WHAT IS MOBILITY?
The term ‘mobility’ is often used interchangeably with ‘flexibility’, and although they are related, there is a clear distinction between the two.
People often talk about the desire to be more flexible, but having more mobility is really the true desire. Flexibility is a component of mobility and is equivalent to your passive range of motion (ROM). Mobility, on the other hand, is equivalent to your active ROM, and you can’t have mobility without having flexibility.
Mobility = flexibility + strength + control
Passive ROM can also be seen as the portion of range of motion that you DON’T OWN. You have no strength or ability to control in those areas, which means you don’t have access to those ranges unless assisted by some external force. It also means that you are vulnerable for injury since you have no strength to protect yourself there in the event that something goes wrong.
Active ROM (mobility) is the portion of range of motion that you DO OWN. You have the strength and control to actively (with no external forces) bring yourself in and out of that range. Contrary to passive ROM, you are more protected from injury as you have access to strength here as a line of defense.
WHAT IS YOGA INSPIRED MOBILITY (YIM)?
As a certified Yoga Teacher and Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, I created an innovative yoga inspired movement practice that thoughtfully and seamlessly integrates Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) principles with yoga. This hybrid style of yoga, which I refer to as Yoga Inspired Mobility (YIM), provides the mental and physical resilience that can take an athletes game to the next level.
YIM is a form of mobility training that strives to promote joint health and function while improving your movement capacity and your ability to control those movements throughout your entire range.
Simply put, the goal of my YIM practices is to get you moving better and feeling better so that you can do all the things you want to do. When you take the time to optimize the state of your body and mind, you will experience immediate improvements in anything that you do.