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February 2 Simple Stretches

January 28, 2011

February 2 Simple Stretches.

To help keep strain off the upper back, neck, shoulders, wrists and forearms I suggest you use round needles instead of the extremely long straight needles. If you are working on a heavy project such as a blanket the weight alone will cause strain and discomfort on all the above mentioned areas. By using the round needles all of the weight will be placed in the center of the needles and there will be less strain.

Upper back stretch:

Sit tall with your feet flat on the ground. Extend both arms out front. Round your shoulders slightly and try to reach as far forward as you can without leaning from your hip joint. Hold this position for 15 seconds.

For a little extra with this stretch you can drop your chin to your chest and you will include your neck.

Shoulder stretch

Sit tall with your feet flat on the ground. Take one arm and cross your chest. Take your other arm and hold it for support. Hold this position for 15 seconds. Then switch sides.

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The above is from the booklet “Stretches for those who Knit and Crochet” This book can be found on the website or on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Stretches-those-who-Knit-Crochet

Ellen is a certified Fitness Practitioner/Personal Trainer, teaching obtainable lifestyle changes for over 25 years. Ellen writes and produces fitness DVD’s  CD’s and Books of the IsoBreathing program. All are now being sold through the IsoBreathing website. http://www.isobreathing.com

Introducing Ellen!

January 5, 2011

Hello my friends,

I wanted to share something with you that will make you healthier this year! Watch the video and follow the series
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Nicole

Ellen is a certified Fitness Practitioner/Personal Trainer, teaching obtainable lifestyle changes for over 25 years.

Ellen writes and produces fitness DVD’s  CD’s and Books of the IsoBreathing program. All are now being sold through the IsoBreathing website. http://www.isobreathing.com

Stretches for those tight muscles

January 5, 2011

Stretches for those tight muscles

Did you ever find yourself sitting for hours on end finishing up a project? You try to get up and your muscles are stiff. I am going to post a new stretch each month starting with the top of your body working down to help you relax those tight tired muscles.

Simple neck stretches:

Sit tall with both feet flat on the ground. Take one hand and bring all of your fingers together and place that hand behind your neck as shown in the top photo.

Slowly allow your head to lean back. It will come to rest on your hand as seen in the bottom photo.

This is as far back as you should go. Hold this position and take three slow deep breaths. Then bring your head back up to a neutral position.  Repeat this three times.

Another way to relax your neck is with shoulder shrugs. Sit tall with both feet flat on the floor. Raise up both shoulders at the same time and take a deep breath. Slowly lower your shoulders and exhale at the same time. Repeat this movement 3-5 times.

The above is from the booklet “Stretches for those who Knit and Crochet”

Ellen is a certified Fitness Practitioner/Personal Trainer, teaching obtainable lifestyle changes for over 25 years.

Ellen writes and produces fitness DVD’s  CD’s and Books of the IsoBreathing program. All are now being sold through the IsoBreathing website. http://www.isobreathing.com

North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival- Go Visit!

August 18, 2010

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We’re donating some yarn to the 2nd Annual Fiber Festival being run by the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood NJ. It’s this October 12 and 2 2010.

Go and visit this site to get all the information you’ll need to visit- Just Click this text!
Visit the festival and get some raffle tickets to win a Darn Good Yarn goody basket!

Do you have an event you’re sponsoring and are looking for a similar donation? Please contact us!

Need a donation?

August 18, 2010

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We’re donating some yarn to the 2nd Annual Fiber Festival being run by the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood NJ. It’s this October 12 and 2 2010.

Do you have an event you’re sponsoring and are looking for a similar donation? Please contact us!