If your shoulder mobility is the pits, meet the ‘scapular push-up’

September 30, 2019 at 09:54PM by CWC After a week when I’ve skipped a yoga class (or two, or three), the simple act of raising my arms over my head feels near impossible. The shoulder tension sparked by #desklife is all too real, and something Casey Chiro, DC, says is best solved by everyone’s favorite … Continue reading If your shoulder mobility is the pits, meet the ‘scapular push-up’

WTF is a coregasm… and how can I have one?

September 30, 2019 at 08:45PM by CWC Six-pack abs are a lie, but I just learned about something that’s making me double down on my core regimen in a way I haven’t in years. And no, it’s not J. Lo’s age-defying turn in Hustlers. Thanks, Reddit, for awakening my awareness of the “coregasm.” According to … Continue reading WTF is a coregasm… and how can I have one?

I’m a yoga instructor and I have to get ready without a shower—these are my secrets

September 30, 2019 at 12:05AM by CWC https://www.youtube.com/embed/ii9mlNKygsY” frameborder=“0″ allow=“accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> Pulling off the transition from “sweaty mess at the gym” to “fresh-faced glowing angel” is a skill that, alas, eludes me. But who better than to teach us all how to rush from a workout to dinner plans than someone … Continue reading I’m a yoga instructor and I have to get ready without a shower—these are my secrets

The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

September 29, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Stretching doesn’t always feel like a necessity. You already just pounded out a workout, and the last thing you want to do is take even more time out of your busy schedule to stretch out your muscles, too. But making it a commitment can do your body good. … Continue reading The yoga foot stretches that will have the other muscles in your legs writing thank you notes

Low-impact ‘triplets’ offer stress relief on your most taxing days

September 27, 2019 at 10:56PM by CWC I rarely think about my mental state before I choose my workout of the day. My go-go-go Aries mentality usually makes me gravitate towards difficult runs or muscle-quaking strength training—regardless of my current headspace. When Maillard Howell, owner of CrossFit Prospect Heights and founder of the The Beta Way, posted that … Continue reading Low-impact ‘triplets’ offer stress relief on your most taxing days

Master the “big five” yoga poses to set the foundation for your entire practice

September 27, 2019 at 03:43PM by CWC Looking around a yoga class can often feel like you’re at a circus, watching people contort themselves into literal pretzels or lift themselves into the air with nothing more than a few fingertips. If you’re a beginner, it can feel intimidating and frustrating, but remember: Every handstand-holding yogi … Continue reading Master the “big five” yoga poses to set the foundation for your entire practice

Use your zodiac sign to optimize the absolute best nighttime routine for you

September 27, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Earlier this year, Well+Good surveyed readers about how they feel about the sleep and rest they’re getting. Many findings emerged, but the big and enduring takeaway is that we’re tired. In fact, 92 percent of us are fatigued at least once a week, and though many report having … Continue reading Use your zodiac sign to optimize the absolute best nighttime routine for you

Do less, attract more: Gabrielle Bernstein’s new theory might be her boldest yet

September 24, 2019 at 06:55PM by CWC What if manifesting your best life actually doesn’t require mood boards and pushing hard to reach your goals? What if the secret is simply…  to feel good? That’s the concept behind Gabrielle Bernstein‘s new book, Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. But here’s … Continue reading Do less, attract more: Gabrielle Bernstein’s new theory might be her boldest yet

Sun salutation B is the best way to fire up your entire body in a matter of minutes

September 24, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC For those of you who think that yoga is all calm, slow, relaxing movements that don’t make you sweat or get your heart rate up, sun salutations can prove you wrong. These vinyasa sequences happen in the beginning of your flow, and are basically the cardio part of … Continue reading Sun salutation B is the best way to fire up your entire body in a matter of minutes

These 3 ‘T-spine’ stretches are the key to perfect posture

September 24, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC You know the puppet strings that hold up Pinnochio by attaching to the key parts of his back? (Of course you do.) Well, they work to pull him upright so that he stands straight, with his shoulders back, in perfect posture... much like what your T-spine does for … Continue reading These 3 ‘T-spine’ stretches are the key to perfect posture

Meet the ‘Big Four for Booty’ toning exercises you need to know

September 24, 2019 at 01:01PM by CWC Squats? Check. Lunges? Yep, got those too. When it comes to leg- and butt-toning workouts, they’re kind of a big deal. It’s hard to beat the basic exercises for serious results. But there’s a set of variations on your go-tos that could take your progress to the next … Continue reading Meet the ‘Big Four for Booty’ toning exercises you need to know

How to fake the Big Five personality trait that helps people stick to their fitness goals

September 24, 2019 at 02:01AM by CWC Anytime I meet someone who breezes through life with a fully optimized, color-coded Google calendar, I turn green with envy. Of the Big Five personality traits (a quick-and-dirty psychological framework that helps you determine who you are), conscientiousness is the one I lack. My disorganization and taste for … Continue reading How to fake the Big Five personality trait that helps people stick to their fitness goals

How lousy mobility leads to hidden weaknesses in your body

September 23, 2019 at 06:51PM by CWC Nowadays, the majority of us are hyper-mobile. And by that I mean we’re, like, always on our phones. Ironically though, the constant texting, scrolling, and appsturbating wreaks havoc on our physical mobility. That, paired with some of our other 21st century quotidian movement patterns, creates hidden weaknesses in the body, … Continue reading How lousy mobility leads to hidden weaknesses in your body

This 10K training program will get you up and running in only 5 weeks

September 23, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Traci Copeland is a Nike Master Trainer and run coach based in New York City. She’s created this five-week program that will have you eyeing the finish line of a 10K, whether it’s your first time lacing up or you’re an old pro. Train with us over the … Continue reading This 10K training program will get you up and running in only 5 weeks

The sleep issue each dosha struggles to hit snooze on

September 22, 2019 at 08:06PM by CWC Here are two things that are old as dirt: the constant quest for a good night’s sleep, and Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old holistic healing tradition that originated in India. Luckily, you’re able to use the latter to aid the former: using Ayurveda for sleep is all about identifying your … Continue reading The sleep issue each dosha struggles to hit snooze on

Target the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of back pain with these 3 stretches

September 20, 2019 at 09:57PM by CWC In case you thought you were alone, a whopping 31 million Americans experience a painful lower back. It’s a turbulent spot for a great deal of the population, which is why Lara Heimann, physical therapist, yogi, and founder of Movement by Lara, has come to classify the most … Continue reading Target the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of back pain with these 3 stretches

‘I’m a dancer, and these are the 3 no-no-no’s of stretching your hamstrings’

September 19, 2019 at 04:55PM by CWC I have a rocky relationship with hamstring stretching (see: the yoga butt incident of 2018). Unwinding the tight group of muscles running up the backs of your legs can make all of your everyday movements feel more effortless, but getting the hang of how can be tricky. That’s … Continue reading ‘I’m a dancer, and these are the 3 no-no-no’s of stretching your hamstrings’

The Class by Taryn Toomey is coming to a city near you (you heard me!)

September 19, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Every Sunday, no matter how non-virtuous my behavior the night before, I scrape myself out of bed at 8 a.m. to make it to a 9 a.m. exercise class. I do this not because I love to work out (I do not), but because it is the only … Continue reading The Class by Taryn Toomey is coming to a city near you (you heard me!)

The grown-up version of ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ stretches the tightest muscles in your body

September 18, 2019 at 05:41PM by CWC When I picture my own personal hell-scape, the song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” loops endlessly while scary cartoon characters dance around me with ritualistic fervor. But I really shouldn’t be so fast to dismiss the lesson at the heart this nursery rhyme. Learning how to use your … Continue reading The grown-up version of ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ stretches the tightest muscles in your body

How long after waking up should you wait to work out?

September 18, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I may not be a morning person, but I do manage to sporadically conquer before-work workouts (which is saying something). However, sometimes the only way I manage is by rolling out of bed, sprinting to the studio, and going from zero to 100 (“real quick,” to quote Drake). I’ll … Continue reading How long after waking up should you wait to work out?

‘Mandala’ yoga deletes all your negative thoughts—these are the 5 best flows on YouTube

September 17, 2019 at 10:37PM by CWC Yoga is near and dear to my heart. It’s the one hour of my day when I can tell my brain to be quiet and actually get it to listen to me. When you’re flowing on your mat, tuning the teacher out for even a second can land you … Continue reading ‘Mandala’ yoga deletes all your negative thoughts—these are the 5 best flows on YouTube

The easiest habit to adopt to improve your worst days doesn’t even require speaking

September 17, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Right now, my life is amid a phase of change—and I’m personally predisposed to hate change. But, waaah waaah waaah, because even if I’m having a bad day, it’s still a day I still have to get through. One way I’ve been trying to make my awful days … Continue reading The easiest habit to adopt to improve your worst days doesn’t even require speaking

We tried 21 days of at-home workouts—here’s how it changed our outlook on fitness

September 16, 2019 at 02:59PM by CWC At-home workouts are pretty ideal for people with busy schedules (so, pretty much every human). You roll out of bed, throw on your activewear, and get straight to sweating. The problem? Finding the motivation to actually power through at your maximum potential. It’s easy to slack off when … Continue reading We tried 21 days of at-home workouts—here’s how it changed our outlook on fitness

5 exercises a physical therapist wants you to do every day to prevent stiffness as you age

September 16, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC If you’re already feeling a little stiff, just wait—this is just the beginning. As you age, your joints only become stiffer, and usually that goes hand-in-hand with bodily aches and pains. And there’s typically one thing behind the problem: not being active enough. “Stiffness often occurs when we’re … Continue reading 5 exercises a physical therapist wants you to do every day to prevent stiffness as you age