Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and... Read more
Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! That's why we created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you're a beginner or an advanced exerciser. Remember to warm up first and never stret... Read more
When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
So this morning at around 6:30am I stood fully naked in front of the mirror and actually liked what I saw in it. I can't remember the last time I looked at myself I didn't feel ashamed or embarrassed but this morning I felt great!... Read more
New workout. It is taking me 3 days to recover from each workout. I do stretches and warm-ups. I eat foods that are supposed to help muscle repair etc. Any tips at all? Or should I just keep going til I am used to it?... Read more
So like, I totally blew my calorie goal by over a thousand easily today. Meanwhile standing on my feet all day working, would I consider that my exercise? if I was burning calories it wouldn't balance my meal intake? 🚨🤔 #help... Read more
I just wrote a blog on counting and common reasons for setbacks. If anyone can stand reading it (it's insanely long) can you please give me feedback on whether or not it's helpful or complete inaccurate drivel. If the latter, I'll remove it.... Read more
I use my exercise ball to increase the intensity of hamstring stretches. First I get into a yoga position called "legs up the wall". (Back and head on floor, legs at 90 degrees up the wall.) Then I place the exercise ball between the wall and the b... Read more
I have recently incorporated stretching into my daily routine. How beneficial! Flexibility helps me more easily perform routine chores & reduces injury. The stretches for my lower back, including piriforms and hamstring, reduce lower back pain, w... Read more
Tight hamstrings are a common complaint not only amongst runners, cyclists and rowers, but for those who tend to sit most of the day, whether at a desk at work or school, spend a lot of time on the couch watching TV, sitting at the computer, even for... Read more
One of the best ways to start your day in a healthy way is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching and intentionally breathing. It's amazing what you can accomplish in less than seven minutes to set your day on the right path... Read more
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