This is the one and only post written during my pregnancy. (I'm full term now, just waiting on baby to arrive.) Writing a blog or engaging in social media just hasn't been a priority the last nine months. I've been spending less time online. I wanted to experience this pregnancy with less technology, fewer distractions and… Continue reading The One Where I am Pregnant
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
I just got back from an advanced teacher training in Hawaii led by my teacher and mentor, Katy Bowman. It was an amazing week in a beautiful place with some of my favorite, like minded people. Why did Katy pick Hawaii and this particular retreat center for our training? Well, besides the fact that Hawaii is… Continue reading Silence is Golden
In Paddle Boarding Part 1 we looked at my sister's default position when on an unstable surface. Another common response when on an stable surface is to lower our center of mass (in the pelvis) to feel more steady. Your center of mass is closer to the ground when you are kneeling, making it easier… Continue reading Paddle Boarding Part 2: Take a Stand for Your Knees!
We're in Grand Lake, CO, aka paradise, this week spending time with family and friends before the big move. We rented stand up paddle boards this morning and all gave it shot. Of course, like everything, this turned into an alignment education opportunity. When you get on an unstable surface, what is your default position?… Continue reading Paddle Boarding Part 1: What’s Your Default?