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

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

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

Alignment from the Ground Up

This blog was first posted on Holy Yoga Global®, LLC: https://holyyoga.net/2019/03/28/healthy-foot-awareness-alignment-from-the-ground-up/ In honor of April being Healthy Foot Awareness month, I want to bring you a post dedicated to our amazing feet.  However, for many of us our feet don’t feel like amazing structures. Some sources estimate that over 75% of Americans will experience foot… Continue reading Alignment from the Ground Up

Movement

Moving into an Alignment Filled Life

Stand with your pelvis over your heels (not your toes) Carry your kids in front of you without compromising your alignment Posture is not alignment. Posture is about how you hold something, and many of us hold our posture very poorly. However, alignment is the optimal way that something should be placed in order to… Continue reading Moving into an Alignment Filled Life

Chair Yoga

Rock Advent Challenge

During the month of December, Nutritious Movement did a Rock Advent countdown.  The following posts were featured on my Instagram feed.  Each day showcases a different movement to get you moving.  Many of the movements include the use of a chair to make the movements more accessible. However, you can do the same movements without… Continue reading Rock Advent Challenge

Foot Health

Transition to Minimal Footwear

How do you transition to minimal footwear? Evaluate the state of your feet now? Do you normally wear shoes with a 1-inch heel? 2 inches?Next find one pair of shoes you would like to replace and purchase the new shoe with a ½ inch smaller heel.Allow your body/feet adequate time to embrace these new shoes… Continue reading Transition to Minimal Footwear