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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Here in New England we are in the middle of winter. Sometimes the weather encourages us to curl up on the sofa with a good book. Other times we might be inspired to ground, strengthen, and lengthen, kindling our inner furnace. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pelvic pain affects 25% of women and 11% of men. Often, those who are experiencing pain feel more alone than the statistics reveal because pelvic pain is not as readily spoken about as other parts of the body, like the back or hip.
Pelvic pain can disrupt bowel, bladder, digestive, and […]
It’s a word that some people are excited to hear and others dread. What if resolutions are concepts and habits within our reach? […]