Take a Load Off, Or Should You?

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We often shy away from weight bearing exercise – that is, applying an opposing force that muscles must strain against – because, let’s face it, they’re difficult. Who wants to spend time in plank without some heavy encouragement? It pays to change our relationship with load bearing exercise however, as it can play an important […]

Why Are Yoga Pushups (Chaturanga) So Difficult?

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Your yoga practice opens with a welcoming period of calm centering followed by invigorating breath work.  The teacher guides you into a gentle series of cat and cow poses and eases you into mountain pose (tadasana).  Immediately your mind drifts and pleads….”Oh g-d, pleeease no pushups today.” Reset, you are ready – filled with confidence […]