Revitalize Your Body’s Full Movement Potential with This Fascia Exercise

Did you know your body has its very own high-speed internet for moving with freedom and ease?

This intricate network of soft tissue is called fascia. 

Fascia covers and connects every single organ, nerve, and muscle fiber in your body, similar to the way the internet connects computers across the globe.

And just as the internet needs all of the information on it to move freely to be effective, your built-in communication network also needs to move—and it LOVES to move in many different directions.

But most people have developed movement habits that clog up their natural, free-flowing movement connections.

For example, it’s common these days to find ourselves:

  • Only sitting in chairs and never getting on the ground
  • Wearing shoes with stiff soles that prevent the joints in the feet from moving while walking
  • Keeping the arms in front of the body to work on the computer, cook, or drive and never taking them overhead or out to the sides

These are all movement habits that, over time, can limit your ability to move and end up making everything you want to do harder.

If moving your body feels more like trying to get online with an old, clunky dial-up modem instead of zooming on a fiber-optic highway with no limits, I've got an exercise you're going to love.

This movement will get you working your fascia in different directions, leaving you feeling loosened up and more free to move.

After you give it a try, I’d love to know how it goes. Be sure to let me know in the comments below.

Wishing you a free-flowing movement connection,


P.S. Want more moves like the one in this video so you can move better and keep doing the activities you love without pain or stiffness holding you back? 

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you! This feels really good, but it also pulls on my right flank area towards the back (I think its called flank area – the area between the ribs and hip, where I have dull pain at the moment) as well as my pectoralis. Any tips? Maybe it’s just about moving back a bit and not stretching my arm and leg as much?

    1. Thanks for your question, Anna! The area between the ribs/hips and pectoralis are great places to feel this exercise. BUT, if it feels too intense, or uncomfortable, not reaching as far with the arm and leg will help lessen the intensity.

  2. The windmill is fantastic– it provides the opportunity to “say hello” to many hidden places that have been calling out for attention. Thank you so very much. Ahhhhh

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