Myofascial Release Contraindications

Here are some contraindications for SMR & MCT release. Maligancy Osteoporosis Oseteomylitis Phlebitis Cellulitis Acute Rheumatoid Arthritis Blood Clot Aneurysm Bursitis Sutures Anticoagulant Therapy Congestive Heart Failure Bleeding Disorders Goiter Eczema / Skin  Lesions Hypersensitive Skin Open Wounds Healing Fractures Obstructive Edema Advanced Diabetes Hemtaoma Febrile State Organ Failure Pregnancy   Resource: NASM Live Myofascial […]

Northwest Yoga Conference: Beyond Pigeon Pose: Yoga for the Hip Flexed Athlete

Namaste Yoga Friends, Thank you so much for attending the conference and my presentation! I hope this information is helpful and I will follow up with an additional PDF or Video on Specific Myofascial release techniques for the hips. Here are some key points to remember from the presentation. – Fascia is part of the […]

Top 7 Most Scenic Marathons

Top 7 Most Scenic Marathons Posted by Elizabeth Kovar on February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm 492 Likes 22 Tweets Training for and running a marathon requires physical stamina, mental dedication and emotional strength.  Thousands of marathons occur annually, but only a select few have with jaw-dropping views.  Viewing mountains, lakes, beaches and wildlife allow runners to mentally […]

2013 Outdoor Film Festivals

2013 Outdoor Film Festivals Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Jan 24, 2013 | No Comments Outdoor films are exciting, motivating and most of all, inspiring. These flicks connect outdoor enthusiasts of various generations through a shared experience – the love for adventure and the outdoors.  In addition to extreme stunts, select films to educate viewers and promotes environmental awareness […]

Meet Stephen Matera: Professional Outdoor Photographer

Meet Stephen Matera: Professional Outdoor Photographer Posted on January 20, 2013 by Elizabeth Kovar Meet one the photographers behind many images featured on The Clymb. Professional outdoor photographer, Stephen Matera, shares insights and details into the exciting life as an outdoor, sport, lifestyle, and landscape photographer. How long have you been a photographer?  I have been shooting for 17 years […]

Top 6 Places to Spot Bears

IN NATURE, PHOTOS Top 6 Places to Spot Bears Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Jan 18, 2013 | No Comments Viewing bears in nature is a magnificent experience, especially for photographers.  These powerful, yet majestic, creatures seen in the natural environment is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Outdoor enthusiasts who decide to travel to bear country must be cautious […]

Adventure Cruises for Everyone

IN PHOTOS Adventure Cruises for Everyone Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Jan 17, 2013 | No Comments   Cruising is known to be relaxing, restorative and luxurious.  However, tour companies now offer smaller and more adventurous cruises for those who seek more than spa treatments and extensive buffets. Get ready for an integration of luxury and adventure at some of […]

2013 Outdoor Photo Contests

IN NEWS, PHOTOS 2013 Outdoor Photo Contests Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Jan 16, 2013 | No Comments   Outdoor pursuits are more than an adventurous escape. When all said and done, what was once an exciting reality turns into a fond memory. And these memories are usually captured via photography. Do something with your photographic memory this new year […]

Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts & Hotels

IN OUR FAVORITE LOCALES Top 10 Luxury Ski Resorts and Hotels Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Jan 14, 2013 | No Comments It’s not always possible to camp out in the backcountry and as so, if you’re going to be booking a room, it may as well be the best of the best. These 10 luxury ski resorts hotels […]

Staying Balanced in a Modern World

Staying balanced is hard, especially in this modern world. Increased job duties, constant connection to technology and economical hardships are just some of the stressors that make it hard to stay balanced. Check out my interview, located in podcast form, on the Matter of Balance Show with Kristen Rzasa.