Earth To Sky Wake-Up Stretch

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Morning is nature’s way of saying: “Live life one more time, make a difference, touch one heart, encourage one mind and inspire one soul.” Especially your own. Monday morning is probably the toughest day of the week to wake-up and haul your sleepy self out of bed.  So, if you are reading this right now, […]

6 Tips for Perfect Balance

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Many asana students struggle with balancing postures. For some people it comes naturally but for others it can feel like you’ll never be able to stand on one leg for more than a few wobbly seconds! And then there’s headstand, scorpion, handstand… Here is my simple guide to better balance. Before we get started I […]

The Truth About Stretching

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Does it help or hurt? Should you do it before or after a workout? Experts sort through the many mixed messages.The benefits of a regular exercise routine are undisputed. But how to start that routine — literally what to do first — is far less clear. Should you stretch before you exercise? From Zumba instructors […]

6 EXERCISES FOR MAXIMUM MOBILITY

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Kayaker Brad Ludden, pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer, Olympic rower Erin Cafaro—they’re not coming to CrossFit San Francisco for traditional coaching. They’re seeking out Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy, to glean his tips on natural mobility. Starrett preaches that joint range of motion matters beyond just injury prevention or rehab. The real benefit of […]

Got Sit Bone Pain?

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I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At that time Patricia had recently “pulled a hamstring”. Her major symptom was pain at her sit bone (ischial tuberosity) when folding forward, secondary was that it would also hurt when sitting for long periods, especially […]

Simple Yoga Postures for a Healthy Back

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Ease back strain by developing a simple yoga practice that integrates, body, mind and breath. Chronic back pain has become something of an epidemic in our modern American culture, especially among the always-been-active Baby Boomers who are doing their best to age gracefully and actively. The wear and tear from years of physical fitness in […]

Exercise: Get It Done in Minutes

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You’re busy. And, many days, exercise may be the first thing to go. But it shouldn’t be. After all, 30 minutes of daily moderate physical activity can help your body fight off many cancers and other diseases. Luckily, you don’t have to get your 30 minutes of exercise all at once. “You can break your […]

I Want To Be Fit For My Future – Do You?

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I always talk about goals I want to make to be healthier but never seem to get around to them. I always marvel at blogs of healthy and fit girls that just seem to glow with happiness. I start to eat healthier or work out more for a few days then always end up getting […]

Yoga Pose Of The Month: Ustrasana Camel Pose

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When done with correct alignment, this heart opener encourages a healthy spine. Recharge your battery and take the courage to go backwards when you practice camel pose. Benefits: Flexibility of spine Strengthens inner thighs Opens front side of body Stretches the neck Builds Courage *Start kneeling with a block between your knees and your hands […]