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5 10, 2018

Posture of the Month: Banana Pose

2018-10-05T14:36:44+00:00

Want to open your side body? Improve digestion? I have the posture for you!

Banana Pose offers a spinal side bend in a supportive, restful fashion. By laying on the ground, you are able to really release into the posture.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the creation of the shape of […]

Posture of the Month: Banana Pose2018-10-05T14:36:44+00:00
5 10, 2018

6 Uses for a Half Roller

2018-10-05T16:15:37+00:00

1998 was the year I discovered foam rollers.

It was my first time living in NYC. I was working as physical therapy intern in orthopedics across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

One of the physical therapists I was shadowing put her patient on a foam roller. He was wincing, squirming, […]

6 Uses for a Half Roller2018-10-05T16:15:37+00:00
31 08, 2018

Breathing during Yoga: Do I Inhale or Exhale?

2018-08-31T19:43:34+00:00

“How do I breathe during yoga?”

I have received this question multiple times over the years. My answer is three part:

  • What do you want your pelvic floor to do during the movement?
  • What feels right in your body?
  • Does it matter?

The movement of pelvic floor muscles and diaphragm during breathing […]

Breathing during Yoga: Do I Inhale or Exhale?2018-08-31T19:43:34+00:00
31 08, 2018

Your Morning Routine

2018-08-31T10:24:26+00:00

Do you have a morning routine? Does it resemble one of these two scenarios?

Scenario #1:

Wake up. Notice the birds chirping outside your window. As your sit up on the edge of the bed you think of three things you are grateful for and how wonderful your day will be. You […]

Your Morning Routine2018-08-31T10:24:26+00:00
4 08, 2018

Posture of the Month: Supine Twist

2018-08-13T20:07:23+00:00

Are you looking for a way to warm up before twist poses? Interested in unwinding your spine and hips at the end of the day? If so, you might enjoy Supine Twist.

The Supine Twist is a posture I modified from Knee Down Twist (Supta Matsyendrasana).

In Knee Down Twist, you lay […]

Posture of the Month: Supine Twist2018-08-13T20:07:23+00:00
4 08, 2018

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Exploring Safe Exercises

2018-08-07T09:46:15+00:00

You may have heard of diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) because it has been getting a lot of press in the past couple of years. My pelvic health physical therapy colleagues and I are seeing more self-referred postpartum patients because of this increased awareness.

Diastasis rectus abdominis occurs when the normal distance […]

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Exploring Safe Exercises2018-08-07T09:46:15+00:00
4 08, 2018

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What It Is and How to Manage It

2018-08-06T19:05:16+00:00

Your gynecologist or urogynecologist diagnosed you with pelvic organ prolapse. What does this mean?

Pelvic organ prolapse is defined by Haylen et al. as “the descent of one or more of the anterior vaginal wall, posterior vaginal wall, the uterus (cervix), or the apex of the vagina (vaginal vault […]

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What It Is and How to Manage It2018-08-06T19:05:16+00:00