Join me for a great 20 minute video where we will explore several different ways to rehab your wrists, strengthen them and also a few times on proper wrist placement in your yoga practice! A little goes a long way, an area of the body we just daily don't let it be one you over look and one that keeps you from feeling your best!
Join me for a new version of flex ion and extension, one that does not involve killing your spine and avoiding your tight hips. I welcome you to feel space, freedom and flexibility they way every body is intended too! And when we incorporate our deep core muscles it becomes a killer total body boost!
Here's the skinny!
-Plane of Motion: Sagittal
-Keep the pelvic floor strong
-Move from the hips not from the mid body, we do this when we do not have the transversus abdominis strength to stabilize.
-when moving forward draw the ribs up and in and keep the ASIS landmarks tipped up and in (this will keep you in neutral)
-When moving into extension make sure the hip socket of the back leg is leading not the mid belly, when the hips are tight we usually back bend only in the spine. This is not good; we will end up with too much compression in our vertebrae, wearing down the disc and joints. Shorten up the stride so the movement can be achieved.
-To have more assistance in the extension use the same arm as the back leg to rotate the hip forward when you back bend to help emphasize the hip leading forward and the spine will naturally follow.
-To have more assistance in the forward reach use the same arm as the front leg and draw your hip back as you reach forward, making sure you keep the front keep stable.
-Work with this movement up to 10 times on each side, go back and work the weaker or tighter side with the 2:1 ratio.
Many of us have a large stability ball at home and have no clue what to do with it. Enjoy just 10 minutes with me and your stability and I know you and your stability ball will develop a whole new relationship together. 10 minutes of core, this video will leave you quivering, feeling like you've done your body good in 10 minutes flat!
Hip flexors, nothing but a pain in the butt. Well, if you put it that way, the hip flexors are considered the front butt of the body.
In my experience the hip flexors and particularly the psoas in the body is an abused and misunderstood area, an area that drastically dictates our level of comfort and discomfort anything from sitting, standing, or running to infamous core work and worse yet, pain here can keep us up at night with a dull ache that just wont stop!
For most people stretching is either loved or something we just race through because we see it as not a good workout or too painful to withstand even for just a few breaths. But the truth is keeping our hips limber, stable and happy will not only help with pain in the entire body from foot to head, but improve our running, biking, sitting and sleeping.
When the body has not be taught properly how to work it will just grab onto any willing muscle, tendon or ligament and pull and grab until the job or task we are asking our bodies to do is completed. So all those boot camps and core cruncher classes you have been taking, heck even yoga will just make matters worse, if you let it. For many when we get injured or have pain we rarely want to admit it was our workout that caused it, but sadly this is the case for many.
So how does it work properly? Well many of you have probably heard me say this a number of times and I'll say it again "the body is built in layers", layers of wonderful tissue, and in the area of the hip flexors (the fold of the hip) it is an intersection of lower body muscles, core muscles and upper body strings all crossing and attaching in various points.
Our quadriceps feed up from the knee and into the hip flexor, the ilicaus and psoas come from interior-superior part of the femur bone (thigh bone) and run up through the inner hip and the psoas continues through the abdomen to T12 and the bottom rib and every vertebra below (T12-L5). Within our core neighboring muscles like the obliques, rectus abdominus and transversus attach near by making this a tricky area for who came first, the chicken or the egg.
For many stretching consists of a few touch our toes and maybe a yank of the leg, pulling our heel to our buttocks. And it's not that these stretches are wrong but depending on what we are trying to achieve our approach, posture, position and length of time have a lot to do with the outcome.
For those with constant back pain or aching hips during core work our cardio, release the hip flexors is a very important aspect of healthy living. For every Yang there must be a Yin, balance is key!
Plank is a great way to work your core, as long as you know what you are doing and what you should be feeling. Join Hope for the best 15 minutes spent in Plank you ever spent! Kick off your shoes and get ready to feel your deepest core muscles turn on and take off.
A great video for novice yogis, fitness buffs or the green exerciser
Join Hope Zvara for a great 15 minute yoga session incorporating the principles of functionality in combination with light hand weights and cues to help you get the most out of your core! A great workout can really happen in just 15 minutes!
Core work just got easier. Functional application requires us to throw away our old way of thinking and apply what actually makes sense!
Join me for a great 7 minute upright core workout that will leave you feeling stretched and core empowered!
Focus: Transversus Abdominus, Back Extensors, Obliques, Pelvic Floor and Rectus Abdominus
Join Hope Zvara for a great 45 min session dedicated to functional back care. Combining traditional yoga asanas with functional movement give you the perfect stretch and strengthen combination for a pain free lower back.
Join Hope for a great class focusing on body opening, effective back bends with great instruction will leave you feeling open, refreshed and ready to let go of yesterday and jump into today.
Yoga, Fitness, Stretch, Workout, Back Bends
Join Hope for a 20 minute Yoga practice focusing on functional balance poses, stretch and strengthening moves to get ready for the day or tuned up for whatever is to come next. Hope feels it is vital that video give classroom like detailed instruction as to what and how you should be feeling in each pose. For teaches learn from her cues and details, students get more out of your practice than ever before. Namaste visit her website www.HopeZvara.com
Balance, Stretch, Yoga, Release, Functional, Poses, Asana