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2 06, 2018

Take a Load Off with Chair Yoga

2018-06-06T18:56:31+00:00

One of the great things about yoga is that it can be adapted to accommodate body and space limitations.

Are you recovering from foot, ankle, or knee surgery and want a non-weight bearing option for your yoga practice?

Do you have some balance concerns?

Have you tried conscious breathing and yoga postures while […]

Take a Load Off with Chair Yoga 2018-06-06T18:56:31+00:00
31 05, 2018

Planting the Seeds for Gardening Without Pain: Yoga for Gardening

2018-06-03T16:24:15+00:00

Calling all green thumbs! Do you think about lifting techniques when you garden? Protecting your spine is critical in every season of your life. Yoga can be very useful for gardening.

Dawn Cox, physical therapist, created a fabulous resource highlighting proper body mechanics to use while shopping at […]

Planting the Seeds for Gardening Without Pain: Yoga for Gardening 2018-06-03T16:24:15+00:00
30 03, 2018

Prenatal Yoga: Make Your Practice Work for You

2018-04-02T08:00:45+00:00

Do you feel drawn to include yoga as part of your self-care during your pregnancy? Makes sense. Breathing and taking time to connect with your body and baby has been shown to have positive effects.

Yoga as a form of moderate intensity exercise can:

  • lower blood pressure
  • lower heart rate
  • decrease anxiety
  • […]

Prenatal Yoga: Make Your Practice Work for You 2018-04-02T08:00:45+00:00
27 03, 2018

Mad Props: Modified Downward Facing Dog

2018-03-30T11:29:37+00:00

I’ve always struggled a bit with poses that require flexibility in the shoulders and hips. I muscled through yoga postures like any other workout and hoped for the best.

Downward Facing Dog was particularly difficult, and I did the best version I could while still keeping up with the class. I’m […]

Mad Props: Modified Downward Facing Dog 2018-03-30T11:29:37+00:00
28 02, 2018

Posture of the Month: Goddess Pose with a Twist

2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00

Goddess Pose, with its low, wide stance, is a powerful pose for taking up space. Amy Cuddy’s research showed that simply posing in powerful positions, like the classic Wonder Woman pose, showed physiological changes that affected self-concept and risk-taking. Goddess Pose is an excellent choice if you are looking […]

Posture of the Month: Goddess Pose with a Twist 2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00
21 02, 2018

Be Your Own Health Advocate

2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00

When I met fellow physical therapist Andrea Wood, PT, PRPC, she was preparing herself for a hip surgery that entailed a long road to recovery. Using her experience as an example, Andrea talks about how to be your own health advocate and a participant rather than a spectator in your health.


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Be Your Own Health Advocate 2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00
25 01, 2018

Flourishing in the Cold: Self-Care in Winter

2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00

Winter can be filled with dramatic temperature fluctuations and a range of damp weather: snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain (or, all four together in what forecasters call a “wintery mix”). It can make it hard to practice self-care in winter.

So how can we best manage our bodies and spirits […]

Flourishing in the Cold: Self-Care in Winter 2018-03-30T11:23:35+00:00
19 01, 2018

Optimizing Bladder Control: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor

2018-03-30T11:23:36+00:00

As a yoga teacher and pelvic floor physical therapist, I blended the two disciplines together as part of a holistic model of care to create this video for optimizing bladder control through strengthening the pelvic floor.

This video is recommended for people who experience:

  • weakness in the pelvic floor
  • urinary […]
Optimizing Bladder Control: Strengthening the Pelvic Floor 2018-03-30T11:23:36+00:00