78 Items Tagged

flexibility

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Flexibility

Yes, you do need to warm up before you stretch.

Leigh Weingus
February 16 2017

Yoga For People Who Think They're Not Flexible Enough For Yoga

These tips will have you rolling out your mat in no time.

Sasha Nelson
January 2 2017

5 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Being Flexible

Touching your toes is more than just a fancy trick.

Jennifer Wang
October 21 2016

A Pro Dancer's Top 5 Tips For Becoming More Flexible, At Any Age

Here's your guide to getting bendier.

Leigh Weingus
July 20 2016

Why Your Hamstrings Feel Tight All The Time + What To Do About It

Are you a hamstring stretcher ? Do you say things like, “My hamstrings are always tight no matter how much I stretch them?” Do you bend down to touch...

Camilla Moore
June 15 2015

5 Stretches For Tight Hips & Hamstrings

One of the reasons people come to Pilates is that they want to work on their flexibility. Usually it’s their hips and hamstrings that need the most...

Kristen Matthews
May 15 2015

Try These Shiatsu-Inspired Zen Stretches To Balance Your Body (Video)

Welcome to learning about the Makko Ho stretches, a series of gentle stretches based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Introduced to the West by Zen...

Anna Brooke
May 4 2015

4 Exercises For Sciatica Pain Relief

Sciatica is more than just a literal pain in the butt (and back and legs). When it strikes, it can cause misery and debilitating pain, instantly...

Morgan Sutherland
April 18 2015

5 Yoga-Inspired Moves To Strengthen Your Joints

I fell in love with yoga in my mid-twenties. Having retained my flexibility from many childhood years as a gymnast, yoga fit like a glove. I practiced...

Lara Hudson
March 24 2015

5 Ways Yin Yoga Will Transform Your Life

"The quieter you become the more you can hear." -Ram Dass Yin yoga is a deliciously deep, meditative and reflective practice in which...

Leslie Saglio
March 11 2015

5 Reasons To Do Bridges Every Day

As you can imagine, a strong, toned rear has major benefits! Aside from making any bikini or pair of jeans look fabulous, strong glutes play a vital...

Nora Tobin
March 9 2015

5 Barre Moves You Can Do Without A Barre (All You Need Is 10 Minutes!)

Wouldn't it be great if you had an hour each day to recharge and energize your body? You know it would. But let's face it, sometimes this isn't always...

Alicia Sokol
October 16 2014

6 Exercises To Reverse Bad Posture

Did you know that for every inch the head moves forward in posture, its weight on your neck and upper back muscles increases by 10 pounds? For...

Morgan Sutherland
October 6 2014

Build An Awesome Core With This 10-Minute Yoga Sequence

Take just 10 minutes a day to build awesome core strength with these key yoga poses. You'll develop long, lean muscles that hug onto your bones and...

Sasha Taylor North
September 22 2014

5 Habits To Get You In Shape Quickly

Ever feel like you're doing all the right things to get in shape and get healthy, yet you just aren't getting results as fast as you thought you...

Krista Stryker
August 20 2014

How To Do Warrior 1 (Cute Infographic!)

Whenever my students have a pose they absolutely cannot stand, it’s almost inevitably Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I). And, for a long time, that always...

Amy Jirsa
August 4 2014

How To Do Triangle Pose (Cute Infographic!)

Extended Triangle Pose is one of my favorites. It’s so dynamic — twisting, stretching, balancing — it’s akin to that first fabulous stretch you...

Amy Jirsa
July 23 2014

7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of A Yoga Class

Yoga can provide many benefits to its practitioners. But how can you get the most out of your time on the mat? It's one of the questions I get asked...

Hope Knosher
July 13 2014

How To Do Downward Dog (Cute Infographic!)

I have a slight curvature to my spine, because I have scoliosis. It's always made downward dog a frustrating pose for me. But since the pose occurs...

Amy Jirsa
July 11 2014