Love your farrrm!! Great videos
Thank you Dr. Steve for the squatting tips. I really liked the rope idea to help get this bottom of mine up. Also, wanted to comment on the beautiful area you were in. Thanks for thinking of us.
your friend in Los Gatos, CA
Must get to Los Gatos! Bottoms UP 🙂
Try and get deeper – I am getting deeper – and will refrain from negative self talk, but my body is not cooperating. With assistance I can go deep but can’t do anything once I get down there – thanks Dr. Steve.
Yes…use the “training wheels” model. Use a helper until you don’t need it anymore.
Thanks some key points made here in just a few minutes.
How about if the ankle doriflexion is so bad and therefore preventing a deep squat. Is there some way of creating space in the ankle joint or will some peeps never be able to deep squat?
Yes there are manual therapy / adjusting techniques through a professional but also a self mobilzation with movement using a belt / strap or heavy band.
Attach the strap or band to a stable anchor then put the other end of the loop right at the crease of your ankle joint (anchor is behind you).
Then, while the strap is pulling backwards on your lower leg and upper ankle, lunge your knee forward slowly. repeat 10x. repeat again with your knee pointing inward, then outward to explore all the the different ranges.
Here is an example of belt / band placement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RoRqUrIZ_c
Here are the other ankle mobility moves I did in a previous Q&A https://www.corewellnessinstitute.com/qa-spotlight-ankles-balance
You are truly my inspiration, always, but especially in this terrible for all of us time! I can always count on you to teach me just a bit more than I know already; to put it into a complete different light, and give me hope and connection to self!!!
Thank you, Doc, keep the videos coming!
Thank you for keeping me on the mailing list. I have 3 of the emails in my mail box so I don’t forget to return and watch again, including the one I just watched on the deep squat. Thank you for the good information. I have been socially isolating in my home which is a senior Hud building. I’ll have to find an old telephone book for my step and stretch.
I have been listening to a Global Resilience Summit for 6 days. I did some stretching and lunges but my calves are still tight. The Summit was put on by Heart Mind and Fleet Maull moderated many of the few dozen or more hour conversations. I was in a lot of pain going out of posture. But thanks to your organic posture, I’m recovering well and getting ready for the Global Mindfulness Summit beginning June 4th. I’ll be 80 in August. My only regret with the summit is that I am not computer literate, so I was unable to take part in the sessions, games, conversations, and movies.
And I found Yoga Toes at Amazon. I haven’t seen them since I bought mine many, many years ago at Walgreens.
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