The Fascia Leg Swing Eases Back and Hip Tension

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In today’s exercise you’ll learn about one of my favorite aspects of fascia: its elastic recoil and the springlike quality it gives to our bodies.

I’ve been doing this exercise for years, simply because it feels so good in my hips. I had no idea how beneficial this move actually was, until I attended the Fascial Conditioning workshop where Robert Schleip taught this move as an actual exercise.

This exercise will help you release tension in the back, hips, abdomen and pelvis and, of course, move and hydrate your fascia.

It may sound like an odd concept, but keeping your fascia moving and hydrated is very important to your overall health—it’s actually called, fascial hygiene.

And while it’s something that may feel a little challenging to learn about and keep up with at first, once you internalize these concepts taking care of your fascia becomes second nature.

It also just feels great to train and improve our fascial fitness!

As I continue to deepen my knowledge of all things fascial, I look forward to keeping you posted on my, “a-ha!” moments in the world of fascial fitness.

If you want to learn more about your fascia and how to keep your fascia fit, you’ll want to read, “How Are You Like a Kangaroo?” and “Careful, or You’ll Grow That Way! The Importance of Caring for Your Fascia” if you haven’t already.

I hope you enjoy the Elastic Leg Swing. If you try it out, I’d love to hear about . Let me know in the comments below, or just click the contact link at the top of the page and send a note.

See you in the studio,
Sydney

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Sydney

Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways.I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at info@pilatestonic.com. See you in the studio!

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  1. Sydney, again, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to make and post these videos and thank you for sharing such valuable information.

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  2. I greatly appreciate your excitement about fascia.
    I have been a Myofascial trigger point therapist for over 3 decades and also teach Pilates so I am thrilled Pilates teachers are getting educated about fascia. The missing link in the exercise and movement world.

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  3. Hi Sydney, do you have a recommendation how long to perform this leg swing for? Would you say roughly a minute per side? Thanks! Loving your videos, that I have only just discovered! Cheers, Kerry

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      Hi Kerry, It’s easy to unconsciously use the lower back for this exercise, so I’d start out with 10-15 seconds per side, see how it feels and build up to 30 seconds over time. Thanks for your question and feedback!

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