Posts Tagged "exercise"

Quick Tip: Have you covered every angle of hip care?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you covered every angle of hip care?

Did you try last week’s stretch for internal hip rotation? Hopefully it’s relieved some tension, but keep in mind that attending to multiple angles of hip function is essential for the maintenance of structural health and the prevention of lower back pain. This week’s Quick Tip is another active stretch for the hips, this time focusing on their external rotation. It’s a great one to pair with last week’s stretch, and could help you ease into a position like pigeon pose if it’s currently uncomfortable for you. To start, set yourself up cross-legged —...

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Quick Tip: Strengthening the Neck

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Strengthening the Neck

The muscles in the neck are often overlooked when we think about strong muscles, but the neck is responsible for carrying around our 10lb. head all day, which can be tiring for neck muscles that are weak or atrophied from inactivity, computer work, etc. Keeping the neck muscles strong can prevent tension headaches and improve posture. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Ryan Saldivar is here to show you a few easy neck exercises to keep your neck strong and ready to take on your day. These exercises can benefit pretty much everyone. There are so many muscles in the neck that...

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Quick Tip: Improving Posture with Spinal Exercises

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Improving Posture with Spinal Exercises

Did you read the title of this week’s Quick Tip and sit up a little taller? We’re all a little guilty of it. Spending endless hours hunched over keyboards and phones is making it harder to stay conscious of that trait our parents tried so hard to instill in us. So, lets not let their efforts go in vain. This week’s Quick Tip is with Psoas therapist, Ryan Saldivar, here to show you a spinal exercise that will help improve your posture…you don’t even have to get out of your chair! This exercise is great for everyone, and is a simple way to check in with all of the...

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Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Scott Schwartz is back in the training room for this week’s Quick Tip. Join him and Penina, as they show you some techniques that you can add to your list of effective multitasking. As much as we try to avoid it, most of us are bound to our computers these days. Don’t become a victim of Desk Worker Syndrome: tight neck, tight shoulders, lower back pain…yuck! By implementing some simple exercises with lacrosse or tennis balls, you can help avoid these nasty symptoms. So while you’re working on your next email, bust out the lacrosse balls and give your Erector Muscles...

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Psoas therapists love to share their knowledge; whether it’s anatomy, techniques, or stretches, there is a constant flow of education in the studio. This week’s Quick Tip is a prime example of expertise shared between bodyworkers. Join co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, as she guides you through a stretch shared to her by Clinic Education Supervisor, Jason Garcia. This hamstring stretch is deliberate and beneficial for anyone experiencing tight hamstrings or wanting to prevent tight hamstrings… enjoy! The posture ball is a great tool to use on the hamstrings, because it adds...

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