Playing with balloons is a great use of time for savvy women, especially if you have a solo wellness business.
Playing with balloons?
A GOOD use of time?
Yes, if you are a woman and you've experienced stress and overwhelm by the amount of 'stuff' there is to do for work, home and never mind your 'you' time, read on and find out how playing with balloons can help you.
In 2016 I did a fabulous workshop series that was all about incorporating movement into your clinical practice.
The facilitator introduced herself and gave us each a balloon.
Then we played.
There was instruction, there was purpose but at the end of the day it was play.
It got us out our heads and into our bodies.
the link to Savvy business practices
... and so what does that have to do with being a savvy woman, especially if you have a business?
Well, you know that old saying 'work smarter, not harder', I see well timed play as part of your 'smarter' strategy.
It works like a circuit break when you're jamming up because there is so much to do and you feel like you might get paralysed by overwhelm really soon.
4. Tap your balloon around your body - in circle (ish).
5. When the timer goes, you're done!
As Therapy / corrective exercise
As a remedial massage and Bowen Therapist, I also use balloon play with my clients to help mobilise their ankles, especially if they have leg or back pain.
It's gentle. It uses gravity. It's playful. Mobilisation happens within a comfortable ROM.
AND it helps get anyone out of an overactive head and into their body.
... and I'd like to give Marcelle Malan, The Movement Philosopher a high five for her inspirational balloon use. She runs a fun and fabulous workshop series that really changed my attitude to play.
When you try balloon games, I would love to hear how it goes for you and your clients. You can reach me here or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you liked how I incorporate playing with balloons into my practice, here's another you might enjoy.
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