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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

Foot Health

Healthy Tip #6 – Walk in Your Yard Barefoot

The ultimate goal of healthy feet is to be able to walk barefoot without pain or discomfort.  However, that is not reality for most people.  If you have been wearing shoes every day for years and transition immediately to being barefoot, you will experience many negative side effects of this transition.  Moving to being primarily… Continue reading Healthy Tip #6 – Walk in Your Yard Barefoot

Foot Health

Healthy Feet Tip #5 – Exercise Your Feet

We have cardio classes to exercise the heart. We have abs/core classes to exercise our midsections. We have weights classes to build strong arms and legs. We have Pilates classes to build flexibility and core strength. Have any of you ever attended a foot class to strengthen your feet? Our feet are one of the… Continue reading Healthy Feet Tip #5 – Exercise Your Feet

Foot Health

Healthy Feet Tip #3 – Ditch Flip Flops

Today's Healthy Feet Tip is one that not many people like to hear because people love flip flops. I understand that flips flops are easy to slip on and great for warm weather and the beach however wearing flip flops has significant negative effects on the health of the feet. Katy Bowman does a great job… Continue reading Healthy Feet Tip #3 – Ditch Flip Flops