The first of this odd-numbered month means a new video is up at Core Strength for Real People. This one is not for core strength, but for core release. If you get enthusiastic about ab exercises, you can get too tight across the front of your body, putting extra pressure on your back. The stretches… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Chest
Here’s a piece I wrote for Yoga for Aging Athletes in reply to the Buzzfeed hunchback incident. Let’s talk about the hunch! It’s been on my mind both over time—I have a prominently rounded, or kyphotic upper back, and have since childhood (one doctor called it “front to back scoliosis,” not what you want to hear… Read more »
My latest piece for Yoga Journal suggests some poses to counter front-of-the-body tightness created by heavy lifting (or a lot of sitting). Weightlifting and CrossFit can be a great way to develop full-body strength. While CrossFit pays attention to mobility, it’s still easy to incur imbalances in the body—especially when you head to a desk and sit for… Read more »
My latest class for YogaVibes is a chest- and hip-stretching, heart-opening practice for athletes, chair sitters, and everyone. Yoga Class Description In this short online yoga class for athletes, chair sitters, and everyone, we focus on opening the front of the chest and hips. Relax into both supported and active backbends as you address all… Read more »
Need a break? In my latest short practice for YogaVibes, we’ll work chest and shoulders to give the upper body some relief after a long day of lifting, riding, or sitting at a desk. Yoga Class Description In this short online yoga class for athletes, desk workers, and anyone, we move slowly through a… Read more »
Thanks to my friends at prAna and YogaVibes, you can enjoy this FREE 30-minute video with easy yoga poses targeting the back, chest, and shoulders. It’s perfect for swimmers—and it includes a swimming-specific breath exercise—but it is also appropriate for anyone. The poses are simple and held for a while, so you don’t need any… Read more »
The first day back at work after a holiday can be especially stressful. When you get home tonight, pull a pillow or two off the bed and enjoy this slideshow I made for LiveStrong.com: Yoga for Stress Relief.
This is as close to catchy headline writing as I’ll get: “Twist and Squat,” my latest post for Active Yogi, my Yoga Journal blog. Depth in a squat, as in every asana, is dependent on both your soft tissue and your skeleton. While the model (my handsome husband, Wes) wouldn’t self-identify as flexible, he’s a… Read more »
This week’s entry at the Active Yogi blog talks you through two lovely approaches to supported bridge. Please check it out, and share!
Please scoot over to Active Yogi, my blog at Yoga Journal, for my latest post on ways to multitask from legs up the wall. If you don’t feel like reading, there’s a video!