Embrace the Ego

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Yoga as an ideology is all about rejecting the ego. The yogic view is that by rejecting the ego, you eventually come to the realization that everything is one, (in fact, “yoga” means “oneness”), and in so doing, you reach the complete cessation of thought. I won’t lie to you, the complete cessation of thought … Read More

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POTW: Pigeon

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Intro: Pigeon is a great restorative pose for the hips and glutes. The deepest stretch is felt in the gluteus maximus. It can be a very difficult pose at first if you don’t have the flexibility in the hips or if you’re unfamiliar with the pose, but it is an extremely useful restorative pose. You … Read More

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POTW: Eagle

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Intro: POTW is Eagle. Eagle is a notoriously difficult pose for men because of their larger frames. People with larger legs and larger shoulders have a lot of difficulty because of the wrapping motion required of eagle pose. When done properly, eagle is a great pose for opening up the shoulders, working on balance, and … Read More

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Yoga Warm-up

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Here is a 14 minute yoga warm-up that can be used before weight-lifting, jogs, or any other physical activity to get your body ready to perform. Enjoy!

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Foam Roller and Strap Recovery

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This is a 20-minute video that goes in-depth providing instruction for how to properly use a foam roller for deep tissue massage on the front and outside of your eyes and your calves. It also incorporates a deep IT (illiotibial) band stretch using a strap (supine leg cross). Try it out in the morning when … Read More

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POTW: Supine Leg Cross

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Intro: The POTW is Supine Leg Cross, which is a really great restorative pose for your IT band, aka the illiotibial band, which runs from your hip along the outside of your leg. This muscle is very often neglected as far as stretching goes, and can be a great source of discomfort or pain for … Read More

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