My newest video available at Yoga Vibes is a short restorative practice well worth thirty minutes of your time. Gather your props, put on your favorite relaxing music, and settle in and down.
Posts Categorized: Recovery
Let’s be real—we all need more rest. This hourlong restorative yoga practice with me on @YogaVibes delivers just that with three deeply relaxing poses. You’ll begin in a supine position, utilizing a chair to elevate your legs and release tension in the psoas and lower back. This practice is the antidote for frazzled nerves, a tweaked back, or insomnia.
My newest video available at Yoga Vibes is a yin yoga practice for the upper body. Description Join Sage Rountree for a 30-minute yin class designed to open your shoulders and relax your mind. Increase mobility in the shoulders from multiple angles as you move through four yin-style poses. As a bonus, they’re all done… Read more »
I really fell in love with granola at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and I still eat it every morning every day I’m there, and most days at home. Yoga Journal asked for my recipe, which appeared in their September issue. It’s online now—check it out. My love of granola started nine years… Read more »
Balance is the key to injury prevention. Balance in space prevents acute injuries; balance within the body prevents overuse injuries; and balance between work and rest keeps you mentally fit and motivated. That’s why my Monday class, which livestreams at Yoga Vibes and at my Facebook page, is called Yoga for Athletic Balance. If you’re… Read more »
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 »
All the core exercises in the world are useless if you can’t balance your pelvis and spine. In these relaxing exercises, you’ll give the muscles that control movement of your hips and back a timeout. This brings them into harmony so your next core workout will be more productive! Enjoy the preview above, and buy or… Read more »
Much of my work is selling the concept of recovery. My weekly Yoga for Athletes classes have a little bit of movement, mostly focused on balance, but the majority of class is an opportunity for Type A athletes to practice being still, quiet, and relaxed. This can be hard, and it’s the most important thing… Read more »
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 »
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 »