Many people swear by yoga postures, or “asanas,” as a way to improve flexibility. But isn’t yoga just another form of passive stretching? Well actually… no. In fact, yoga rarely incorporates passive stretches. Instead, asanas use concepts of reciprocal inhibition, eccentric lengthening, and strengthening through the full range of available motion to safely lengthen muscles.
Most days I can swim better than I can walk. I can’t stub my toe on the corner of an end table, trip on a step, or slip on the ice when I am in the water. Maybe it’s because I’ve been swimming competitively almost as long as I have been walking. Or maybe it’s