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What's so great about Quinoa?

Estelle Harford
I'm so pleased to announce a new addition to the Stretch Chi blog - tips and tools for wellness.  In my experience, once I started doing Ki-Hara, I felt an intense need for more than just muscle cleansing.  I wanted to be more conscious of what kind of fuel I put in my body - growing up in Ohio - this meant switching from various forms of potatoes and pasta to "better" carbohydrates.

Make your running more efficient with a Ki-Hara trained Psoas

If you’re planning an endurance race this season, you may have started to notice some problems now that you’re kicking up the mileage - such as hip pain, fatigue, lower back pain, or Achilles pain. These problems can be caused by weak and inflexible hip flexors. By using Ki-Hara to strengthen and resistance stretch this muscle group, you can not only avoid the injuries listed above, but actually improve your marathon experience.

Sleep Away Pain - the connection between Sleep and Muscle Tightness

53% of chronic pain patients also have insomnia. It's a chicken and egg scenario - scientists aren't sure which came first, but there's some evidence that suggests you may be able to help your chronic pain by getting a good night's sleep. Find out some amazingly effective solutions for getting to sleep.

How to Stay Limber in the Air

In all my research, dehydration seems to be the major culprit of muscle tightness during air travel. We tend to feel the most comfortable when the humidity is between 40-70%, yet in an aircraft cabin, it falls to about 20% - even less than the Sahara Desert! In these conditions our body goes into overdrive to make sure our essential organs remain hydrated. Connective tissue (fascia, membranes, muscles, etc) is one of the first of our organ systems to dehydrate, leading to discomfort, headaches and irritability. Movement and stretching, while helpful in the short term, don't seem to do the job on a long distance flight. In this article, discover tactics to keep your muscles loose before, during and after long flights.



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