Posts Tagged "exercise"

Quick Tip: Strengthening the Ankles

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Strengthening the Ankles

Psoas therapist and yogi, Ryan Saldivar is back in the training room. Watch and practice with him as he takes you through steps to strengthen and loosen your ankles. Breathe deeply and enjoy the new sense of grounding you will experience after finishing this week’s Quick Tip! This exercise is for people looking to strengthen their ankles after an injury, or people looking to prevent ankle injuries. With these exercises, it’s best to take things slowly, especially if you have a recent sprain. The slow pace will actually encourage the proprioceptors in the ankle and lower leg to...

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Quick Tip: Why We Love the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Why We Love the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise

This week’s Quick Tip is a Psoas favorite. Join co-owner, Scott Schwartz, as he guides you through a simple, yet amazingly effective exercise to balance out your deskworker posture! The Psoas YouTube channel has over 125 Quick Tip Videos, which our massage therapists use daily as a tool to help clients continue their bodywork at home. Out of all of our videos, we recently discovered that the most suggested is an exercise, not our usual stretches that we suggest. It’s called the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise. Why we love the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise:     Everyone can...

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Quick Tip: Keeping the Lower Back Flexible

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Keeping the Lower Back Flexible

Are you running, partying or hiding from Bay to Breakers this weekend?! It’s going to be one wild time, no matter your level of participation. …athletes racing the streets of San Francisco, partiers racing to obliteration, and innocent bystanders racing to get out of the way! Whether you are participating in B2B, or doing your own thing this weekend, we all can use some tips on helping out the ol’ hard working back. Here at Psoas, we like to be ahead of the game. Treat yourself to some post work and/or pre workout back love with this week’s Quick Tip brought to you by...

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Quick Tip: Keeping the Thoracic Spine Loose

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Keeping the Thoracic Spine Loose

It’s time to let loose! If you’re anything like me, mid-week stress can have you feeling a little stiff. Don’t let that manifest into bigger problems. Instead take the advice of Psoas therapist, Ryan Saldivar, as he guides you through this week’s Quick Tip on loosening the Thoracic Spine. Trust me, after this one you’ll be ready to take on the rest of the week, plus the weekend! Keeping the Thoracic Spine Flexible This is the type of exercise that will be helpful for just about anyone. Our spines can get stiff and static as we age, and when it’s not used...

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Quick Tip: Releasing the Spine

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Releasing the Spine

Are you familiar with the Cat to Cow pose in yoga? You know, the one that leaves you feeling loose, limber and ready to master your practice. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then you’re missing out. But don’t worry, because Kristen Greco is back in the Psoas training room for this week’s Quick Tip, and her moves will give you that feeling plus some! Practice with her as she guides you through a seated flow that will help release your spine, improve your posture, and calm your mind. Releasing the Spine This is the type of exercise that will be helpful...

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