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

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

Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

I'd like to share with you guys some really cool things that have emerged ever since my yoga community adopted Active Pigeon pose and began to shy away from Sleeping Pigeon. It started here 4 months ago (wow right?!) when I first presented the case against Sleeping Pigeon pose inhibiting the deep stabilizers of the hip … Continue reading Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

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?

Touchin’ Science: Social Psychology & Biochemistry

Let's talk about one of the most important things for our brain and body, and yet it's something you're probably very much deficient in: Touchin' That's right!  Plain ol' skin touching skin.  Think about it for a second, when's the last time your skin touched another person's? (Made some sort of contact via a hug, reassuring … Continue reading Touchin’ Science: Social Psychology & Biochemistry

Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process

Today we're going to look at a couple different muscles and fascial chains that coalesce at one particular part of the front part of your shoulder, the Coracoid process. Fun fact: Coracoid means "like a Raven's beak" and as you are about to see, it looks just like one: As you can see it's a … Continue reading Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process

Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga

Depending on who you ask Sciatica can mean a lot of different things.  Some people have a "Sciatica area" of their thigh.  Others believe that any time their back hurts, it's sciatica to blame. So is it an area of the thigh?  Is it back pain? Kiiiiinda, but not really Sciatica or Sciatic Neuritis is quite … Continue reading Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga