Pandiculation: Simple Movements Can Reduce Muscle Tension

Have you ever wondered why dogs always stretch after waking? Or why you often stretch your arms overhead and yawn upon waking up?  The answer has a name you may have never heard before: pandiculation. Pandiculation is the way in which our bodies prepare for movement by establishing the connection between our motor and sensory … Continue reading Pandiculation: Simple Movements Can Reduce Muscle Tension

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An Introduction To Thai Yoga Massage

What is thai yoga massage?  It's a lot more than having your body walked on or being twisted and contorted into different positions.  In fact it is very peaceful and relaxing in its essence, a sacred meditative dance with an ever-expanding story line between the giver and receiver. The name thai massage is actually a … Continue reading An Introduction To Thai Yoga Massage

Stretch Your Knowledge: The Stretch Reflex

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.           – John C. Maxwell The physical aspect of yoga is all about breathing, strengthening, and stretching. During a stretch there is communication between the nervous and muscular systems, resulting in a natural … Continue reading Stretch Your Knowledge: The Stretch Reflex