Most stretching doesn’t work to deliver lasting freedom of movement!
I know this because I spent the last 15 years trying every method I could. And I learned that flexibility training is a big topic that you need to be educated on for a better chance of success.
It’s OUR aim to help you simplify and speed up the way you can:
- Improve your flexibility training,
- Release deeply stored tension,
- Move better and deepen your sense of Physical Freedom.
TO SUPPORT THIS AIM WE’VE FOUND IT’S OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO HAVE EXPERIENCE BASED EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE:
- To stop the confusion and clear myths about flexibility and mobility training,
- And take experiencing your physical potential from a nice pie in the sky thought …
- To an embodied physical experience – you can tangibly feel.
You can use this page like a gourmet buffet of flexibility training resources, to support you on your journey to have more fun and freedom through movement.
It’s based on my trials, errors and successes, not some book full of fancy sounding theories.
THE FIRST STEP IN CREATING A MORE MOBILE BODY IS – KNOWING YOUR WHY.
Why Become More Flexible?
Having a flexible body that can move freely into the positions you need for daily life is super important.
Ample flexibility enhances activities like martial arts, yoga, rock climbing and other sports, and let’s not forget about ageing more gracefully … With a flexible body, just about everything in life is easier. Wouldn’t you agree?
There’s many reasons to want to have a more mobile body – here’s why I chose to begin my flexibility journey, as I faced a debilitating spinal injury.
Transforming Your Flexibility is a Journey
How to Get Started
It’s never too late to begin improving your mobility. I’ve witnessed dramatic transformations even in people who start practicing in their 60’s. So whether you’re as rigid as rigor mortis, or looking to take your mobility further, there is hope.
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 what’s 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 warms my heart to know that I can support you to avoid the mistakes I made.
Confused about where to begin?
Learn How to Deepen Your Flexibility & Mobility Results
You may have some questions like:
- How do you get flexible fast, without busting a hamstring in the process?And why do so many people fail to experience their naturally deep range of movement?
- And why do so many people fail to improve their range of movement, even after years of stretching?
It’s because having a flexible body is not as simple as just doing a few stretches after your workout.
In fact I’ve found that just stretching, without a clear practice, can often do more harm than good for most people.
The posts on this page are a compilation of my most popular resources, and answers to questions I get asked most, all about the art of flexibility training. They’ll help you at various stages in your physical freedom journey.
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.
TUTORIALS FOR GETTING YOUR FLEXIBILITY PRACTICE STARTED
Find Your Why & Build Better Habits
It’s your daily habits that can make or break the way your body feels and moves. I studied the habits of the most flexible people on earth – learn them in this post.
Flexibility VS Mobility: What’s the Difference?
Many people get confused by this … Learn the difference between flexibility, mobility, and strength training. And how they need to be combined to improve your ability to move more freely.
Kickstart Your Flexibility Practice
Ready to get started building your own Physical Freedom practice to build a more supple, strong body … but not quite sure where to start? Our Physical Freedom Challenge gives you some simple steps to begin your journey.
TUTORIALS TO BUILD YOUR FLEXIBILITY PRACTICE
Relieve Tight Shoulders
In the video featured in this post you’ll learn how to begin the process of opening up your tight shoulders by hanging around – awaken your inner monkey.
Stop Stiffness and Improve Your Flexibility at Work
If you work a job where you need to sit at a desk, it can cause your body to stiffen up. Learn a simple strategy I use every day to ensure your body doesn’t stiffen up during your work day.
Get Better Flexibility with Meditation
Most people think being flexible is just about stretching, but there’s more to it. Having a flexible body requires equal parts mind training as it does body training.
5 Foundations for Better Flexibility Training Results
The deeper your foundations with your physical training, the better your results. Deepen your flexibility foundations with this post.
Move Freely: Like an Animal
In general animals move way better than most humans. And it’s not by accident. I studied animals for years and learned why they move so freely. Get insights from my research in this post.
Build Your Mobility Foundations with This Practice
Discover the approach to enhancing flexibility I was taught by a Shaolin Monk – Get Embodied Flexibility.
TUTORIALS TO OVERCOME FLEXIBILITY TRAINING PLATEAUS
Break Through Sticking Points in Your Flexibility Practice
It’s common to feel like you’re not progressing with your flexibility practice. With the recommendations in this post you’ll learn how keep moving better, without feeling like you’re going nowhere.
Why Focusing on Stretching Muscles Can Stall Your Flexibility Gains
Have you stretched and stretched your tight muscles, and nothing really changed long term? You may need to deepen your skills of stretching and learn how to transform your fascia system. Learn how in this post.
TUTORIALS TO IMPROVE YOUR MOBILITY
FOR MARTIAL ARTS, YOGA & MORE
These tips are inspired by the flexibility practices of Shaolin Monks and will help you improve your range of motion in full body dynamic movements, instead of just being flexible in one position and tight in another.
How to Get Flexible Like a Shaolin Monk
Shaolin Monks have refined their stretching practices over thousands of years. I’ve studied them extensively and I’d like to share my findings with you in this post.
My Journey From Not Touching My Toes – to Head Kicks
I was inspired by Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu movies, but I was stiffer than rigor mortis when I moved. Here’s my journey of how I improved my flexibility for martial arts.
How to Get Flexible Hips with Horse Stance Training
The horse stance will make your lower body strong and supple for martial arts, yoga and so much more. But without correct technique, your results could suffer …
How to Advance Your Horse Stance Training
Once you’ve mastered the basics of the horse stance, it’s time to deepen your progress. Advance your horse stance to get ready for movements like the splits. In this post I answer the most common questions I get asked.
Improve Your Body Control and Flexibility For Yoga
Do you struggle to get into, or hold your Yoga poses – whilst focusing on your breath and relaxing your mind? I know, it’s a lot! We’re here to help you bring more ease and fluidity to your asanas with this post.
From Back Pain to Back Bending: A Student’s Journey to Fluid, Flexible Movement
Seeing our students grow and improve in the way they move and feel is why we do what we do at Movement Monk. Get inspired to transform your flexibility with this story.
Thanks for Letting me Help You!
YOU’RE READY TO CREATE A FLEXIBLE & SUPPLE BODY
You’re not only ready to start moving and feeling better, you’re ready to start making the world a better place.
I believe that when we feel freedom and love in our bodies – that feeling overflows into our world.
I’m so thankful that you’ve allowed me to be a part of your journey toward bringing more love to the world.
I can’t wait to see all that you’ll do! I’m here to answer your questions and help you as you expand your body and mind. Good luck! You’ve got this!
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?
Serious research has gone into all of these
FOR YOUR BODY & MIND
I take my role as the Crash-Test Dummy of body-mind mastery very seriously – when I’m not making dad jokes. I’ve spent years testing and practicing in order to create the tutorials and courses you see above. I only recommend what I’ve experienced myself and seen work for many others.
Get a More Flexible & Strong Body, Starting Today.
If you’re committed to making big improvements in your movement this year, we’re really looking to support you on your journey.
Get started with the foundations shared in our free 5 Day Physical Freedom Challenge.