Posts Tagged "partner stretch"

Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Now that you've done all that dynamic stretching in the snow, it's time for a breather. In this third installment of our snow sports series, Jenny Lightstone and Psoas therapist Jenny Schaffhouser show off a great partner stretch to target the hamstrings and glutes.  Lie back and let a friend or family member help you loosen your hamstrings, and then with a simple adjustment, open the lateral rotators in your glutes. It will feel great after your long day of leg-work, and it will be easy on your partner's body, too.  Try it out after a day on the slopes,...

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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...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

This week Psoas co-owner, Scott Schwartz, and Psoas client and 2016 Olympian, Nathalie Marchino, demonstrate a great and easy partner stretch for your Psoas muscle. As a competitive athlete it is very important that Nathalie is able to access the full length and strength of her psoas to help increase speed, power, and endurance while maximizing performance and preventing injury. The psoas is the only muscle that connects our upper and lower body yet is one of the most neglected and damaged muscles due in large part to the consistency of which we regularly sit. Get out of your chair, find a...

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