Standing pec Stretch

Standing pec Stretch

The front of the shoulders and across the top of the chest and rib cage can get quite happily tight with modern life, where we are sitting hunched over a computer.  I frequently find that many upper back issues seem to come from a quietly comfortable, tight pectoral...
Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis Stretch

The piriformis stretch is quite a classic position, especially for yoga and pilates, where it is sometimes referred to as the Sign of Four.  The piriformis muscles attach the sacrum at the back of the pelvis to the femurs or thigh bones. Classically their action is to...
Inner thigh stretch – Adductors

Inner thigh stretch – Adductors

The inner thigh muscles are called the adductors.  Their action is to bring the thighs and knees together. The muscles originate on the pubic bone and around to the ischial tuberosity (sitting bone).  The longest extends to below the knee.  They can be very tight on...
Equipment for Online MFR Self-Care and Yoga Classes

Equipment for Online MFR Self-Care and Yoga Classes

There a number of items that will make the classes easier and more enjoyable, but I am aware that not everyone will have these, or have the money to spare, or want to spend the money on tools. General Equipment List Yoga mat. To be honest, a yoga mat is not necessary....
Front of thigh, or Quad stretches

Front of thigh, or Quad stretches

The quads are a group of four muscles that form the front of the thigh.  The meet at the knee cap and help to straighten the knee, but also help to slow down the bending of the knee when we go to sit down or going down stairs.  The muscles are: Rectus Femoris.  This...