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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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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The Point is to Feel Nothing

When I am teaching yoga classes I often stress than we don’t really want to feel anything in our muscles while practicing, you simply want to be doing what your body is capable of doing. If your intent is to constantly go deeper and do more, than by necessity you will feel your muscles as …

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Exercise Notes: Everything should be easy

Exercise notes: Everything should be easy. For me the point of having good walking patterns, and doing yoga is simply to have a body that works more efficiently, and efficiency translates into ease. At some point in every first session with a client I lay them flat on the floor for exercises and then watch …

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Learning to Walk: Why Walking

Here is why learning to walk is such a good idea: When Mary S. came to our studio with a chronic ankle injury that wouldn’t go away even after repeated attempts with a physical therapist, endless chiropractic sessions and a host of different orthopedists who couldn’t provide relief, she was skeptical that walking lessons could …

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The Birth of Kegel Exercises: Dr. Arnold Kegel

      Kegel exercises were born In the late 1940’s when Dr. Arnold Kegel made an interesting discovery that brought a successful change to many lives. Until this discovery many women found that they suffered from urinary incontinence after giving birth. Sometimes something as simple as coughing would cause their bladder to discharge a …

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Arches, Hinges and Pulleys

The body is a machine. As a machine it is made up of numerous arches, hinges and pulleys. An arch is a curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight. When you have two pillars that fall towards each other and in the middle of those two pillars falls a keystone, we …

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Three rules of thumb: The Body is a Machine

1- THE BODY IS A MACHINE Just like a car the body is a machine designed to work in a specific fashion. Nothing in the body works in isolation—every part has an explicit function meant to work in harmony with other parts. Our skeleton is like the chassis of a car and the quality of …

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