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Flexibility

12 Yoga Poses to Stretch Your IT Band

You probably hear “my IT band is so tight” from people in the gym, or you may hear a yoga teacher or class instructor say, “this will work your IT band,” but what exactly is the IT band? What works it and what doesn’t? If it’s tight, how do you stretch it? We’re here...

Can You Become Flexible in Your 30’s?

When we see 5-year-old gymnasts on TV showing off their middle splits we sometimes look at our own body and think: “That ship has sailed, I’ll just never be one of those flexible people.” Many people think there is no way of becoming flexible if you don’t start early...

How to Unlock Tight Hips: 4 Simple Poses

I’ve suffered from having tight hips throughout my life. Once, after a day-long out-of-state road trip, my right hip was so tight that my boyfriend had to cantilever me out of the car. Tight hips can happen to anyone, even yoga practitioners. Hips become tight due to...

How Long Does it Take to Gain Flexibility with Yoga?

Think you are too inflexible to start practicing yoga? Many people begin to practice yoga for different reasons and some choose to practice to increase their flexibility. However, many would-be yogis are intimidated to start because they feel that they don't have...

Can You Do Yoga if You’re Not Flexible?

Whenever I tell people about my yoga practice and how beneficial it is for me, I often get the same reply: “Oh, I’d love to practice yoga, but I’m just not flexible enough!” But is it actually true that you need to be as flexible as a contortionist to practice yoga?...

The Best Yoga Stretches for Tight Quads

The legs are one of the most neglected areas of the body. People think they are caring for them enough if they are walking around and moving, but this is simply not true. Doing squats and and lunges You might ask yourself why you even need to stretch your quads and...