Gluteus Maximus: The Case for Bigger Butt Muscles.

The gluteus maximus is an extensor muscle that came into being when we stood up and the gluteus maximus and the hamstrings pulled down on the back of the pelvis and spine in order to pull the trunk upright. Quadrupeds have gluteal muscles but they are relatively weak. To stand and walk upright we needed …

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The Art of Doing Nothing, While Standing

Here is a guest post from our friend Rebecca Pellerin. You can find a link to her website at the bottom of the post. I first learned about wei wu wei when googling some basic qigong exercises. I was looking for a gentle activity I could do in my bedroom after abdominal surgery last year. …

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The Many Benefits of Lemon Water

The Many Benefits of Lemon Water From CoreWalking friend Helen Sanders, here is an article about all of the benefits of a simple drink of lemon water. Among other great results, lemon water has been shown to be a great sports drink to reduce the buildup of lactic acid in the body and prevent muscle …

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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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