Episode 147: Jason’s Take on Yin Yoga

This is where the subhead goes where we talk about how you need to do your research and two other things 

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Since Jason so often emphasizes the importance of building strength — especially along the posterior chain (back side) of the body, I get asked all the time, “What does Jason think about Yin yoga?” For the Season 1 Finale, we decided to take on this topic. Yin is a popular style of yoga that emphasizes long, passive holds of various (mostly floor-based) poses.

In that light, Jason and I talk about:

  • What happens to muscles when you stretch them passively for more than 60 seconds
  • Why it’s never a good idea to stretch ligaments
  • Who might be a good fit for a regular Yin practice and who should be more cautious
  • Why it’s important to include strength building practices, especially for the posterior chain, if you’re going to regularly practice passive stretching
  • The most important type of strength for injury prevention, and some examples of how to do it

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Episode 144: Ouch! How to Handle Your Sore Sacrum

Episode 76: Jason Crandell on Yoga Injuries – “Yoga is Good for You. Most Extreme Things are Not.”

Episode 74: Jill Miller Talks Honestly About Hip Replacement Surgery & How Yoga is in Need of a Tune Up

Episode 101: Learning, Growing, & Thriving After Injury with Laura Burkhart

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