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Balance your running with asymmetrical posture

The word STIFFNESS is not new to the running world. Most of the runners at some point have experienced injuries like Knee pain, Shin splints, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Flat feet, Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), Hip pain or strain, Sciatica, Hamstring strain or pull, Groin strain or pull, Lower-back pain, Upper-back or shoulder tightness or …

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Running Form – an exemplification of Postural Habits

As a runner, you realize the importance of “Running Form” to efficiently optimize the stride. You also know that running, being a repetitive weight bearing movement, may eventually lead to disastrous ill effect, unless the right “Running Form” is maintained throughout the run. When runners run, they check, recheck, constantly evaluate & correct their Running …

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Yoga for ITBand: RUNNERS & their long-term association with Iliotibial (IT) BAND PAIN

Until I had started working with runners, the term Iliotibital Band, for me, was just a part of the body like any other. As I began to interact more and more with runners, I realized that Iliotibial band (commonly known as IT Band) seemed to be a common term of interaction within the running community. …

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Strengthen the Human Wheels with YOGA (HIPS and THIGHS)

The registration for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon got over even before it started. Running enthusiasts in different parts of the city are common sights. This shows how the popularity of running is spreading out like a wild fire and how running enthusiasts are working systematically with a dedicated schedule towards achieving their dream of …

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Immediate Post Run Stretch is Crucial…..So what if you have to travel back immediately

“No distance is too far” is a new mantra for running enthusiasts. Passionate runners are travelling to distant places, be it Regional, National or even International to fulfil their passion. During Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015, I realized that most of the participants had travelled 3-7 hours (mostly by car or bus), on an average, …

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Old Age is a Cauldron of Freedom & Wisdom: Embrace Yoga to Re-live it to the fullest …..

A Motivating Story While I was conducting an early morning session with Sangita, a desire to quench my thirst led me into her kitchen. The scene I witnessed there taught me a few important life lessons especially regarding how one can age beautifully. Mrs. Madhu Khetan was kneeling on a stool (around 2.5 to 3 …

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Stiffness to Stillness…with Yoga

Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015, an unforgettable experience. The visit was intended to deliver a talk on ‘Role of Yoga’ in making ‘Runners Better Runners’. It ended up being a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ making its way to the list of my proudest moments. Unprepared, unplanned, unexperienced & unexpectedly, I completed my first Half …

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Perfect YOGA asana is a culmination of the precise use of GRAVITY, MUSCLES & BREATHE

We look at someone performing an asana and ignore it. We look at someone else performing the same asana and adore it – for its grace, beauty and perfection. What follows next automatically is, “Wow”. Ever wondered, what exactly would have gone into creating that ‘Wow’ effect? An asana is a work of perfect coordination …

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Back bending is not a natural movement: Hence, the need to perform it – Part II

“You are as YOUNG as the FLEXIBILITY of your SPINE” Probably children did not realize the fact that back bending is not a natural movement and would perform their somersaults non-stop. We grow, become “mature” and “sensible” and come to the grand realization that we should not do backward bending because it is an unnatural …

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