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Stretching for Increased ROM: Which Technique, How Often, How Long?

It is hypothesized that (optimal) flexibility has an effect on health and/or fitness. However, this relationship is still quite unclear. What is of importance is that if you want to maintain or improve your flexibility in terms of ROM it is necessary to know which technique is most effective as well as how often and for how long you should practice that technique. This review intends to answer those questions.

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ResearchSara Hoy
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.

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ResearchSara Hoy
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?

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ResearchSara Hoy
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.

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ResearchSara Hoy