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Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

We get calls everyday from clients struggling with discomfort in the neck. But there’s so much we can do to prevent and ease the neck pain many of us deal with! We can set up our desks ergonomically, use maintenance massage to keep our muscular tissue healthy, and stretch regularly. Still, it can feel pretty overwhelming to wade through all the neck stretches out there and find the right ones. That’s why we’re bringing you a video today that combines some of our favorites. This all-in-one Super AIS Neck Stretch Series targets the muscles of the neck from every side. It uses...

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Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Did you catch last week's tip for the lats and internal shoulder rotation? This week we're sharing another active isolated stretch that uses the good ol' doorway as a prop. It targets the pecs, and is great for drivers, desk workers, parents picking up heavy toddlers…and the list goes on. Stretching the pecs is one integral way to address the aches, pains, and serious issues that can arise from our forward-bending tendencies. The bonus with this active isolated stretch is that it both stretches the tight pecs and engages the typically weaker upper back muscles. Try it out...

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Quick Tip: Are you making the most of your doorway?

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you making the most of your doorway?

We know it can be tricky to make time in your day for stretching. That's why we love finding reminders and props in our everyday environment. Doorways are especially great for this; they're everywhere, and they're awesome supports for a certain kind of upper body stretch. So check out this week's doorway Quick Tip — an active isolated stretch for the latissimus dorsi (lats). This stretch is great for desk workers, drivers and for anyone with shallow breathing or tightness around their rib cage. You'll likely feel this in the shoulders and down into the lats, but it...

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Quick Tip: Do you want to fight gravity?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you want to fight gravity?

  Do you think you're too busy to stretch? Even when you don't have a real chunk of time in your day, remember how big a difference a few stretches throughout the day can make — whether you're at the desk, getting off a plane, or slugging through a long commute. In this week's Quick Tip, Jenny demonstrates a really fast way to counteract (some of) the force of gravity pushing down on your ribs, spine, and hips. Use it to get into those hard-to-reach lateral areas of the low back and, depending on the placement of your feet, into your hips and legs, too. Give yourself a...

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Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

This week we provide you a compilation of a few different shoulder and pec stretches featured on the Psoasbodywork YouTube channel. The start of the new year brings cold weather and a motivation to work harder, which usually means spending more time hunched over, either in a warm blanket or at our desk. The stretches below can help you relieve some neck or upper back tension that consequently develops, and also have you feeling energized  for your day. Check them out, try them out, and let us know how it goes!  Don't forget that posture balls along with other mobility products are...

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