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10 Reasons Why You Should Squat

1. Prevent injuries Whether you play soccer, basketball, or football on the weekends, research has proven over and over that athletes who squat injure themselves less frequently than athletes who do not squat.1 Full range of motion squats strengthen the

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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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Home Relief for Painful Trigger Points

Flickr: Austin Marathon Relay 2009 116 by Roger Mommaerts Do you ever find yourself asking your significant other, “Please, just press here, right between my shoulderblades!”  Are there tight, sore muscles that you notice yourself pushing on frequently to try to get

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4 Things You Must Do After Every Gym Workout

Photo: By English: Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army (www.defense.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 4 Things You Must Do After Every Gym Workout You’ve put in the hard work already, you’ve sweated it out and got some strength training in,

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Running: Pick Your Podcast

  Good music is sometimes the key to getting through a workout comfortably.  You can pick tunes with a tempo that matches your cadence for a smooth run.  Turning up the volume on rock classics can get you up and

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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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