Good coaches use techniques...great coaches use principles. Tim lays out a great example of the principles we've explored in The Soma School...check the link in my bio (#repost @inherentvitality)
One of my client's goals is to be able to be in lotus position as part of her practice. I actually have a challenging time with lotus. Seems weird for me teaching movement and mindfulness. I have always been very active. Growing up playing soccer, riding BMX and mountain bikes, building trails by hand for said bikes, and playing drums. Mobility was never a big focus for me though. These activities have always put me into a meditative and flow state which helped me balance some mental/emotional challenges through school. I was labeled as ADD and learning disabled. This created a lot of social anxiety and self-defeating belief systems. These activities provided clarity and sense of freedom. Until I experienced debilitating back pain at 19, as well as a few more bouts later. This brought to my attention the importance of conscience movement...I started dabbling with yoga, qi gong, and taiji. This lead me towards wanting to help others with mindset and body challenges, along with my mother's struggle with chronic pain. I still never worked too specifically on mobility. I became a manual therapist. I started working with clients and realizing over time the importance of movement in helping them to reach their goals and in turn it has helped me. Manual therapy only goes so far. Movement is crucial. What we are designed for. I started studying somatics and pain science, and getting into natural movement, rewilding, and ancestral/ecological wellness .... and the more I have been working with clients, this all has highlighted the importance of movement more + more. I am more passionate about movement and mobility daily. I value the importance of a movement and mobility practice more daily. I also want to walk the talk. I want to be more capable and moving more often and with more clarity myself. My client has inspired me to work on lotus.
This is pre mobility for lotus position. You gotta start where you're at. With anything in life. And make small improvements daily