This simple stretch involves the entire back of your body. Starting from your elbows to your shoulders, down your back, glutes, hamstrings, calves and down to the heels of your feet. For the most effective results, let gravity do all the work. As you bend forward at the waist keep your arms folded but relaxed… Continue reading →August 22, 2016
Now that we’ve “loosened up” our bodies with the steady progression from the Neck stretch through the Heaven & Earth stretch, we’ll focus on the waist. This stretch is super valuable because of the many ways we twist, turn and bend during the day. Having a flexible waist will save you lots of unnecessary pain… Continue reading →August 15, 2016
Have you noticed the pattern of the stretches? We started at the top with the NECK stretch, followed next by the SHOULDER ROTATION and then followed by the ARM stretch. Each stretch involves the previous stretch, but moves us in a direction down the body. The HEAVEN AND EARTH stretch is no different. It works… Continue reading →August 8, 2016
The Arm Stretch is very important and builds on the Shoulder Rotation Stretch. Feel the stretch as it moves the warmed shoulder muscles in a new direction. This stretch adds benefit down your arm and, very subtly, all the way to your fingertips. Don’t forget the all-important proper breathing: Breathe in through your nose in… Continue reading →August 1, 2016
Now that your neck is warmed up we can continue with the Shoulder Stretch. Don’t allow more than 1 minute to lapse between the Neck Stretch and the Shoulder Stretch. While doing the Neck Stretch you were already warming up the shoulders and, so, preparing them for this stretch. Be sure to follow Alivia’s instructions… Continue reading →
Summertime! While many of us relish the heat after a cold winter, excessive heat can be dangerous. Between the years 1979-2003, excessive heat caused over 8,000 deaths in the United States. More people died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.
Doctors have discovered that people with diabetes are at a greater risk of adverse effects from heat. Other conditions related to risk include age, obesity, dehydration, heart disease, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use. However, even young and healthy individuals can succumb to heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.Unfortunately, many diabetics don’t prepare for extreme heat situations which place them at a higher risk for death. Get Tips to Beat the Heat!