The Bird-Dog

The bird-dog was one of the first exercises Bernard challenged me with. It was where our journey toward better balance began. The exercise has us begin with four balance points in a dog like position. Resting our balance on both hands and both knees. Then, the objective becomes raising and straightening one hand, along with … More The Bird-Dog

Dragon 6

Todd left his beer on the kitchen counter. Walking into the family room, his eyes remained concentrated on the plate. Just beyond the plate he could watch the floor. His sightline looking for anything that could cause a stumble. He held the plate with both hands, hoping to keep the slices of pizza in place. … More Dragon 6

Lava Monster

Lava Monster is a game from my youth. Unlike Twister or Hopscotch, Lava Monster isn’t one of the games in my memory. It might be due to the game being more challenging. Lava Monster calls for a person to remained balanced on objects set on the floor. If your feet where to touch the floor … More Lava Monster

Another Half Second

Cerebral palsy has made balance more challenging. It seems positive to always look for ways to take on life’s challenges. Sometimes working on my disability can be done by working on thought process. Often one of the main components of exercise becomes the way we think about working on our bodies. It has taken time … More Another Half Second