Stretching is vulnerable. Stretching is exploring the boundaries of your own mind and body, standing at the edge of who you are now and peering into the wild lands beyond...
As you sit still and read this, you are sitting on a powerhouse of flexibility! Learn about the muscles of the butt and how they can unleash your hip and back flexibility.
The gradual descent from standing to bridge is a foundation of the contortionist's basic repertoire and an excellent measure of your spine's health. Here we break down our favorite method for the standing backbend into seven steps to develop the strength and flexibility of your spine.
With great flexibility comes great responsibility. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of the bendy lower back. Natural back benders often struggle with other challenges that require special attention.
Injuries happen. Sometimes it is from some kind of trauma, sometimes from chronic overuse. Pretty much everyone eventually ends up with some kind of bodily complaint that restricts their training. It sucks, but it is also an opportunity.
Yes! Anyone can get more flexible with some focus, dedication, and a little knowledge. Here are four tips to help you figure out why you might be stuck in your flexibility journey
The only way to make middle splits better is to help those hip flexors and adductors feel safe so they stop screaming. Here are a few tips to help you on your quest...
Athletes like to roll out their ITB because feels like it would help to loosen up any tightness in the outer hip and leg, but a new study shows that this isn’t so. Here are some helpful stretches for a more effective release.
We just finished up another action-packed Q&A on back flexibility for the Worldwide Splitters' Network January Backbend Challenge. This one is jam packed with juicy tidbits on alignment, control, and how to backbend safely in various common poses.
Listening to your body ensures that you are doing stretches that are good for you and helps you to enjoy your flexibility training instead of just suffering through it! One of the primary objections to a regular stretching practice is that stretching hurts. While there is no magic to prevent all challenging sensations from occurring during your stretches, it is important to distinguish…