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Combating discomfort: 4 poses for back pain relief

There are multiple causes for back pain. Knowing the reason behind your discomfort is the best way to get to the source for treatment. If you’re not sure what the reason for your tension is but you need back pain relief now, here are three poses to help you release tension. Continue reading

Foam Rolling 101: 3 Tips to Success

Photo by Marco Verch from WikiCommonsIf you’ve been to a fitness facility in the last few years, or even down the fitness aisle in Target, chances are you’ve seen a foam roller. These long, cylindrical tools can be used for a number of things, but most importantly to release muscle tightness and tension. But how? Continue reading

Getting bendy: Yoga for flexibility

We’ve talked about some of the benefits of yoga before. Feeling better, balancing our body and mind, and becoming more confident about ourselves are just a few of the many, many benefits of practicing yoga. But, let’s address the elephant in the room. Yoga is also about increasing flexibility. In fact, you might join a yoga class just for the flexibility aspect of it. Here are a few key points to remember as you train your body to become more flexible. Continue reading

What to do when yoga hurts: 4 tips inside

Yoga is supposed to be about giving your body what it needs without any high-impact movements. It’s about giving you what you need in any given moment. It’s about stretching and strengthening in ways that make us feel good and empowered. Continue reading