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Yoga and Your Hips, Part II

Posted on 1/19/2016 by Jason Crandell in yoga Hamstrings Hips Glutes Hip Flexors

For more than a decade, I’ve quivered at the thought of attending a hip-opening workshop. Having played ice hockey and been a skateboarder for more 15 years, my hips were molten lead that no amount of Pigeon Pose could crack open. Now, 20 years in, I’ve chipped away and breathed steadily enough to be halfway comfortable and mobile in these joints.

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HamString Strengtheners

Posted on 12/3/2015 by Adam Hocke in yoga Hamstring Glutes tendons Dancer Pose Adam Hocke

We stretch our hamstrings in yoga A LOT, but we don’t necessarily work on strengthening them. If you’re familiar with the ‘yoga butt’ injury, you know that injuries at the hamstring tendon located, well, in your butt, are more and more common with regular practitioners.

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Living Your Yoga: Beyond the Mat "Stretched to the Limit"

Posted on 4/9/2015 by Tracy Martin in Universe Glutes Pigeon Pose Hip Flexor Hamstring

Have you ever had one of those weeks where things just seem to stack up against you, like nothing goes your way and the more you try, the less things seem to improve. You feel stretched to the limit with nowhere to turn. Believe me, we’ve all been there at one time or another.

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Fast and Flexible: Yoga for Runners, Part 3 - Hips, Glutes & Low Back

Posted on 2/23/2015 by Tara Kestner in Hips Glutes Low Back Pain Pigeon three ways Reclined Pigeon Pose Dead Bug

In this last installment of the Fast & the Flexible series, we have reached the part of the body that brings the majority of people to yoga class, the hips and low back. We will address the glutes as well, but I rarely get a new client who openly complains that their butt hurts, at least not right away.

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