Just Say Yog-ahhh

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the pelvis is a mirror to the body. "There are 35 muscles attached to the pelvis so when it's out of whack, everything suffers," says physical therapist Lara Heimann, founder of Yogastream. Unfortunately, with sitting practically a lifestyle requirement these days, the pelvis literally gets crushed. Whether you're stiff from a bad night's sleep, a lengthy commute or a long day at the computer these 4 yoga postures will help condition and realign an overworked pelvis for less injury and pain. Do these moves as often as possible to activate, open, lengthen, and stretch for a sublime spine and happier hamstrings.


Low-Lunge<br> with a Twist

Low-Lunge<br> with a Twist
This move targets the hips and lubricates the spine to increase pelvic mobility. How to: From Down-Dog, step your left leg forward, place your right hand down, and rotate your ribs to the left while keeping the pelvis stable (tight). Raise your left arm in the air. Hold for a count of five and then repeat on the other side, stepping your right leg forward. Relax for a count of three and repeat on both sides.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

Keep ReadingShow less