*Update...we've made some additions to Saturday's offerings. Click here to see
I think the title of "mum"or "mother"has different meanings for many. Personally I don't think it is a role that necessarily has a gender and neither do I think those that are nurtured must be of the 2 legged variety either. Many choose to not have children but instead to care for their furry 4 leggeds' instead, or reach out to nurture the children of others, taking a surrogate role. Many men identify with a more maternal nurturing essence in caring for others.
So when I offer specials for Mother's Day, the definition of who fits that description is broad and flexible...as it should be in today's world. So these are for you, the nurturers and the nurtured!
Despite it's title as being for gardeners, this clip that I discovered has really great gentle stretches for most weekend warrior activities. What I like is the information given to work with YOUR body and where it is now in it's ability and flexibility, and not to push to a point of pain. I would recommend these stretches to my dance students and clients who are more physically active on their time off. It is really well done!
The dictionary describes a Weekend Warrior as "someone who participates in what is usually a very strenuous activity only on the weekends, or part time."
Can you guess who books in for sessions the most in the early days of the week, especially during the spring? Weekend Warriors, especially the gardening variety!
I totally understand it. As soon as the weather starts to warm, even just a little, I'm out digging in my garden and forgetting that hours have passed....until I go to move. While I am active as a dance teacher, I use different muscles groups to garden and they are the ones that complain.
Over the next few weeks I will be posting blogs that focus on some tips that will help those hardworking muscles whether it's gardening, golf, hiking, dancing, or whatever your warrior pleasure may be. Ways to ease the muscle ache or avoid it all together.
Probably something we all forget is that once we've pushed ourselves in an activity our muscles have had a really good work out and need to be treated. This includes drinking extra water, gentle counter stretching, and some warm water treatments such as soaking in a bath with epsom salts. Muscles just love warm moist heat to help them ease, relax and recover.
Stretches for before and after your warrior session
What is the best muscle treatment after a warrior weekend...not necessarily massage
Foods that keep your muscles hydrated