post-quarantine aches

Is Your Post-Quarantine Body Feeling Stiff, Tired, and a Bit Puffy?

As the weather warmed you emerged from corona quarantine.

Over the past few months, you’ve been coping with work and school transitions for yourself or family. The working from home thing meant stuck in a chair for hours. Your newfound baking skills have resulted to the infamous “quarantine 10/15/20” pounds.

As our clients have returned to Kinetic Konnections we find they have some common concerns. Feeling:

  • stiff from sitting so much
  • tired out, from lack of exercise and/or the extra 10/15/20 extra pounds
  • puffy from lack of activity or too much sugar and salt

How-to videos for a quick tune-up

Knowing you want to get back to your active lifestyle, I put together a few Bridging®-based movements you can use for a little tune-up so you can feel better and move better.

All you need is a little open space and a friend. The first uses an exercise ball, the other two are done on a flat surface such as the floor or a bed.

Each of the movements refreshes a specific aspect of core organization. When these movements work better you can breathe more easily, move more fluently and feel lighter on your feet. Once you’re moving again much of the stiffness, puffiness and bloat should clear up. The real bonus — brain clarity!

Bridging® Bites to get you moving

These videos are meant to be a boost to get you back in action. They do not represent a complete assessment or session of Bridging work.

Safety note: These movements are not appropriate for if you are/have:

  • Pregnant
  • Disc injuries in your back
  • Acute pain
  • Vertigo

You need special coaching, via a virtual session, if these describe you:

  • Child under the age of 3
  • Compromised shoulder or hip
  • If getting into or out of the positions compromises your safety.

Post Quarantine Body: Reorganize Your Core (Bouncing)

The first video shows a fun way to get your core organized and feeling lighter. You’ll need an exercise ball.


Post-Quarantine Body: Find Your Center Again (Rolling)

The second video shows a simple way to organize your center, which is really how your core rotates. This skill is essential for all your moving and calming during the day.


Post Quarantine Body: Fast Help for Tight Hips and Lower Back (Rotating)

The third video shows a quick way to add some differentiation to the hip so your legs move more easily.


Need a re-balance or tune-up and can’t make it to the office just yet?

You can schedule a 30-minute virtual Zoom session by e-mailing Cara.
New and existing clients are welcome to use this option.

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