My 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is about to end this coming weekend. Until this happens, here is a short update on what inspired me recently. Enjoy!
What I’m learning
I’m a huge fan of Dylan Werner’s plans on Cody and I’m beyond happy about his just released plan: Desk Therapy. In my day job, I’m pretty much desk-bound most of the day, so plan which focuses on mobility and flexibility in the areas impacted by long periods of sitting is simply a godsend. So far I only tried the Recover session and I can already say, that this will be my often revisited plan.
Podcast episode that impacted me the most
Even though yoga is my main practise, every time I see or hear what our bodies are capable of and how seemingly outstanding feats of mastery can be an every day occurrence, I’m instantly hooked. Below is a collection of 4 podcasts presenting wide ranging perspective on gymnastics, body-weight strength training, biggest mistakes in self-taught handstands and so much more! I found all of these interviews utterly fascinating and well worth my time:
- The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training on The Tim Ferriss Show
- Ryan Hurst: How to Properly Squat, Build Functional Strength & Finally Do a Backflip on The Fat-Burning Man Show by Abel James
- Carl Paoli on Movement, Life Purpose & Four Movements to Maximize Your Performance on The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast
- How to Learn Superhuman Acrobatic Feats with Yuri Marmerstein on The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast
Improving mobility can be a daunting task when you don’t even know where to start and where your body is lacking mobility most. There is a free set of flexibility tests on Cody, that can help you with this task: Mobility & Flexibility Tests by MacKenzie Miller.
What I’m experimenting with
Ryan Hurst wrote a great tutorial How to Do a Handstand – Warm-Up, Body Positioning, Tutorial, and Advanced Progressions and that’s what I’m playing with at the moment.
Here is a short video version of this tutorial: