Posts Categorized: Stretches

The “Fuzz” Speech by Gil Hedley

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Many people ask us what happens to their tissues when they are stuck and won’t move. Others wonder how important stretching really is. Some just want to know what fascial tissue is. Check out the fascinating “fuzz” speech by Gil Hedley. Hopefully it helps shed some light on your inner workings and encourages you to… Read more »

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Synergy Stretches – Low Back Decompression

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Hold onto a counter or ledge and bend your knees into a low squat. Allow the weight of the pelvis and the pull of the arms to slowly decompress the low back. Hold for 3 minutes if possible. The longer the hold, the bigger the space you create in your lumbar spine. See video demo. This is part of a low back series developed by Kelly Starrett, author of Becoming a Supple Leopard.

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Exercises to Loosen up the Jaw

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Jaw Stretch

Although small, the muscles surrounding the jaw are made up of the same dense fibers as all other muscles. Kneading, or gently stripping them from the top of the joint down into the belly of the cheek will relax them, and help encourage painless range of motion.

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Synergy Stretches: Myofascial Arm Stretch

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Myofascial Arm Stretch

Place your arms directly out to the sides at shoulder height with your palms down. Imagine someone is pulling on each arm so that you feel a slight distraction from the shoulder joints. Slowly rotate your outstretched arms forward, keeping them at shoulder height.

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