What is Primal Posture®? Primal posture refers to the way our ancestors held their bodies. It’s the way people have stood and moved for thousands of years, and it can still be seen in some traditional societies. Primal posture can…
Moving between poses is the time when you are most likely to hurt yourself in a yoga class. That’s when you might stop paying attention to the moment and start to anticipate the next pose or movement. Your mind jumps ahead to where you want to be because the current pose is “finished.”
It’s hard to reach for the stars when gravity pulls you down. Being grounded is a wonderful thing, but if you allow yourself to collapse down into your hips and feet, you will grow shorter while creating compression and pain instead of lifting your spine and creating space.
The first summer Olympics I remember watching is when Nadia Comăneci became the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. My sisters and I couldn’t do any of the gymnastic movements we saw but we could do a pretty good imitation of the final “Ta-daa!” with our arms overhead and our chest thrown forward.
We sit too much and it’s killing us. Dr. James Levine at Mayo Clinic warns that excessive sitting has the same negative consequences as smoking on our body and our life.
About 80% of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their life. You may think that your only options to get relief are drugs or surgery, but many other safe treatments are available that focus on teaching correct movement patterns and strengthening weak muscles.
What is that stuff? The picture to the right shows fascia, the connective tissue or “glue” that holds everything together within our body. Fascia also communicates information across the entire body. According to Tom Myers, a pioneer in the study…
Most of us lack mobility in our hips. And because our hips are tight and we grip our tailbones, we bend forward from our backs and not from the hips. Unfortunately, rounding the back at the ribs and the low back causes long term negative effects on our backs.