Tag: hip hinge

Help! My Hamstrings are Tight!

Lots of people are under the impression that their hamstrings are too tight, like a pair of pants that shrunk in the wash. These muscles run down the back of the thighs from the pelvis to below the knees and can wreck havoc in all sorts of ways, particularly in the yoga studio, doing forward bends, or sitting on the floor with the legs straight out. Otherwise, they are not really a bother. Tight hamstrings can be something you go through life without ever knowing about. Until someone tells you

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How to Hip Hinge

This is the second-to-last blog for 2017 and I thought I'd revisit the exercise posts from the beginning and throw another one in. At the beginning of this year, I started blog posts with some basic exercises, found easily in any of Katy Bowman's books, but sometimes seeing them in different pictures, reading the directions from another source, can be helpful. The exercise portion was followed by a post outlining the part of the body that would benefit, and that in turn was followed by a post

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