Here’s Why “Stretching” Doesn’t Work

Why is Range of Movement & Flexibility So Important?

A few years ago, I remember a friend saying, “Why do I need to be flexible anyway?”. There are many, many reasons. Firstly, flexibility and mobility enables us to maintain good health by encouraging blood flow and circulation – there is limited blood flow into tense, tight muscles.

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How to Relieve a Niggly Lower Back & Hips…

ack pain and/or hip stiffness or vice versa is the new normal and obviously there are many ingredients, not least the humble chair! If you feel stiff and niggly in your spine at the end of the day when you are in your 30s and have a desk job, imagine what this will feel like 30 years later….

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To Squeeze and Tense, or Not to Squeeze and Tense?

That is the question…ūü§Ē! I am talking about muscles of course, and this is my perspective, based on my own yoga practise, years of exercise, study and experience. I grew up in this modern world – a world where women (especially, but now it’s men too), have been informed they need to have a flat,…

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Yoga & Pregnancy – Okay or Not?

Yoga and pregnancy make for an interesting combo. Firstly, there are those who believe pregnancy and yoga go together like strawberries and cream and it’s a great time to start. On the other hand, there are lots of regular yogis who suddenly disappear the moment, they find out, worried that they won’t be able to…

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Vinyasa- Krama = Intelligent Sequencing

Do your hamstrings feel tight and tense sometimes? For a reasonably flexible person, my hamstrings have always felt stiff, but how can this be resolved bearing in mind that “stretching” tight, short muscles is generally ineffective? Just the other day I read an article detailing the results of a recent experiment that demonstrated stretching made…

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