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๐Ÿ’ฅTIGHT QUADS?๐Ÿ’ฅ ---------- Great visual from @dr.jacob.harden ใƒปใƒปใƒป This may be the most famous stretch of the last few years and is a very effective strategy for targeting a two-joint (biarticular) muscle called rectus femoris (RF). . RF is one of the four quad muscles and the only one to cross both the hip and knee joints. Because of it's unique anatomy, RF can serve as both a hip flexor and a knee extensor. So, while a psoas stretch has the knee bent at 90ยฐ, this one needs the knee bent into more flexion. . Give this stretch a try if you are experiencing tightness through the quad region, have low back pain or have pain at the front of the knee. In many cases, these regions are relieved a bit with this stretch. . Key points: ๐Ÿ”น๏ธKeep the glutes on the down leg tight at all times. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธTighten the abdominals, which will prevent anterior pelvic tilt/lumbar extension and make the stretch stronger. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธProgress up the wall as far as is necessary to feel a good stretch or for any personal activities that require you to have increased mobility. . . . #flexibility #stretching #quads #exercise #exercisescience #fitness #wellness #rehab #physio #physiotherapy #physicaltherapy #yoga #yogalife #chiropractic #massagetherapy #personaltraining #kinesiology #orthopedics #humanperformance #lowbackpain #backpain #kneepain #muscle #prehab

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โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Day 2๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ of #BalanceKingdom with @cyogalab โ†ช๏ธ #Samyasana ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‘โš–๏ธ Balancing in this pose is very challenging, often times unattainable, but if we never practice it, weโ€™ll never get there either! At the wall is a lot more bearable (and youโ€™ll hold it longer!) and there are a few things you can try, to see if yours improves today: 1๏ธโƒฃ Practice it on a โ€˜cushierโ€™ surface as opposed to just one mat on hardwood floors: a thick rug/carpet, doing it on sand or even a mat folded several times, will make a difference in your stability, 2๏ธโƒฃ play with the spinal arch and try to send the legs over a few inches more or less: normally if you go into a #backbend shape itโ€™s easier to find balance or easier to hold it a few seconds longer, 3๏ธโƒฃ do one arm at a time and lift its hand towards the face: alternate that to prep yourself, feel the weight transfer from the whole forearm to just the elbow and keep staring at the same point in front of you, so the gaze is solid, 4๏ธโƒฃ right before lifting the palms, make sure thereโ€™s no weight on them so youโ€™ve already transferred it and the lift movement will not affect the rest of the body. A few seconds here is a complete victory. Try it a few times and have no expectations, no โ€˜countingโ€™ seconds, just #practiceโ€ฆ have fun, enjoy each ride and be fully present! Go for it!! More insights in tomorrowโ€™s video, stay tunedโ€ฆ For translation in other languages, follow and check out daily these accounts โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ: Russian: @cyogalab_ru Korean: @cyogalab.korean Portuguese: @cyogalab_portuguese

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Bust a move because it's FRIYAY! ๐ŸŽ—๐Ÿ†๐Ÿต Yesterday I listened to an awesome episode of the @osher_gunsberg podcast featuring @miafreedman - author of 'Work Strife Balance'. Mia was talking about how she feels the work life balance is an unattainable myth, and I kind of agree. Despite our best efforts we all go through periods where we lean into our work, our health, our family life, and so on but it's very difficult to do all of these at the same time! This week my yoga practice was a little on the scarce side, but that's because I re-started my gym programme, spent lots of time outdoors, did some gardening, taught some new private students, and stage managed a theatre season at the Arts Centre. So, I'm calling this week a win. No matter what's happened in your life this week, I hope you can call it a win too! #balance #bbggirl

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Did you know that 1 in 4 children have undetected eye problems? Arrange an eye test for your little ones today! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ. . . . . #health #flexibility #flex #yoga #yogadaily #wellness #mindfulness #healthyeating #exercise #childhoodcancerawareness #exercisemotivation #fitnessmotivation #sleep #childhoodcancer #beauty #mumlife #healthyfood #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #protein #vision #tech #family #mummyblog #parentblog #yogI #eyesight #stopsmoking #eyecare #kidshealth