One night recently while surfing Pinterest and seeing one too many tall skinny drinks of water doing some crazy difficult yoga pose, I got it into my head that I wanted to see if I could do the bridge pose.
|Do not be fooled. The weight of the upper half of my body is entirely supported by my giant melon sized head resting on the floor. My legs had the lower half under control. The wet noodles I call arms not so much.|
Some people might segue directly from bridge pose to some more restful soul searching relaxation type poses. We're insane in the membrane so naturally we got right up on the bed to get our wrestle on. Back before we had kids, this was just the stuff of legend we'd laughingly chat about later with friends over dinner. Now that we have our own personal paparazzi, this magic is documented in pictures while she's laughing at us. She's nine years old and can recognize the train leaving the station for crazytown and that it should be captured for eternity.
We join our heroes in the midst of battle. Much like our dog.
I'd pretend he smelled food or something but truthfully we just have dogs wandering through our lives. Why should a wrestling match be any different?
My husband is strictly forbidden from using his superior strength against me. Unfortunately his strength has little to do with his ability to evade which is also above average. This time around he went with the classic avoidance technique employed by children everywhere that involves going limp and sliding down and off the furniture. Well played, my friend.
I countered with the classic hold on maneuver. That's cool. Just enjoy the ride. Go with the flow.
|This is also a good time to get your hand around his head. There's a lot of vulnerable places to work with up there. Exploit them. Gently. Or not. He's a man! He can take it! Kidding. Maybe!|
|Lean in to it. Yes, your knee is supposed to crank to the side a bit. That's good for it. Trust me. I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.|
|Your patients will appreciate that you care enough to really get into your work.|
Finally, just crank the patient's butt off the ground as high as you can. Feel free to recruit your kids to each take a foot. This move is excellent for those hard to reach places including your upper lumbar and parts of your spine most trained professionals never think to work the kinks out of.
|The more dogs you have up in the patient's face the less likely he is to notice that you are about to shove him through a reverse somersault.|