I had an absolutely stunning morning and I have to share it. I don't know why, but I do. Maybe as I write this out it will make sense why I"m sharing it, so here goes. For the past few days I had gotten too enveloped into bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and it was somewhat taking over my life and me getting sucked into the drama in that space not realizing much it sucked me into its world. So I told myself if I wake up early I will go Stand-Up-Paddleboarding (SUP) in the ocean because I have … [Read more...] about The Magic of Yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard
Camel Pose is one of my favorite back-bends. :-) It opens up that chest and shoulders so good and is a great preparatory exercise for the bridge, too. Just follow along with me and enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0HfgL6r3zg Update! After you get used to the static camel pose, here's my follow up video where I share my favorite dynamic variety of this pose which I call Camel Pose Sweeps! https://youtu.be/dKYiUkQ4g2o … [Read more...] about Camel Pose Backbend Tutorial
A few days ago a user on r/bodyweightfitness asked for help in regards to them clenching their jaw during exercise because it was causing a lot of tension to the rest of their skull. I ended up making a video-answer showing how I release the tension of my masseter (jaw) muscle using self-massage and shared it on /r/fitness and it blew up in popularity as well. What/Where is the Masseter Muscle? It's technically the most important skeletal muscle in your body because if you can't chew and … [Read more...] about How to Self Massage your Masseter (Jaw) Muscle! Crucial for relieving headaches, TMJ, clenching, and bruxism
Earlier this year I had gone to Panama to kitesurf/kiteboard and one day my buddies and I found this desolate beach called Playa Malibu so I capitalized on the opportunity, made up a quick yoga flow, setup my tripod and filmed it. It feels good to finally rummage through the footage, do the voice over, edit it and publish it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZrZUJzJEFE This beach was also bizarre because the waves broke exactly like how they do in Malibu, California and it was called … [Read more...] about Intermediate Mini Yoga Flow for the Hips (Twister Edition)
First, learn how to do cat/cow in two different ways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0evc3aPUUro Beginner: The first way is when the entire spine moves in sync, meaning the lower back, mid/upper back and neck all move synchronized with each other. Intermediate: The second way is to move one vertebrae at a time, but you start from the hips and move upwards and vice versa. (Best you just watch the video to get it.) Why is it called cat/cow? Originally the names were Bitilasana and … [Read more...] about Improve Your Shoulder and Spinal Mobility with these 3 Cat/Cow videos!
Here's the playlist to all the videos: First week update! First week is complete with 5 videos in a row! Now the weekend is here and I'm taking a break for Saturday and Sunday. If you didn't do any or all the videos, this weekend you can catch up to them! They're each very diverse and different to keep it interesting. Initial Announcement: In my older video talking about my self-worth, I said I should make more yoga videos SO HERE IT COMES! You all have been clamoring for … [Read more...] about 30 DAY YOGA VIDEO CHALLENGE FOR JANUARY 2018 IS HERE!
For the past several weeks, I told myself that anytime my dog Medax does a stretch, I too will stretch. Sometimes I will mimic her: She often does downward dog (or more accurately, puppy dog pose). She does it quite actively, too. Or she will lay on the back and extend her arms and legs away from each other. And I'll do exactly that while standing and reaching my arms up as high up as I could while getting on my tippy-toes. Or she will lay on her side and extend her limbs apart and … [Read more...] about Stretch When Your Pet Stretches
The “hip flexors” are the muscles near the front of the thighs and hips that help bring your knees UP toward your torso (and often tight from sitting). I made a video that teaches you how to perform the Perfect Lunge to Stretch them so you could get more hip extension! There are many intricacies that turn the lunge into a very effective stretch for the muscles at the front of the thighs and hips (such as the rectus femoris and the iliopsoas … [Read more...] about How to do the Perfect Low Lunge to Stretch your Hip Flexors
Pike compression is the ability to bring your legs up (toward your face). Improving this quality is crucial for many bodyweight exercises and often a major weak point for many. It will help make the L-sit feel easier, help improve the V-sit and even provide the compression necessary for a pike press handstand. In the following video, we do 3 sets of seated piked leg lift variations that helps strengthen your hip flexors with an interim pike stretch that helps stretch your hamstrings. This … [Read more...] about How to Improve Active Pike Compression
Whatever you focus on, expands. Like this document. Dewey Nielsen GMB Kit Laughlin Emmet Louis Kelly Starrett For a compilation of K-Stars stuff, refer to: MobilityWOD videos organized by muscle, body part and exercise Ido Portal For a compilation of Ido Portals' stuff, refer to The Floreio Project. Glenn Pendlay (Olympic Weightlifting Related) Andreo Spina Antranik's Stuff Hope that helps! Is there anybody else who has good info that you think I should … [Read more...] about The Mobility Project