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Day 2 – Orbiting The Moon

Face it! You sit on your butt way too much. All that sitting makes your glutes useless. You need to wake them up and get the blood flowing down there. This is a simple technique I call “Orbiting The Moon.” I am using a Yoga Tune Up® Alpha Ball for this one, but you can use any ball you have lying around. The Alpha is the best one for the job though. Just like yesterday, check in/check out with a standing forward bend. Notice how close you are to touching your toes and notice how restricted you are in the glutes and hamstrings. Pay close attention to how much more range you have and how much better it feels when you’re done.

The technique is simple. Sit on your Alpha ball and slowly orbit the entire moon. I like to move out in concentric circles starting at my ischial tuberosity (a/k/a my sit bone). I move in a clockwise orbit for about a minute and then switch to a counter-clockwise orbit for the next minute. After about 2 minutes, switch to the other cheek. Breathe deeply and slowly. If it is too intense, you can do this standing and leaning against a wall.

The rules for the Ball Fucking Harder Challenge are easy. First, I recommend getting some Yoga Tune Up® balls to roll on.  All you have to do is post a pic or video of yourself doing the technique and tag me (@coachpanda).  Use the hashtags #ballfuckingharder #30daypandachallenge #supplepandas #pandiculation.  The challenge is even better when you share it with friends so tag your friends to play along.