adductors

Attention Runners!! your knee and back problems could be a direct result of weak adductors

The job of adductor is to bring your legs together during the swinging movement of either walking or running, thereby, keeping your knees, pelvis & postural form in alignment. With weak adductors, knees tend to have a side way orientation during walking or running, creating all the misalignment by forcing the other muscle groups to …

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Opening your Hamstrings and firing your Glutes with Uttanasana

The ability to be able to touch one’s toes without bending the knees is a coveted dream of many. It is a task in itself and would call for rigorous, systematic and consistent practice on the part of the practitioner. The good news – practicing it in the way explained above is bound to prepare …

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The Holy Grail for your ‘Running Mechanics’ – Part-I

The variations of Supta Padanghusthansan can be a one-stop solution to innumerable problems runners face, especially associated with the lower body. Hence, issues connected with lower back pain, groin, sciatica, slip disc, stiff back, knee pain, IT band  syndrome, flat foot, tight calf, achillies tendon, plantar fascia, heel spur etc. can be easily manipulated, rectified …

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Running Injuries are result of Imbalance – YOGA helps restore the balance

“Balance is the key to injury prevention, as all running injuries are the result of imbalance. By maintaining balance in your body – front to back, side to side, top to bottom – you’re actively preventing overuse injuries.” – Sage Rountree In order to fathom and get a deeper insight into a phenomenon, you need …

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Flexing the rigidity of big muscles – Padmasana

A perfect injury free Padmasana and its sustenance for a longer period of time requires optimal flexibility of adductors, ankles & hips.  Stiffness in any one of these could be harmful to the involved joints and muscles and could lead to severe injuries. Hence, it is important to prepare these supporting muscles, as a part …

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