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Hip Yoga: Easy Hamstring Stretching

I know that a number of instructors sequence reclining big toe pose toward the end of a sequence, but I actually prefer to do it more toward the beginning. When I do it early on and with a strap, it

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Playing with My Playlist 4: Adrenaline Rush

Note to self: If I do this before establishing sufficient body reserves (i.e., drinking enough water, eating enough food earlier in the day), this many back bends in a row is a stars-seeing adrenaline rush. (Don’t worry. I noticed that,

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Playing with My Playlist 3: Your Mojo Is in Your Hips

You know how when you’re going through your stuff, you sometimes find things that make you go, “What made me think it was a good idea to own this in the first place?” I do not own it, but that’s

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Playing with My Playlist 2

I’m not sure how much I love this one for me, so I’m considering deleting it from my personal playlist. That said, nothing about it is terrible for me, so I don’t want to get rid of it entirely. Ah,

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Hip Yoga: Build a Stronger Butt?

Woman in downward facing dog with one leg raised.

First off, if you do any kind of YouTube, Google, or other Internet search for “yoga butt” — or even the somewhat more technical “yoga and glutes” — you will find a plethora of pages promising to tighten one’s butt,

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Summer DVD 7: Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga for Strength

DVD cover of Rodney Yee's Power Yoga -- Strength

This DVD is up for giveaway. Not gonna lie: This DVD is up for giveaway because it’s not my favorite. It’s short and fast, but I wish it was longer and slower. I feel a little bad about going, “Hey,

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Playing with My Playlist

Just like I’m going through my hard-copy DVD shelf this summer, I’m also going through my YouTube (and other places) playlists. I’m deleting things I don’t use or don’t like, watching the videos I’ve marked but never quite got around

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