Exercise Of the Month – The Mule Kick

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Exercise Of the Month series.

For the past 30 years I have been collecting and experimenting with special therapeutic exercises from around the world. These therapeutic exercises have contributed tremendously to my teaching and personal body-mind-development. And because I gained so much from these therapeutic exercises, I decided to once a month share one of them with you;)

I have empirically proven these exercises to be of therapeutic value and would therefore like to present them to you. By therapeutic value I mean that the exercises initiate a kind of unity between the different parts of our body to produce a movement that positively affects our whole body.

The first exercise I will share with you is the Mule (Donkey) Kick. So, why don’t you watch the video right below to get to know it?[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The Mule Kick[/x_custom_headline][x_video_embed no_container=”false” type=”16:9″][/x_video_embed][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]The Mule Kick exercise has a bioenergetic source and produces movement that unites and uplifts our body parts reflexively. It unites and uplifts our head to our shoulders, our shoulders to our back, our back to our pelvis, our pelvis to our abdominals and our abdominals to our legs.

Let’s get started …[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Starting Position[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]Go on your knees and elbows and place your forehead in your hands as in the picture below.[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/muleStart_web.jpg” alt=”pilates mule kick donkey kick therapeutic exercise explanation ” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The Procedure[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]
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Activate your Power Engine (Powerhouse) and breathe in. As you breathe out, kick your leg out in the air through your heel. The kick should be at the same level as your pelvis (see the picture below). Then pause and as you breathe in go back to your starting position. Repeat this sequence 10 times with each leg.

[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”https://bodyhood.christopherrapp.at/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/mule1_web.jpg” alt=”pilates mule kick donkey kick therapeutic exercise explanation ” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Coaching Keys
[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]• I keep my pelvis steady
• I lift my knee before I kick
• I initiate the kick via my pelvis.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]Therapeutic Values
[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]• Your spinal column will be reorganized and re-energized.
• It is a positive way to let off steam.
• Your superficial abs are given a rest to give your intrinsic abs the space to uplift your torso.

Goodbye lazy back!

[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]And last but not least, …[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”text-transform:none!important;padding-bottom:10px;”]The Pilates Connection[/x_custom_headline][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]The Mule or Donkey Kick is an aid in the kinaesthetic understanding of Pilates exercises such as the Single Leg Kick, Double Leg Kick, Single Leg Stretch etc.[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-center”]

Try it & fly with it!

[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]How do you like our very first exercise of the month? Did you dare to try it out? And if so, did you experience how it unites and uplifts your body parts from the top to the bottom?

As always, if you find our post useful and would like to share it with someone, we’d be forever grateful!


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