So many of us have an imbalance in the pelvis that affects everything above and below. By evening out the rotation in the legs, we can stabilize the pelvis better and feel stronger when we walk. Since walking is something that we do all the time, I thought this exercise was a great one to share with you this month. It's best to observe your gait (walking) first, then do the exercise to accurately compare and contrast.
There's a lot that's misunderstood about the feet and what's best for them. Shoe manufacturers have shifted to more support and also more specific support to correct your imbalances. That's helpful in a way, but your body was designed to support itself and if it's "fixed" by a shoe instead of by your body, then you're not really getting to the root of the problem. That will keep you spending more money in the long run instead of working with your body and listening when it sends a signal of pain that something's not working the way it should.
I often get asked for my opinion on a specific gadget or tool to fix an issue in the spine. People will come to me with their MRI results afraid that surgery and cortisone shots are their only options.
Most of us have rolled an ankle once or twice and had to limp around for a couple of days being careful not to induce any more pain than we're already experiencing. In this month's video blog, I share ways that we're weakening our ankles, an exercise to combat that, and what to do in the moment if you sprain your ankle.
Skin rolling is a great myofascial release technique that anyone can use on themselves. It's great to release restriction and help your body get back to good working order. The breath is the key so if you start to hold it, back off and be more gentle with yourself.
My work is all about finding the connections in the body. It's an easy way to get to the root of whatever issues or pain we have. This month's video blog is about just that.
Some people wonder which is more important, strength or flexibility. I hear arguments in support of both, so I'm talking about my thoughts on the subject along with a couple of exercises to support the wrists & spine because most of us spend way too much time sitting at desk. This month's video blog is under 8 minutes, have a listen and share you thoughts!
I know everyone's been raving about how great rollers are at myofascial release, but I think they're wrong. Take less than 6 minutes to watch this video and then tell me what you think.