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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Live Yoga Classes Online

I have been teaching yoga classes online for a couple of months now and I am incredibly pleased with how they have been turning out. My family moved from Brooklyn to Cleveland in August and in response to students asking me how to keep working with them we decided to give teaching online a shot. …

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Walking is a Core Event

At the CoreWalking Program, the core refers to three main muscle groups: The inner thighs, the pelvic floor and the abdominals. The psoas (our favorite muscle) is the main engine of walking and when it is properly toned and aligned it allows the body to move with the most efficiency and ease. Without balance and …

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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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Walking is a Means to Rebuild Yourself

Our posture and the way we walk reflects so much of our journey through life– from imitating those who you bonded with as a child, to bearing the compensatory scars of accidents and injuries both large and small, and the primal, sometimes crippling effect that fear, our most primal emotion, has on our muscles and …

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is one of the conditions we get asked about most at CoreWalking. To be honest I think that is because the idea of learning how to walk for any reason, whether it is for chronic pain or improved athletic performance, still strikes many people as ludicrous. For whatever reason most people …

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Muscle Tone: Walking is a Core Event

Walking is a core event that requires a good deal of muscle tone. The core refers to three main muscle groups: The inner thighs, the pelvic floor and the abdominals. The psoas (our favorite muscle) is the main engine of walking and when it is properly toned and aligned it allows the body to move …

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Standing and Walking with Ease

Standing and walking with ease allows the body to minimize the muscular forces working to hold us up. Walking can be an effortless event carried along by the force of gravity. As we learn to live in this place of ease on a regular basis, ease in the body can become a constant in our lives. Instead …

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Walking and Breathing: The Psoas muscle and the Diaphragm.

Walking and breathing are intimately connected through the psoas muscle and the diaphragm muscle. The psoas major is the main muscle of walking, an action ideally initiated deep in the core of the trunk. The psoas connects the spine to the legs attaching on the lower back (T12, L1-4), before crossing the rim of the …

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