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What is the IT band?

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In less than 10 minutes Rachel discusses all things iliotibial (IT) band. She outlines how this band of connective tissue is essential for stability in the body, while also demonstrating a wonderful stretch to bring awareness to this complex area. 


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June 10, 2024

Very helpful. I teach yoga for healthy aging and knee problems are frequently reported to me. The typical way of "stretching" the IT (and taught in TT) has always seemed like an anatomical oxymoron. This is on the agenda for my popular "developmental asana" this week. Thank you Rachel.

April 1, 2024

This is super helpful. I have suffered from left knee pain from running / biking that is worst when my knee is fully extended/straightened. I think stretching everything around it will be my best path to healing...

April 7, 2023

Rachel’s enthusiasm is always matched with helpful education. She and her vids are always helpful.

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