Thighs feeling tight? This is how we roll out the quads.
Rolling is an incredible self-care tool.
It helps you become a student of your own body. As you roll, you learn where you habitually store stress, and in the process start to release those layers of tension.
The top 5 reasons to incorporate rolling into your current movement discipline:
- Reduce muscle pain and fascial tension
- Warm up your muscles
- Boost recovery time
- Improve posture
- Bolster the immune, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems
In spring, as we start to pick up our outdoor pursuits like cycling and hiking, it’s our legs that need a little extra loving attention, Follow along with Sarah Moody in the video, as she guides you through the quad release your legs have been needing.
Grab a massage ball or two and follow along with Sarah Moody as she walks you through a roll-out for your quadracep.
Posted by Namaste Yoga + Wellness on Friday, March 22, 2019
Note: like anything that has the power to heal, misuse and overuse can cause harm. Start with small doses – 30 seconds on each muscle group you want to roll. If you have more time, try doing three sets of 30 seconds, with 10 seconds of rest in between. Also, try to decipher the difference between pain and discomfort in your body. Rolling should feel something like a deep tissue massage, but never painful. Stay in the middle space between effort and ease, making sure that your breath is smooth and that the muscles on your face are relaxed.
Join Sarah for her regularly scheduled weekly classes, including Roll+Release, Yin Yoga, and Restorative.
Spend a little more concentrated time with Sarah and attend her upcoming Roll Release and Restore workshop on Saturday, July 13.