The multifidus muscle group, located along the back of the spine, is an important muscle to train if you are healing pelvic pain and incontinence. The multifidus extends your back when both the right and left column contract, or rotates your spine when […]
We’ve all experienced burnout. While it would be supportive to be able to take off for a month to a retreat center and recover from life’s stresses, many of us can’t run away from our obligations. So, what are we to do? […]
Flight, fright, or freeze. You may have heard that phrase to describe what happens when our nervous system perceives a threat.
That makes sense when it’s something that can do you harm: a car that doesn’t see you in the crosswalk or a rattlesnake on the trail.
But did you know that […]
You’ve probably heard that you should do kegels but wondered what exactly is a kegel–the term is pretty vague. A kegel is simply a pelvic floor muscle contraction.
The term “kegel” was coined in the late 1940s after gynecologist Arnold Kegel. He recommended performing pelvic floor muscle exercises to help […]
If you experience persistent pain in your pelvis, back, shoulder, or neck, you might have an unconscious tendency to protect yourself by increasing rigidity in your body. The Cat/Cow Pose help to undo that stiffness.
This might look like holding your shoulders up toward your ears, holding your breath, and abdominal […]
As always, the content of this blog is offered for informational purposes only. Please seek proper medical advice when recovering from any surgery and returning to a yoga program.
The fourth trimester is full of ups and downs. You are over the moon with your new little love and absolutely sleep […]
This post is for caregivers of all types: parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, babysitters…everyone can benefit from some body mechanics awareness!
Putting the baby in a crib
What is the best way to put a baby down for a nap? Try and get as close as you can to the crib.