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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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 Well and Standing with Ease

There is a place of ease where the body is upright in such a way as to minimize the muscular forces working to hold us up. Walking well 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 …

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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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It is All Tadasana: Warrior Two

Tadasana or mountain pose is the foundation of most yoga practices. Almost all practices begin with tadasana before moving on to other positions. My teacher trainings I always start with the edict that “all poses are tadasana”. I think it is a simple and easy formula to follow. In the video above we look at …

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