Posts Tagged: IT Band

Watch: Yin Yoga for Happy Hips

My latest yoga video to stream at Yoga Vibes is Yin Yoga for Happy Hips. In yin yoga, we hold poses for a long time in order to target the connective tissues in the body. This short sequence works the hips in every direction. Watch the full video at Yoga Vibes. You’ll also find over… Read more »

Watch: IT Band Aid

If you don’t know what your IT band (or iliotibial band) is, that’s great news—it’s probably not a problem area. If it is a hotspot for you, or if you have soreness at your outer hip or knee or general tightness along the outer thigh, this free video at YogaVibes has some ideas to help! Yoga Class Description… Read more »

Watch: Visualize Pigeons at YogaVibes

My latest online yoga for athletes class at YogaVibes offers a wide range of options, so you can find your way toward the benefits of pigeon pose—deep release through glutes and piriformis—whether you just ran a marathon or just decided to try yoga.   Yoga Class Description In this online yoga class for athletes and… Read more »

Active Yogi: Pinwheel Pigeon

My latest piece for Yoga Journal’s Active Yogi blog details a variation on pigeon that’s helpful for folks with tight hips and bum knees. We’ve been enjoying it in class lately, and you can see it as part of the “Christina’s World” set of hip stretches at YogaVibes.

Active Yogi: Explore Your Hamstrings

When you focus on stretching your hamstrings—something I hope you do, if they are tight—be sure to think globally. The outer and inner edges of the backs of the thigh need attention, too, as I explain in my latest post for my Yoga Journal blog, Active Yogi.

Sneak Peak: The Runner’s Guide to Yoga

If you like to plan your 2012 season way ahead, you might also like to order my newest book, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga, which will be out in April. It’s now available for preorder on Amazon (you’re guaranteed the best price when you preorder). Please check it out! I hope it is a useful… Read more »

Sage Advice: IT Band Boilerplate

I get questions from y’all sometimes, and they are usually interesting and often good fodder for a blog post. IT band problems are so frequent that I created a boilerplate response in Evernote, ready to whip out at a moment’s notice. Here it is. Caveat: I am not a PT or medical doctor. Just a… Read more »