The Brain & Breathing: Active & Passive Breath

In both yoga and corrective exercise we often draw awareness to the breath.  It's an important aspect as breath is fundamental part of any movement pattern. "If you don't own breathing, you don't own the movement" -Dr. Karel Lewit Breath gives us the biggest indication of where we are at currently in the exercise or … Continue reading The Brain & Breathing: Active & Passive Breath

Fascial Fluid Dynamics

I just had the honor of attending an amazing webinar series from Tom Meyers.  It was all about fascia and had some great recent updates into what they've been discovering about it.  Today (3/22/17) is World Water Day, so I figured I would share with you some of the fascinating stuff he covered about water … Continue reading Fascial Fluid Dynamics

Lateral Lines Part III: Functional Movement

Hello again everyone!  We've reached the final leg of our journey, the part you've all been waiting for!  In this segment we'll look at ways to release key problem areas along your Lateral Line & also address how to strengthen & integrate it in grand movements. Lateral Line openness and strength will give you: Shoulders … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part III: Functional Movement

Lateral Lines Part II: Torso, Shoulders, Head & Neck

Welcome to Part II in my 3 part series on the Lateral Line of fascia!  In Part 1 we looked at the foot/ankle, traveled up the knee and thigh into the hip, and pretty much left off right above the pelvis with your QL.  In this segment we will continue our journey upwards and take … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part II: Torso, Shoulders, Head & Neck

Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Let's talk about one of the grooviest areas of your body: the outside edge, your lateral lines. This kinetic chain of muscles/ligaments/tendons is responsible for your movement side to side hence the reason why it's often called your "Fish Lines." Your Lateral Lines are also HUGE when it comes to stability. I know what you are … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Your 4 Diaphragms

Here's a fun one, that I find absolutely fascinating.  You have 4 diaphragms in your body!  We all know about the common one, the Thoracic Diaphragm that lies under your lungs and helps vacuum air in and out of your chest.  Today I'm here to show you that there are 3 more that are equally as … Continue reading Your 4 Diaphragms

Chronic Illness

Our modern day life is full of chronic ailments - body aches and pains, and also disorders of respiration, digestion, brain function, locomotion, and mood.  Chronic illness now dominates healthcare because everyone is affected. I'm sure you can relate to at least one of these ailments that I've described and believe it or not, they … Continue reading Chronic Illness

Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy, hence the reason why I haven't been writing.  Today, I'd like to share something really simple with you that I learned from Dr. Perry Nickelston that's really helped me move through a lot of the stress and it's all centered around your heart center! Your whole body … Continue reading Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

How to Sit

For the first time in our history as humans we've reached an era where sitting has become a position that we hold for long periods of time.  Historically, we would stand and move around to work our fields, work in a factory, etc.  Time spent sitting was much less was used for times of rest.  Sitting was … Continue reading How to Sit

What is Stretching?

Kind of a weird question right?  We understand what the word means, we can even demonstrate it quite easily, and we know it feels pretty damn good... But can you actually describe it? It's kind of baffling huh? Well let's take a good look at stretching today then!  We're going to look at: Local Components … Continue reading What is Stretching?