Geeking out over the Psoas Plus a Tutorial

The psoas (pronounced so-az) is an amazing muscle. And we have two of them! They are attached to either side of the lumbar spine, run over the pelvis and the ball and socket joint of the hips and connects at the femur bone. This is a deep muscle that cannot be accessed in many places, which at times makes it seem a little magical and mystical.

The psoas muscle does so much for us, including housing major nerves and being the only muscle to connect the spine to the legs.

While this beautiful...

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Everybody Get's a Calf Stretch!

 One of my favorites!

I recommend this for almost all of my clients, first thing. It is not only a foot, ankle and calf stretch, but it influences the whole body in such a positive way.

Neck or shoulder tension? Do a calf stretch. Low back pain? Calf Stretch!

Sometimes I feel like Oprah.

 

Why do I love it so much? In our culture and society, we live in a way that shortens our entire back line, from how we sit and rest to what shoes we wear on our feet, our entire environment...

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Neck and Shoulder Relief Video Tutorial

I tend to carry my tension in my neck and shoulders and jaw.

When we feel pain, like a headache or extra tension, our tendency is to not move. I want to cocoon and just hope it all goes away. But, what I've found to be really helpful is gentle, mindful movements that bring blood flow to the area and movement encourages the tension to release, rather than slump down on the couch.

Here's about 10 minutes of mindful movement that I practice when I'm needing some gentle movements in the neck and...

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Compassionate Movement for Healing

blog healing hope movement Nov 13, 2017

Several years ago, after the birth of my fourth son, my body was broken. In my search to find answers, I found movement (not exercise, movement). I discovered what it was and how it plays into my life. I read about how we are a sedentary culture. I spent hours on my couch researching. It made so much sense! But it was so hard. On top of my physical issues, I was struggling with hormonal and adrenal issues. I was in the beginning stages of recovering from total adrenal failure, one of my side...

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7 Steps I Took to Heal My Postpartum Body

Once upon a time, I fell apart, emotionally, spiritually, physically, broken. Postpartum depression meets pelvic organ prolapse, meets adrenal burnout, meets chronic insomnia meets newborn meets plus 3 little kids. The fetal position in my bed was the most likely position you'd find me assumed in. It was ugly.

I reference this period in my life so often because it was such a critical time for me. I had to dig deep but also face a lot of things I had been running from, but no longer had the...

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