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a 20-minute hip-opening yoga routine

It’s been about six months since I worked an office job, so sitting down 8 hours out of the day at a desk isn’t really a thing any more. 286 more words


Day 25: Turkey Day Aftermath

The day after a big eating holiday can go a few different ways.

  1. Sit around feeling bloated
  2. Sit around feeling bloated then reach for leftovers…
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Day 11: Disaster Waiting to Happen

Run harder…you’ll be fine…

NO WAIT! Running harder without giving some attention to the other less fun stuff could be a real disaster!

If you’re still not convinced that hip strength is important, or think you’re good to go and don’t need to worry about it, I hope you’ll keep an open mind and continue reading… 877 more words

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Day 4: Brutally Strong Hips

Our pelvic floor, quads, hamstrings, knees, calves, and feet are constantly under fire. Without strong hips and glutes, they might just blow!

When it comes to running strong, efficiently, and injury free, it’s all in the hips and butt. 417 more words

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Yoga Thursday

Just like with all creative endeavors, you start with a plan. It may work out, it may not. When I decided to revamp the blog (again) and have certain days to write about certain things it was a great way to get me started. 513 more words

Flipping The Bird: My Love/Hate Relationship with Yoga's Bird Poses

We all know yoga isn’t just about the poses (it’s about Instagram likes – duh!), but let’s face it: Poses are fun. I love hearing practitioners’ opinions of certain shapes and how those relationships change over time. 1,825 more words


A Bone of Contention: A Phrase In The Running For Worst Yoga Cue Ever

“Try To Get Your Shin Parallel…”

I often hear this yoga cue as alignment instruction for one-legged king pigeon pose, eka pada raja kapotasana: “your shin should be parallel with the front edge of your mat.” If, after years of practice, you find yourself still waiting for the miraculous opening that will bring your shin to the edge, then this article is for you. 676 more words