“Gosh, roll up is so easy when it’s that slow!” Um- pardon? When a movement is slowed down, it should hardly feel like a piece of cake. You really have the time to examine every aspect of your body during the exercise. Are you working evenly? Are you keeping (or even deepening) your scoop the entire time? Are you only engaging the muscles required or are you recruiting some “old favorites?’ (i.e. shoulders, quads, etc…) All of these questions can be part of your mental process during this mind/body work. So if you are only able to get in your most “basic” mat work or make it to “just” a Fundamentals or Beg 2 class, good for you! Often times, the slower you work, the more challenged you should feel- not the opposite.