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The Mod Squad – Superman

The Mod Squad – Superman

Summer of being super!

 

Summer is a great time to play around and try new things.  The weather is warm, the grass is nice, and we all get the urge to be a little childlike sometimes.  Sometimes that play can come with injuries and today’s move is a great one to get your back ready for anything.

 

I love this stretch because it really is customizable to where you are right now.  It also allows you to stretch your whole back (and get some shoulder work in too).  Back pain is probably the most common issue I hear about so make move […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

Yoga for Yardwork!

It is the time of year when we have get out in the yard and work, but don’t let an injury take you out and keep you from enjoying Summer!  This week’s video has some great stretches to do before and after getting your hands dirty.

 

 

The Summer Series is just getting started so stay tuned for some great yoga you can do anywhere and for just about any activity.  What summer fun would you like to see some yoga for?

 

Don’t forget about Saturday yoga now at 9:30 at the Western Mall!  We are having so much fun you […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Child’s Pose

The Mod Squad – Child’s Pose

Take a break and enjoy child’s pose!

Child’s pose is a great pose to re-set and get back to your yoga practice.

In child’s pose…

-Use the opportunity to re-focus your breath and allow yourself a break and to find your intention.

-Use the pose to move your spine, get it moving in every direction.

-Walk your hands to side of your mat and feel that wonderful stretch down your side.

Really allow the pose to bring you back to your practice and allow you to get the most from showing up on your mat.

 

SATURDAY YOGA CHANGES!!

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
Deadlifts
2-2-2-2-2-2
Part B
AMRAP 22
200m Farmer Carry
20 Wtd Step Up’s
20 Pullups

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The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

Sun and Stretching!

It is that wonderful time of year where we spend more time outside. Between ball games, lake days and even yardwork, stretching is so important to keeping your summer pain free. Who wants to miss out on water skiing or that amazing hike because you can’t move!

This summer I will be bringing you videos to help you get the most out of your summer activities and keep you limber and moving so that you can keep enjoying everything!

Today’s video has some quick hip and chest stretches that you can do while the kids play at the park, during a break on your […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Triangle

The Mod Squad – Triangle

One of my favorite yoga poses!

 

Triangle is amazing pose to get an amazing stretch.  It is a great pose to work in to your practice everyday.

Triangle Tips:

1. Triangle is the perfect pose to experiment with props.  A block, a chair, even your own body (just move the hand further up your leg) can help you get the most out of this pose.

2. Try to keep your chest and shoulders open and reach that top hand nice and tall.  It can be easy to let our open shoulder collapse and to round the upper back and defeat the purpose of the pose […] Read more

A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

A Mod Squad Mini – Hips don’t lie

It’s all about the hips!!

We all tell ourselves the story that we are too busy to stretch, but here are two super quick and super easy stretches anyone can make time for.  Do you sit too much, feeling the workouts this week?  These are great stretches to do in between meetings, while you are handling phone calls or emails, or just need a mid day pick me up. So get stretching!

 

Looking for something in particular here on The Mod Squad?  Email me your suggestions at themodsquadsf@gmail.com.

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
Deadlifts
5-5-4-3-1-1
Part B
AMRAP 7
50 Double Unders
15 Deadlifts
Part C
Tabata Hip Thrusts

[…] Read more

The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

The Mod Squad – Up Dog/Down Dog

These moves aren’t just for yoga!

 

Up Dog and Down Dog are great moves to incorporate into your everyday stretching routine.

 

Up Dog can be especially useful to open up the low back, something we all need after sitting for too long.  A couple of good points to remember:

1. Open up your chest and keep your shoulders away from your ears (this will help you get the most from the stretch).

2. Want to get a little deeper into the low back, try looking back over your shoulder.  Don’t rush the movement and challenge yourself to look back at your heel.

 

Down Dog is generally […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Mod Squad Mini – Wrists

Get your wrist’s ready for Front Squats!

Enjoy these quick stretches to give your wrist’s and forearms some love.  These are great for everyone working long hours on a computer.

 

 

It has been so much fun to see people challenging themselves with the Buns and Guns challenge.  I really like seeing new faces in our yoga classes!

There are still 2 Sunday yoga classes left, so sign up now to reserve your spot.  Your body and mind will thank you!!

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
Front Squats
5-5-5-5-5
Part B
600M medball run
30 double KB Front Squat
30 burpees

[…] Read more

A Mod Squad Extra!

A Mod Squad Extra!

A gentle yoga practice to start your day!

 

Sunday yoga is taking a week off for the Easter holiday but that doesn’t mean you have to! I have put together a 10 minute flow that is guaranteed to get any day off on a zen foot.

 

There are only 2 more Sunday yoga’s left this spring, so sign up now to take advantage of them.  This is perfect for all you Buns and Guns participants, you have a chance to get an extra class in and bonus enjoy some great stretching as well.

Join me next Sunday 9:30 a.m. at 2.0!

 

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The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

Strengthen those shoulders with some Vinyasas!

Part 2 of our series, focuses on taking us from plank and putting us in a proper position to move through Up Dog and Down Dog (which will be part 3 so stay tuned).

A few points to remember:

1. Blocks can be your friends. Don’t be afraid to use these great tools to help.

2. No shame is coming down to your knees while you build that shoulder strength.  Just don’t forget to practice the move from your toes as well so you can see how you are progressing.

And 3.  Practice, practice, practice.  You won’t get better at anything if […] Read more