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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hamstrings and Lower Back

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 30, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is a seated forward fold. This pose is great for all bodies, since it can be modified to best suit your needs. This pose will stretch your posterior chain, particularly your hamstrings and low back. It can be done anywhere so it is an easy pose to add […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Ankles, Hips and Groin

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 9, 2019

Do you find yourself uncomfortable in the bottom of a squat? Unable to keep your heels down at the bottom, or get low? This yoga pose is for you! Our featured pose of the week is a deep yoga squat (Malasana). You may be thinking, how can a squat be part of my stretching routine […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 26, 2019

This week’s yoga pose of the week is thread the needle, also known as figure 4 pose. It is one of the best hip stretches, particularly for the piriformis muscle. It is more accessible than some other hip openers, and can be modified for all levels. Tight hips are extremely common, especially for people who […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hamstrings and Calves

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 12, 2019

Our yoga pose of the week is a downward facing dog.  Downward facing dog is an energizing pose that can be practiced by all levels at home or in the gym! Some benefits of downward facing dog pose are: Balance in the body and mind. Since this pose stretches and strengthens both upper and lower areas […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Low Back & Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | April 28, 2019

You work hard in the gym to build muscle, burn fat and crush your goals, but what are you doing to work on your recovery? Every exercise regimen should include recovery elements. These include proper nutrition, sleep, and any other actions taken to maximize the body’s repair, such as mobility work! One way to get […]

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FAQ056: Why does it hurt to sit for people with discogenic low back pain?

By Christina Prevett | March 7, 2017

Discogenic Low Back Pain aka Pain from a Bulging Disc Discogenic low back pain refers to people who have a disc herniation aka a bulging disc. For people who have just injured themselves, sitting for long periods of time can be excruciating. I know for me when I hurt my back, my drive to work […]

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