Whatever helps you relax and lose a little of the outside world.
Close your eyes and think of your Base-Line muscles at the core of all movement, the central pillar from where the rest of the body extends.
Start to feel your state of alignment using the relative positioning of your midline anatomy as your guide.
Dawn is recommended as a good time for many traditional exercises, but whenever works for you.
Being outdoors, breathing clean air, walking on uneven ground - all good things in my opinion.
Closing my eyes and feeling the sun's rays on my face. The light through my eyelids helping me to see 'the sparkles' and increase my awareness of the sensory feedback my body provides.
Find the 5 (paired) main muscles of movement on your body - touch them. Try to activate the whole of each muscle.
Feel for a balance between left and right sides of your main muscles, centered around Base-Line.
Be aware of the positions that you find it easiest to activate your main muscles and of when you struggle more and your body feels restricted and misaligned. Build the connection between body and mind.
Use the roll-down action, supported by your Base-Line, and move however feels natural.
Be inspired by Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi, ballet, other dance forms and internal martial arts etc. They all demonstrate what the body is capable of when working at optimum.
Being in water is good for gentle exercising and using floats helps to feel your state of balance.
Do what you can. Whatever you find easiest and enjoy. Don't strain to do things you are not ready to do. The aim is to work towards regaining a full range of natural movement which takes time if your body is imbalanced and restricted.
You don't need to know what all the muscles of the human body are called, but it's good to appreciate how complex our muscular system is and to see how central the 5 main muscles of movement are to the body, with our Base-Line muscles at the core.
When you feel a pain ⇨ Examine the feedback your brain is getting.