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Introduction to Using a Slant Board

Whether you’re a devoted athlete or just starting to take your personal health and well-being more seriously, there’s a good chance that you’ve suffered from an achilles tendon injury, shin splints, calf strains, or one of the many other foot or ankle injuries out there.  Let’s start with the basics. You’ll notice that your slant board has 4 customizable settings with varying angles. As a general rule, it’s best to start off by using the mildest incline to begin getting acquainted with the board itself.  Now that you’ve got the board set-up in the desired angle, simply place it flat on the ground and step onto it, ensuring that your feet are firmly placed on the bottom of the base....

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Yoga Wedge Exercises for Beginners

Practicing yoga is an incredibly beneficial routine that can be useful for increasing flexibility and helping with minor ailments. However, you might find yourself intimidated by some of the complex poses and unsure about where to begin. Have no fear, though! With the use of a yoga foam wedge you can begin wading into the world of yoga one stretch at a time.  These 4 entry-level yoga exercises provide basic to properly learn your way around a yoga wedge. THIGH LEANBACKS Tone your thighs with this fast and simple move. Simply place your yoga wedge on the ground with the smallest incline facing yourself. If you have multiple wedges, you can put them side-by-side to give yourself additional space.  After...

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