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.
Most of my clients are surprised with my treatment plans because I don't always have to touch where it hurts in order to address their pain. That's because a whopping 80% of pain is coming from somewhere else in the body. This is exactly why I look at the structure as a whole and focus on alignment. Simply put, we fix what's actually out of alignment so you feel better faster. This month's video blog helps you see how shortness on one side of your body can give you pain in your shoulder and an exercise to remedy it.
Holiday season is typically a time of excess. Watch the video for a helpful tool to move stagnation and detox the body to feel more balanced.
I had heard of Storm King before, but it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I had the pleasure of taking it all in with my own eyes. A group of my girlfriends and I rented a minivan and drove north. It was the perfect sunny fall Saturday to experience nature and art on such a large scale. As far as you can see, there are fields, trees, hills, and a pond; absolute perfection!
Last year I ran the Brooklyn half marathon with my husband and felt so accomplished that I took a break from running regularly for about a year. I believe that life has ebbs and flows and you can't do everything all the time. I spent more time sitting, studying, and writing and less time moving around on my feet.
I just love that I didn't have an agenda or plan for teaching you about the chakras, but they are matching up beautifully with the world around us! On that note, I am sending you lots of love and gratitude for allowing me to help you on your journey to becoming pain-free and learning from our experiences together.
It's that time of year when gyms and yoga studios are packed with New Years resolutioners who vow that this will be the year to lose 10 pounds. Maybe you are in great shape, but you want to make solid attempt at getting more organized or being on time. Whatever you have or have not decided, I'd like to offer that instead of thinking big, you go easy on yourself this year and do some small things that will actually stick.
While riding the subway the other day on yet another delayed train, my attention was drawn to the feet of the woman standing in front of me. Her toes were white from gripping the floor. At first, I thought it was because she was in heels, but when I looked at the toes of her friend in flats and saw that they were also white, I knew that it wasn't from the shoes.