Tag Archives: stretch


five post-run poses for better recovery

You’ve done your pre-run stretch and you rocked it out on the road. You are a running superstar! With the hard part over, it’s time to kick off your  shoes and let the recovery begin. Before you hit the couch, give this light, wall-based Jasyoga sequence a go to help prevent muscle stiffness and keep […]

asanas abroad

you asked I am currently studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for 6 months and was not able to bring my favourite lululemon yoga mat with me because of baggage restrictions. Are there any poses that you can suggest for someone who is traveling abroad and has a limited amount of space to work with? “Tak […]

relieving pain in hip joints with yoga

you asked When I do child’s pose or Bikram’s wind removing pose, I get a very uncomfortable pinching sensation in my hip joints. While my Bikram instructors tell me that it’s to be expected, it keeps me from truly being able to relax. Am I doing something wrong? Is this something that will get better […]

running tips: good pain to keep in the game

Ask any runner and they’ll tell you there’s a distinct difference between good pain and bad pain. Bad pain is that sharp, unbearable pain which tells us to back off before you do some serious damage. Good pain, on the other hand, is that slightly burning and yet totally satisfying hurt-so-good type of pain. Train in the […]

tight hamstrings – help!

you asked My question is: I have the tightest hamstrings ever. I stretch them daily in a “hurdler’s stretch” and in a nice long wide-legged standing forward bend (where my hands only barely touch the floor), but I don’t seem to be making any headway. My hamstrings prevent me from achieving all kinds of yoga […]

push your mind, stretch your body

lululemon is best in the world at making technical athletic products to play hard and sweat harder in. Something small that motivates me  within lululemon’s product to run a little farther, stretch a little longer and just smile when I am hitting the gym is the hidden messages within the clothing. It’s something small, but […]

yoga for hockey

Want to be a better hockey player? Spend a few hours a week on the yoga mat. Below are the steps to Triangle pose (Trikonasana). This pose is great for hockey players because it focuses on the spine, lower back, flexibility, lateral muscles, and hamstrings. It also increases your flexibility and strength – perfect for […]

finished my marathon… now what?

Elyse takes on a journery and shares some best practices for when you have finished your marathon. Rest, relax, recover and revel in your accomplishment! You have trained hard for the past four months, so it’s time to let your body repair. This is often hard for many runners, as a marathon brings not only […]

free day of yoga

Recently there was “Free Day of Yoga.” In dozens of cities across the globe, participating yoga and pilates studios opened up their spaces by offering free classes to the community. Studio owners and teachers offered this gift to students in the spirit of sharing the love and bliss of yoga, not to mention the health benefits […]

dating the power y tank

From the gym to the yoga studio, I’ve worn my fair share of sports tops. I have scoured near and far for the perfect top to sweat in. Flashback 1992 – my awesome hot pink leotard. 1996 – as my style matured, I flirted with t-shirts and tank tops. 2003 – my type of top […]