Posts Tagged: Hip Flexors

New: Core Strength for Real People: Stretch Your Front

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 »

Read: Exclusive Excerpt from The Women’s Guide to Triathlon

Everyday Yoga isn’t my only new publication this summer; I contributed to The Women’s Guide to Triathlon, a fantastic compilation of essays covering all aspects of the sport. (It’s a great book for women and men; you can also read a chapter of mine in its companion volume, USA Triathlon’s Complete Triathlon Guide.) Here’s an excerpt from my chapter, “Alternative Exercises… Read more »

Notes on the Core from Running Summit East 2015

It was, as ever, a treat to present at the Running Summit in Morristown, NJ, last weekend. The presentations, participants, and facility are all top-notch. (At right is Wendy presenting on running form analysis. If you are in New York City, you should definitely schedule a custom running analysis session with Wendy at NY Custom PT!) I… Read more »

Read: Yoga for CrossFitters

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 »

Watch: FREE Postrun Yoga Video Routine

In this eight-minute free video—free, thanks to my friends at YogaVibes—I’ll guide you through a short, easy post-run routine that you can do in the parking lot, by the trailhead, or in your living room. Please enjoy and let me know what you think. You’ll find dozens of free, short online yoga videos and racing… Read more »

Watch: Yoga for Athletes Teachers’ Lounge: Backbends

Second in my Yoga Vibes series of ten practices filmed at my Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive is an investigation of both passive and active backbends. These simple but powerful poses can improve posture, increase balance in the body, and prevent injury in athletes and everyone. Watch the preview or the full class here. Take… Read more »

Active Yogi: Finding a Comfortable Seat

If you come to my yoga class, you’ll start lying down, in child’s pose, standing—just about anywhere but sitting. My latest Active Yogi post explores ways to get truly comfortable in the first minutes of practice. Odds are, you’ve heard the instruction “Find a comfortable seat,” within the first minute of most yoga classes you… Read more »

Watch: Learn Your Limits

My latest class for YogaVibes explores the places in our body that limit us in asana practice. In this online yoga class for athletes and everyone, we work on learning where our limits are, and what might cause them. Along the way, we develop the wisdom to discern between what we can control and what… Read more »