Tag Archive: low back

Two Great Yoga Poses For Your Low Back

The reality is any yoga pose will likely help your low back. Of course, refinements to the specific alignment of your low back will increase the efficacy and safety of any yoga pose.… Continue reading

Stretch Break For Work: Standing Sequence

This sequence is your solution to sitting at a desk all day. The entire practice is done standing with feet hips-width or balancing on one leg. There’s one forward bend, but otherwise all poses are… Continue reading

Why We Meditate (And How To Do It Better)

Meditation is a powerful tool for easing stress and making space to connect with yourself. The goal is not to stop your mind but to keep it’s frantic, skeptical and controlling side from running your… Continue reading

De-Stress & Heal Back Pain With One Move

The psoas muscle is the largest muscle attaching your legs to your torso. It acts to flex the legs forward and up towards your chest, and is a key muscle in running. The psoas… Continue reading

How To Keep Your Low Back Safe In Forward Folds

Keeping a healthy low back is key to living pain free, retaining overall strength and aging gracefully. You begin by finding optimal alignment—that free and open posture you were born with—then doing what you can to maintain and… Continue reading

A Healthy Spine For Life: The Tadasana Principle

When my Grandpa was ninety years old we had a birthday party for him. Most of his friends — others his age — had passed away, save one woman. She arrived, white hair… Continue reading

5 Tips For a Better Wheel Pose

Wheel is the quintessential back bend of yoga. It’s invigorating and keeps the spine strong and supple. As the very beginning of the advanced back bends, Urdhva Dhanurasana is a gateway pose. These… Continue reading

It’s a Hammock, No, a Yoga Pose, Wait, It’s Both!

Every time I slip my head into the yoga belt and lean it back, I swear it feels like I’m swaying in a hammock. But then there’s this great sensation in my legs;… Continue reading

Bound Angle Pose: Highlights & Benefits

  For all yoga practitioners, Baddha Konasana is a true gem. The pose is healing and calming for the low back and pelvis. It diminishes sciatic pain and supports a healthy bladder, kidneys… Continue reading

Yoga For Hikers, Runners & Climbers

The season for High Sierra hiking is dawning here in the American West. Though I hike year round — usually to get to a rock climbing destination — and run weekly, there is… Continue reading