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659. Wednesday Q&A: Motivating Movement, Training for Equestrians, Pain During In-Person Classes, & PNF

May 17, 2023


Welcome to Wednesday Q&A, where you ask questions and we answer them!


In this Wednesday Q&A, we answer your questions about how to motivate people to move, training for equestrians, why pain is coming back during in-person classes, & PNF. 


Your questions:

  • I feel like I’m surrounded by inert people – my husband, my family, my coworkers… I’m not a teacher but want to ask how to encourage others in your life to get off their bums and move. Signed, frustrated and concerned for humanity.
  • Our pony injured himself. He’s okay and he’ll be fine. But his recovery will take months and all that we can do regarding exercise and movement in this time will be walking on flat, solid ground. There will, of course, be lots of cuddling for him and carrots, gentle stretching, mobilization, fascial release, silly tricks, etc. I got him. But what about me? I need to substitute our regular movement, which is riding, walking, running together on varied ground for me. I want to be ready when he comes back from his injury, I estimate that we’ll slowly start back mid-June again. I want to use this time to explore and improve across the movement spectrum. His injury frees up two of my resources, time and energy. No planning for his training, taking care of him, etc. etc. So what do I do? Both specific suggestions and general advice are welcome and have fun with it. I have lots of ideas, but I know that you’ll have excellent advice and I’m looking forward to your perspective.
  • I feel so much better after ten months of LYT. My chronic neck and back pain is gone. My question is that I notice when I go to in-person classes, whether it’s yoga, pilates, strength training, I tend to get a little bit of the pain again afterwards. So is this in my head or how do I deal with this? Up my LYT to four times a week? I’m currently doing 2 to 3 times a week. I will do whatever, would be fine with more LYT but was just thinking I needed to add more different classes in my routine, but maybe not? Second guessing it.
  • Thoughts on PNF? I’m very familiar with this technique, however, strongly depends on who. I’m asking this since my colleague who’s a yoga/pilates instructor, not physio, offers this as a private for 60 to 90 minutes. It’s popular and clients seem to like it. But my physio brain doesn’t. Doesn’t seem safe to do it for so long nor necessary for the whole body and for virtually anyone. Thoughts? Clients are just average people and not athletes.


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