November 17, 2018
Prevent Neck Pain – Stretching & Mobility For Head & Neck
Ready to get of neck and shoulder pain? Here are some of my favorite stretches and mobility techniques (SMR – self-myofascial release) for releasing tension in your neck and shoulders, improving neck mobility, and preventing neck or head pain. Part 1: Foam Rolling Part 2: Lacrosse Ball Part 3: Stretching The goals of this routine are: Reduce tension in your shoulders and neck Prevent future neck pain and neck discomfort Help to restore posture after sitting or inactivity Learn where you are holding tension in your shoulders and neck to discover your problem areas. This will reveal which exercise you...
November 15, 2018
My #1 Motivational Advice (Off the Mat)
I want to address what I think is the biggest obstacle when it comes to being successful with a fitness program. It’s relatively easy to find an effective program, but if that were all that’s required to be successful, then why are so many of us still struggling?
I started a Start Smart program a few months ago to help members of our community get specific advice on the biggest challenges holding them back from being successful with their fitness. The issue of motivation came up often, and I want to share my solution with you.
Here it is: Get to the real reason you are working out.
November 9, 2018
5 Low-Impact Exercises to Build Muscle & Increase Strength (Guy‑Friendly Yoga Postures)
I know you might be wondering - can yoga build muscle? Specifically, will Man Flow Yoga help to replace resistance training? Many people are interested in our fitness-centric form of yoga for men because it is a low-impact alternative to weights or traditional exercise, which are higher-impact and can be accompanied by discomfort, pain, or recurring injury.
I want to show you 5 postures that are extremely effective for building muscle and increasing your strength, and give you some tips on how to incorporate them into your workout routine. View these 5 poses - along with target areas, benefits, key technique points, and more - below!
November 6, 2018
3 Biggest Tips for Getting Started with Man Flow Yoga
I’m writing this to give you the 3 most important pieces of advice I tend to give to people starting Man Flow Yoga. You might even be surprised by what they are! The biggest issue isn’t exercise-related - it’s that people do not understand how important certain aspects of their life have on their overall health and wellness.
I know what you might be thinking. "Dean (that’s me) - you’re a yoga guy. Just give people the yoga workouts they need. Why would they need anything else?" It comes down to this - all aspects of your fitness are interrelated. Just like your body being interrelated - with seemingly unrelated body parts having huge effects on the performance of another body part - your mental approach to fitness is just as important as the workouts you do.
November 3, 2018
Challenging Yoga Exercises You Can Do On A Chair
I filmed this video on Halloween, so I’m wearing my Dragon Ball Z Gohan costume, I even got the Super Saiyan hair! Hope you guys had a Happy Halloween!
In this post I’m going to talk about some exercises you can do from a chair. Some of these are chair yoga inspired, and some of these are just exercises that you do using a chair. The reason why I’m focusing on chair exercises is because I’m currently working on a chair yoga project. It should be release some time in 2019.
One of the things that I realized working on this project and going through all these different chair exercises is that a lot of the exercises are surprisingly challenging. So even if you are confined to a chair, you can still get a pretty good workout with a lot of these exercises.
October 27, 2018
Exercises to Improve Balance for Yoga
Want to get better at balancing? You can do these 5 simple (and effective!) exercises with zero equipment to help you improve overall balance, one legged balance, and get better at balancing postures in yoga.
You use balance a lot in yoga, but balance is required for most fitness-related activities and sports. Whether you’re hiking uneven terrain, trying a new workout or learning to surf, you’ll feel stronger, more confident and have more fun with better balance. Therefore, balance training exercises are important to incorporate into your fitness routine.
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