Category Archive for 'Alignment'

My first two kids are sixteen months apart and, after the birth of the second child, I experienced tremendous pain and dysfunction in the pelvis and the hip. I sought the advice of an orthopedist, luckily found a great one and he sent me to physical therapy which I did regularly for eighteen months. PT […]

Peeling Your Onion

A longtime client who comes to class sporadically grabbed me at the end of our session on Sunday for some extra help. I talk a lot in class about lining the ribs up over the pelvis and checking to make sure that the sternum (“breast bone”) is parallel to the wall ahead of us, not […]

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

Maybe you’ve seen people posting on Facebook about their “PRs,” or Personal Records, in running or weightlifting. Running your best race or lifting a goal weight is exciting and gratifying. Nothing I say today is meant to diminish the value of setting a goal and accomplishing it. I just want to share with you a […]

When my middle child was younger, I used to call her midday sleeps “napples.” You know, a little nibble of a nap? (We clearly do not beget sleepers in this house.) As the summer comes to a close and I am full-time 100% mommy over the next few weeks, my time to blog will be […]

I’ve got two pieces of information to share with you all. It’s no secret that I am a fan of Katy Bowman’s work, so it is with great excitement that I share the news that I am starting the certification process through her organization, the Restorative Exercise Institute. I’ll be diving into her Whole Body […]

Faithful blog readers will know I am a fanatic about alignment, so it should come as no surprise that when I teach, I use a lot of the techniques I have learned through studying biomechanics and alignment. After class last week, a woman came up to me and said, “I always thought that I was […]

X + Y = Wellness?

Last week, Katy Bowman of Aligned and Well posted a link to this study, titled: Bone density comparisons in male competitive road cyclists and untrained controls   and asked her 10k plus Facebook fans whether we would expect that male cyclists had higher or lower bone mineral density in their spines than controls.  Most people said […]