Lower Body M

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  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    You may know you need to improve your hip extension and you may be working on that. But how strong are your hip flexors? Can you lift your leg?
    Equipment Needed:
    Stool (or chair seat), Foam Roller, Half Dome, Strap, Red Squishy Ball, Pool Noodle (or rolled mat or towel)
    * Warning: May cause soreness

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    An exploration of a variety of positions, for both work and rest, that you can use when you work at a low table, or garden, or clean the boat, or whatever! Play with it. Move more. Have fun and feel GOOD!
    Equipment Needed:
    2 Bolsters, Half Dome, 2 Blankets, Strap (maybe more or less stuff depending on your bolstering needs)

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Foot mobility and ankle range of motion are important for walking on a variety of terrain and inclines. Lack of dorsiflexion of the ankle and foot immobility can contribute to foot, ankle, knee, and hip issues…cuz it’s all connected. So let’s get those pieces loosened up!
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Strap, YTU or Tennis Ball

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Let’s go thru a multitude of variations on the Figure 4, from floor to seated/bolstered to standing. Groovy hip opening and lateral hip strength work.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, 1/2 Dome, maybe a block, blanket, chair, counter

  • Instructor:
    Tim Harris
    Description:
    Another flow series! Using breath and continuity of movement, you will be led through a series of exercises focusing on external rotation, pelvic list, and balance. Note: At the beginning of the Bosu section, you can use a bolster, stacked pillows or blankets, or your block, to place your knee on. During the two-legged balance portion, if you do not have a Bosu, you can use an inflatable balance disk or 2 half domes flat side up…or just do single leg balance on your half dome (flat side up). Take extra care if attempting the stand on the Bosu flat side up- sometimes a friend’s hand is helpful for getting on and off.
    Equipment Needed:
    Half Dome, Block, maybe a Bosu or inflatable balance disk (if you have one. If not, your half dome, flat side up, will work just fine.)
    *The video “Note” demonstrates use of the balance disk.

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    The feet are our foundation. And they are tight (for most of us). Tight feet affect everything that sits on top of them. We’ll spend some quality time restoring some of the length to the muscles of the feet and lower legs.
    Equipment Needed:
    1/2 Dome, Tennis Ball (or therapy or YTU ball), maybe a Blanket, maybe a Bolster

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    Many of will find that once the femur is neutral (neutral kneepits), this reveals the tension in our feet. We will work on restoring mobility within the foot so that by the end of this class, your ability to evert the forefoot (getting the ball of your foot flat on the ground, or closer to it) will be better.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Strap, YTU ball or tennis ball…

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    This class will involve gentle exercises to help improve mobility of the pelvic joints- hips and lumbar spine.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Red Squishy Ball, (2) Straps

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    A general, all-around hip opening class to gain more freedom of movement about the largest joints in your body.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Block, Yoga Block, Yoga Strap, Tennis Ball

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    We’ll be playing with and observing knee and hip stability. What does it take? How is yours? What do you need to do to stabilize? This series will help you create some awareness for how you move up and down steps (stairs, curbs, etc.) throughout your day and what you can work on to fill in your strength gaps.
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Strap, Foam Roller, and something to step up onto (stack of blocks, hardcover books, step stool)

  • Instructor:
    Breena Maggio
    Description:
    How strong are your legs? Not “how much weight can you lift or push” but “can your legs move YOU?” Let’s see…
    Equipment Needed:
    Bolster, Half Dome, Strap, Monster Band, 2 Blankets (maybe other bolsters depending on your hip and knee mobility)
    Note: We had a foam roller out that we didn’t end up using. An awesome exercise you can use it for is to do the “splits” on the roller: Front calf on the roller, back knee on floor. Square up your pelvis towards the roller. Gradually roll the roller away from you- repositioning it towards the ankle as necessary- as you go deeper into the “splits” (might not look anything like the splits) to get a great stretch in the hamstrings of the front leg and hip flexors of the back leg, and a bonus rolling on the calf on the roller. So good.

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