Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The 3 R's

Well, sure, you know your 3 R's...reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic.  But, this...obviously has to do with yoga.  I attended a yoga seminar featuring Lilias Folan last week.  Lilias is pretty well know in the public broadcasting system and has been referred to as the "Julia Child of Yoga".  Quite impressive!!!

Lilias has devised a system using the 3 R's - known as Resist, Relax, and Restretch.  It's unique and has been proven effective.  Here's a little rundown on how it works:  In any type of stretch, you first need to become aware of how far you can actually stretch.  You try the stretch and see where you are.  Next, you try to same stretch but this time put some resistance in the move.  It's the opposing forces of resistance that will bring strength to the stretch.  After the resistance, relax.  Yes, it's that easy.  Take a few breaths...relax.  Then, do the same move - restretch - and notice the difference .  It's a remarkable observation where the resistance has increased the range of motion. 

Check out Lilias: for a copy of her latest book. 

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