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Tag: Training

Tips for Choosing a Yoga Mat.

                People often ask me which yoga mat is the best, and while I can answer that question with absolute certainty for me, I think you have to consider all the variables. My mat of choice is…

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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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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….