“Spark” your brain with Exuberant Animal
A recent post of mine asked, “Is stretching necessary?” In the blog article, I promoted the Exuberant Animal Short Form as offering the most dynamic, functional, and fun way to both start and end each day.
It may be difficult to get a true sense of the Short Form movement sequence solely from the drawings on the EA site. Fortunately, Lauren Muney produced a great video that illustrates each sequence. (Note: the icons in the video match the icons on the Exuberant Animal Short Form foldable poster—nothing to memorize! Just… play.)
My personal favorites: hip-shoulder rotations and dynamic loop with steps.
Trust me. Stand up, find a bit of space in your room, and get moving. It’s amazing how good you’ll feel.
UPDATE: A quick note from a fellow Exuberant Animal: “The Short Form is a warmup/movement sequence that uses all body planes. This sequence used to be called “The Antidote,” and can also be used to warm for athletic movement, to wake up for the day, or as a break from work. There is a full-color foldout on this sequence available from the EA website.” Priced at $5 per poster, and foldable to fit in a gym bag, they make a great stocking stuffer.