Stop Tucking Your Pelvis

Getting people to stop tucking their pelvis under seems to be my life’s work. I don’t know how it happened but here I am. For one, I don’t think most people realize that they tuck their pelvis under every minute of their lives. For another, oh so many people are told to do so. Look …

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The Structure Of The Foot

The structure of the foot is made up of 26 bones, comprising one quarter of the bones in the body, which can articulate in 33 places.  There are four layers of muscles intrinsic to the foot and over one hundred ligaments responsible for binding the bones together. Anatomists break the structure of the foot down …

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A Right Angle

Your shin and foot should create a right angle when you are standing and in what is called the midstance of walking.  Only in this way can weight be transferred successfully from the upper body through the foot and vice versa. Unfortunately, too many of us tend to hyperextend our knees while standing and walking.  …

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Embracing change

It is amazing what happens when the body and the mind meet with consciousness and clarity. We are incredibly adaptable beings with an endless capacity for change. Embracing change is the pathway to a different self. I focus mostly on changing the body and its conditioned patterns but changing the physical is the first step …

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Exercise for Exercise’s Sake

Everyone should exercise about an hour a day. Our body needs it. Bad. If you can’t find an hour try to find 15 minutes. If you can’t find 15 minutes try to find 60 seconds. Anything helps. But there is another wrinkle to the need for exercise. Do you exercise well? The body is a …

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The Architecture of Healing

We must become the architects of our own healing. Life is traumatic. From the big trauma of being born and taking our first breath to the lesser traumas of day-to-day life we are here to be beaten up and to one degree or another develop an inner support system to heal. Like the pulsing of …

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Walking the walls

Check out a new video that I posted to youtube. If you have taken my yoga class, you know that I teach L-Shaped Handstands, and their ilk, in almost every class. I think that these are particularly great poses for developing length and strength in the muscles of the back. These are groups of muscles …

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Parallel feet

We want our feet to fall towards parallel when we walk but it is of the utmost importance they find their way there from a rotation of the pelvis not from turning the feet in. The feet will fall naturally towards parallel if the thighs move underneath the pelvis. The pelvic shift that brings the …

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