Small Movements

Daily Movement Prompts, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 edition: Small Movements

Sometimes it’s the small movements we need to be successful in the big movements, right? Dancers, have you done a zill drill on your own in a while? Just one song, concentrating on those finger cymbals? Maybe simple, foundational dance moves and best arm posture? The original ballet Barre exercises that the most advanced dancer still drills?

Runners and walkers, hikers and climbers: Have you really *stretched* lately? Taken some dedicated time to focus on those calves, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders? Leaned into that psoas muscle?

Swimmers, lifters, and yogis — have you worked with your foam roller in a while? Done resistance stretches with elastic bands? Gotten a massage for those deep muscles?

What small work can you do today, to build your foundations? What movement can you set aside in your schedule?