I’ve held more then a few 1-on-1 sessions lately. Helping my people find their potential, helping them open up, find better positions, and improve movement technique. Even though each of these session is unique, tackling the individuals personal issues it seems a few themes keep popping up.
Breath, hips, shoulders, and understanding their interconnectedness.
Breath, without air we don’t live, much less thrive. But without being able to find position, it gets really hard to breathe. I was listening to a podcast with the founders of XPT where Gabriel Reese brought up our fight or flight response to being hunched over (Time stamp 1:38:06 in this podcast). I realized that getting people to stop walking around in an anxiety causing position was paramount. Not only will it get people breathing (important stuff) but it allows them to find proper position. And we all know position is power.