Key Muscle Activation during Brush Knee includes: thoracic and lumbar rotators, deltoid muscle, rotator cuff, and obliques. Balance and Coordination Benefits include: postural control, anterior/lateral/diagonal patterns, gait weight shift, midline crossing movement, dynamic stability, single leg balance, step accuracy, center of gravity transfer, and rhythmic motor control.
Key Muscle Activation during Parting the Wild Horse's Mane includes: thoracic and lumbar rotators, deltoid muscle, and obliques. Balance and Coordination Benefits include: postural control, anterior/lateral/diagonal planes, gait weight shift, midline crossing movement, dynamic stability, single leg balance, step accuracy, center of gravity transfer, and rhythmic motor control.
Tai Chi walking provides rhythmic motor control, center of gravity transfer, step accuracy, single leg balance, dynamic stability, and postural control.
Key muscle activation during Cloud Hands include: cervical, thoracic and lumbar rotators, mid and lower trapezius, infraspinatus and teres minor (rotator cuff muscles), all heads of the deltoid, abdominal obliques, quadriceps, and gluteus medius. Balance and coordination benefits when adding side stepping to Cloud Hands include: dynamic stability, postural control, lateral plane, hemi lateral movement, midline crossing movement, and lateral stability.
Whether you're suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, or nerve irritation in your hands and wrists, Shallyn's can help you get to the root of your symptoms effectively and efficiently to get you back to doing your household to-do's with better ease.
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Remember to practice your principles: body (postural alignment), breath (listen to my verbal cues on where to inhale and where to exhale), and vision (your eyes' gaze should follow your hands in this one). This move is helpful for healing the vestibular system, increasing leg strength, improving bone density, and inducing range of motion through your spine, shoulders and legs...just to mention a few. Mindfulness focused motion will help lower your heart rate, blood pressure, increase vital energy, and promote more efficient healing of your entire system.
Here's to better health!
Finding and training your Transverse Abdominis and Lumbar Multifidus using a standard blood pressure (BP) cuff
Having general challenges with core stability? Having low back pain that other health care practitioners have been unable to help you resolve? Check out some of Shallyn's Physical Therapy and Wellness Services favorite non-weight bearing core favorites with bio feedback using a standard (non-digital) BP cuff.
Aced those and still having issues or seeing positive results and want more? Call Shallyn's Physical Therapy and Wellness Services at (719) 219-5865 to schedule your next appointment toward healthier living!
*Don't forget to check out Shallyn's earlier blog post on resolving low back pain.
2 new Gestures for Shallyn's Physical Therapy and Wellness Services' QiGong and Tai Chi class at Perfect Fit Wellness Center: Seated Tai Chi Parting the Wild Horse's Mane and Brush Knee
Parting the Wild Horse's Mane
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