Have psoas, will travel.

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Alignment Matters. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Science of Psoas. I’m currently on my book tour, which started in California, because I started in California, both in alignment work and in life. The thing is, I just moved from California, which means that to get to my book tour I had to:…

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Walking or Bouncing?

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Dynamic Aging. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Alignment Snacks: Walk this Way, Stand this Way. Last night I watched Superman, the movie. Not the new creepy one, but the old one. With Christopher Reeve, who forgot that we were supposed to get married. I preface my post with these facts because I…

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Snapping Psoas, Hidden Tiger

If you’re interested in reading more on ideas presented in the article below, I suggest reading Alignment Matters. If you’d like movement instruction via video, start with Alignment Snacks: Frankie Says Relax the Psoas. Have you ever gotten up from a sitting position and felt a little tweaky in the hip? Hear an audible click when taking your first few steps after being seated, or a pop when kicking your leg out…

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When In Doubt, Stick Your Butt OUT

No, this is not a blog about your awesome dance moves, but about how to move things (like heavy boxes) without causing a spasm in your back. You’ve heard “lift with your legs, not with your back,” but of course, guidelines for lifting correctly needs to be more specific than that. Using the backs of the legs (hamstrings) allows heavy loads to be lifted with the massive muscles in the backs of…

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When push comes to shove…

Last week we talked about pushing out the pelvic organs. Not the best thing. Today we talk pushing out a baby. Much better thing. I’m going to attempt to explain the physics of vaginal delivery to you in less than a thousand words. So far, I am already at fifty, so this should be interesting. Fifty-five now, but I digress. Anyhow, there’s this thing called the uterus. The uterus is the organ…

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Psoas, The New Black

Last year, scarves seemed to make an appearance on the fashion scene.  Until then, my only scarf use equaled going to Washington to visit family and using it to keep my neck warm.  Now, I’m not really a high-fashion person, but I have to say I bought a couple.  And then I tried to put one on and wind it all up around my neck.  And tie it.  In a knot.  In…

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