Art’s knew knee.

Knee-jerk reaction: it’s a patellar thing. Obviously the ideal situation in life, as far as the knee is concerned, is to keep the same old knee functioning as well as it did when it was …

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What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

     The iliotibial band is a sheath of connective tissue that connects from the pelvis to the lower leg. Its basic function is to stabilize the knee in extension and when it is slightly …

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Endless Breathing

In a summer of firsts, I have been away these last few days camping out with my family. And, sad to say, that like flying a kite, I had never gone camping before. For an …

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The Horse Stance

The horse stance, a classic form from Chi Qong, was my first introduction to a body practice even though I didn’t really know it at the time. Before I started doing yoga, I took up …

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Proprioception and Proprioceptors

Proprioception is the sense we have of our own body without having to see ourselves. Proprioceptors are sensory receptors that relay information to the brain about our body’s position. The brain analyzes the information providing …

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What is the Iliotibial Band?

What is the iliotibial band is a question for which more people should know the answer because it is the source of so much pain. The iliotibial band is a sheath of connective tissue that runs from …

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Breathing and Posture

It is my experience that almost everyone thinks they are standing up straight when in fact they are leaning backwards. Another thing that I have noticed is that most people, some yogis aside, don’t think very …

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