A bent knee, is a strong knee. Has anyone ever told you that before? I'd wager that this is probably your first time hearing that. When it comes to Balance Poses (like Dancer's, Half Moon, Warrior 3 etc) You've likely been instructed to straighten your leg or "microbend your knee." These are really common cues, … Continue reading Balance Poses: (Please) Bend Your Damn Knee
Do you even lift bro? I love this particular line, one because there are some hilarious memes affiliated with it, but also because it's a really really important question to ask yogis. The answer is usually, for lack of a better word: abysmal. Yoga is not perfect Satya (Truth) Moment: I'm not sure if you've heard … Continue reading Add Some Weight to Your Practice
Ah it's been so long since I've been able to write! Taking a little time off to focus on my work has been good and inspirational. So let's start off this new wave of inspiration looking at how to sequence in really healthy movement! In this post today we'll take a look at how Internally … Continue reading Developmental Movement: Hips & Shoulders
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
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.
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
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
Today we'll demystify and breakdown "Tight Hamstrings." It's a common diagnosis among a lot of people. You've probably heard of it or suffered from it at one point as it often keeps you from folding forward and touching your toes. Hamstrings are a bit more complicated than they seem. They can actually be both "tight" and "not tight" at the … Continue reading Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?
Oh man do I have something amazing to share with you guys today. I learned it at a strength webinar last week, and if you've seen me since then chances are I've had you "donate your body to science" so that I could try this out on you and have you experience it. Today we're going … Continue reading The Power of the Pinky Finger