Category: DIY Workouts

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    DIY Workout with 3 Tools You Have

    They’re in our closets. Under our beds. Over in the corner collecting dust. We got them to help with our New Year’s resolutions or in a burst of motivation to get back into shape, but perhaps have now forgotten what a simple but effective tool they can be. I’m talking about resistance bands, stability balls,…

  • Julia Zammito - Take Your Workouts Outside
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    Take Your Workouts Outside and On the Go

    It’s been a long, long… long winter for many parts of the country, but warm weather is finally here, so get outside and enjoy it! Warm weather is good for more than BBQs and lazy days on the beach. There are thousands of ways to get in a fun and effective workout outdoors – and…

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    Target Practice: Core Yoga

    When you’re in yoga class and the instructor starts talking about core work, is all you hear blah blah blah core strength blah blah blah? Well, time to tune in to the center of your body’s energy because if you want to improve your practice and its benefits, it all starts with your core. That…

  • Margaret Burns Vap - Handstand
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    One-Pose Wonder: Yoga Handstand

    Midwinter blahs got you down? Boost your spirits and your energy with a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). This pose may be quick – but it’s not necessarily easy. Learn how to get the most from this one-pose wonder that turns your world upside down, in a good way. You can take handstand anywhere. All you…

  • Christina Russell Ski Stretches
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    Stretches for Skiers

    To stretch or not to stretch… that is the question. We all know that feeling of tightness in muscles that have been overworked… that readiness to go ‘ping’ if we just so much as sneeze or move the wrong way. We KNOW that tight, tense muscles feel vulnerable. Inflexibility also plays a role in creating…

  • One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
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    Embrace Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

    I struggled with Natarajasana. For months and months, I wobbled back and forth and completely out of the pose. After a particularly frustrating experience, my teacher at the time reminded me that the only way I would be able to find the pose was if I let go. This baffled me. Let go? I’ll fall…

  • Doable Daily Yoga - by Margaret Burns Vap
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    Doable Daily Yoga

    Five enhancements to your regular yoga routine that will keep your practice thriving on the days you don’t have time to hit the mat. Do yoga daily? When it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, that can be unrealistic. So how do you make yoga a daily practice? Work with what you’ve…

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    Embrace Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand)

    I remember the elation and shock I felt when I lifted up into my first arm balance! I could not believe that I was seriously on my hands with my feet off the floor. I immediately crashed back down, but the feeling was still there… the knowledge that I could. The power of arm balances…

  • Yoga for Cyclists: Post-Ride Cool Down
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    Yoga for Cyclists: Post-Ride Cool Down

    I hope that you have been getting out and dancing on your bike on the roads or trails. It’s amazing how much more of your surroundings you absorb when you’re out on two wheels and using your own “motor.” At Women’s Quest, we will be dancing on our mountain bikes this summer in Colorado and this fall in Vermont!…

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