Handedness

There is no such thing as a truly ambidextrous person. We are all dominant on one side—referred to as handedness. This really makes all of my blather about building a balanced body rather moot. Try …

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Rolfing

I know a little bit about a lot of things but I don’t really know enough about Rolfing… When I first became enamored with yoga back in 1995, at the jivamukti yoga center on Second …

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Knees Front. It’s a Fibular Thing

Sketchblog: DayBooks My anatomy drawings are almost always based on or inspired by an injury (my own or someone elses). The drawings function like a fetish, the path to a cure, a means of marshalling …

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Is the Psoas Major a Hip Flexor?

Technically the psoas major is not a hip flexor in the traditional sense of flexion. Flexion in the body is when two body parts are brought closer to one another. The psoas major is the most …

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Sunday Morning Music: Anna Calvi

This is the second single from Anna Calvi’s eponymously titled debut record. While this is by no means a new record, I still find myself listening to it a lot. It has a haunting sound …

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A Balanced Pelvis

A balanced pelvis is key to a healthy body. Every once in a while I hit a certain spot in Headstand and all effort goes away—it will feel as if I am floating. In an ideal …

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Flip Flops are Bad For You

It is the time of the year again when i get to complain about flip flops, the world’s most dangerous shoe. Summer approaches, the temperatures rise and toes long hidden are exposed. And if you …

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The Pelvic Floor and the Diaphragm

The levator ani, the muscle of the pelvic floor and the diaphragm, the main muscle of breathing are synergists. They are designed to work together, doing the same thing at the same time. When you …

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