling, supported squats and more.
I started to eat my lunch in a squat with my heels elevated -IT HURT LIKE HELL but I kept doing it
Things started to feel different, and movements started to feel easier
I still remember so clear the first day I managed to sit in the bottom of a flat footed squat for my entire lunch meal (about 3-4minutes)
I was SO FREAKING EXCITED, I even rang my wife laughing down the phone
(she thought that I was a bit crazy!)
Fast-forward 2 years and I feel like I have an amazing squat, it is so comfortable and strong. My hips feel better and better every few weeks
The pains in my back are less and less
My ankle mobility is constantly improving, and I am able to start doing movements that I could only have dreamed of
The funny thing is, very little of this was due to my "training & mobility" but it was more-so down to making small and consistent changes to my daily activities. That is why I created this e-Book and that is why I preach this message to anyone who listens.
The more we look at the BIG PICTURE of our movement, and look at it like a Practice rather than a training program, I believe the more we can gain freedom in our bodies.
The extra bonus is that we can share this with those around us...
If you sit on the floor instead of the sofa you may get funny looks at the start but guaranteed, someone will join in soon enough and this will have a ripple effect with other too.
My wife, my daughter and so many of my friends now adopt floor living as part of their daily practice and I freaking LOVE it!
So why not be the one to lead the way!?
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Yours in Health & Happiness,