The body benefits from stretching in SO many ways, but if you’re anything like me it can feel like a boring task. Dynamic stretching is my favorite way to loosen and warm the muscles because it involves active movement. Active movement is not only a great way to stretch, but also helps prepare the body […]
Who’s Wrists & Neck could use some love?
As computers, smartphones and other electrical devices increasingly become a staple in our daily lives, it’s no surprise that wrist and neck soreness are some of the most common types of pain Americans experience.
Taking some time throughout your work day to stretch can help loosen muscles, increase range of motion, and help reduce pain.
You guys, I’ve been struggling lately. I’m having a hard time balancing work and my social life. If I don’t make time for family & fun, I become lonely. When I pause to enjoy, I fall behind with work. I filmed this video last week while on a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas to see Willie Nelson in concert. The weekend was filled with non-stop fun and laughter with one of my closest and dearest friends from Maui. While I did take time to film for a Stretching Sunday blog post, the few days I took
The psoas, technically named iliopsoas, are two deep-seated core muscles that help support your back and so much more. Psoas major works by flexing the hip, while psoas minor acts to flex the lower spine. These muscles are unique in that they are the only muscles that connect the lumbar spine and lower body. They help us perform all sorts of daily activities, including walking and running. Due to its relationship to the glutes, stretching is essential to functional strength and therefore better
Most of us have probably experienced neck stiffness and soreness at some point in their life. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common types of pain among Americans. Taking some time to stretch can make help loosen the muscles, increase range of motion, and help reduce pain. Relieve tension in your neck and traps by following along with this video that demonstrates two simple, yet effective stretches that can be done while seated or standing; Clasping Neck Stretch, Shoulder Shrugs. As
Bhujangasana, or Cobra Pose, is an integral part of Sun Salutation. ♀️This back-bending yoga pose stretches the shoulders, chest, and abdominals, while strengthening the wrists, arms, and back. By lengthening the spine and opening the upper body and chest, it can significantly help in improving posture as it counteracts the slouch that comes from sitting in front of a computer or while driving. It can also firm and tone the buttocks and thighs, helping to relieve sciatica and decrease
Most of us have probably experienced neck stiffness and soreness at some point in their life. In fact, neck pain is one of the most common types of pain among Americans. Taking time each day to stretch will loosen the muscles, increase range of motion, and help reduce pain. Relieve tension in your neck and traps by following along with this video demonstration of three simple, yet effective stretches that can be done while seated or standing; Head Rolls, Shoulder Shrugs, Clasping Neck Stretch.
It’s Sunday! Who’s stretching with me?The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara (SOOR-yuh nah-muh-SKAR-uh), is a series of poses performed in a sequence to create a flow of movement. Sun Salutations build heat in the body and are often used as warm-up sequences for a yoga practice. These poses lengthen and strengthen, flex and extend many of the main muscles while distributing energy throughout your body. Sun Salutations serve as meditation in movement, reducing depression, anxiety and stress while