Breast Health, Health, Lymph, Neck & Shoulders, Pelvic Health, Pictures of Exercises

Stay Healthy This Cold & Flu Season, Move Your Lymph.

It's that time of year when everyone is getting colds, flus, chest infections.... You know all the regular recommendations: wash your hands, take Vitamin C, get plenty of rest, take On Guard (I think I'm a little behind the trend on this one-- I JUST discovered how amazing this essential oil blend is. Seriously, it changed… Continue reading Stay Healthy This Cold & Flu Season, Move Your Lymph.

Habits, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Sitting

. . .but what about when I DO sit?

I'm always telling my clients about the health benefits of sitting less, and the question that usually follows is something like this: "...but what about when I DO sit? What's the best way?"  I know that you aren't going to spend the ENTIRE day standing and walking (and I would not advise that you do so).  At… Continue reading . . .but what about when I DO sit?

Feet, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Shoes

5 Steps to Safely Transition to Minimal Shoes

Minimal or barefoot shoes have become increasingly popular in the last few years because of their health benefits.  Vibram claims their shoes will strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improve range of motion, stimulate neural function, eliminate heel lift to align the spine, and allow the body to move naturally.  Under the right conditions, minimal shoes… Continue reading 5 Steps to Safely Transition to Minimal Shoes

Back Pain, Habits, Health, Pictures of Exercises, Pregnancy, Spinal Health, Standing

“Stand Up Straight!”

Have you ever been told to “stand up straight!”?  This phrase has children everywhere grumbling as a well meaning adult lectures on the importance of good posture.  In my opinion, it's one of the most  relevant examples of the difference between posture and alignment.   The phrase has permeated the culture with its vague (subjective) recommendation for… Continue reading “Stand Up Straight!”

Back Pain, Habits, Health, Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises, Pregnancy, Standing

“Alignment, Is That Like Posture?”

Happy New Year! I thought I'd start off 2014 by addressing one of the questions I was most commonly asked last year: “Alignment, is that like posture?”.   When I tell people that I teach alignment, what usually comes next is something like  "Alignment, is that like posture?" or “Oh, I need that, I have terrible… Continue reading “Alignment, Is That Like Posture?”

Hip/Leg Pain, Pictures of Exercises

Attention Sciatica Sufferers!

I've had many friends, family members and clients complain of sciatica lately, so I wanted to write a post for them. I wanted to start out by showing you the anatomy of the piriformis muscle and sciatic nerve. You can see how a tight piriformis would agrivate the sciatic nerve.  It's relatively rare, but in some people, the nerve… Continue reading Attention Sciatica Sufferers!