Category: yoga

What REALLY Makes a Power Yoga Class Accessible?

In my early days as a yoga attendee (bear with me here, I was age 20 at the time), I thought that accessibility meant that there were straps or blocks or bolsters nearby, and that maybe other people needed them,

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Oakland Chiropractor Loves Aaptiv Fitness App

  Do you ever have trouble picking music that best reflects your fitness mood? You are all dressed to go for a long walk or run and you’re feeling inspired and energetic…but you just can’t figure out which song to play

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5 Yoga Poses That Can Alleviate Your Sciatica

Do you suffer from painful hip, glute, or leg pain?  Have you had sciatica for months or years but never tried yoga?  These five poses will get at some of the common root causes of sciatica. 1.  Bridge pose.  Sciatica

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Cat/Cow Yoga Movements Maintain Spinal Motion

Many yoga classes include some cat/cow motions, usually near the beginning of the sequence in order to warm up the spine.  Have you ever wondered why we do them?  Is it just so we can stretch out our backs?  Is

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow: Warrior 2

  Warrior 2 is an interesting pose that involves the action of external rotation of the rear hip, even though the foot is angled towards the body.  It flows well with reverse warrior and side-angle pose, as the leg and

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow: Chair Pose

One thing is for certain about chair pose, students have a definite preference for either keeping their feet together or standing with their feet hip width apart.  Both of these variations can be safe for our knees, but not if

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow: Downward Facing Dog

  Once we’ve arrived in Downward Facing Dog, we can move right into the next pose, right?  Possibly, depending on the instructor’s sequence.  But when you consider how much time we spend either holding or flowing through downward dog, it’s

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow? Upward Facing Dog

  It looks magnificent when the yoga journal models hold the pose with a lengthened spine, engaged core, and an eloquent upward gaze!  It can feel, however, like your low back is about to break, your neck is straining, and

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Do You Like Vinyasa Flow, but Your Joints Are About to Blow?

One of the best aspects of a vinyasa flow class is also, oftentimes the most problematic, in terms of joint health and risk of injury.  It’s a magnificent experience to show up on your mat, tune-out, connect with your breath,

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September is Yoga Month: Tips for a perpetually clean mat.

  I recently heard a comedian joking about his lack of experience with yoga.  He said something along the lines of, “everyone else around me was warming up with handstands and intense stretches, and I was still trying to figure

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