If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all... Read more
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
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
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
I did my regular workout today and I did a yoga stretch routine for back after (15 min)
I worked all day cooking and baking and washing dishes and now the middle of my back is tired and sore.
I found the yoga routine that I did today really re... Read more
I recently finished treatment for lymphoma, and have a lot of scar tissue inside me. The worst is at the top of my leg, from where a lymph node in my groin was 19 cm, and a few others were almost as big. I can't have surgery as the scar tissue is wra... Read more
I exercise daily and when I sit down with legs in front of me, I feel pain in the back of both thighs. My doctor told me to stretch my hamstrings because its causing my back pain, but I can barely even sit like that. I have to lean my upper body back... Read more
I have a home gym and treadmill. I used to spend 45 minutes doing flexibility/stretching. Then 5 minutes slow on treadmill, 15 moderate, 5 minute cool-down. Then I would do a series of sets on the home gym for 30 minutes, All of this on Monday, W... Read more
Quick question, after I run (between 1.5 to 3.5 miles) I always like to walk and cool down for at least 10 minutes, do I really need to stretch after the cool down or does the walking do the same thing? 252... 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
I am NOT a yoga person, but needed something to help stretch me out as I have had trouble with back/hip/hamstring that kept me from being able to exercise at all. This DVD feels so good on those tight areas and many things are what my physical therap... Read more
Now that the holiday season has arrived, many of us will be traveling to our destinations, whether to Grandma's house or a family vacation. This may require you to spend hours sitting for an extended period of time whether on a plane or in a car b... Read more
If you are like me, you spend a large portion of your day sitting. And because of this, it isn't too uncommon for many of us to have tight hip flexors—the muscles responsible for flexing the hip or drawing the knees to your chest, as well a... Read more
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