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Free Yoga Friday: Heavenly Hips

The Practice: Heavenly Hips with Rachel Scott at DoYogaWithMe.com Physical/Instructional Parameters: Usually, when DoYogaWithMe labels a practice as “intermediate,” I can take the full expression of each pose offered and not find it to be a problem. It may be

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Free Yoga Friday: Yoga Practice for Runners

The Practice: Yoga Practice for Runners with Esther Ekhart Physical/Instructional Parameters: Esther describes the sequence as one that both stretches and strengthens. While this isn’t inaccurate, my overall experience of the routine was that it was more stretching. Still, there

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Running Recovery Yin Practice

After a little bit of coasting (and a little end-of-semester barely working out at all), we’re ramping up our running again. Which means my legs and hips are talking to me again. Specifically, they are saying, “But weren’t we strong

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Chair Pigeon: I Think I’ve Done This Before

But maybe not. Either way, I want to look at a chair variation of pigeon. This is useful for times when the traditional variation — where the hips have to support the weight of the torso against gravity — is

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Pigeon Variants: Functional Pigeon

I’m about to deviate from the hip series yet again. I know, I know. But I really do think pigeon is a sufficiently involved posture to merit some further exploration. As a starting point, I keep going back to Yoga

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Found It!

From here, regarding the lengthening of the lateral rotator muscles in a pose where the front leg is laterally rotated. I have found the answer, at least as it relates to the piriformis. Because the other deep rotator muscles have

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Hip Yoga: Let’s Talk about Pigeon

I’m well aware that I’ve talked about pigeon before, but as it’s pretty much the pose associated with external hip rotation — which is an overly simplistic view of asana — I figured it couldn’t hurt to talk about pigeon

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