Balance Poses: (Please) Bend Your Damn Knee

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

Add Some Weight to Your Practice

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

Developmental Movement: Hips & Shoulders

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

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

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

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