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Tag: Sports

All-Level Hatha Yoga Class

We are starting a new on-going yoga class which will be open to the public, here’s the 411… WHAT’S THIS? Hatha yoga is the name for the type of yoga generally practiced in the US. The word hatha translates to Sun and Moon, denoting… Continue Reading “All-Level Hatha Yoga Class”

YOGA 101: All About the Basics

6 Week Beginner’s Series Have you ever wanted to give yoga a try but were too intimidated to walk into an open level class? Or, have you been practicing yoga for a while and have no idea why you are doing these poses or… Continue Reading “YOGA 101: All About the Basics”

Common Complaints: The Hip Flexors

One of the most common complaints I hear from athletes is that they have “tight hips.” On further review, I generally discover the culprit is the mystical hip flexor which is actually a group of muscles that allow the hip to flex and extend.… Continue Reading “Common Complaints: The Hip Flexors”

The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 3- Hips, Glutes and Low Back.

In this last installment of The Fast & the Flexible series, we have reached the part of the body that brings the majority of people to yoga class, the hips and low back. We will address the glutes as well, but I rarely get a new… Continue Reading “The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 3- Hips, Glutes and Low Back.”

The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 2- Quads, Hamstrings & IT Band.

Moving up the leg, this second installment of the Fast & Flexible series focuses on the quads, hamstrings and IT band. These are the muscles of the legs that provide strength and stability. The power plants of the leg, if you will. As you… Continue Reading “The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 2- Quads, Hamstrings & IT Band.”

The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 1- Feet, Ankles & Calves

It always amazes me that as soon as the snow starts to melt, runners hit the road. Despite the fact it is 32 degrees with a brisk head wind, I see runners in shirts, no jacket and shorts, dodging remnant snow piles, pot holes and all… Continue Reading “The Fast & the Flexible: Yoga for Runners. Part 1- Feet, Ankles & Calves”

What Every Soccer Coach Should Know About Yoga.

Hey coaches, I’m talking to you. As a yoga instructor who works with sports teams I’ve heard every excuse; we don’t have time, it’s not in the budget, or my favorite “this is not a girls’ soccer team you know.” So I get it,… Continue Reading “What Every Soccer Coach Should Know About Yoga.”

What is Yoga for Athletes?

Yoga for athletes is not simply athletic yoga. It is a conditioning program which uses the principles of yoga to improve sports performance, prevent injury and promote recovery. Programs are tailored to meet the athlete’s needs based upon the demands of their specific sport.… Continue Reading “What is Yoga for Athletes?”