Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Fusion Flow: Mat is one of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. This one was mostly a feel good workout that worked me well but wasn't challenging like some of her others. Until you get to #10 (below), that is--that exercise started to burn me out after all that came before it (plus, I had … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

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Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Dynamic Flow: Lengthen is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. However, this one felt much more strength than stretch focused to me. I was working hard. This workout has a lot of down dog based exercises in it. It definitely challenged me. I followed it up with Fusion Flow: Mat, which was a … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Yin Yoga for Full Shoulder Flexibility & Release

Yin Yoga for Shoulder Flexibility & Release is my first fairly long Yin Yoga practice. And it wasn't as difficult to get through as I thought it would be. My shoulder pain is getting worse, not better, but I don't blame that on the therapeutic things I am doing (Yin Yoga and Classical Stretch). I … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Full Shoulder Flexibility & Release

Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre

Energy Flow: Barre is a tough workout from Linda Wooldridge! It was tough for me it least--it completely fried my legs. I hit lower body burn out multiple times. But I loved it! Linda worked me hard. I got cardio and barre strength work in this workout. There is some hopping in this workout but … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Barre

Yin Yoga for Leg Day

Yin Yoga for Leg Day┬áis a longer (for me) Yin Yoga practice from Yoga Ranger that stretches out the quads, hamstrings, inner thighs, hips and IT bands. It is 19:30 minutes long and, so far, the longest Yin Yoga practice I have done. I have really been tearing my lower body up with the workouts … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Leg Day

Yin Yoga Snack for Lower Back & Hamstrings

This morning I did Ilaria Montagnani's BodyStrike's Volume 1 so I needed some deep lower body stretching afterwards. A Yin Yoga Snack for the lower body seemed like a good choice. Yoga Ranger's Lower Back & Hamstrings was on my To Do list so it got chosen. This was a great, deep stretch. I did … Continue reading Yin Yoga Snack for Lower Back & Hamstrings

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Warm & Stretch: Mat is the last workout in Linda Wooldridge's Warm & Stretch Series. The other three are Upper, Ball and Standing. All of them are available for free on YouTube or you can get the entire series on DVD from Amazon or Linda's website. You can also purchase the downloads from Linda. I … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Yin Yoga Snack for Hips, Hip Flexors & Psoas

I have been mostly focusing on my shoulders with the Yin Yoga practices I have been doing but today I decided to give my hips some love. I did a Barlates: Barre Bootcamp workout this morning and my legs were really feeling it, so I decided to give this one a try. You only hold … Continue reading Yin Yoga Snack for Hips, Hip Flexors & Psoas

Yin Yoga for Shoulder Pain

Now that I am doing Yoga Ranger workouts, YouTube is recommending all kinds of Yin Yoga workouts to me. PsycheTruth had a short Yin Yoga workout that interested me as well as some longer (30 minute) ones that interest me. This short one is titled Shoulder Pain on the workout and by the Yogi, but … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Shoulder Pain

Yin Yoga Snack for Heart & Hips

Yin Yoga Snack for Heart & Hips is another short Yin Yoga practice that focuses on the chest, upper back and hips. This one was more what I expected from Yin Yoga. I was able to hold these poses for the entire period with no discomfort. The biggest problem for me was the rolled up … Continue reading Yin Yoga Snack for Heart & Hips