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Episode 150: New Research from Robyn Capobianco — The Measurable Impact of Using Therapy Balls Before Stretching

Robyn Capobianco, PhD, is back on the podcast this week to talk about the findings of two related studies she and her team conducted about the science of flexibility. The big takeaway from both studies is the same: Doing self-massage with Yoga Tune Up Balls before stretching increases flexibility and creates less of a temporary strength deficit. Translation: On those days when you just want to lie on the floor and roll, DO IT. Is it good for you? Yes! Is it good for your yoga practice? Yes! Is it a good thing to do as you age? Definitely! There is so much good news in this episode and Robyn breaks it all down for you.

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Manipulation of sensory input can improve stretching outcomes

Self massage prior to stretching improves flexibility in young and middle-aged adults

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Episode 88: Looking at Yoga Poses Through the Lens of Yoga Neuromechanics With Robyn Capobianco

Episode 98: The Only Absolute in Yoga is That There Are No Absolutes

Episode 89: All About Your Fascia With Jill Miller (Part I)

Episode 90: All About Your Fascia with Jill Miller (Part II)

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Episode 98: The Only Absolute in Yoga is That There Are No Absolutes

Robyn Capobianco | yoga podcast | Yogaland Podcast

On this week’s episode, neurophysiologist Dr. Robyn Capobianco returns and we cover a ton of interesting ground. I walked away from the conversation asking myself, ‘Are there absolutely, definitively good movements and bad movements within the framework of yoga poses? And do we know what they are?’

Here are the other points we discuss:

* The difference between the anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromechanics and how they apply to yoga

* What Robyn’s research has shown her about squeezing the glutes in backbends + the surprising thing that happens when you stop squeezing

* How to be a more discerning connoisseur of all the research, articles, and blog posts that are out there and why it matters

* Why Robyn believes that constraints around the practice can sometimes do more harm than good

* Is it safe to roll up from Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) to standing?

*BONUS: Robyn’s favorite mascara brand, which she promises will change your life.

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Episode 88: Yoga Through the Lens of Yoga Neuromechanics with Robyn Capobianco

Backbends: When and Why to Engage the Glutes

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