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Yoga to Ease Arthritis Pain on NBC4!

ellen

on 11:16 am March 19th, 2013 / 5 Comments »

Special Guest Mama Sharon joins Kim and Keith to show how yoga can help improve balance and ease arthritis pain! Doing a few simple poses a day can help keep you feeling your best and ease the aches and pains of aging. Mama Sharon shows us how it’s done!

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Strengthen Your Back Muscles with Yoga on NBC4!

ellen

on 12:56 pm March 12th, 2013 / 2 Comments »

Boundless teacher Elissa Margolin once again joins Kim and Barbara on the NBC4 Mid-day show to demonstrate some easy poses that can be done at home to help strengthen the back. To practice with Elissa in more depth, make sure to check out one of her weekly Flow classes!

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Yoga Helps Prevent Shoulder Injuries on NBC4

ellen

on 11:32 am March 5th, 2013 / 7 Comments »

Boundless student Mamta Kaushal joins Kim and Keith to show you how simple yoga moves can help strengthen your shoulders and prevent injuries. These moves can be done at home or on the go, and just a few minutes each day can increase strength, flexibility, and improve posture.

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How Yoga Balls can Strengthen the Core and Improve Posture on NBC4!

ellen

on 10:49 am February 26th, 2013 / 3 Comments »

Kim is joined by Boundless teacher Elissa Margolin to talk with Keith about the benefits of using a yoga ball to improve core strength and posture! Learn how using a yoga ball at home during your daily tasks can help make you look and feel amazing! To rock that core even more, join Elissa at one of her weekly Flow classes at Boundless!

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Tips for Office Back Health and healthy back class

kim

kim on 12:56 pm February 24th, 2013 / Be the first to comment! »

Basic Rules for a Healthy Back in the Office

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  • Slumping when sitting = dangerous
  • Sitting with a long, supported spine = normal

The 1-2-3 Approach

  1. Lift the floor
  2. Support the sacrum, not the low back. This straightens out the spine by forcing the abs to work when you are sitting
  3. Do not underestimate the value of movement of any kind, at any moment (shoulder rolls, neck rolls, getting up and stretching your arms overhead, walking for 5 minutes)
Basic Back Health Yoga Class

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  1. Child’s pose (often needs to be modified)
  2. Cat/cow
  3. Down Dog or Half forward fold with hands on chair, couch, table
  4. Advanced: Full Standing forward fold
  5. “Low” lunge, i.e., back knee down; pelvis facing forward with legs front/back
  6. Side angle pose with elbow on knee (modified); Pelvis “open” or legs wide with pelvis in center
  7. Advanced: Wide legged standing forward fold
  8. Mountain Pose. Inhale to Mountain Pose with hands reaching overhead
  9. Warrior 2 Pose
  10. Triangle Pose
  11. Side angle pose with block
  12.  Tree Pose
  13.  Head-to-knee-pose (modified)
  14.  Savasana
  15.  Abdominal work, as taught by Kim in Healthy Back Series
  16.  Supported Bridge Pose (using block) or Advanced:  Bridge Pose
  17. Advanced: Plow Pose
  18. Savasana

 

Postnatal Yoga Benefits on NBC4!

ellen

on 10:21 am February 19th, 2013 / Be the first to comment! »

Boundless student and new mom Erin Duncan joins Kim on NBC4 to discuss how yoga can help mothers de-stress and improve their core strength! New mothers and mothers-to-be, make sure to check out Boundless’s Mom and Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga classes!

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Yoga for PTSD on NBC4

ellen

on 10:11 am February 12th, 2013 / Be the first to comment! »

Kim teams up with Sarah Plummer, a Marine Corp Captain and creator of Just Roll With it Boot Camp, to talk with Keith about how yoga can help veterans cope with stress and alleviate PTSD.

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Athletes and Yoga on NBC 4

ellen

on 10:28 am February 7th, 2013 / Be the first to comment! »

New Yoga for Athletes  teacher Chris Duling joined Kim and Keith on NBC 4′s Midday show to showcase some great poses for athletes who use yoga to increase performance and decrease stress. Watch to learn Kim’s expert opinion and more about why yoga is so great for athletes.

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Stay flexible, live better! On NBC4 today.

kim

kim on 7:14 pm January 28th, 2013 / 25 Comments »

Today, Tuesday morning yoga teacher Nandini and Kim spent a few minutes with NBC4′s Keith Russell talking about yoga, flexibility, and the aging process. Check out Nandini’s drop-back to wheel pose!

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NBC on Yoga and Injuries

kim

kim on 10:37 pm January 9th, 2013 / 2 Comments »

I wrote last week here about another recent New York Times piece on yoga and injuries, and Keith Russell at NBC4 wanted to talk more about it. We were a little short on time for this segment but RYT trainee Jennie Kim and I managed to show the top ways that things go wrong in two yoga poses.

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