Sensory movements – Warming up

A safe, gentle routine that can help you warm up your whole body and loosen any tight muscles, which you can do at your own pace while seated. This is video one in a series of eight.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a sports activity that promotes fitness and wellbeing, and helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch while supporting independent choice and self-expression.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

Before you get started, make sure you have a clear space around you, a chair nearby, a glass of water. Remember to take breaks whenever you need.

Step 2

Start by waking up your hands, rubbing them together vigorously, making fists and dropping your arms down by your side.

Step 3

Warm up your calves and feet by alternating between lifting your toes and your heels, and then the edges of each foot.

Step 4

Begin carefully lifting and lowering your bent knees, one at a time.

Step 5

Press down on your knees and practise sitting as tall as you can, as if a helium balloon is pulling up your head.

Step 6

Finish by bringing your palms together in a prayer position or a ‘namaste’.

This activity was created by Sally from My Yoga Mind.