ResearchSara Ström

Progression & Regression Applied - part 2

Progressive overload is key. It’s about how much you should practice to get results, and how much (or little) you can practice without increasing the risk of getting injured. I rarely come across this topic in the yoga community. I believe it’s time for us yogis to take load into account when teaching and practicing.

ResearchSara Ström
Progression & Regression Applied - part 2
MovementSara Ström

Progression & Regression Applied - part 1

Progression and regression is about analyzing, planning, and practicing. It can be a tricky thing to wrap your head around. But in trying, you can take your physical practice to another level or get more out of the time you’re already spending on yoga and movement. So, before we all go bananas after the summer 'to get in shape' why not embrace a few thoughts on progression and regression?

MovementSara Ström
Progression & Regression Applied - part 1

Mobilize your thoracic spine through your breath

Breathing involves the action of almost every muscle in the trunk. Quite cool if you ask me. The fact that everything from the pelvic floor up all the way to the neck has a part amazes me. This is also one of the reasons why the breath is involved in both creating stability and mobility. And of course so much more.

Mobilize your thoracic spine through your breath

What About Foam Rolling?

When we want something to work it has an interesting way of changing our models of explanation. Our own biases takes over and starts to influence the way we describe things. This is something I believe has happened to the topic of foam rolling. Here, I discuss a few of the claims and what the science says about it.

What About Foam Rolling?

A scientific framework for yoga-based practices

The numbers of studies investigating yoga has increased in numbers. Especially the last two decades, going from around 200 to almost 1600. What's lacking is a theoretical framework and a clear operational definition. This is the starting point of a study I'm about to discuss.

A scientific framework for yoga-based practices
YogaSara Ström

One way is never the right way or the wrong way

We've all seen "the right way of doing x" and "5 reasons why you should avoid x". I understand the value in a motivating caption for a blog post or article. It's just that I'm convinced this divided thinking doesn't serve us as much as we would like. Not when it comes to yoga and movement.

YogaSara Ström
One way is never the right way or the wrong way
ResearchSara Ström

Meditation and it's health(?) outcomes

One of my favorite part with yoga is the broad spectrum of the techniques it offers for living a healthy life. If I need to destress I use relaxation and breathing techniques. If I want to get stronger and more flexible I practice the asanas. If I want a healthy mind I meditate. Or? Does these techniques promote ones health?

ResearchSara Ström
Meditation and it's health(?) outcomes
MovementEmilio Bernard

Staying a step ahead

Welcome to Yoga Prehab. This is your place to go for quality content that offers scientific insights on movement training and yoga to build a strong foundation for a healthy life.

MovementEmilio Bernard
Staying a step ahead
ResearchEmilio Bernard

Yoga & Injury Incidence

Injuries related to a physical yoga practice is a topic wildly discussed. Some yoga teachers are getting more restrictive with what they are teaching. Some are not. But before we jump on to conclusions about how to target these issues, let’s have a look at how common injuries are.

ResearchEmilio Bernard
Yoga & Injury Incidence
YogaEmilio Bernard

Yoga Asana, Media & Body Image

Images of moving and posing yogis have become more common than uncommon. Especially in social media feeds. Sometimes there's time for a little bit of reflection and introspection. What are we creating through all this, and how does it affect us?

YogaEmilio Bernard
Yoga Asana, Media & Body Image