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Archive for December 2011

Tight Hamstrings and Back Pain

  TIGHT HAMSTRINGS AND BACK PAIN Everybody is susceptible to tight hamstrings, from professional athletes to a soccer mom. People who have long desk, sitting hours or rigorous training schedules all can benefit from a “hammie” stretch or two, or three or four… In the simplest of terms hamstrings are a group of three muscles…

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TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES

  TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES It makes sense to believe that if your hips are tight and never stretched that you are increasing the likelihood of injuring your knee on the field of play. Running jumping pivots and acrobatic endzone catches or goal shots put a lot of pressure and abuse to the hips.…

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The Five Tibetan Rites – For Longevity, Vitality and Youth

The Five Tibetan Rites: For Longevity, Vitality and Youth www.yogawithgwen.com Page 1 of 2 www.poweryogaforsports.com By Gwen Lawrence; BS, LMT, E-Ryt 500, Registered Yoga Therapist Written for Active.com – Mind and Body Over two thousand years ago, Tibetan monks who are known to live up to 120 years old, claimed they had a system that…

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Yoga for Road Trips

YOGA FOR ROAD TRIPS High gas prices and inflation are making people fly less and drive more to their summer destinations. Along with the excitement of the target vacation spot come the anxiety, stress and delays of hours in traffic and succumbing to road rage. But what can one do other than completely surrender? YOGA…

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Breathing is Believing – The Importance of Nasal Breathing

I grew up in an age of Jane Fonda marathons and No pain No gain mantras. Where the way of the warrior was breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. I lived my life this way as an exercise enthusiast and dancer through college, with out ever questioning the theory. Now I…

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Yoga for Allergies

The respiratory system performs a vital role in the body. It is composed of the lungs, nose, mouth, sinuses, and the passages. This system provides oxygen, gets rid of the carbon dioxide, and allows you to speak. Any obstruction in the respiratory system can cause the lack of oxygen supply in the body and, in…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to heal the sole

Plantar Fasciitis: How to heal the sole By Gwen Lawrence For athletes, this is one of the most common sources of heel pain. Plantar Fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. Strain to the fascia weakens it causing pain and swelling in the heel. It is a problem that plagues…

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Interview with Kevin Boss

Kevin Boss Interview with Gwen Lawrence   Title: Keeping Our Heads in the Game   Introduction:   One thing I’ve learned since joining the Giants is that training the body is just half the battle in achieving top performance. Training the mind effectively is the key to consistency and ultimately, building a winning team. …Kevin…

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Yoga to Stimulate the Metobolism

YOGA TO STIMULATE THE METABOLISM and DECREASE HOLIDAY STRESS By: Gwen Lawrence Within yoga’s ability to create well-being lies its ability to reduce excess weight through burning calories, boosting metabolism, and reducing stress. Yoga is not a quick fix, but can be an excellent long-term holistic approach to losing excess weight and keeping it off.…

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Your Child May Be Getting Injured!

Who you are trusting your child with may be hurting them!!! My beef is that we trust our children’s coaches as their trainers. My perfectly healthy and very athletic son, was a part of an extraordinary amount of military up downs, (going from standing to a push up position and knees in back to standing)…

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