Out nerves love flow.
Or any demanding moves for that matter.
Only by doing what's still a bit difficult, we give ourselves reason to adapt. Learn. And grow.

So what if we feel inept for a moment. Or many.
That's what we gotta go through to learn.

And little beats the joy when you succeed at what you thought you couldn't do.

What's your fav experiences around learning?
Or do you have a favourite flow?
If so, please share a link or tag us.

#flow #learn #play #getoutandplay #growth #evolvemoveplay #parkour #allages #positiveaging #mindset #failforward #movnat #gymnasianatural #naturalmovement #hebertisme #playgroundworkout #monkeyfit #parkourover40 #seeanddo #moerfelden-walldorf #neuroplay
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How you age
is the sum of how you live 🌿
You decide!

Our silverbacks 60/70+ playfully enhancing their balance, gait, coordination & elasticity

🦎 During an ordinary week, what do you usually demand of yourself?

And then...

🦎 How diversely do you allow your body to move?

🦎 What nutrients, rest, sleep, phases for play, purpose, creativity and intimacy do you provide?

🦎 And do you even breathe?

So, speaking as if one could somehow look at you and your body as seperate -- How much do you give to your body in return for everything you demand?

🌿What did you change so far to improve the teamwork?

🌿 From everything you could give, what do you think would make the most positive change?

Cheers to our friends at @primal_movement_frankurt and the @handeyebody

#positiveaging #outdoor #naturalmovement #macebell #hike #balance #lifestyle #outdoortraining #silverbacks #mindbody
#evolvemoveplay #activeaging #gymnasianatural #movnat #functionalpatterns #fightingmonkey #play #playforhealth #whyItribe #fascia #seniors #coordination #youdecide #gooutandplay #monkeyfit #agebusters #movementculture #movementculturegermany #selfcare #healthcare
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Multiple Sclerosis: Marked gains after intensive massage

Today a dear client of mine experienced marked gains in her ability to move

When we started training, she was unable to get up from floor to sit on the couch.

These last weeks we trained the move, so she had an idea how to -- yet still needed a good deal of support

Today, right after 90 minutes of whole body massage, she managed all on her own and kinda hopped up on that couch too.

And while this ability lasted for only 3 goes, these three were real zingy -- so I'm happy and confident they're another small step towards rewiring those nerves!

🏁 Starting point: Multiple sclerosis, confined to wheelchair, unable to get up from floor to couch

🤹‍♀️ Additional treatment since: Movement training including breathwork for ribcage expansion, posture and conscious activation, Ayurvedic herbs & spices, magnesium, small changes in diet, intensive whole body / fascial massages

💆‍♀️ For a massage I usually start treating her feet and lower legs, then work the entire body -- similar to reflexology mixed with triggerpoint / fascial treatment.
Rather intensive too, so her feet / legs start to flee where points are painful.

🎯 Right after this treatment she is able to move with so much more strength & control.

❔ Do you live with Multiple Sclerosis or work with people who do?

What are your experiences?
What (else) does / did help you in getting (your) limbs back to move?

Photo by Ale Romo photography / unsplash

#MultipleSclerosis #MS #Training #MSTraining #Massage #Faszien #Ayurveda #MSgains #msExperiences #breathinghelps #celebrateeverywin #smallstepscount #fascialtreatment #functionalpatterns #triggerpointbehandlung #triggerpoints #nerveactivation #myelination #MultipleSklerose #MassagebeMS #breathwork #ribcageexpansion #oxygen #fascia #reflexology
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Movement game 🦎

our silverbacks enjoying a sess of 'tag hands'

▶️offer palms for your partner to tag as quickly as he can
▶️ give him reason to move diversely
▶️ offer palms as targets for longer boxing combos

What would be a fun name for this game?
What are your fav variants?
What others games do you enjoy?
Please share a link or tag me.

#movementgame #gooutandplay #positiveaging #playshaman #play #playistheway #coordination #positiveaging #fitover70 #silverbacks #evolvemoveplay #bewegungsspiel #outdoorplay #outdoortraining #neuroplay #movnat #gymnasianatural #seniors #wildesenioren #naturalmovement #game #games #spielenhilft #spielendfit #monkeyfit
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Small steps, confidence & morning rituals ☕

I used to devise ambitious plans for what I would do in the early morning.

These plans often blossomed after a late lengthy meal, usually involved a morning run and mostly resulted in extreme tiredness when time came to leave bed. 😆

Sometimes, when eagerness outweighed, I‘d jump up and execute.
Alternatively turn around. Usually disgruntled, with a dent in my confidence and caustic grudges against anyone who dared posting about the 20km they ran before I got up.

In short: My mood is determined by whether I pull through with what I think I should do or even promised to myself.

Took a while and some wise books till it really sunk tho:

Every time you fail to carry out an intention you undermine your trust in yourself.

Which sets you up for all sorts doubts and grudges.

A pretty nasty thing considering you are the one responsible for well – your entire life.

So what? Cease making plans? Kick your butt to frigging pull through with whatever moonshot you devise?

Naw, less sexy: Whatever you intend – break things down to steps so ridiculously small you can‘t say no to.

Choose amounts you can tackle. Without mustering heaps of willpower. Even if you are tired. So that you will

★ persistently follow through
★ know you can rely on yourself and
★ inevitably reap progress

Which all builds confidence, affords energy and lays the base that‘s very likely to support further steps, growth & good humah. 😊

So yes, for my own morning ritual I currently settle for

☕ 2 cups of hot liquid (spice tea & black cacao)
☕ dry brushing my body, cold shower, lotion
☕ cup of coffee and some coconut – pieces or yoghurt

❓ How do you like to start your day?
❓ Do you have a morning ritual?
❓ How did it change through the years and what does it currently comprise?

#selfconfidence #selftrust #morningrituals #smallsteps #persistent #habits #habitsofhealth #healthylifestyle #health #progressnotperfection #progressoverperfection #insights #confidence #coldshowers #coffee #coffeelover #coconut #breakfast #breakfastideas #selfreliance #atomichabits #makeiteasy #simplify #simplifyyourlife #emotionalhealth #grudges #unfuckyourself
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No matter which age
you adapt to what you do regularly 🌿

Our silverbacks (60/70+) and my Dad joyfully practicing what enables them to keep going whereever they please.

That's what I call freedom! 💚

🌿 Want more of this in your own life? Go out and play!

🌿 Don't know where to start or currently in pain?

DM me. I'll be happy to help or support in finding a coach in your area.

#positiveaging #activeaging #naturalmovement #movnat #evolvemoveplay #seeanddo #stayactive #fitover60 #fitover70 #gimnasianatural #methodenaturelle #movementculture #movementculturegermany #freedom #hike #monkeyfit #staystrong #natureheals #brave #agebravely #agewell #outdoortraining #functionaltraining #balance #climb
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Simple gets it done

Do you know this -- Deliberating a task your mind jumps to heaps of stuff you think you should do in before?

Effect: you can't decide where to start, feel overwhelmed and energy dissipates.

Usually happens to me when I think about posting on social media. 😄

So how to actually pull through?

If you, like me, tend to think too much, ask yourself:

★ What is the simplest way?
★ What is essential?
★ What could you do without?

Determine and immediately take a first step.

Examples:

🎯 Want to spread an information?
Talk to people, write it down roughly, share without much concern for the layout.

🎯 Want to be lean?
Commit to one action that improves your metabolism and that you can easily implement – like a daily cold shower, short walk or certain fasting intervall.

🎯 Expect something from someone?
Let them know! It‘s your job to communictae, theirs to decide.

Whenever you feel stuck or overwhelmed, simplify!

Towards this, it usually helps me to recall:

★ Action brings clarity
★ You learn by doing
★ You don‘t have to do perfect
★ Any result allows you to learn
★ You can optimize as you go

To remind myself and make life simpler for all of us who tend to think too much I look forward to sharing examples that take this approach to different areas of life (like nutrition, health, relationships) and mark the respective posts by the term 'SIMPLIFY' 😊

❓ In which context do you often feel overwhelmed?

❓ Which thoughts / emotion usually keep you from concluding a project?

❓ Which strategies help you in getting things done?

#simple #simplify #simplifyyourlife #simplicity #simplelife #einfach #einfachmachen #getshitdone #getshitdonetoday #unstuck #unstuckyourself #imperfect #imperfectlyperfect #Iamenough #selfcare #simplerules #action #actionbringsclarity #learningbydoing #optimizeasyougo #getgoing #einfachleben #beforeyouareready #whyitribe #getstuffdone #getstuffdonetoday #getstarted #simplydoit #livesimply #einfachistgut
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