126 thoughts on “Video Training Series

  1. Thank you for this series as I live outside the USA and can’t get to your classes. I am 57 and waiting for a total knee replacement due to arthritic change post car crash ten years ago. Whilst it might be too late for this knee the other one needs looking after. I had to leave ballet classes aged 7 years old as I could not do the splits. Hamstrings and adductors have always been tight so hoping this will be life Changing!

    1. Hi Sharon! I am so sorry that you have been through all of this. Video 3 is going to be ideal for you. And Video 2 will help you learn the method properly from the get go. Stay tuned as well, we have more offerings coming after the Training Series – that are ideal for people who aren’t local to our studio. Let me know how you do with the stretches in videos 2 and 3!

  2. For me, it’s my lower back. Last night I slept well for eight hours…(I think I have a good mattress) but I woke up with my lower back hurting.

    I also go to some interesting workout classes at Equinox and I am just surprised how things I could do before (cheerleader, athlete, skier), I just can’t do.

    V. much looking foward,
    Denise

      1. I just listened to Video 2 and first am amazed that I’ve landed here after saying to myself “I have to figure out a way to reduce the tension in my shoulders!” … my neck feels better after just a few instances and I am not even sitting up the way I should. THANKS!

  3. I became aware of fascia stretching last year and found that this 1st video provided an excellent explanation of about fascia. I started having difficulty with back pain a year ago, which affected my right leg right down to my toes. In August I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which has now progressed to affecting both legs, including painful and extremely tight calf muscles. Is fascia stretching safe to do if you have spinal stenosis?

    1. It absolutely is! AND the stretches we teach in Video 3 are ideal for Spinal Stenosis. I am so glad you enjoyed the video! Did you download the PDF. It is really great too…

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    Thank you, and without a harrowing taxi ride through Christmas traffic. I am now two years older and my friend (the one I brought to you) have not been toegher since. Hopefully, I can invite myself back to NYC when she gets back from her winter escape. You are answering a hope I put out sending this series. My neck and shoulders are killing me right now. Please keep sending ways for me to use your method while I am in Michigan. Happy New Year.

    1. Hi Diane! Stay tuned for Videos 2 and 3 all what follows afterward. We’ve got you covered – even in Michigan! XO

      1. Sounds great and you’ll be hearing from me when I finish the classes I have signed up to do already or next year when you open up again.

  5. Very good, although I have been aware of fascia in the past. One of the issues that increases my resistance to exercise is a torn rotator cuff. Does Bendable Body deal with such an injury?

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Scott! The stretches we teach in both videos 2 and 3 will help directly with Rotator Cuff. You will be surprised, but the stretches in video 3 (which are for the legs) are REALLY important to making a lasting change to your shoulders. In addition to this – there will be more offerings available to you at the close of the Training Series. Stay tuned and keep me posted on how you do with the stretches in video 2 and 3.

  6. I am getting old and stiff. Not found the yoga held postures have helped very much in the past. Always been stiff round the hips and groin, compounded by injury. I have found the moving stretches of Tai Chi more useful but still not been able to loosen up the adductors and abductors on my left side.

    I have practised some of the stretches you have published by video and they seem to work amazingly well. My aim is to get back to tennis – I am only 75 – I feel I need to be flexible and strong. Weights and Tai Chi get me part of the way. I just hope you can help me get going again.

    1. Hi Jenny! That is great – I am so glad you are getting some relief. The stretches in video 3 will be a great start to loosening up the adductors and abductors. Then at the close of the Training Series there will be more options for you… I think we can get you back on the court with just a little stretching.

  7. PS I am in the UK and would come to you to learn but obviously cannot. So I am most grateful for anything you post that we can work on by ourselves. Thank you very much indeed.

    1. Our pleasure! Stay tuned for more offerings online at the end of the Training Series! We’ve got you covered in other words!

  8. I have been using your stretch for the neck and shoulders, and feel a difference, especially when I don’t do the stretch for several days. My neck and shoulders are the primary areas where I feel pain, but my whole body needs help.
    Thank you! I shared this with 2 friends. I look forward to the next videos.

    1. Thanks Debbie! The stretches in videos 2 and 3 are going to be great for you. Think of it as similar to brushing your teeth. A little bit every day is essential to unload your life activities.

    1. It effects all physiological functioning. In very specific ways. Stretches for the front of your thighs (quads) improve allergies the most. Stay tuned for more offerings after the Training Series to address more specific concerns.

  9. YAY Sita and John! This is Beth in Manitou Springs. I’m delighted you are doing this video series!! I’ll send it out to others.
    Many thanks! 🤗

  10. I sit at a desk and use a computer keyboard 8 to 10 hours per day. My job is stressful (divorce attorney). I often have neck pain, upper back tightness, wrist pain (arthritis), and migraines. I don’t sleep well and always feel “tight.” Especially in my upper back area.

    I live in California and have been envious of those that live close enough to take classes from Bendable Body. I have been interested in and reading about fascia for several years.

    THANK YOU for providing this on-line series.

    Kate

    1. Hi Kate. That is stressful. Oh my goodness. So the stretches you are going to learn in videos 2 and 3 will help your neck and upper back a lot. Don’t discount video 3 stretches – even though they are for the legs! They are key! We will also provide more resources at the end of video 3 that target the wrist, migraines, and so much more!

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    I first heard of you from watching a podcast you were on as guests of Dr. Steve Gundry, who has rescued my gut health😀. Thank you for this video series. I am 60 years old and I am looking for relief of stiffness and pain in my hips (especially when I first stand up after sitting awhile) and neck pain from too much device use😕. Looking forward to the next videos👍🏼

    1. Hi Beth! Isn’t Dr. Gundry the best. What a nice man. The stretches in videos 2 and 3 will be perfect for what you have going on. And then down the road – right after the Series is over – there will be much more for you to take advantage of!

    2. Same here! I saw Dr Gundry’s podcast featuring Bendable Body and was blown away. I’m nearing 60 and stiffness is my most bothersome condition (eating the Gundry way has cured all the other stuff!) I’ve been a lifelong athlete but suffer from intense pain in one hip, just like you, it’s worst after sitting (or sleeping). I’m also at the computer all day for my job. I’ve begun the Bendable Body stretching and it has given me strength and that great feeling of stretchiness! I’m excited to learn more in this series. Thanks for all you do at Bendable Body!

      1. Deje! Make the stretches we teach you in video 3 part of your daily routine – you can’t overdue – and your hip is going to be singing. I am so glad you found us too! We have so much more coming your way. Stay tuned!

  12. Thank you for this insightful information! I have been in the wellness, fitness and nutritional side of health since 1980. I am now 64 and have been experiencing stiffness and the inability to move as I once did. Lower back pain as well as neck and shoulder pain from an auto accident have kept me away from working out as I would like to. This series is what I have been praying to find. I live in Arizona so I am not able to get to your studio. I saw your interview with Dr Gundry and have been successfully using the stretches you showed us on that video. IT WORKS! I am excited to learn more!

    1. Wonderful! The stretches in video 3 will really help you. Also – there will be more offerings after the Training Series – you are not alone in being far from our studio! So we have you covered and are going to give you lots of options for stretching.

    1. ABSOLUTELY. Arthritis is linked to inflammation and the body gets inflamed when the immune system is taxed and also when the fascia is stiff and dense. All physiological functioning happens in the fascia. We can pinpoint stretching certain areas to deal with specific ailments. The stretches you learn in Video 2 and 3 will certainly help. But as we move forward here there will be more offerings and plenty that target arthritis and each specific joint in the body as well.

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    Hi Sita, Hi John, Happy New Year! I know I haven’t been in touch, but continue Bendable Body stretches you taught in the Rancho La Puerta class two years ago! Can’t believe it’s been that long. Am looking forward to videos 2 and 3. I’ve also saved the short videos you’ve put out over the past couple of years. I continue to concentrate on my lower body–hamstrings, quads, calves and hip areas. I’ve combined these with weights/muscle toning and periodic visits to an MFR specialist. Am a firm believer in taking care of the fascia! Best to you both.

    1. Hi Ginny! That is so great! I think you will really like video 2 and 3. It clarifies things further and also really teaches the stretches and the method clearly! You sound great. I am so glad to hear that you are keeping up stretching and doing other things as well! -Sita

  14. Thank you for video #1. I’m not sure I understand the statement that “all disease starts with the fascia”. As an ovarian cancer survivor I don’t see the connection. I’m very interested in becoming more flexible. Even as a child in dance class I was unable to do splits like some of the other students. I think my lower back has the most dense fascia and that is aIso an area of repeated injury which has improved somewhat recently following another program. I am very interested in what you will offer after the videos are all released. Hopefully it will be an affordable alternative to attending a live class. I wish all three videos were available in one session. Not sure why the delay is needed?

    1. Hi Geri! Great questions. Let me make my way through. All disease starts in the fascia. That is actually a quote from Alfred Pischinger a doctor from the early 1900s who studied fascia extensively. The reason he can say this is because it is such a foundational tissue in your body. Physiological functioning and cell communication happen in and through your fascia. So when it becomes dense and hard and stiff – that is the start of ill health. It is also the start of the aging process. And we at Bendable Body take it a step further and say it is the start of pain too. We are offering affordable options at the end of the Training Series – I think you will like them – at least I hope you do! The reason we are releasing the videos with a few days in between is because so many people have such busy lives and need a few days to get to things… it’s a common way to do Series like these, so we are simply not re-making the wheel. I totally get wanting to watch them right away though too. Sorry about that. I hope you enjoy them when they are released! Did you check out the pdf that went with the video – you might like it.

      1. Thanks for your thorough response. It makes sense about the fascia and cell communication. Looking forward to the next videos.

  15. Thank you for this video training, I have had a weird poping sound on the left side of my lower back, it sounds like a xylophone being played back there !!Which I think is contributing to my psoas muscle on the same side hurting . I am hoping that this stretches will be the answer.

    Thanks again!!

  16. Looking forward to Vid #2! I am somewhat familiar with fascia now that I have the Resistance Flexibility book. Though I have tried the stretches in the book, I find that video is easier to understand and follow.
    The area that I wish to focus on in my body are my hips. This is new more acute discomfort on the right side, but I have had a hard time sitting cross-legged for any length of time for many years.

    1. Yes – there is one stretch in particular in video 3 that will be key to get you back in a cross legged position. We’ve got you and your hips covered with this training series… and there is so much more coming too!

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    Hi Sita and John, I am so glad you are offering these video trainings. I am not new to fascia. However I never know which exercices are best for me. With this program I think I’ll find answers to my situation. I used to exercise regularly when living in Canada, mostly in the swimming pool. Six months ago I moved to Europe and have been so busy that all I could do was walk once in a while. Now I am stiff and weak and yesterday realized that when I am sitting on the floor I don’t have the strength to get up. Also, my feet are stiff most mornings as I get out of bed. I get easily very tired whenever I exercise a little bit. I really need help and need to go back to the root of my stiffness. Looking forward. Noëlle

    1. Hi Noelle! I hear you and you are not alone. All of the stretches we teach in this Training Series could literally hold you over for life and help you get your body back. You just need to do them! Think of stretching as similar to brushing your teeth. You need to unload all of your daily activities from your body – and the Bendable Body Method of stretching does that! Once you start doing what we teach in this series – you will have so much more coming to you from us… so just stay tuned!

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    I am so excited for this series. I am 43 years old and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Ehlers–Danlos syndrome. I have been seeking information on line about Fascia but have been unable to fine in-depth detail. I am desperate to get off my pain medicine and reclaim my life.
    Greetings from Sweden.

    1. Hi Lorna! We work with someone on a regular basis with Ehlers… I am sorry you are suffering with that. The most important thing for you to learn is the 4 pillars of a stretch. Really let the concept of focusing on a short beginning range and NOT a long end range sink in. This is everything. You want to only stretch when you can resist and stay out of end ranges! I see that you are in Sweden. We may be offering Stretching Courses 1 and 2 in Germany this summer – incase that interest you… you would really like it. As for Fibromyalgia – we’ll have more offerings coming at the end of the Training Series that will address this and so much more!

  19. Having been fit and athletic until my mid 30’s, I now have stiffness around my right knee and ankle after injuries and repeated surgeries over the last 10 years. This coupled with a change to a more sedentary job has had a negative effect on my posture, strength and balance more generally. I’m hoping your method will help me. Thank you

    1. It will! Video 3 and the stretches we teach are everything for both knees and ankles. It will get better. You just have to do them. During this series really put your attention on learning the method and getting a feel for what it is like to stretch your fascia – it’s a new thing! So get comfortable with it and used to it. Then in no time you will be able to add so many stretches. Gald you are joining us!

  20. Wow!!! I find this the most interesting point! I would love to know more about how fascia contributes to allergies. Looking forward to the rest of the series! I have increasing allergies that I never had growing up and would never has put stretching and fascia together with allergies. Thank you for the training series.

    1. Hi Sherry! Ah yes… the physiological associations with stretching. You are quite right – this is a VERY fascinating point. Hint: do a stretch from our youtube channel for the front of your thighs – your quads – this will really help with allergies. John get’s them really badly and he does quad stretches throughout allergy season – and presto! They are gone. 😉

  21. I’ve been doing your “Rancho” series of moves since hearing your interview with Dr. Gundry – and I love it! So…I was disappointed that this 1st video isn’t more training at all, but essentially all the background info that I already learned about. Look forward to the actual training videos!

    My issue seems mostly neck and shoulder – from sitting at my computer and/or reading without having my arms properly supported. Small issue occasionally with one of my knees.

    1. Hi Tori! Bare with us. I totally understand that you are anxious to get going and stretch. We just have so many beginners and we really had to go through a process to set the foundation! Video 2 and 3 have stretching in them. Take this opportunity to really become a better stretcher and up your skill level with more detailed instruction. You will get so much more out of stretching if you do this. And don’t worry – we have much more coming down the pipeline after the Training Series is finished!

  22. Sita & John,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! For 10 plus years I’ve had to be my own advocate in reference to my pain. Out of frustration I began my own research and slowly discovered the mystery of fascia. I’d bring this to my doctors, therapists etc and the only acknowledgement I’d receive would be a polite nod or acknowledgement that there indeed is fascia but NO ONE would listen to me when I’d question/ask if in fact couldn’t the fascia be a major factor in my pain. They’d look at me as though I had 10 heads. Then I found you, your You Tube videos & kind texts. I can’t wait for more. The little I’ve already learned/incorporated into my life has already helped. Im a sponge for more!!!!! Thank you so very much!

  23. Sita & John,
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! For 10 plus years I’ve had to be my own advocate in reference to my pain. Out of frustration I began my own research and slowly discovered the mystery of fascia. I’d bring this to my doctors, therapists etc and the only acknowledgement I’d receive would be a polite nod or acknowledgement that there indeed is fascia but NO ONE would listen to me when I’d question/ask if in fact couldn’t the fascia be a major factor in my pain. They’d look at me as though I had 10 heads. Then I found you, your You Tube videos & kind texts. I can’t wait for more. The little I’ve already learned/incorporated into my life has already helped. Im a sponge for more!!!!! Thank you so very much!

    1. Hi Kathy! Thank you for sharing your story. You are an innovator and a trend setter – and that is not an easy thing to be! Take it from us, we know. I am so glad you followed your instincts and took your health into your own hands. We are bringing so much more your way… stay tuned!

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    Sita & John.. So So truly excited to start learning stretches & working my fascia! For the last 30 years I’ve worked as a dental hygienist and most often NOT listening & properly taking care of my body. Also my husband has his own small but very busy contracting business and this last year has been having hip pain with the pain going down his leg – he’s seriously considering a hip replacement & I’d be thrilled if I could get him to practice this stretching method..he’s stubborn though so I’m praying he’ll check this out! Thank you for sharing this amazing information to strengthen our fascia. I’m a health nut who is hungry to learn more all the time! I would love to learn this method as a professional & share this in my area in my own studio..that is a true dream of mine!

    1. Hi Kathy! Your job must take a toll on your body. I can only imagine. We would love to come visit where you are and teach! We could always set that up! In terms of the stuff you have going on and your husbands hip – Videos 2 and 3 and the stretches in there will be really great for you both. And then after that we are going to have more offerings available to cover a WIDE variety of topics!

  25. Hi. I came across Bendable Body via listening to an interview with Dr Christiane Northrup a year or so ago where she mentioned your program, specifically your ‘weekly bend’ at the time. I’d experienced a lot of hip/pelvic pain which your stretches helped with. Currently I’m experiencing random knee and foot pain – and I can’t tell where the problem is! My chiropractor says it is nothing structural so I’m guessing it’s my fascia. My feet have been painful now since just before Christmas so this course has been a timely arrival in my inbox. I’ve been taking magnesium and trying to keep up with some yoga but basically I have practically zero core muscle strength and just can’t do some of the yoga positions. I work in an office and my job is mentally intensive, so at the end of a day I don’t have the energy (or the inclination!) to get out and do something active. I’m really looking forward to receiving the first video…

    1. Hi! The stretches we are teaching in video 3 I think will help your feet a lot. Give those a try for a few days and see how you feel. If you need more – no worries – we have more coming!

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    Hi Sita and John!
    It’s Blazenka from Croatia, maybe you (Sita) remember me. I have one question. I’ve been doing bendable body method, but always for the legs stretch, and then you send some days ago stretch for the arms- ( heart meridian ). After exercises I had very intense muscle fever. Is that normal reaction or maybe I was doing something wrong? Wish you all the best, and hope to come on your training course one day! Greetings from Croatia! 😃

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    I am hopeful that this program will help me regain my health. I have recently gained 30 pounds. I have degenerative disc disease, neuropathy, EoE, and other health issues which I feel have some root cause that I am not able to pinpoint.

    1. Hi Kim! It will. The stretches in videos 2 and 3 are such a great starting point for you! Keep us posted on how it goes.

  28. Both of my knees are so painful and stiff! I have arthritis in both knees and about a month ago I had the gel shot in both knees. Unfortunately it did not work at all. I feel very blue and concerned about how my life is going to be with all the knee pain and stiffness. I hope your stretching exercises work for me!

    1. Hi Diana! I hear you. The stretching is going to work. You just need to learn it well and do it. Really pay attention to the technique and practice it in video 2. And then for video 3 you will have the perfect stretches for your knees. Plus there will be so many more options for you in the the very near future.

  29. I’ve been suffering with a chronic 24/7 vestibular migraine for 6 years. I have such terrible stiffness and pain in my neck and shoulders. I have done everything, stretching, faciablasting and meditation to relax the muscles but it just isn’t working. I’m hoping you can help me!

  30. I am so excited to start this journey with you. Looking forward to videos 2 and 3. Here’s my question, will this help reduce the look of cellulite? Especially the hip and thighs?
    Thank you!

    1. YES! It absolutely will. You will want to work on your hamstrings and IT Band. We are so excited to have you on the journey too!

  31. I had my hip replaced 12 months ago (anterior approach), having significant challenges with sore and stiff soft tissue in groin, front of hip, and outside of hip ( IT band area, can here it snapping over the bone). Anyhow, a multitude of nagging bothersome issues… the most bothersome right now is the difficulty lifting my leg to put on pants or socks. X-rays are fine, had some taken a few weeks ago. Walking is fine. Can ride the eliptical, do squats with no issues. The most bothersome right now is the groin pain when lifting the leg and the foot being extended (i.e. sitting leg extension). Anyhow, need some help, intrigued by your stretching methods.

    1. During Video 3, you are going to learn a stretch for the lateral hamstring – (and 2 more muscle groups as well) – these 3 stretches are going to be so important for you. The lateral hamstring will help alot with the groin. Then we are offering a membership site that will give you even more options – different styles of stretches and the like. However, the stretches in Video 3 in and of themselves will be huge for you.

  32. After Video 2, my neck and shoulders are 25 years younger than the rest of me (76). Thank you again for the 2 exercises.

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    I am probably getting ahead of myself. I have been following your site for the past few months. I teach a lot of fitness classes and I am wondering where in a group fitness class I could incorporate a few of these stretches. Would they be warm up or cool down moves. I have added the first exercise at the end of my class. I like a lot of the previous comments have a need for hip flexibility. I will do everything I can. I look forward to the next video very much.

    1. Hi Stephanie, I would be sure to incorporate them at the end – it will help prevent injury and unload the concentric movements that have been loaded into the body during traditional exercise. The next video is really great – you will love it. Do you live near NYC? You would also benefit a lot from our Stretching Courses – especially since you are an instructor. 🙂

  34. Hi Sita, Hi John. This is a great video introduction to fascia and its importance in the body. Thank you for making it simple and understandable! Looking forward to seeing all the videos!

    Does this method help with rheumatoid arthritis?

    1. Thanks Marjorie!!! Definitely. In the membership site that is going to open for joining right after Video 3 – we have a number of stretches that target Rheumatoid Arthritis!

  35. Dear Sita and John,
    the videos are fabulous! After just this short stretching in the video 2 my right shoulder feels much better!
    I was wondering if this resistant stretching could somehow work with the fascia in our eyes as well to improve the sight! I am trying it on myself now as I absolutely love your stretching!
    Thank You! <3

    1. Thanks Simona! I love hearing this. It does work the fascia in the eyes! Great question. In the membership site that is opening after the 3rd Video – there will be many targeted stretches available for the eyes and so much more! Stay tuned.

  36. Hi Sita,

    I started doing Bendable Body about a year ago, but haven’t done it consistently due to back issues. Is it normal to feel very sore after doing the Bendable Body stretches? Now that I have gotten the back issue under control, I really want to get consistent with BB. I think what you and John have created is outstanding and your customer service is amazing. Anytime I have emailed you, I have always received a return email very quickly. I am hoping with this series of introductory videos, that you have created an online style of classes that I can take to stretch my overall body and get back in shape to be able to do other forms of exercise with greater ease. Thanks for everything!

    1. Hi Marie! It is very normal to feel sore after you stretch. The more you stretch, the less soreness you will feel. Also- just so you know – we help people with back issues all the time! The stretches we teach in Video 3 particularly target back pain. I am so glad you are happy with my fast responses! I try my best. Glad to have you with us!

  37. I am so glad that you are doing this. I have been following you for quite some time and these stretches are so straightforward and easy to comprehend. Earlier today I was in my car at a stoplight, and feeling quite tight on the right side of my neck. Total relief after these stretches. Thanks a million! I am looking forward to see what comes next! Jeanette

    1. Jeanette! This is so wonderful to hear! The feedback is everything. We have worked really hard to communicate this information as clearly as we can. Keep up the good work… if you do them daily – you will feel such relief! And what we add in Video 3 will be huge for you!

  38. So glad you have published these videos. I live right between your two studios in Newark, DE and have been meaning to take a day and come to one of your classed but life never seems to give me the time. Now I can experience it online! I have also been very tight in the hips and envious of people who can’t sit cross legged so well. My neck also is extremely tight. But recently I injured my knee and they removed the meniscus. It is better than before but it so stiff. I have tried everything – physical therapy, daily stretching, yoga, weights, etc. Even though these things help it is still extremely stiff. The doctor told me he also removed some arthritis in that knee so maybe I just don’t have enough cushion any longer but hoping this will help me in all of these areas.

    1. Hi Kim. The stretches in video 2 will be great for your neck. And the stretches in Video 3 will be ideal for your hips and knee. Plus we are launching a Membership Site at the release of Video 3 – it will have so many options for you!

  39. I too saw the podcast interview Dr. Gundry had with you. Thank you for this training series. I am just getting started and look forward to easing the pain and stiffness in my shoulders, neck, upper back, lower back and hips. I am only 58 but feel older

    1. Well… let’s get you feeling younger! The stretches in Videos 2 and 3 are ideal for what you have going on. Try incorporating them daily and your body will start humming!

  40. These two stretches have had an immediate effect on my neck/shoulders. I’ve had two neck surgeries due to degenerative disk disease, the 2nd one adding a plate from C5 to T1, with ongoing stiffness, pain, numbness and tingling – positional and random. I am 60, but otherwise in good health. This disease has greatly affected my quality of life, and ability to be active in any reliable capacity.
    I feel these stretches could be the answer for me, based on the relief I feel from just a few.
    Thank you – I look forward to #3, and continuing these two daily!

  41. I did Video 2 yesterday and today I am quite sore around my right shoulder blade. Is it typical to encounter soreness or am I being too aggressive in my resistant stretch?

  42. I have almost come to your DC workshop many times but it is a 2.5 hour drive from where I live in VA. The older I get, the stiffer I get and it makes exercise less fun. Your video gave me an instant result of greater flexibility. I wish you could come teach a workshop in Richmond, VA.

    1. Wonderful news. Stay tuned for the membership site which you will be able to access on the 9th… it would be a great option for you!

  43. Just for the Video#2, it make me feel better. I got disc compression on my c4-c6. Cannot wait for more and keep up the good work.
    Thank you and God bless,

  44. Im learning to help myself and people with pain. Thank u so much. For help n education. I learnt aboit you from shawn Stevenson’s TMHS podcast. It really works.
    Keep going.

  45. thanks for the videos. Is it normal to feel sore after doing these stretches? I felt sore when running after stretching and later in the day.

    1. It is normal. Especially when you first start stretching. You will feel less sore down the road. It is good to keep moving and drink lots of water to flush your system out. When you stretch, if you do more repetitions, you will be less sore later on as well.

  46. Hi, Kathy here again. Loving the videos! I have to say I’be never seen instructions presented so clearly! Can’t wait to sign up for more.
    Question: Obviously I found you b/c I have numerous areas of pain. Im just wondering if you suggest I continue my pilates reformer & gym workouts as I continue with you OR stop all exercise til my pain gets under control then restart my exercise in combination with Bendable Body?
    You’re the best👏👏👏❣️

  47. Looking forward to online membership. Also, could you post stretches that would help with chest pain along the breast bone that may be caused by costochondritis, and or digestive problems causing pain along that same area? Also, any stretches that would improve range of motion after total knee replacement? Thanks. J

  48. Thank you for video #3!

    I could absolutely feel a difference in my legs and lower back/upper hips area. More fluidity and ease of movement, more Qi flowing in the whole area and my legs.

    And though I look forward to exercise to address the hip joint more specifically, the 3 essential hamstring stretches done just once, already brought greater comfort where there was stiffness and a little pinching.

    Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see what happens with regular practice.
    See you in your NY studio!

  49. These videos are great! I was able to do the shoulder tension releasing stretches at my desk, which I loved! The information on the relationship of the hamstrings and the pelvis was really helpful in helping me to understand why sitting at my desk for 12 hours a day has led to other mobility discomfort. I really appreciate this information and look forward to using my new stretches! Thank you!!

  50. Two questions: 1) If I’ve not been stretching or working out for about five years due to back pain, but feel I am now ready as back is better, is it smart to do the stretching every day? I get pretty sore afterward, which is fine, but not sure if I can over do it by doing it every day. With bendable body method, is more often the key to success, or can you take it slow and still see results?
    2) The payment plans – Am I correct in stating that a monthly subscription, you can cancel anytime after one month, but with the yearly subscription, you can cancel it but you won’t get any proration for the remainder of the year?
    I’m so excited that you were finally able to put this together! I am definitely signing up, just need clarification on the payment plan. Thanks!

    1. Hi Marie, It’s really normal to be sore when you stretch. But over time, as your fascia gets healthier and your muscles stronger and you are able to make more repetitions, you should be less sore when you stretch. The most important thing in the beginning is to make sure you are doing it right and staying away from over stretching in joints. You can certainly stretch every day. I would say if you are too sore – maybe resist a touch less and do a few more reps and see how you do with that. With the Bendable Body Method you can do either. You will get results even if you take it slower. Something we love to suggest is sprinkling in a few reps here and here throughout your day – like you would drink a glass of water.

      In terms of our payment policies – you have it correct. The yearly subscription is non-refundable. If you cancel your card won’t get charged at the start of the next payment cycle – which would be a year out from when you joined. You will not be refunded. The monthly is much more flexible. You can cancel any time and your card won’t get charged at the beginning of the next month. And if you decide in the first month of joining that you don’t feel the site delivered, we will give you a refund. But that trail offer is only good for the first month.

      Does that explain it?

      1. Sita, I did one set on video three on Wednesday night, did all three sets on Thursday night, and had low back pain on Friday which was confusing as I hadn’t had that pain in a while. Then on Saturday, I was “running around” the house, cooking, working on an office project, then jumped in the car to go somewhere and my mid and low back had some spasming which hasn’t happened in over a year. I was really surprised and so bummed out as my back had really been getting better. Have you had people who deal with back pain experience old sensations when they first started? Do you think I went too aggressively at first doing three sets the second day? I don’t know if I should continue as I certainly don’t want to make my back worse. Help.

        1. Hi Marie, You are a member of the membership. You need to do some stretches for the front of your thighs – you quads. Stomach 1. Can you find that in the single stretches. I would do 3 sets of 6 reps on each leg for a couple of days and then go back to your hamstrings. Let me know how you do.

  51. Sita, I asked a question but don’t see a reply.
    My question was since I have areas of pain can I continue my pilates reformer as well as my gym workouts while continuing stretching through your memberships or should I only stretch and resume workouts only after the pain ends?
    Also, a knee replacement prohibits me kneeling & going into certain positions. Will the membership videos address or show modifications for this?
    Need info before signing up. Thx

    1. Hi Kathy, First I would encourage you to take a little tour of the membership: https://www.bendablebody.tv/ You can view all the video titles, you see images of them, all the categories. You just can’t play the videos unless you are a member. But you will really get a feel for it. We won’t be advising you on what to do with your other physical exercises and activities. That’s your call. One thing we can say – no matter what you are doing, our method of stretching will make your body feel better doing it. And it will certainly help with any pain you are having. In terms of kneeling – we have many stretches that are not on your knees. The knee flow in fact is intentionally set up so that you don’t kneel! You are not alone in having knee pain. Often cushion is really helpful too for under your knees for those poses that are on the ground. But there is so much you can get done without kneeling. Lastly – you can always give the membership a try and cancel at any time – the monthly option gives you the most flexibility. I hope this helps!

  52. Hi Sita and John

    As you know I am already a fan of your work and have been doing BB for some time.
    Thank you for these videos they are indeed fabulous and are a great way to pass on the information about your technique to friends and family.

    I do have a quick question: is there an alternative to the standing stretch for the lateral hamstring? I may be missing something but don’t feel the contraction much which is not the case when I do all the other stretches.

    will definitely come in for a class next time i’m in NYC

    1. Hi Johanna! There are so many alternatives! Have you seen the membership site? It’s such a great option for you: https://www.bendablebody.tv/catalog (that page shows you all of the alternatives for the stretch you are asking about). We would of course love to have you at a class in NYC!

  53. Can’t reach my foot to do the stretch can I modify the stretch by putting my hand on my calf? Thanks for the videos I feel better when I do the stretches along with my exercise routine.

    1. YES! Absolutely. Remember – it’s not about range or pose… it’s about the contraction. Even moving a few inches is huge and will give you a result. Have you seen our membership site? 🙂

  54. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “0”. Reason: Human SPAM filter found “oy” in “comment_content” *]
    Many thanks for your unique stretching methods. I’ve already benefited from Video #2 and others I’ve found online. They’ve been useful in lessening low back and hip pain from long drives. I think they may be helping me to regain flexibility more quickly once the trips are over as well. I actually enjoy the work involved in each stretch. I have SI joint pain on one side and moderate scoliosis, as well as elbow joint and bicep pain from work injuries and overuse. Would any of your stretches possibly improve these conditions?

    The Bendable Body stretches are a great prelude to a good night’s sleep! I hope to visit you in your Washington, DC studio when I attend my niece’s wedding in Maryland this summer. Looking forward to learning more.

    1. Hi Tom! I am so glad to hear this. The stretches in Video 3 will help with your SI Joint and Scoliosis. But if you want something even more specific I recommend our Membership site: https://www.bendablebody.tv/catalog If you go to this page and enter “scoliosis” in the search bar you will see all of the stretches that help with that. Follow the same approach with “SI Joint” to see the stretches that will help with that. I hope this helps and we would of course love to see you in DC.

  55. Oh man wish I could afford a membership!!!! Thank you so much for the free videos😁will be applying them everyday during my 30-day plant paradox regimen🎉 so happy Dr.Gundry had you on his podcast😆will definitely be following you guys on social media again thank you 🙏🏽

  56. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “0”. Reason: Human SPAM filter found “youtube vi” in “comment_content” *]
    This may sound like a silly question. Being on a limited income, could I receive benefits from your YouTube videos instead of membership? Also, is there a difference between your on-line membership and the TV membership?
    Thank you.

    1. Not a silly question at all! There is of course a big difference between our paid membership and our youtube channel. The quantity, the quality, etc… you can browse https://www.bendablebody.tv/ to see what we offer, you just won’t be able to play any of the videos. Having said that, there are some great videos on our youtube channel that you can get a lot of benefit from. I hope this helps.

    1. Great question! Our company and membership site is still in it’s infancy so we haven’t planned tailored options for different communities of people (like Seniors). But I won’t rule anything out as far as the future is concerned.

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