Category Archives: Videos

Tips for Cyclists

It’s getting warm! That means we’ll being seeing an increasing number of cyclists on the streets. Keep your tissues happy with this foam rolling and stretch sequence presented by Kim.

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Reducing Stress with Mel

Check out this week’s video with Mel.  She explains some basic techniques for reducing your stress level.      

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What is Good Posture? with Kim

Everyone wants to work on their posture. Kim explains that “good” posture depends on your given physical and environmental situation. And don’t forget about your organs!  

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Chair Pose with Mel

Learn how to actually “twist” while in chair pose without hurting your neck or creating tension in your shoulders.  Stop faking it.  

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Message for My Daughter: Something All Parents of Little Girls Should Consider

A message for my daughter: Something all parents of little girls should consider.  

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Quick Foot Fixes

Sore feet are a real pain and can be the source of other discomforts. Whether you wear uncomfortable shoes, stand all day, or run this video is filled with techniques you can use to keep your feet feeling their best.  Plantar fasciitis? Ha! Not after you watch this.

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Our Student Inspires Us with a Geriatric Rap

A privilege that comes with teaching is getting to know students and their incredible life stories. One such individual is Dev … She is 89 year-old survivor of cancer, a retired occupational therapist and all-around badass. While getting to know Dev, she explained that confronting cancer gave her the nerve to follow an interest in acting. She found it to be a profoundly liberating experience and performance helped Dev to find a strong voice in the form of poetic, on-stage expression. We wanted to share with you a fruit of her labor. This Youtube Video is of Dev performing her, Read more…

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Here’s Why You Should Ride a Bike in New York City

Commuting around NYC can be hectic, to say the least.  Although, apprehensive at first, Kim has found that riding her bicycle to commute around the city has relieved a lot of transportation tension. Some of the benefits include: -saving money -getting to work faster than public transit -keeping you fit -not dealing with angry commuters -more environmentally friendly Despite these benefits, many people are afraid of riding in the city. If more people were biking on the roads, however, New York City would become a more bike-friendly city. Because of the storm Sandy, public transportation has been overcrowded and hectic. Read more…

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Thoracic Extension in Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

So you know how Camel Pose (Ustrasana) can be kinda torturous?  Your back may hurt.  Breathing in this pose sucks.  How do people let their heads drop back (which may not be for everyone any ways)?  The quality of your experience in this asana depends on your ability to execute thoracic extension   No, it’s not about moving your shoulders around. Watch this quick video and Kim will help you understand what we’re talking about.

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Flexing Through Your Spine vs. Hinging at the Hips

Most yoga sequences are dominated by spinal extension.  Typically, we move into forward bends with a “straight back” hinging at the hips.  But what if you switched that up and threw in some spinal flexion?  Rolling through the spine can give you proprioceptive feedback you may be missing by sticking to the same hinge-at-the-hips move.  In this video (find us on youtube and subscribe!) Kim explains the how’s and why’s of adding more spinal flexion to your practice.

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