Links to free workout videos from Essentrics to get moving for 5 to 30 minutes. Please contact me regarding classes or visit Essentrics.com for access to their streaming service.
Short Sequences for during or after work
5-Minute Essentrics Stretch – Seated
7-Minute Essentrics Stretch – Standing
Shoulder Relaxation – This one is great after work or before bed!
Hip Stretch – Try these dynamic stretches before or after walking, running, etc. or after driving! If your hip or leg is AT ALL uncomfortable on a chair or it throws off your balance, keep the foot on the floor.
Beginner/Pain-Relief – This is another good one before bed, after driving, or anytime you want a gentle stretch. It’s also a good beginner workout.
Connective Tissue Workout
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Series
Tips for rounding and straightening the spine
- Rounded back: Try making this movement by gently contracting your abs. Once you’ve tucked your tailbone/tipped top of hips back, envision an ice cream scoop scooping up the front of your body lifting and rounding your upper back away from low back. This can be a shallow arc of a movement.
- Straight back: Stack ears over shoulders over hips over heels, lengthening through the spine.
- In both positions, your neck and head follow the line of your spine.
- Think “up thoughts” trying to avoid sinking into joints.