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Women's Health

Menstrual Cycle – Role of Your Uterus

How do you feel about your menstrual cycle?  Love it?  Hate it?  Dread it?  Embrace it? I would venture to say 90% of women would respond with "hate it" or "dread it".  Why do we feel that way?  Is this pattern of thought destroying who we are as women?  Are there some people who really like… Continue reading Menstrual Cycle – Role of Your Uterus

Diastasis Recti, Movement

Heal Your Diastasis with Butt Exercises

During my research of a diastasis, I discovered that proper glute function is a key element of healing a disastasis. At first, this seemed odd to me as a diastasis is on the front side of the body, and the glutes are on the backside of the body. Why would something on the back side… Continue reading Heal Your Diastasis with Butt Exercises

Movement

Bent Knees, Straight Knees, Locked Knees – What?

I used to be a compulsive knee locker. I also used to be a compulsive knee bender. Does this confuse anyone else, or is it just me?  I thought that the way to prevent locking your knees was to softly bend your knees; however, I have discovered you can still lock the knee caps in… Continue reading Bent Knees, Straight Knees, Locked Knees – What?

Movement

Why I Ditched Kegels

Pelvic floor health is something I have had a passion for ever since the birth of my first child. After my daughter's birth, my pelvic floor was just not the same. Jumping and trampolines made me nervous. At my post-natal follow up, I found I had a cystocele, which is a slight drop of the… Continue reading Why I Ditched Kegels

Alignment

How to Align Your Shoulders

In the yoga world I hear these words a lot, "draw your shoulders down and back." The cue is meant to help align people's shoulders but what I have seen in bodies is that it causes people to excessively pull their shoulder blades back and also causes them to push their ribs forward. If you… Continue reading How to Align Your Shoulders

Alignment, Diastasis Recti

How To Align Your Pelvis

The number 1 tip that I give to people who are working on healing their diastasis recti is to correct their pelvic alignment. Your core muscles cannot do their job well when the bones of the body (pelvis) are incorrectly position. Think about buying a house. When you look at a house one of the… Continue reading How To Align Your Pelvis

Diastasis Recti

I have a what??? – Diastasis Recti

In May of 2012, I started to notice that my belly was not going away after having my twins in February of 2011.  I know that our bodies change after pregnancy, especially when you have 3 of them.  However, something was just not sitting right with me about my belly, so I started to do… Continue reading I have a what??? – Diastasis Recti

Alignment, Foot Health

Healthy Feet #7 – Stand with Your Feet Parallel

Notice the position of your feet at various times during the day. When you look at them, are they parallel?  Or are both feet turned out? Or one foot turned out? Are the legs parallel or do you stand with a hip popped out? Awareness is the first step is correcting foot alignment Once you… Continue reading Healthy Feet #7 – Stand with Your Feet Parallel