Newsletter no. 49 – Wednesday 26 April, 2023
This is the web-based version of Stretch Therapy Newsletter no. 49
Upper body mobilising/limbering sequence
Mobilising, or limbering as the dance world would label it, can leave the body feeling absolutely magnificent, in particular the joints. It can also be used as a ‘warm-up’, or our preferred term ‘preparation' for a stretching session. This video explores the upper body (see contents below).
This is the first part of a longer session we shot live on a 2016 workshop in the Monkey Gym at ST HQ in Greenwell Point, and this shows you a variety of bodies doing the movements.
- Head and neck in all planes
- Side bending
- Shoulder girdle, moving to whole body
- Elbows and wrists
- Pelvic positioning (essential to understanding how to use the ST system)
- Whole body twisting and circles
The goal of moving from "merely" flexible to relaxed and supple has been discussed in detail on the ST Community Forums at kitlaughlin.com/forums/index.php?/topic/789-muscle-tension-and-flexibility/#comment-7591
We will be decommissioning the Stretch Therapy Vimeo-on-Demand channel soon
The backstory: before launching the current stretchtherapy.net website (November 2020), we used to sell our online video programs only from Vimeo-on-Demand.
We will be decommissioning the ST Vimeo-on-Demand channel in the near future and we will let you know once we have done this. But in the meantime, if you have ST programs in Vimeo-on-Demand, and you want to download them now, this is how to do it:
* Log in to your Vimeo account at https://vimeo.com
* Navigate to your Purchases from the drop down menu revealed by the face icon at top right
* Hover over an ST video and you will see two icons – the green cloud with downward facing arrow is for ‘Download’
* Click this and it will take you to your program where you will see the Download button
* Click ‘Download’ and it will load a pop-up which allows you to select from available file sizes. Click on the options under ‘Video’, and this will commence the download.
A note from a student
I'm realizing, as I age and mature, the proper stretching and movement is more essential than any other aspect of so called fitness. I am grateful for what I learn from these two lovely people.
PotiQ Reckons – via Facebook