Happy Hips for the Modern Human - Part 3

If you missed part 2 of my Happy Hips series you can check it out here.

As a single working mother, finding the time to workout is challenging and sometimes non existent. After my divorce I felt guilty for not “walking the walk” as a trainer and resentful towards my ex for having all the time in the world to workout while I cared for our son and worked. I really did go to a dark place for a long time after my divorce. I felt like any of my “me” time I did have while married was gone in the blink of an eye.

This abrupt change in my life forced me to change my perspective about movement and exercise. It also made me see how privileged and fortunate I was to even have had the opportunity in the past to take time for myself like I had been doing. I understand that some women never have that opportunity and I am more empathetic to that now than ever before.

Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 3 is all about integration. With my busy schedule I had to figure out ways to integrate more movement into my day without taking up more time or costing more money. I didn’t want to feel guilty or resentful anymore. That is no way to live and it wasn’t serving anyone. I had to adapt and adjust to my new life and own it. And you know what? It’s been really empowering. My life is different now but I found something that works for me. And that’s what I want to help you discover too. I want you to find a movement practice that supports your values and aligns with your life.

Your movement practice is as unique and personal as your body, your experiences, and your dreams. It is yours and you are capable of creating a sustainable relationship with movement that will nourish and support yourSelf.

In this video I share some of my favorite tips for integrating more whole body movements into your daily tasks. Find a comfy position to sit and and cozy up with a warm cup of tea (or coffee, or wine) and tune in.


I hope you have enjoyed my Happy Hips for the Modern Human Series. I have more projects coming down the pipeline that I am excited to share with you soon.

Keep moving and growing!

Xo,
Abby

Happy Hips for the Modern Human - Part 2

If you missed part 1 of my Happy Hips series you can check it out here.

Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 2 includes a series of ground movement positions that are beginner friendly. You may want to have a few props like a yoga block, 1/2 cylinder, and firm blankets, or yoga bolster to help support your knees and hips.

Adding more ground movement into your daily life is one way to get a variety of movements that can help keep your body in alignment, energy levels consistent, and an optimize cognitive function while at work.

Many folks work in a seated position 8-12 hours per day. And these folks tend to experience low back pain, tight hips, tight hamstrings, and neck tension from repetitively sitting in the same position for the majority of their waking hours. What is really cool is that it’s not the sitting that is creating these misalignments in the body, it’s the lack of variety in how you sit that is.

You can change the way your body is positioned throughout your 8-12 hour work day and this series is a great place to start. Another option that may be more practical or realistic is to dedicate about 30 minutes a day ( you can break it up into smaller “movement snacks”) moving on the ground.

Stay tuned for Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 3- Integration. You’ll learn how you can integrate these ground movement positions into your daily life.

Xo,

Abby