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The Risks of Yoga

A recent New York Times Magazine article rocked the yoga world by reporting that, despite its popularity, yoga may be too high-risk for most people.  When instructors get overly persistent and extreme poses are held for too long, yoga can cause a wide range of skeletal and muscular injuries, like nerve damage or torn cartilage. Now that an estimated 20 million Americans practice yoga, many critics are pointing to training programs that prematurely […]

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Sage Rountree Releases First Book of Yoga Routines for Athletes

Nationally known endurance sports coach and yoga instructor Sage Rountree has published the first book of yoga routines for athletes. The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus offers runners, triathletes, and cyclists a convenient way to gain the benefits of yoga. When endurance athletes attend yoga classes, they bring […]

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The ART of Recovery

After many long hard months of training, recovery prior to that awe-inspiring long distance race is essential. Many runners follow the recommendations of rest, lighter workouts, proper nutrition, ice, stretching and massages, but all too frequently some minor aches and pains just don’t go away. Serious runners and triathletes are always tempted to “work through” […]

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Home Cure Runner’s Knee

Patello-femoral joint dysfunction syndrome, also known as “runner’s knee”, refers to tracking problems between the knee cap (patella) and the upper leg bone (femur). The underside of the patella is shaped like the bow of a ship, and rides in a groove created by the femur (upper leg bone). The contact between the patella and […]

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