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Dara Torres - 2nd in 50m freestyle. Congrats to Anne and Steve!

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ESPN.com
Ki-Hara, Dara Torres Stretching

Dara Torres is back on track and still using Ki-Hara as her recovery method.  This week, Dara placed 2nd in the US Winter Nationals in Atlanta.  Be sure to follow Dara's progress as she works towards London 2012.  Congrats to Anne and Steve on all their hard work!!  View This Blog & News Article about Dara Torres - 2nd in 50m freestyle. Congrats to Anne and Steve!

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

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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.

Flexibility system can help ease pain

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Chicago Tribune Jan 15, 2008 by Nancy Maes
When Carrie Collins was practicing hours on end for a piano recital, she developed pain in the muscles of her neck and upper back. Living in San Francisco at the time and looking for atypical alternatives, she decided against going to a medical doctor. Instead, she turned to Craigslist, deciding on someone who offered relief...

Stretching it Out

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WBEZ October 8, 2007
This is one of my favorite radio pieces by Jennifer Brandel. ​Jennifer Brandel: The last time I could touch my toes must have been shortly after birth. 
 If and when I try to, I end up looking more like a zombie searching for a contact lens. I have never been flexible; I have always wanted to be. And that.. is my secret shame.

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