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Pigeon Extras

by Chuck
And here I thought I was done with the Pigeon pose! Here are some extras we filmed – stuff about the back position, a little on safety, and another variation on the pose! Enjoy and if you have any questions, please let us know!

Two Pigeons

by Chuck
For people who have lower back issues, tight glutes, or for people who develop knee pain – another yoga pose I use quite a bit is the Pigeon Pose. The pigeon pose is a basic-to-intermediate yoga pose that most people can do. Like all the Pigeon family of poses, the main muscles (and connective tissue) it stretches and relaxes are the hamstrings, glutes (especially the glute medius and Maximus), the piriformis (a muscle directly over the sciatic nerve in the back), and the IT band on the outside…

MfM Vinyasa Yoga for Leg Strength and Balance

by Chuck
I’d like to invite you to take part in our second Facebook Live Class of the year: MfM Vinyasa Yoga for Leg Strength and Balance! This 30min class will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm ET, 5pm PT and shows you two yoga flows to help you build leg strength and develop your balance. As we age our strength diminishes – as does our sense of balance (they’re very much related). As they diminish, our quality of life goes down, and we lose the mobility to go about our daily lives…

Supine Pigeon

by Chuck
For people who have lower back issues – and especially with sciatica – one yoga pose I use (a lot!) is the Supine Pigeon Pose. The supine pigeon pose is a basic-to-intermediate yoga pose that most people can do. The main muscles (and connective tissue) it stretches and relaxes are the hamstrings, glutes (especially the glute medius and Maximus, the piriformis (a muscle directly over the sciatic nerve in the back), and the IT band on the outside of the leg. Move and relax these and for…

Pinwheel Pigeon Pose

Between the Half Seated Twist and the full variations of the Pigeon Pose, is the Pinwheel Pigeon (also sometimes called the Shin Box). It is a basic to intermediate pose that hits the same muscle groups and connective tissues as the HST, and the full Pigeons. It’s just a step in-between. Try it out! In the video I only show one side while doing the stretch, please remember to do both sides so you make sure to open up the piriformis, IT band, and the glutes on both sides.

Stretching the chest – a move to counter dowager’s hump

Opening up the chest, along with the scapula work, are two exercises (among many) that can help stave off dowager’s hump, and other postural issues.

Farmer Walks

by Chuck
A quick Farmer Walk tutorial based on yoga Mountain Pose:

Scapula Retractions from Table Pose

I’m way behind on my blog posting! So, expect a lot of new content in the next little while! Here is a quick little video looking at a possible solution to scapula/upper back pain for crafters of all types, as well as for people who sit for the majority of their day. This movement can also help to build good posture over time.

Mobility For Beginners: Comfortable Crafting!

by Chuck
Many crafters have trouble performing even the most basic yoga positions! Sometimes, this is due to being sedentary for long periods of time. Sometimes, it’s because they’re afraid of losing their balance or straining themselves. It’s unfortunate because completing these yoga routines consistently allow you to craft more comfortably, for longer periods of time. If you’re one of these crafters, I’m happy to tell you we may have the solution! Because, no matter what kind…