Unleash Your Human Animal: Exploring the Benefits of Animal Flow
What is Animal Flow?
Imagine if yoga and breakdancing had a baby, the two would essential give birth to Animal Flow. Created by fitness expert Mike Fitch, this bodyweight training method emphasizes quadrupedal movement training (moving on all 4 limbs) that mimic the grace and agility of various creatures. Animal Flow offers a fun and challenging way to enhance your fitness regimen all while improving your strength, mobility and athleticism.
Benefits of Animal Flow:
- Full-Body Workout: Animal Flow engages multiple muscle groups, promoting overall strength, endurance, and flexibility. It's not just about building muscles; it's about cultivating functional movement patterns.
- Improved Mobility: The fluid movements of Animal Flow help enhance joint mobility and range of motion, contributing to better flexibility and preventing injury.
- Core Activation: Animal Flow requires constant stabilization, leading to a strong core and improved stability in other exercises and daily activities.
- Mind-Body Connection: Focusing on intricate movements and transitions improves your mind-body connection, enhancing coordination and spatial awareness.
- Boosted Cardiovascular Fitness: The continuous flow of Animal Flow routines gets your heart pumping, providing a cardiovascular workout that's both fun and effective.
It's normal to be apprehensive about joining an Animal Flow class or workshop, especially when you see flowist showcasing more advanced moves but remember, we all started somewhere!
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a beginner, the key is to embrace the journey.
The truth is, every skilled Animal Flow practitioner was once a novice too. We all had to learn the basics and progress at our own pace. I’m still learning and actively trying to improve and I’ve been doing this practice for years. It's not about being at a high level from the start; it's about dedicating ourselves to the practice and enjoying the process of growth.
So, let go of any expectations and fears 😱 . Step into the world of Animal Flow with an open mind and a willingness to learn.