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16 April 2020 

Breathe Natural - Move Natural #2: Sitting positions that will supple your hips

During the first “Breathe Natural – Move Natural” Live Facebook session I talked about the importance of drinking a lot of water. Then I explained what Natural Movement is exactly and why sitting too much on a chair is not good for your body.

If you missed the first session, be sure to check it out before you join tonight: here are the recordings.

In the second live session I will elaborate on what I explained yesterday. I’m going to share 3 basic sitting positions with you, which will make your pelvis and hips more flexible. If you want to ride well, a mobile pelvis is suuuuuuper is important!

We are going to practice the sitting exercises together. You need a yoga mat and a cushion. If you don’t have a yoga mat, a thick blanket will also do.

Of course you can also do the exercises on the bare floor, but for some people that’s difficult (it can be painful to the ankles or seat bones if you are not used to sitting on the floor).

Helene crescenzi
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Helene crescenzi

on 16 April 2020

karine, I had a hip replacement on right side, and my gludious mediums was torn in half also on right side,( made medical journal for that) . I have had much physical therapy, have been released and because I have not gotten the ok to ride yet, I just got permission to go on uneven surfaces, which I can work with my horse, when I'm allowed( lock down, sign up only 2x a week at this point). Anyway I do three times a week myself my therapy exercises even adding some !especially recommended for riding. I still do t have full range to get my knee touching floor cause of hip but more so the gludious medias part. I did try putting things u derneath to gradually work the stretch to desired position, but I is a bit painful so I can't yet hold it for to long. I will incorporate these exercises on floor for short periods hoping to reach full range of motion. No problem with left side. Also want to ask I am a bit fearful once I can ride again if I should fall for some reason and land on my right side especially on gludious medias, it will be very painful and hopefully no damage. I go back to surgeon June, will ask again if I can damage that part, do they make any padding or suggesting what I could use to put in my virtually right buddock side and to reach hip area to soften a blow just in case I fall. THanks. I've been rehabbing since September, and prior could hardly ride for July August because of pain. About a month ago I was able to get on her, my walking and flexibility is awesome for short period after sept 23 surgery , and my age 65.( yuck) nut I am in fairly decent shape.Thanks, really appreciate and enjoy your tips and games . - helene

Karine-vandenBorre
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Karine-vandenBorre

on 17 April 2020

Hello Helen, I have no knowledge about things that could help you fall softer. But my first thought is: why do you think you will fall? It's important you only ride a horse when you know that this horse is reliable. And I know, you can never be sure for 100%, but you can be for 99% :-) So, stay positive! If your mare is easy to ride, then it should not be a problem if you take it easy and give your body the time to heal.

Ingrid Blohm-Hyde
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Ingrid Blohm-Hyde

on 16 April 2020

Hello Karine I sooo agree with drinking warm or hot water, specially in the morning. My problem with the water I have available to me is that I live on a land that used to be a strawberry farm and therefore was heavily sprayed with pesticides and chemicals and our well water is pretty polluted. Given this scenario, I use a reverse osmosis water system, which unfortunately also removes all good minerals. Additionally, I can only cook on electricity because the propane oven is a bigger pollution problem (fumes from the flames) inside the house then the electrical oven. I have tried to look for bottled water to drink but they all come in plastic bottles (Ughhh). My question, given the above problem is: Will the reverse osmosis water heated up on an electric oven be worse then plastic bottled water?

Karine-vandenBorre
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Karine-vandenBorre

on 17 April 2020

If I could not heat my water up on fire, then I would not heat my water up. I would just let it come to house temperature or put it in the sun in the summer. I would also not buy water in plastic if I would have a reverse osmosis filter. Maybe it's an idea to buy a small camping coocker that works on gass to warm your water?

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