Another blog based on questions my clients ask. I was recently teaching my Myofascial Self-Care Stretching Workshop and was asked the following question: "Is myofascial release helpful for pregnant women?" Rather than just saying YES, of course, it's great for everyone (because it is)! I did my usual, well, let's talk it through. Women's bodies… Continue reading Making Space for Babies
Conversations with my clients often get me thinking and inspire me to write something that I believe can help others. I had a client recently who came and said, in her words, "everything hurt." This wasn't typical for her. She said that she had done a popular online training video. I won't say the name,… Continue reading What is a “Beginner” Level Workout
I recently came across the old Steve Martin SNL sketch where he is making a Christmas wish for everyone. He experiences quite a bit of confusion as he is trying to determine his priorities for his Christmas wish. He starts with the wish that all the children of the world would join hands and sing… Continue reading My Wish for You in 2022
Anyone can practice yoga. Healthcare practitioners and fascia experts are recommending yoga to so many people from the very young, to people with disabilities to our elders with a variety of health issues. There is so much research to support yoga as a strategy for managing a huge variety of health issues. As a result,… Continue reading Give Everyone the Gift of Yoga
Why do activities around the holidays seem to create more back issues?
My eBook A Beginner's Guide to Myofascial Self-Care: How to Relieve Pain, Tension, and Stiffness Naturally and Start Feeling Better in Just Minutes is now available in two formats.If you've been to the workshop and want a reminder of all the great releases plus many more, this is it! It is 80+ pages of instructions with pictures.… Continue reading New eBook Based on the Myofascial Self-Care Workshop
A settled nervous system is a prerequisite to healing. -Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW I recently participated in a book club. A new friend invited me because she was aware of the work I do and we had recently had a conversation on how to create yoga classes that are trauma sensitive. The book was My… Continue reading You Can’t Heal if You Don’t Breathe
Use a yoga strap or a belt that has a buckle that will hold the strap taught. Place the strap right over your hip joint. Lift your foot off the ground by lifting your knee to help you find the right spot. Adjust the length of the strap so it doesn't touch the ground. Look… Continue reading Quick Posture Check: Number One Change You Can Make Immediately
This stretch is an old favorite, just like the sweatpants I have on in the photos. I've suggesting this stretch to several clients and friends lately so I thought I'd add it here. Firstly, most adults do not like to get down on the floor. There are many benefits to getting on the floor and… Continue reading Tweaky Low Back? Try this stretch.
Have you ever had one of those embarrassing moments when you tripped on seemingly nothing? It may have been a slight change in the sidewalk or grade of the parking lot. You look around to see if anyone saw your stumble and then look down at the ground like it is the ground's fault. Or… Continue reading Have you tripped on nothing lately? Check your ankle mobility with this easy test.