I studied the ways of Shaolin flexibility training for many years, and I’m looking forward to sharing what I learned with you.
On this page you’ll discover a treasure trove of resources I’ve prepared to help you kickstart your journey to become flexible fast and improve mobility, without injury.
It’s my aim for you to have the most effective practices and principles to:
- Improve mobility and flexibility,
- Release deeply stored tension,
- Cultivate total mind-body awareness and create more detailed internal body maps,
- Awaken your animal instincts and live with more Physical Freedom.
To support this aim I’ve found it’s of paramount importance to have experience based education and guidance:
- To stop the confusion,
- And take experiencing your physical potential from a nice pie in the sky thought …
- To an embodied physical experience – you can tangibly feel.
How to use this page
You can use this page like a gourmet buffet of flexibility and mobility training resources, to help you on your journey to physical freedom.
It’s based on my trials, errors and successes, not some book full of fancy sounding theories.
Below you’ll get links to some of the best articles and videos to improve mobility and flexibility I’ve created so far, and I’m creating more regularly.
But first let’s set the scene …
The joys and failures of impressive flexibility and mobility
Better range of motion through effective flexibility and mobility training enhances activities like:
- Martial arts,
- Rock climbing and other sports,
- And let’s not forget about ageing more gracefully …
With a more mobile and flexible body, just about everything in life is easier.
Wouldn’t you agree?
But how do you become flexible fast, without causing yourself an injury in the process?
And why do so many people fail to experience life being able to move better in deep ranges of movement?
It’s because having impressive levels of mobility and flexibility is not as simple as just doing a few stretches after your workout.
In fact I’ve found this can often do more harm than good for most people.
How do I know this?
I wasn’t what you would call ‘naturally flexible’
There was a time when I could barely even touch my toes!!!
My body was so tight and full of tension, and it led to a having a spine that felt like it had more kinks than the pipes under the kitchen sink.
I knew I needed to learn how to get flexible fast, but most approaches didn’t really make any big changes to the way I could move my body.
Sure they felt good at the time, but I woke up the next day and the freedom I worked so hard for the day before was all but gone.
So I set off on a journey to discover what it really takes to improve flexibility, not just for my body but for many different types of bodies.
After many years of research, lots of practice and noticing what worked with many other peoples bodies …
I gained some powerful insights about what works and whats pure b/s when it comes to enhancing flexibility.
I wish I knew then what I know now, about how to become flexible fast – without getting injured in the process.
But it’s an excellent consolation that through my journey I can help you save time and set-backs in your flexibility training – with the resources I share on this page.
What a Shaolin Monk taught me about flexibility and mobility
The links below are a compilation of my most popular mobility and flexibility resources, and answers to questions I get asked most, all about the art of flexibility training.
If you’ve got a burning question about flexibility training, not covered below you can ask here. I’ll create new resources for the best questions.
1) Clearly define your intentions for your flexibility improvement journey
This is perhaps the most important part of improving mobility and flexibility.
You need to first understand all of the physical qualities you need to develop that results in better range of motion.
Then you need to be clear with why you even want to become more flexible in the first place. Ask yourself what’s your flexibility journey really about?
Here’s some articles to help inspire you with this important step.
- 5 Big Reasons to Get More Flexible (I learned from my spinal injury)
- Define mobility and flexibility: How to Simplify Strength, Mobility and Flexibility Training
- How Florian went from Daily Back Pain to Fluid Movement Skills
- How Amanda Improved Her Flexibility For Yoga
- Journey to Martial Art Flexibility: From Can’t Touch Toes to Head Kicks
2) Build your flexibility practice on proven principles
To truly improve the way your body moves in deeper ranges, it’s not just about stretching. There’s more to it than that, and in these articles I share some principles to teach you the bigger picture that must be understood if you intend to become more bendy, without breaking yourself.
- The Shaolin Training Guide to Get Flexible Fast … er
- 7 Daily Habits Flexible People Know (to safely get flexible fast)
- 4 Steps to Become Flexible (Even if You Sit For a Living)
- 5 Quick Tips To Amplify Your Flexibility Training (This Week)
- 6 Ways Animals Can Teach You To Get More Flexible
- 5 Tips to Improve Body Control + Flexibility for Yoga
3) Deepen your internal body awareness
- Why Stretching is Only Half the Picture to Get Flexible Fast
- Improve your internal body awareness: Internal Sensory Perception: A Lost Art in Flexibility Training
- Build a better foundation for your flexibility with this approach
- How Meditation Can Help You Become More Flexible
4) Consistently stretch your limits, but not with just any movements
When I was practicing with my Shaolin Monk teacher (who prefers not to be named), he said one thing to me that stuck about stretching.
He said; “You don’t need to practice a thousand movements and stretches that open up a single door. You need to practice the single movements and stretches that open up a thousand doors.”
What I’ve realised over years of practice is that not all movements and stretches were created equal. Some are more effective than others.
Here’s some I’ve shared so far. I’ll keep adding to these over time.
- How to Relieve Tight Shoulders with the Relaxed Hanging Tutorial
- Horse Stance Introduction: How To Get Flexible Hips
- Shaolin Flexibility Exercises: Horse Stance Q&A for Faster Progress
5) Cultivate patience after the beginners gains are over
You may have heard of the term beginners gains. It basically means that the fastest improvements in flexibility often happen at the beginning. As you advance in your journey improvements on the outside don’t happen quite so fast, but it doesn’t mean stop your practice.
Here’s some tips to help you keep going, when you feel like you’re not progressing as fast as you would like.
I hope you continue to get a bunch of value with the resources I share here, and most importantly get more out of life with your new more flexible body.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below by answering this question – What would having a more flexible body mean to you?
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If you’re committed to making big improvements in your flexibility this year, I’m really looking forward to sharing my approach with you.
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