Posts Tagged "balance"

Quick Tip: Does your vestibular system need a reset?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Does your vestibular system need a reset?

If you’ve ever struggled with balance, you know how crucial it is for your well-being. And since the vestibular system helps regulate this important function, we’re always excited to find new ways of supporting it. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone offers a move to bolster that precious system of balance — and maintain healthy movement of the spine, too! This exercise is drawn from the Original Strength program, which offers a progressive reset of all developmental stages of movement. You can practice it as part of the full Original Strength program, or...

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Quick Tip: Do you want to get balanced?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you want to get balanced?

Now that you’ve gotten to know a bit about Jeremy from last week, we will be bringing you back to Alex’s awesome dynamic stretching series. In this week’s quick tip Alex shows you an easy dynamic stretch you can do anywhere from a night club, bus stop, or airport. This stretch is an effective way to strengthen a weak ankle, loosen up your hamstrings, warm up your calves, and get you prepped for some unilateral movement like running and cycling. We recommend doing this before your workout for 30 seconds up to 1-2 minutes.  Start hugging those legs and pretty soon...

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Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Shifting weight from one leg to another, whether while walking, cycling, running, or skiing, requires a fair amount of balance. To do this in a safe and sustainable way, we need ankles to be both flexible and stable. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates a great dynamic stretch that stretches the calves and hamstrings, challenges  balance and the muscles of the core, AND strengthens ankle stability. Try it out — with 10 repetitions on each side, three times a week — and let us know how it goes!

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