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This routine can be used with any willing partner. When my daughter went through a MAJOR growth spurt and started complaining of sore muscles, I did some research. I felt like I could see her body fold into itself – knees not wanting to straighten, shoulders rounding – as her bones literally grew faster than her muscles and […]

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When your shoulders are bound up tight, that tension carries over to our neck, jaw, chest, core… it’s no fun! So let’s relax and release our deltoid {shoulder} muscles during this delightful set of moves that I’ve been using almost daily to keep my own clavicles out of my ears! This routine would go nicely […]

We spend a lot of time with our hands curled around devices and our feet shoved into socks and shoes. Yet, no muscle is an island. Everything that happens in the top of your body travels down. Everything that happens in the bottom of your body travels up. And sideways. And crossways. The tension in […]

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In this third and final {for now} installment of our Restorative Poses Series, you will learn how to use various props to relax further into the 5 stretches listed below. Please, take a close look at the image you’re seeing in the video preview before you click play since it shows the second variation of […]

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This routine sets you up in several positions that let gravity do the work of stretching for you. Even though the video itself is quite short, you should spend about 20-30 minutes with these moves altogether, or anywhere from 2-10 minutes in each pose as your body allows. You’ll be shown how to get into […]

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If you can see various props with new eyes, then you’ll gain a fresh perspective on playful movement. Playing with your foam roller {or similar objects} provides further avenues to safely get more action into each of your days. In this short video containing some unique foam roller exercises, you will learn how to use […]

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Stretching via pulling or reaching is one way to lengthen tight muscles, while relaxing into restorative positions where no “work” must be done – only releasing – is a whole different approach. This valuable method is useful to all fitness levels and abilities. For this “routine” you will need to find a quiet place where […]

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Having trouble falling asleep? Need to get away from your day for a few minutes? This routine is your solution to stress. I’ve heard it said that laying on the floor is a primal way to reconnect to your body because that’s where we all start with movement as babies: on the floor, figuring out […]

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Foam rolling is an excellent way to stretch muscles from the middle, but this form of myofascial release is often demonstrated with crunch-like motions that can damage the connective tissue of the core… talk about irony! In this introductory routine, Bethany demonstrates a year of careful research and collaboration with other experts as she brings […]

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Don’t feel like breaking a sweat? Just want to tune into your body and do some lengthening and releasing? This routine is “simply stretching” and all of the movements are TummySafe™ with minimal twisting, no crunch-like transitions, and it’s very gentle yet effective for all fitness levels. We have refilmed this workout a total of […]

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