Saturday, May 5, 2012
stretching with staff
i'm not sure why i haven't kept recounting the training. there was a period of not feeling right, the symptoms only tendencies, a wanness of spirit, little physical issues & minor viruses, combined with a steady pace of business to attend to. wanness made "me" feel inferior in the good old childhood outcast way. that apparently pretty much cleared now that spring is here.
bendover is still the main thing i'm working on. been working with a staff last couple of days. the staff is as long as from my feet to my armpit when i'm standing normally. with pinky side of my hands encircling the ends of the staff, thumb lightly over pinky & ring fingers, one palm out, other in, arms will always move together. now relax.
my quads have become strong enough that i can go almost all the way to the floor and get back up again with just one leg, that out leg just doing balance. on a mat i can do it on one side but not quite the other yet. that means that i could do it on the floor too but it would be rough i ain't into rough.
the staff preserves spatial relationships between body parts, helps orient in space by preserving a straight reference line.