This is a great flow if your workout includes kipping pull ups, overhead squats, cleans, or push presses.
Today we are are working on stretching and lengthening your hip flexors - the iliopsoas muscles.
This is a fantastic progression. It teaches you how to stabilize the spine, while strengthening the core at the same time.
Through this exercise you will feel your breath travel through your body and observe the deep calming effect it has.
A common frustration is being unable to do an action after receiving a cue from an instructor. This is because we can't properly feel or control our bodies.
This flow warms you up with hollow rocks for the core, while opening into a squat, and externally rotating the shoulders as well.
This flow would be good to do before a lifting session with squats, performing a workout with pistols, or running.
You will need a strap to follow this segment, so that the muscles get the full opening effect while staying in a contracted state.
These stretches will help lengthen and engage the major muscles before any intense session.
If you don't have enough mobility in the ankle, you are going to struggle in the squat. But don't worry! We're going to use a band around the heel to put things right.
Today I discuss the benefits of yoga for strength athletes with Ana Forrest, founder of Forrest yoga. Learn how yoga can make your muscles smart, not just strong and stupid.
If you find yourself tight through the chest and shoulders after a long day of sitting at your desk or otherwise hunched over, this flow is for you.
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