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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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Hip Yoga: Nautical Edition

I expect that somewhere, there is a reader who is mortified that I made it through the entire core series without analyzing boat pose. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was clearly saving it for the hip

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Head Standing

Winding down the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. Today’s prompt: The First Time I… Write a post about the first time you did something. What is it? What was it like? What did you learn from it? I think

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Pelvic Floor: Flying

There is a soft spot in my heart for crow pose (bakasana) because it is the first arm balance I ever learned. I hesitated because for someone who’s never done it, it looks like it requires a lot of strength.

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Sometimes, I read about football.

Specifically, this New York Times article — “Developing Arm Strength Feet First” — caught my eye. It’s about how Giants quarterback Eli Manning develops arm strength by working his core and his legs. That is why the root of Manning’s

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The Second Chair Warrior

It’s not directly related to either the psoas or the pelvic floor muscles (though it’s not far removed from either), but warrior 2 is a logical next place to go with the chair series. Physically, it’s not too far removed

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