*Ouch* coming back from taking time off is always tough. Modifying exercises and allowing your body to ease back into your workouts is always the best course of actions. Have some patience with yourself and you'll be back where you left off in no time.
I love using the springs to "help" when it's needed as opposed to making things harder. Facing the opposite direction allows the spring to help you roll up into a teaser position. Great for stretching the lumbar spine too!
In 2017 March MATness I want to show you how to layer your exercises. Layering is valuable as both a student and a teacher. It allows you to be set up for success. You can take any Mat exercise and proceed to the next "layer" or you can continue with the one you're on. At some point, challenge yourself to move forward. You can always go back - you just won't want to.
Intention: warming it all up, increasing circulation, oxygenating the blood, preparing the body for the next 33 exercises. 🔥
Layer 1: Feet flat, knees bent - Perfect for those who have a hard time keeping their legs extended, have back issues or are still working on building core strength.
Layer 2: Tabletop - Perfect for those who are ready to move on the next level, can keep pelvis neutral but aren’t quite ready for the full legs extended versions.
Layer 3: Full Hundreds - in all their glory.
Pump Hard. No wussy arms here. The arms help increase the ‘heat’ we are looking for and provi...