Category Archive for 'Bodies'

Bus Spotting

I’m not sure how it began, but my two older kids, W and M have been bus spotting for the past few weeks. M keeps a pedometer in the car, and every time she or her brother spots a bus, she gives it a shake. They’re up to six hundred and something buses. Given that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey, you. The one ragging on women for wearing yoga pants when they can’t possibly be going to the gym? Can you just drop it already? I mean, do you take to social media to disparage surgeons for wearing scrubs? Or soldiers for wearing camo? Of course not, because the clothes that they wear to do […]

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 […]

June 19th

A year ago today, I spent much of the day like this: That’s me, in labor and delivery, trying relieve some of the pressure each contraction exerted on my sacrum. With each of my labors, the intensity of the contractions was focused not on the part of the back where most women experience “back labor,” […]

Yesterday, I explained my recent epiphany that we women of Gen X never had a prayer to be anything but neurotic about food.  We were exposed to lessons in dieting, deprivation and self-flagellation when it comes to food and eating early in our maturation process. I wanted to toss another little Teen Works tidbit your way […]

I’m at my mom’s house and as I was piling the toys the kids had dragged out back into the closet, I stumbled upon a major blast from the past: It’s this binder, with tabs: Fashion, Boys, Friends & Family, Skin Care & Makeup, Hair, Beauty … you get the drift.  If you ever read […]

I’ve written before about how I suffered from chronic pain in my right pelvis and psoas-area after the birth of my second child.  I was in physical therapy for about a year and a half, and as a result became interested in (obsessed?) with whole body alignment and the impact it plays in health and […]

I’ve never explained the situation in full detail, but I have made reference to a chronic pain situation that I have in my right pelvis/psoas/hip area. The MDs, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturist, and movement specialists that I saw were never able to fully “diagnose” me with a single cause for my pain.  No one can […]