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Podcast #56 – Osteoporosis and Yoga

 The Yoga and Movement Research Series Can 12 minutes of yoga a day reverse osteoporotic bone loss? The title of this study “Twelve-Minute Daily Yoga Regimen Reverses Osteoporotic Bone Loss” might lead you to believe so, but the results and data are incomplete and inconclusive.  Jules and I talk about this complicated, underwhelming study published in the […]

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Podcast #55 – Chronic Pain and Hypermobility

The Yoga and Movement Research Series Catherine Cowey and I discuss an article on chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome (HMS) from the Journal of Pain Research. This article gives a thorough overview of the many kinds of hypermobility conditions and symptoms and makes it very clear that it’s a complicated subject. There’s a wide spectrum […]

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Podcast #54 – Are headstands safe?

The Yoga and Movement Research Series Jules Mitchell and I discuss a study about headstands from 2014. This is the first study of its kind that assessed loads on the neck and head in headstand.  We had different reactions to this study. When I read it, it reinforced my decision to exclude headstands from my […]

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Podcast #53 – Distal Mobility for Proximal Stability

The Yoga and Movement Research Series How does ankle instability affect the knee? In the previous episode Jenn Pilotti and I discussed proximal stability for distal mobility – how core stability affects the knees and ankles. But what about the other way around? How do distal joints affect more proximal ones? Many movement professionals work […]

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Podcast #52 – Proximal Stability for Distal Mobility

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The Yoga and Movement Research Series Proximal stability for distal mobility is a principle that’s often used in corrective exercise, manual treatment and personal training. Generally, it means that working on core stability can affect distal joints, providing more mobility. This is logical. A stable core may allow for less chaos in the periphery. But […]

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Podcast #51 – Yoga and athletic performance

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The Yoga and Movement Research Series Does Yoga improve athletic performance? It might, but we don’t know exactly how. Jules Mitchell was researching how yoga affects athletics performance for her upcoming book and discovered a gap in the literature. There’s plenty of research about the SAID principle and adaptation, but not enough about yoga’s impact […]

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