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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 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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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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Hip Yoga: Is Ass Stretching a Thing?

So I’m looking at the gluetus maximus as hip extensors (accurate, though it has other functions as well), and I am starting to realize — I am not sure I have ever consciously stretched my glues before. I’ve had instructors

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Summer DVD 5 — Total Yoga: The Flow Series – Earth

This DVD is up for giveaway. In terms of pace and physical intensity, the Earth practice feels quite similar to a lot of the sequences on this Rodney Yee DVD. It’s a single longer practice instead of multiple shorter practices,

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Summer DVD 4: AM Yoga for Your Week by Rodney Yee

Case cover of AM Yoga for Your Week

This DVD will be part of the giveaway portion of this series. When I first purchased AM Yoga for Your Week, I did so because I was — and, quite frankly, continue to be — sold on the idea that

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This is what burnout feels like.

Sometimes, I get so stressed that I don’t realize how much tension I’m carrying in my jaw, neck, and shoulders until I’m actually in pain. It’s not the immediate difference of workout soreness or injury or even the familiar hell

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