When it comes to bringing the body, mind and soul together, proprioception exercises are your best friend.
Also known as kinaesthesia, proprioception is the brain’s interpretation of your body position and subconscious understanding of:
There are smart ways to supercharge your proprioception training.
Closing your eyes during the exercises brings in your sixth sense – increased awareness of your body’s own natural position – while casting your footwear to one side and going barefoot allows the nerve endings in your feet to further encapsulate your sense of grounding.
Proprioception exercises activate and increase core strength, increase agility and allow the body to position itself without having to look.
No need for mirrors to make sure you’re in the right position, just close your eyes, sense your balance and concentrate the body and mind’s inbuilt ability to position and exercise.
Your mind is your own personal trainer. Give these proprioception exercises a go to reap the rewards.
Tip: For those who struggle with this position you might find that leaning against a wall helps with the body positioning. For those who want to create more balance in your body, try the Flamingo without any support or leaning against the wall.