Newsletter no. 43 – Monday 21 November, 2022

This is the web-based version of Stretch Therapy Newsletter no. 43


Explore spinal rotation and side-bending, toes, quads/hip flexors/abdominals, and piriformis

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Follow along with Olivia as she guides you through seated spinal rotation and lateral flexion (side bending); movements to increase mobility in the toes; positions to target quadriceps, hip flexors, and abdominal muscles; and, a surprisingly intense seated piriformis sequence. The entire session is done on a raised support – a couch, a bed, for example – and this support facilitates deep relaxation in each position.

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We know that many of you here already have the ST products that you need. We would be very grateful if you can please share this sale announcement with anyone you think would benefit 😻

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Four video programs:
* Starter Course
* Mastery Course
* Overcome Back Pain Course
* Overcome Neck Pain Course

Kit's three books (PDF versions):
* Overcome Neck & Back Pain (4th ed.)
* Stretching & Flexibility (2nd ed.)
* Stretching & Pregnancy (2nd ed.)

Notes from students

Arch Body Hold: do you REALLY want to know how to do it?

The Arch Body Hold (Shalabhasana in Yoga) is an old, excellent, and difficult position to master. Olivia takes Craig though the subtleties of the ABH, from the easiest/simplest version to the strongest, and you can literally see Craig's form improving over the 16 minutes of the tutorial. The Stretch Therapy method itself is on display, too: meticulous, precise cueing, whose results are instantly visible in Craig's body shape (and no back pain!).

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Now I am armed to meet my nemesis... thanks a million!

Fred Dupont – via YouTube

BodyLine Circuit 1 with Olivia Allnutt l Stretch Therapy Monkey Gym

This BodyLine Circuit video features warm-ups for all the parts of the body that the circuit emphasises, and an approximately 39-minute follow-along whole-body strengthening routine. This includes planks, L-sits (partial and full), different hollow variations (tuck, open, arm positions), arch variations (arch body hold, partial and full), reverse planks (also sometimes named 'fish'), different push-ups, and ... everyone collapses at the end! It is much harder than it looks, and is extremely effective. No part of the body is un-strengthened!

A free reference PDF to learn the key form points of many of the exercises included in this circuit can be downloaded at stretchtherapy.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/wrist-mobility_bodyline-exercises_handstands.pdf.

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Perfectly brutal!

Kirsty Ridley – via YouTube