Posts Categorized: Recovery

Watch: Yoga for Athletic Balance, with Wall Work

As the beta of my Yoga for Athletic Balance class live stream continues, we’ve nailed down the sound with a nice new mic. Classes are archived at YogaVibes. Last week’s class is an especially good one for the late season and the holidays. You’ll need a little wall space or a chair or clear coffee… Read more »

Grand Opening Reception: Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat

I like to fancy myself the expert on not working out. I wrote a whole book on it, The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery. Attention to self-care is a critical part of the stress/rest balance. Without stress, you never grow; without rest, you never grow, either, because rest is where the adaptation to stress takes place. If you’re looking… Read more »

Introducing the Carolina Massage Institute: Your New Massage School

I’ve been conducting in-depth research into the benefits of frequent massage for over 20 years. Quite seriously, I very much recommend massage for athletic recovery. It is the subject of a full chapter in my Athlete’s Guide to Recovery, and I’ve written about self-massage both there and in Runner’s World. Many of my students and friends are massage therapists… Read more »

Scheduled: The Living Stage Spokane Revitalizing Yoga

As part of my teaching at the Another Mother Runner Retreat in Spokane, Washington, next weekend, I’ll be presenting a short (only 30 minutes!), doable (really, by anyone!) revitalizing yoga session. The retreatgoers will be recovering from that morning’s Happy Girls races—a 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Consequently, the session will be accessible to anyone. I’ll talk about… Read more »

Scheduled: USA Triathlon Art and Science of Coaching Conference

USA Triathlon puts a lot of care and thought into its coaching education programs, and the flagship is the biannual Art and Science of Coaching Conference. The 2016 edition will be held at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center downtown in Atlanta, Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22. Once again, I’m pleased to… Read more »

Scheduled: Outessa Women’s Summit

Women: let’s enjoy the outdoors together as we overlook Lake Tahoe in August! I’ll be teaching yoga at the inaugural REI Outessa Summit, a three-day event chock full of incredible views, company, and instruction. Each day I’ll lead a morning wake-up class, a midday workshop (Core Strength for Real People, Building Better Balance, Yoga for Athletic Recovery), and… Read more »

Reblog: Hunchback, Begone! Relief for Your Upper Back, Part 1

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 »