https://training.gwenlawrence.com/l/rowing/mindful-athlete For more comprehensive home study learning check out the above link for my Way of the Mindful Athlete Curriculum Course PYFS Mindful Strategies for the Athlete Whether you are at work, in the classroom, or on a playing field, our emotional and physical health has an impact on our ability to perform. For athletes…

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Reclining Straddle Fans This move will open the groin and inner thigh preparing you for high speed and agility sports like reclining cobblers. Have your hips on a block to make supporting the move easier and reduce strain on the back. Keep your head on the ground the whole time. Do this move for 2-3…

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Opposite Arm Opposite Leg This move will open the hamstrings, hips and shoulders and warm up the core. The best part about ti is you can quickly assess your tighter hamstring and how it can affect your back. keep your head on the ground the whole time, gently press your low back on the floor…

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Half Seated Straddle Foward Fold

Yin Pose of the Week Half Seated Straddle Forward Bend This pose can be frustrating at first but when you take a patient approach the body will ease open in as little at 2 minutes.  Use a lot of support and blocks to get relatively comfortable. You should feel a decent stretch and be able…

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Yin Pose of the Week - Pulling the Cat's Tail

Yin Pose of the Week Pulling the Cat’s Tail This pose can open your body in many directions at once. In addition to a mild spinal twist you will feel hips, IT bands, chest and shoulders. You may need straps at first to reach your feet. If you have knee issues proceed cautiously when stretching…

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Yin Pose of the Week - Seated Forward Fold

Yin Pose of the Week Seated Forward Bend This pose can be frustrating and slow to improve, I want you to approach it as a meditative, internally focused opportunity to LET GO! People suffer for years in this pose, instead approach it with surrender and breath. Use supports and props to make it as comfortable…

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Yin Pose of the Week - Child's Pose

Yin Pose of the Week Child’s Pose This pose and its importance should not be underestimated, as a transitional realignment option, and a long restorative pose. Play around with arm positions and be sure to rest your head either on the ground or extra props. It is outstanding for back health, deep rest, and mindful…

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Yin Pose of the Week - Wheel of Life

Yin Pose of the Week Wheel of Life This pose is affectionately called the wheel of death by my Pro athletes due to the intensity of the stretch. It is multi-faceted in that is wrings out and realigns the spine, detoxes the body, increases flexibility of back, hips, and neck, and brings you face to…

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Yin Pose of the Week - Lizard

Yin Pose of the Week Lizard This pose is excellent for metal toughness and deep hip, groin, and hip flexors. It requires you to use blocks and props to get comfy and be able to hold for 3-5 minutes. Do the best you can and you will see great improvements rather quickly.  Sink in and…

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Yin Pose of the Week Happy Baby This pose has a duel purpose. it opens the hips deeply AND can be a great releaser of the low back. If you cannot grab the feet you can use a strap OR you can pull the knees in towards the armpits by pulling in from behind the…

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