yoga

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.
If you're stuck on a few movements or stretches, you may be limiting your ability to truly increase your range of motion. Most of our major muscles groups exist in more than one plane.
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.
The brain's natural impulse when it feels a stretch is to say, "Stop!" This can prevent you from achieving full benefits. Facilitated stretching is one of the best ways to overcome this.
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.
I designed this segment so that it would be a great flow for first thing in the morning or on your days off when you still want to get your body moving, but not with anything too strenuous.
Could it be the word courage invokes an ancient energy of which everybody has a somatic awareness that transcends levels of experience and structural patterns of posture and movement?
Follow this protocol and you too will conquer the most common injury to the upright walking man - low back pain.
This core twist is simply a beast of an exercise. I’m going to give you two variations and four different props that you can use to make things easier.
This segment I’m sharing today is my go-to for post run flexibility work. This flow will help to keep you injury free - particularly from knee problems, IT band syndrome, and hamstring issues.
Today we are talking about our shoulders and chest. We are going to stretch these areas, and at the same time strengthen our back.
This is a great sequence for those who spend a lot of time at a desk or on a bike. Really, it’s for anyone who does any activity that causes the shoulders to sit in an internally rotated position.
This has been one of the primary resources to which I keep returning to develop my own yoga practice and skills as an instructor.
In my eyes, having a yoga practice is more about how we live our life. It is a sacred time and opportunity to work in magical ways to rise up and become more than our stories of misfortune.
As a yoga teacher, the upside of the handstand craze is it draws hundreds of new yogis to the practice. The downside is an overemphasis on strength in just a few parts of the body.
This hip-opener flow is absolutely one of my favorite sequences. It releases tension in the hip flexors, outer hips, and glutes, and is great for everyBODY.
Learning alignment for arm balances helps you find alignment in every strength posture, including lifts, and reduces the chance of injury. Here are three fun ones for you to experiment with.