The hustle and bustle of the daily routine can frazzle our minds and tie our muscles up in knots. These do-it-yourself self-care techniques and soothing herbal remedies provide at-home relaxation—no massage therapist required. Valentine’s Day is a great time to pamper yourself with a little TLC.
Yes, at first glance I totally prejudged Melt Method to be the gimmickry of yet another 6-pack flaunting fitness guru with their own ‘method’ and set of DVDs to sell to wishful masses of quick-fix health seekers.
Boy was I wrong. I can honestly say now that this is the stuff that years of dedicated passion, intensive research, unique ‘energy’ gifts and thousands of hours of practical application produced.
The term Skintelligence was coined by movement specialist Mary Bond and it refers to our sense of touch and the brilliant connection between the skin of our hands and our posture and coordination of the whole body.
After reading Bond’s New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World several months ago I developed a whole new respect for the palms of my hands and have been fascinated observing the powerful role of my skin in my strength workouts, yoga practice and posture in general.
Rounded shoulders and a protruding belly are two common posture problems that really detract from the beauty and elegance of any dress, even if you are lean and toned.
I spent the last week formulating my own little hip flexor release routine and the results are amazing. I feel like a I am wearing a tutu of swirling energy around my hips and I almost feel like dancing (I said almost). Here’s my magical hip release routine. It’s a bit lengthy but so worth it.
Think of all the time and energy you will put into getting ready for your big day. Months of dieting and grueling bridal bootcamp fitness classes to slim down and tone up. And then on the big day you slip into your beautiful dress with your polished nails, gorgeous hair and make-up and Yikes… where did those unsightly rounded shoulders come from?
Exercise-related injuries are sneaky and can creep up without you ever knowing what happened. Listen to your joints when they speak to you. The subtle shoulder twinge, inflamed elbow, or grinding knee just might be your joints letting you know they aren’t very happy with your workouts.