It was a special treat to chat with Sarajean Rudman for her East West Functional Medicine podcast. Sarajean is a bright light of a teacher, positive and curious, and taking her yoga classes is always a highlight of my visits to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. For the podcast, we discuss… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Podcast
It’s always a fun conversation on Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell’s Another Mother Runner podcast. I joined them to discuss Racing Wisely, intention and goals, and smart pacing. I suggested they need to be lazy and stubborn; in exchange, they somehow pegged me as Shirley from Laverne and Shirley. Maybe worse things could happen—Shirley had… Read more »
If you like to listen to folks in a jolly mood talk about bikes, coffee, and bikini bottoms, you’ll love this Cycling 360 podcast on doing your best in your race or cycling event! Darryl, Victor, and I talk about race planning, preparation, and execution, with a few detours.
Thanks to YogaVibes and prAna, I have a treat for you! It’s a free video with a series of short yoga routines to do before, during, and after your run. All are simple and can be done in a parking lot, trailhead, or—if you want to repurpose them—office cubicle. No mat required! These will be… Read more »
Wall Folds and Twists Perfect for practice after a long or hard workout, this gentle series of stretches encourages recovery and open hips, while helping you relax. You’ll need a wall or a closed (and locked!) door. Be sure to keep your back neutral against the ground throughout—don’t let your bottom curl up as your… Read more »
Reclining Twists A relaxing series of reclining twists to stretch the chest and shoulders while releasing the hips. All you need for practice is a comfortable surface to recline on: a padded floor, a grassy field, or your bed. Music for this episode is from the album Hidden Sky by Jami Sieber, available at Magnatune.com.
Backbends This eight-minute episode features moderate-intensity backbends from a lunge, then builds to camel pose. You’ll stretch the quads, hip flexors (iliopsoas), and chest, while building back strength, balance, and mental focus. The routine is especially good for cyclists—or anyone who spends a lot of time sitting or slumping. Practice on a soft surface or… Read more »
Core and More Use this sequence at the end of your workout to improve core strength and flexibility. We’ll alternate core-stabilizing poses and stretches, holding each core pose twice and enjoying each stretch twice. Feel free to move out of the poses or modify according to your needs. Music for the episode is “Man of… Read more »
Yin Hips The long holds of simple poses described in this podcast follow the yin yoga style, designed to work deeply in the connective tissue around the pelvis, spine, and joints. The poses will challenge your endurance; you may find the mental experience is very similar to that of a long training session race. If… Read more »
Standing Hip Openers Add a few minutes of yoga after your workout to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. This brief series of yoga poses will help to open your hips. If you have time, repeat the sequence once or more. No props are needed—not even a mat!—and you can practice barefoot or in training… Read more »