How do we deal with physical limitations holding us back in our yoga practice? One approach is to push through them - keep training until you've overcome the limitation. However, this is not the best approach to safely making progress in our practice, says Clinical Kinesiologist and yoga therapist Dr. Gill Solberg. Training is not [...]
When you have correct posture, your body efficiently resists gravity in the least stressful way on your physiological and structural systems. Posture is typically thought of as a static and statue-like position. How boring! In truth, posture is dynamic in nature, and managing it is a constant interplay between your moving body and the things you do with your body.
If this doesn't get you out of your seat we don't know what will. OK maybe this (the greatest dance flash mob of all time). This fascinating and downright sobering video from Murat Dalkilinç, via TEDEd, digs into the effects and risks of sitting for long periods of time. The spine in particular really gets the shaft when we [...]
Over my career I have worked with thousands of postpartum women who are chasing after the body they had pre-pregnancy. After one, two or several kids, a laundry list of body complaints plagues them
The latest in the yogatech invaders! Not doing the pose correctly? Here's a gentle ZAP to snap you back into place! -- could be the wave of the future in yoga if you ask the folks who created Lumo Lift, a new tool designed to track your posture and movement. Based on algorithms and biomechanics, [...]
Just about everyone's heard the saying "fake it til you make it." But can you fake feeling powerful and confident? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy says yes you can, and in her TED Talk, she explains how "power posing," as in standing strong in your body and taking up space, even when you feel weak and [...]
by Jill Miller Poor Posture – I know – it sounds trite but I really get bent out of shape when I see people who are literally bent out of shape. Fortunately, it's so simple to improve your posture, it's totally free and requires no gym membership. Below are a few "Do's" and "Don'ts" to [...]
By Sarah Court, Yoga Tune Up Teacher This bothers me, a little: But I get it. I took this picture at an area coffee shop that I frequent during my lunch break from classes - and I do mean frequent, because they now know me by name. That's a little scary. My point is, the 'stand [...]