Posts by Lauren Eirk


Killer Core

Reprinted with permission from the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) www.aeawave.com This article first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Akwa magazine. IAFC 2019 Land Workshop Highlight Killer Core By Lauren Eirk, MS We all know that it is important … Continue Reading

Could Your Yoga Be Making Your Hamstrings Tighter?

If people are stretching their hamstrings so much in Yoga, why are we still tight?

Looking at the complexity of this muscle group, the hamstrings themselves are often called biarticular, or two-jointed muscles because they attach at the knee and the pelvis. Their ability to perfom at the hip depends on the position of the knee and our relationship to force | direction of force. (Kapandji, 2011) Continue Reading

Downward Facing Dog 101

Downward Facing Dog (also known as adho-mukha svanasana) is probably one of the most famous yoga poses in Western culture. This standing pose is a great strength builder for shoulder muscles, abdominals, spinal erectors, hamstrings and ankle muscles when used … Continue Reading

Plank Pose 101

Everyone knows plank pose is a challenging position. When done strategically, it requires every muscle in your body to work together. What most people don’t realize is that plank can be stressful when inappropriately progressed for certain individuals: not giving … Continue Reading

Yoga I.S.® for Active Aging

It appears that once someone begins the process of on-going neglect in their fitness and health, the deterioration of joint structure, the loss of muscle, the loss of organ system efficiency, and the ability of the body to handle physical, chemical, or emotional stress become the primary factors in our ability to participate in his or her life. Continue Reading