stretching

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on stretching...
Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility – it may not be what you think

Flexibility - the ability to move through a wide range - is not the opposite of stiffness. Learn to build flexibility without sacrificing stiffness.
Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

To relieve stress on the IT Band you have to learn to shift your weight properly.
Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

The reason why your low back aches when you get out of a chair.
Got tight hamstrings?

Got tight hamstrings?

Stretching doesn't necessary help your muscles to become less stiff. But it has an effect on the brain.
If you have back problems be wary of these three exercises

If you have back problems be wary of these three exercises

Those with back problems need strengthening exercises to protect their low back but have to be wary to perform only low back-safe maneuvers.
Ultra yoga and exercises for pelvic floor muscles

Ultra yoga and exercises for pelvic floor muscles

Interview with Marisa Sullivan, expert in using yoga for pelvic floor issues.
Achilles tendon recovery

Achilles tendon recovery

Discover the facts about Achilles tendon problems and the steps you can take to prevent them and help them heal.
Stretching is (mostly) a waste of time

Stretching is (mostly) a waste of time

Researchers now believe that many of the reasons that people think stretching is good for them have no scientific validity. Discover the alternatives.
Yoga moves for back pain?

Yoga moves for back pain?

Yoga can provide lots of benefits if you have back pain. Learn tips on finding a good teacher and avoiding some of the possible pitfalls.
Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

Simple gluteal stretch eases back pain

If you've been regularly practicing the exercises described in Dr. Lavine's Top Five Exercises for Your Low Back, your lower spine has probably made a lot of progress. Still, you might need something extra to achieve maximal results. What’s the most important exercise I’ve left off my short list? Stretching the piriformis muscle.

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