Flexibility and Range of Motion

Yoga is a pretty awesome way to improve your general health – and a lot easier to get into than most people realize.

Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga.

When you first start out you will probably struggle to touch your own toes – that’s normal and that happens to the best of us (things will gradually improve!).

If you are serious about yoga, and stick at it, you will notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible.

What impressed me the most, when first starting out, was the amount of aches and pains that disappeared.

We all have those complaints when we get over the age of 30 – all of a sudden our bodies seem to take a battering for no apparent reason.

Yoga is a brilliant option when it comes to handling those unwelcome aches/pains.

Simple things likes tight hips can strain knee joints because of improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones – tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which is a bugger for back pain.

Take it Away Tara!

The Yoga video on Flexibility and Range of Motion above is yet another offering from the inspirational teacher and “Yoga Rebel” Tara Stiles (From the Livestrong series on YouTube!).

She’s an excellent teacher and manages to ‘do away’ with all the confusing yoga jargon.

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, Tara’s easy-to-follow and approachable manner will guide you towards living well every day.

The coolest thing about the yoga video series Tara provides is the fact that it is totally FREE!

So, with that in mind, please consider visiting the original video on YouTube and showing your appreciation if you found it helpful. The more interaction these videos get – the more likely the creators are to release more in the future!

Stay Healthy! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Flexibility and Range of Motion

  1. Great yoga video instructional! Tara explains everything in laymens terms. She gives great tips in helping you to do the movements and her tutorials are easy to follow along with.

    Yoga is a great exercise both for flexibility and range of motion as the article suggests, and also for mental calmness and relaxation. Great find. I will definitely go check out more of the LiveStrong videos!

    1. Yeah LiveStrong are a really good resource for health topics etc. We don’t usually give the competition a ‘leg up’ on this site, but we make exceptions for LiveStrong! 

      Glad you enjoyed the article mate! 

  2. Chris this is a very inspiring and informative post. Although I “know” the benefits of yoga as you describe, I’ve gotten very lax about putting them into practice. And, boy, has my flexibility suffered for that! And you are right, too, in that the aches and pains intensify when we don’t move and stretch our bodies properly. The video you share in your article is a game-changer, truly. I had not seen any of Tara’s videos before, and I have to agree with you: she seems to be an excellent teacher (though she talks pretty fast in a few spots which made it hard for me to follow at first lol). What I especially like is that she takes us through a very comprehensive series of yoga moves for flexibility in less than 10 minutes. I definitely have 10 minutes and need to unfurl my yoga mat and get stretching. Thanks for the inspiration, Calorie Ninja! ~Cheri

    1. Hi Cheri, 

      I’m glad you enjoyed Tara’s video above – she has that effect on watchers! Personally, I think she’s the best out there at yoga video tutorials. 

      Thanks for watching! 

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