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

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

Your Three Minds & How to Clear Them.

Lately I've been on a pretty big neurology kick.  Your nervous system is so fascinating! Here's a cool quote that I think really encompasses our discussion today: When viewed mechanically, the human body appears fragile. When viewed neurologically, the human body is complex, INCREDIBLE, and brilliant beyond measure -Shante Cofield (IG: themovementmaestro) Today we'll look … Continue reading Your Three Minds & How to Clear Them.

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

Salamander Pose

Today I'll share with you my absolute new favorite exercise that I've translated into a yoga pose: Salamander Pose It's my new favorite because it combines shoulder stability, hip stability, and core stability!  You can even spice in some glute activation!  This beautiful movement does a whole body good 🙂 It comes from the corrective … Continue reading Salamander Pose

Pigeon Pose Series: Core Strengthening

Here's a quick way to spice up your Pigeon pose by adding some Core Stability through your transverse abdominis muscle.  Plus I'll introduce a different, more active way to get into Pigeon pose! Other benefits include: Increased Active Range of Motion of your Hips Increased Hip Stability (by strengthening your Butt-tator cuff) Gluteal muscle activation Spinal … Continue reading Pigeon Pose Series: Core Strengthening

Yoga for Headaches

Yoga in general is great for a number of different conditions and diseases.  This is simply because it fosters movement (which is the best kind of medicine), breath, and mindfulness (which help decrease your stress).  Healthy movement paired with breath plus the decreased stress from mindfulness can do wonders for your body. Today we'll look at how … Continue reading Yoga for Headaches

The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath

There are a bunch of different ways to breath in yoga.  Pranayama is the umbrella term used to describe all the different yoga breathing techniques.  One of the most common breathing techniques, maybe one you've even heard before, is Ujjayi breath. Ujjayi in Sanskrit translates "to be victorious." And that's exactly what this breath accomplishes … Continue reading The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath

Crocodile Bridge Pose

You breathe about 17,000 to 30,000 times a day.  Needless to say, breathing is one of the most important movements you make every single moment! Improper breathing can lead to a wealth of biomechanical problems.  Sitting is usually the source of our faulty breathing patterns since it impairs the diaphragm and also makes it hard … Continue reading Crocodile Bridge Pose