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 on …

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Take Private Yoga Lessons in Oakland

Perhaps the concept of private yoga lessons is foreign to you.  You may wonder, “Why would I take a private yoga lesson in Oakland when there are a dozen yoga studios in every neighborhood that offer public classes?”  This article …

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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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