Mobility is an area that relates to flexibility but typically refers more to "functional" or "full" ranges of motion and often will include parts of the body that aren't typically thought of in terms of flexibility. In addition, when training mobility a person will rarely be trying to reach ranges of motion that would be considered contortion. Mobility exercises tend to train a person to articulate motions by using very specific muscles or groups of muscles without compensating with more typically used muscles. In general mobility training can complement training in other disciplines or sports in a way that improves control, stability, and strength of related muscles and joints without applying a damaging level of stress.
Prehab is taking the reactive strategies used in physical therapy, as well as strength & conditioning, and implementing these in a proactive manner with the goal of reducing the risk for injury and improving overall physical capacity. Prehab is all about learning knowledge that applies to your body and your mind and using it to optimize your life and how you experience it by practicing exposure. Prehab can help you with your daily activities, your favorite hobbies, your beloved sport, how to deal with that annoying issue that has been persisting, or an old injury that was never resolved or handled appropriately in the first place.
Anatomy of Movement
This video series is designed to give you some of the key information to start understanding how anatomy gives us a roadmap for our movement practice. This series is comprised of short lessons each going over major muscle groups, bones, connective tissues, movements and considerations for the main joints of your body.
Introduction to Uddiyana & Nauli Kriya
Uddiyana and Nauli are techniques described in medieval hatha yoga texts as kriyas or cleansing practices. They apply pressure to the abdominal organs and are said to aid digestion and "massage" the digestive organs.
Basic Neck Movements
The neck is often overlooked in many practices but is deeply connected to posture, the nervous system and movement quality for the rest of the body. In this video we discuss the basic anatomy of the neck and the basic directions your neck can move.
Foundational Spinal Movements
This video goes over the basic movements and structure of the spine .
Around the World Lunge
The around the world lunge is a great way to develop movement capacity in the hips. The technique works on connecting several different types of lunges into a fluid rotational movement.
Shoulder Rolls from the Floor
Shoulder rolls are an essential element of floorwork and movement. The show up in various styles of martial arts, dance and acrobatics and are great test of body awareness, mobility and control.
Full Body Mobility - 50 minutes
In this video instructor, Sean Langhaus, leads you through a full body mobility routine that draws on acrobatic conditioning, physical therapy, yoga and other movement lineages.The practice moves through a full body joint rotation routine, activation exercises, stance work and lunges before moving into longer holds in static stretches.
Hip Opening Sequence - 25 min
In this class Sean leads you through a hip opening practice that moves the hips in all directions. We start with a strong active warm up and work our way into longer deeper holds.
Hip Strength and Flexibility
For us at the WB studio, strength and flexibility go hand in hand. It's really challenging to access one without support from the other. In this 20 minute follow along video, Michal will guide your through some hip stabilizing drills, and stretches to support your personal movement practice. You don't need any equipment, but you may want a set of blocks. This is just a dip into the water of hips flexibility. Please feel free to see our live virtual schedule to join us for a more in depth flexibility practice - visit warriorbridge.com for more.
10 Minute Joint Rotations
In this video Sean leads you through a joint rotation series that works from head to toe and hits all the major joints of the body.
Hip Opening Sequence for Backbend Practice
This video contains an active flexibility sequence for opening the hips in preparation for a backbend practice. You’ll learn some of my favorite stretches and techniques for improving your backbends through the hips. Please have two yoga blocks, a strap, a cushion, and some wall space.
Anatomy of the Elbow
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the elbow including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy for Movement- Meet Emily
Meet Emily Lesinski, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-lead teacher/trainer at Warrior Bridge in downtown Manhattan. We created this series to give movement teachers and practitioners the basic terminology and roadmap of human anatomy. In this series we review the main joints of the body including relevant musculature, connective tissue, bones and few considerations for how those joints play into movement practice.
Anatomy of the Shoulder
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the shoulder including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy of the Spine
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the spine including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy of the Hip
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the hip including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy of the Wrist
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the wrist including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy of the Knee
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the knee including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy of the Ankle
In this video Emily introduces the basic anatomy of the ankle including joint movements, basic musculature and tissue structures.
Anatomy Terminology & Concepts For Movement Teachers and Students
In this video breaks down some foundational terms and concepts that can help you understand movement cues and explanations that are anatomically based.
Anatomy of Strength
In this video we explore the concept of strength within a movement practice. We also dive into the basics of a muscles anatomy and their principles of movement, sensation and growth. Concepts such as individual variability within strength training are also touched upon.
Anatomy of Flexibility
In this video we explore the basic concepts of flexibility and how knowledge of these factors can offer a leg up in designing our training. We dive into key terminology that is common within the practice. We explore the variables that can effect how your flexibility can be expressed. What types of tissues are effected in flexibility training are explored.