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5 Yoga Back Exercises For Surfers

5 Yoga Back Exercises For Surfers

Got a stiff back? Is it preventing you from becoming the next Kelly Slater? Here’s 5 yoga exercises which can help improve your back’s flexibility and reduce stiffness. Please share the article with someone that suffers from a stiff and painful back.

 

Yoga and yoga exercises can be a great tool for releasing tension in tight muscles and stiff joints. Most of us sit to much during our everyday life and this leads to problems and pain. Daily stretching can help you prevent overactivated muscles and back pain.

 

1. Marjariasana Bitilasana (The Cat camel exercise)

cat camel

The yoga pose Marjariasana Bitilasana is a great way to limber up your back before a surf session. It is a great way of mobilizing your back, chest and neck – providing more flexibility and movement. A fantastic daily exercise for those of you that needs to loosen up those tight muscles and stiff joints. Start the exercise by standing on all fours – lower your back slowly towards the floor while raising your neck carefully. Then shoot your spine up in a controlled movement while flexing your neck towards your chest. Repeat the exercise for 8-10 repetitions over 3-4 sets.

 

2. Uttana Shishosana (Frog position)

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A yoga exercise which stretches and mobilizes the whole spine – all the way from the low back to the neck. It really reaches muscles which can be hard to stretch properly. This exercise provides flexibility to upper and lower back, allowing you to really thrust your hip into those cutbacks. Stand on your knees and let your body fall forwards while reaching out your arms by sliding your palms on the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat for 3-4 sets.

 

3. Urdhvamukhasvanasana

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Great exercise for releasing tensions in your chest and ribcage – allowing you to activate your core and back muscles in the correct way. Start by lying flat out on your front on the floor with your palms resting by your side. Pull your legs together and slowly lift off – using mainly your core muscles. Arch your back upwards until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat over 3-4 sets.

 

4. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana - Young woman practising yoga exercise

This seated yoga exercise provides your back and spine with increased flexibilty – and is generally recommended for those with a stiff back. The pose can be challenging, so don’t do it if you don’t feel comfortable with the other exercises in the article. Breathe deeply and slowly twist your upper body – make sure to let your body ease into it and do it very gently. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat on both sides – 3 sets.

 

5. Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Stand on all fours and gently lift your back towards the ceiling until you reach the illustrated pose. Hold the position for 30-60 seconds before slowly lowering towards the starting position. This exercise really activates and stretches the muscles in the back and shoulder areas. Hold the exercise for 30-60 seconds.

 

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Releasing the Surfer Innate

Releasing the Surfer Innate – with Sebastian Ewaldh.

Meet Sebastian Ewaldh, a spiritual swede devoted to surfing and chiropractic. Sebastian talks us through how he combines the two in the best possible manner.

 

 

Sebastian Ewaldh surfing

 

 

Interview with Sebastian Ewaldh:

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your relationship to surfing.

– Sebastian: 
I’m 25 years old and born in the southern part of Sweden. However, the last 4 years I’ve been living in Spain whilst studying Chiropractic in Barcelona. I started with surfing the summer of 2013, which was a year and a half after my father passed away. I’m quite a spiritual person and surfing is a very spiritual sport so for me it just clicked the moment I tried it.

 

Also, it took my mind in new directions and helped free me to work on the loss of my father. It’s a really beautiful sport. There is nothing better than paddling out and just hearing the sound of a light offshore wind and the waves breaking.

 

At those moments I sense a powerful connection with nature. I feel at peace with my surrounds, which is missing for many of us today because we live in such a very mechanical world. The water has always been my second home so when I discovered surfing and caught my first wave it felt like I had found my way home……..I was embraced by a sense of calmness within.

Sri Lanka

 

So, soon you’ll be a chiropractor? Congratulations. Great profession that helps so many. What do you look forward to the most about graduating as a chiropractor?

-Sebastian: Thank you, Yes I have to successfully complete my thesis and a clinic exit examination and then I’m a chiropractor. Yes it’s a great profession and I was lucky enough to get into a college of chiropractic that teaches it’s students to work with the body’s incredible inborn intelligence…..the Barcelona Collage Of Chiropractic (www.bcchiropractic.es). I mostly look forward to having the opportunity to help people and educate them about chiropractic, about what we do and what we don’t do.

 

I find people often have a narrow understanding of what is chiropractic. People think its only about back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and so on. It does help with those conditions, but chiropractic is really about allowing each human being to express 100% life without any interference in the body. The brain controls everything by sending impulses across the nervous system to organs, muscles and cells. Then those areas send signals back up to the brain. Its like a feedback loop that runs the body……..without it we cannot function well.

 

The demand for chiropractic is extensive given that we all have a spine and that research suggests that most people have problems with it on a regular basis. As a result, there are work opportunities for well trained chiropractors in most countries around the world.

 

How do you link surfing and chiropractic? Is there a sacred bond between the two?

– Sebastian:
To me, surfing and Chiropractic share, at their core, a very spiritual essence. Both are built on a fundamental respect and connection with nature. Both give birth to a set of principles and beliefs that shape the way one lives and interacts with nature.



For me their exists a degree of synergy betwen the two. Historically both also have some things in common. Both have roots outside of mainstream thinking and both have existed almost as countercultures during their early phases of development. I like to be a bit of a rebel and go against the norm so for me they are both a good fit.

 

As already mentioned, I find that getting adjusted regularly helps improve my overall wellbeing, not just my surfing ability. I know others who find the same to be true. When well adjusted, a surfer tends to become extra loose on the turns. This is certainly the experience of Christoffer Hartknopp who also notes that his concentration is better and that his body functions better overall. In addirtion there are many full-time sportsmen and women who now use chiropractic care to improve their preformance in a diversity of sports.

 

Chiropractic adjustment

 

We happened to see a post where you were out surfing with the super stoked Christoffer Hartkopp – how do the two of you know each other?

– Sebastian: We met when I first started to surf in the summer of 2013 at Lapoint surfcamp in Ericeira, Portugal. We went for a few surfs together and he was kind enough to give me some tips, which helped me to improve my surfing. I started checking his spine at that time and we have stayed in contact ever since. Now, everytime we cross paths we try to get in the water and have a surf together, The guy is super fun to surf with, he’s always happy and gives off a good vibe in the water.

 

What is your favorite surf location?

– Sebastian: I have to say Ericeira, Portugal, The location is so nice and it has so many different types of waves. If by chance Ericeira isn’t working it’s only about one hour drive to Peniche and 40 minutes to Cascais where you can find great waves most of the time depending on the swell and wind direction. 

 

Sebastian

 

What is your favorite piece of surfing literature?

– Sebastian: Hahaha…….to be honest I don’t really have one. With reading all the Chiropractic related philosophy and research its hard to squeeze in surfing literature as well. I guess I will have to catch up on that after I graduate.

 

We recommend: The History of Surfing

 

Do you see yourself working with both surfing and chiropractic – combining the two?

– Sebastian: That’s my vision for the future. I want to move to Portugal after I finish my studies and since i now speak Spanish and already understand a lot of Portugeuse. I plan to open a clinic in Portugal and combine surfing and Chiropractic. It’s my dream to be able to contribute to society by promoting healthy living and by raising people’s awareness of health and wellbeing and surfing fits perfectly into that spectrum.

 

 

– Want more? Click here to check out some surf movies

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Juicing recipe for high blood pressure: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Juicing recipe for high blood pressure: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

 

This is a how to guide on juicing Citrus and Chili together into a delicious juice recipe. Fruit juice is a exciting, tasty, simple and fast way to boost your immune system, as it provides antioxidants and other nutrients which help maintain a strong and healthy immunological defense perimeter. Here is an exciting recipe which is not only super-healthy, but also super-tasty: Juicing Citrus and Chili!

 

Everything you need to make the following recipe – juicing Citrus and Chili – is fresh ingredients and a blender / or a juice press.

 

It does not really matter if you use a blender or a juice press for mixing the fruits / or vegetables; the result will be a super-healthy mix which covers a large proportion of the recommended “5 a-day” fruit and vegetable wise. The juice provides essential vitamins, flavonoids and other essential nutrients which help maintain a healthy lifestyle and also in some cases help inhibit cardiovascular disease. In a study by Aviram et al (2002) they found an inverse relationship between the intake of dietary nutrients rich in polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. They also found that Pomegranate juice flavonoids inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation; which is the bad type of lipoprotein (lipids / fat). In other words, a healthy juicing recipe for high blood pressure.

 

Juicing recipe for high blood pressure: Juicing Citrus and Chili juice

Yes, you read correctly, citrus and chili juice. I can almost hear Paris Hilton going “that’s hawwt..” in the background. This juice is very healthy and spicy, and the added chili will provide a massive boost in your metabolism and body temperature (thermogenesis) ensuring a good fat burning experience.

  • Serving: 1 person

 

You will need:

 

A JUICER


Breville Compact Juicer: The design of this thing is absolutely first rate. Even down to the plug, which has a moulded loop so that it is easy to unplug and plug in! No tool is required to remove the basket, as in most other juicers. Breville uses a combo of ingenious design and magnets to hold it in place. Ease of use, fit and finish is perfect. CLICK IMAGE OR LINK to learn more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole red chili
  • 2 table spoons of liquid honey
  • ½ citrus
  • 100 g apple

 

How to make it:

  • Clean the chili and remove the seeds. Peel the citrus fruit and wash the apple. Mix the apple, chili and citrus in the blender / juice press. Then add the honey into the finished juice until it fully dissolves. The result? A feisty little fatburner… in other words a juicing recipe for high blood pressure sufferers – as promised.

 

Juicing Citrus and Chili is healthy because:

  • The mixed juice contains antioxidants, amongst them vitamin C (from the citrus and chili mainly, 106 mg) beta-carotenes which helps boost the immune system. Chili contains capsaicin, an ingredient which has been shown to increase metabolism and body temperature immediately after consumption. An excellent way to start the day if you want to lose a couple of kilos – a true juicing recipe for high blood pressure sufferers, as the increased metabolism lasts for hours.

 

Other exciting juice recipes:

 

 

Article: Juicing recipe for high blood pressure: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Description: Juicing recipe for high blood pressure: Chili and citrus juice recipe. A healhy juicing recipe that might aid you in the fight against too high blood pressure.

By: Alexander Van Dorph, author of Cognitive Disturbance

Alexander Van Dorph
Author: Alexander Van Dorph

WWW: Alexandervandorph.com

 

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Juicing recipe for fat burning: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Juicing recipe for fat burning: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

 

This is a how to guide on juicing Citrus and Chili together into a delicious juice recipe. Fruit juice is a exciting, tasty, simple and fast way to boost your immune system, as it provides antioxidants and other nutrients which help maintain a strong and healthy immunological defense perimeter. Here is an exciting recipe which is not only super-healthy, but also super-tasty: Juicing Citrus and Chili!

 

Everything you need to make the following recipe – juicing Citrus and Chili – is fresh ingredients and a blender / or a juice press.

 

It does not really matter if you use a blender or a juice press for mixing the fruits / or vegetables; the result will be a super-healthy mix which covers a large proportion of the recommended “5 a-day” fruit and vegetable wise. The juice provides essential vitamins, flavonoids and other essential nutrients which help maintain a healthy lifestyle and also in some cases help inhibit cardiovascular disease. In a study by Aviram et al (2002) they found an inverse relationship between the intake of dietary nutrients rich in polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. They also found that Pomegranate juice flavonoids inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation; which is the bad type of lipoprotein (lipids / fat).

 

Juicing recipe for fat burning: Juicing Citrus and Chili juice

Yes, you read correctly, citrus and chili juice. I can almost hear Paris Hilton going “that’s hawwt..” in the background. This juice is very healthy and spicy, and the added chili will provide a massive boost in your metabolism and body temperature (thermogenesis) ensuring a good fat burning experience.

  • Serving: 1 person

 

You will need:

 

A JUICER


Breville Compact Juicer: The design of this thing is absolutely first rate. Even down to the plug, which has a moulded loop so that it is easy to unplug and plug in! No tool is required to remove the basket, as in most other juicers. Breville uses a combo of ingenious design and magnets to hold it in place. Ease of use, fit and finish is perfect. CLICK IMAGE OR LINK to learn more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole red chili
  • 2 table spoons of liquid honey
  • ½ citrus
  • 100 g apple

 

How to make it:

  • Clean the chili and remove the seeds. Peel the citrus fruit and wash the apple. Mix the apple, chili and citrus in the blender / juice press. Then add the honey into the finished juice until it fully dissolves. The result? A feisty little fatburner… in other words a juicing recipe for fat burning – as promised.

 

Juicing Citrus and Chili is healthy because:

  • The mixed juice contains antioxidants, amongst them vitamin C (from the citrus and chili mainly, 106 mg) beta-carotenes which helps boost the immune system. Chili contains capsaicin, an ingredient which has been shown to increase metabolism and body temperature immediately after consumption. An excellent way to start the day if you want to lose a couple of kilos – a true juicing recipe for fat burning, as the increased metabolism lasts for hours.

 

Other exciting juice recipes:

 

 

Article: Juicing recipe for fat burning: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Description: Juicing recipe for fat burning: Chili and citrus juice recipe. A healhy juicing recipe that will ensure increased metabolism due to thermogenesis.

By: Alexander Van Dorph, author of Cognitive Disturbance

Alexander Van Dorph
Author: Alexander Van Dorph

WWW: Alexandervandorph.com

 

Comments or suggestions to “Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe”? Say HI in the FORUM! 😀

 

Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

 

This is a how to guide on juicing Citrus and Chili together into a delicious juice recipe. Fruit juice is a exciting, tasty, simple and fast way to boost your immune system, as it provides antioxidants and other nutrients which help maintain a strong and healthy immunological defense perimeter. Here is an exciting recipe which is not only super-healthy, but also super-tasty: Juicing Citrus and Chili!

 

Everything you need to make the following recipe – juicing Citrus and Chili – is fresh ingredients and a blender / or a juice press.

 

It does not really matter if you use a blender or a juice press for mixing the fruits / or vegetables; the result will be a super-healthy mix which covers a large proportion of the recommended “5 a-day” fruit and vegetable wise. The juice provides essential vitamins, flavonoids and other essential nutrients which help maintain a healthy lifestyle and also in some cases help inhibit cardiovascular disease. In a study by Aviram et al (2002) they found an inverse relationship between the intake of dietary nutrients rich in polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. They also found that Pomegranate juice flavonoids inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation; which is the bad type of lipoprotein (lipids / fat).

 

Juicing recipe for weight loss: Juicing Citrus and Chili juice

Yes, you read correctly, citrus and chili juice. I can almost hear Paris Hilton going “that’s hawwt..” in the background. This juice is very healthy and spicy, and the added chili will provide a massive boost in your metabolism and body temperature (thermogenesis).

  • Serving: 1 person

 

You will need:

 

A JUICER


Breville Compact Juicer: The design of this thing is absolutely first rate. Even down to the plug, which has a moulded loop so that it is easy to unplug and plug in! No tool is required to remove the basket, as in most other juicers. Breville uses a combo of ingenious design and magnets to hold it in place. Ease of use, fit and finish is perfect. CLICK IMAGE OR LINK to learn more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole red chili
  • 2 table spoons of liquid honey
  • ½ citrus
  • 100 g apple

 

How to make it:

  • Clean the chili and remove the seeds. Peel the citrus fruit and wash the apple. Mix the apple, chili and citrus in the blender / juice press. Then add the honey into the finished juice until it fully dissolves. The result? A feisty little fatburner… in other words a juicing recipe for weight loss – as promised.

 

Juicing Citrus and Chili is healthy because:

  • The mixed juice contains antioxidants, amongst them vitamin C (from the citrus and chili mainly, 106 mg) beta-carotenes which helps boost the immune system. Chili contains capsaicin, an ingredient which has been shown to increase metabolism and body temperature immediately after consumption. An excellent way to start the day if you want to lose a couple of kilos – a true juicing recipe for weight loss, as the increased metabolism lasts for hours.

 

Other exciting juice recipes:

 

 

Article: Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe.

Description: Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe. A healhy juicing recipe that will ensure increased metabolism due to thermogenesis.

By: Alexander Van Dorph, author of Cognitive Disturbance

Alexander Van Dorph
Author: Alexander Van Dorph

WWW: Alexandervandorph.com

 

Comments or suggestions to “Juicing recipe for weight loss: Chili and citrus juice recipe”? Say HI in the FORUM! 😀