Instruments of Memory

I’m sharing a call for stories from my brilliant colleague and friend, Sarah Webb (IG: @sewmanystories). “Nearly one in four women in the United States will experience an abortion by age 45 for reasons that are deeply personal. And yet the stigma around abortion has silenced their experiences for fear of repercussion. Abortion stories are unspoken […]

The “Flow” State – can you find yours?

I’d heard of “Flow State” long ago and was re-introduced to the term and this very powerful notion recently. Turns out there is a huge volume of literature written on it, and the term was proffered by a psychologist in 1975. Flow is basically a state of mind where we become completely immersed in whatever […]

So much SI (Sacro-Illiac) Joint Dysfunction

In my yoga classes and private 1:1 clients, and even in my frequent and ongoing discussions with others in healthcare, I’m seeing an UNBELIEVABLE amount of this low back pain (or even radiating elsewhere) — largely in women, and of all ages, but particularly in 40s and beyond.  What is it and why is it […]

“FUEL” YOUR MUSCLES

HOW LONG TO STRETCH? RESEARCH SAYS…? Results of long term studies with healthy humans have shown that after 6 weeks, those who stretch thirty seconds per muscle every day were able to increase their mobility more than the people that stretched fifteen seconds or less per muscle per day. Changes in mobility amongst those that stretched […]

SET “MICRO” GOALS AS YOU VISION / PLAN

A GOAL SHOULD SCARE YOU A LITTLE… AND EXCITE YOU A LOT Forget resolutions and work on your intentions, which can be cultivated any time of year. Think in terms of big overarching BIG objectives as well as using the strategy of establishing MICRO-GOALS. These goals can help you (no matter what you want to […]

Anatomy in Action: Why You Should Tape Your Ankles

WHY TAPING THE ANKLES IS A HUGE BENEFIT. THE HIPS – AND BODY – CAN MIRROR THE FEET; ALIGNMENT FROM THE GROUND UP by: Dr. Matt Driscoll (Driscoll Chiropractic) “You’re taping my ankles for my back pain??” This type of question is common coming from our athletes as I am wrapping a piece of tape […]

Fluid Movement: Awakening the Oh-So-Important Psoas

[This is a PART 2 post. Check out PART 1 blog on the psoas HERE.] Tight hips? Back pain? Want to run faster? Need more power on the bike or in your sport? Are you aware of compensation patterns? Let’s dive a little deeper into the important and popular topic of the psoas (“so-as”). Some […]

Why Alignment Yoga – Iyengar-Inspired – Is for Athletes, Everyone

The practice of asana and pranayama not only de-stress you, but energize and invigorate the nerves and the mind in order to handle the stress that comes from the caprices of life. ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life   WHY DO I LOVE (AND TEACH) ALIGNMENT YOGA??? I’m pedantic about how great it is to impact movement […]

5 ‘Go To’ Poses for Active People!

This is “commercial break yoga” – short, dedicated spurts of movement and breathing…! Perfect for athletes or anyone seeking great performance and freedom of movement. No excuses. Breathe mindfully. Focus and stay present. Do in this order. Listen to your body – stretch to resistance but never pain. Smile. Repeat. And, explore my classes, workshops, group training and private […]

What is “yoga for athletes”

With pro teams across all sports increasingly adding weekly yoga sessions to their training, the evidence speaks for itself — range of motion, mobility, and rebalancing are critical for athletes and those athletic. Shattering a preconceived notion that yoga is for thin, fit, flexible women, athletes of all ages, shapes and sizes — and even their […]