Healing, Neurology, Smart Move

Tension headache relief in 2 minutes – or less!

The other day while listening to Balance: In search of the lost sense by Scott McCredie I had an epiphany about movement, headaches and vestibular deficits. Humans have evolved to live bipedal, on the ground and able to travel great distances. Walking, jogging, running, skipping, and jumping are all very instinctual to us and that… Continue reading Tension headache relief in 2 minutes – or less!

Body work, habit change, Healing, Neurology, Philosophy, Smart Move

Happy Feet | Introduction

Welcome to Happy Feet A guide to minimal footwear and how to transition If you have ever wondered what people wore before Nikes and stilettos, you are already on the right track. If you have ever wondered how the foot really works and how it might affect your body, you have found the right blog… Continue reading Happy Feet | Introduction

Body work, Healing, Neurology, RPY, Smart Move, Yoga

Restorative Partner Yoga

Take a deep breath. Your Prana flows like a wide, deep river. The Prana, the under current, moves with a relentless strength, the momentous force of life feeding itself. The body tissue, the surface water, moves smoothly, held by gravity, achieving homeostasis. Take a deep breath. Feel the river flowing, steady, wide, deep, continuous, rejuvenating.… Continue reading Restorative Partner Yoga

RPY, Yoga

Neural chunking and Sanskaras

Imagine if the habitual movements you performed required as much effort and thought as they did the first time you performed them. How many muscles or thoughts would it take to type the word, "word"? It's unfathomable how much brain power it would take to complete the simplest tasks. Our ability to physically type while… Continue reading Neural chunking and Sanskaras

200ytt, Yoga

Yoga back bends–help!

Unless your spine is abnormal, your vertebrae can structurally extend (bend backward) 135 degrees and flex (bend forward) 145 degrees from S1 (sacrum) to C1 (cervical). Muscularly, it's probably not quite there but here are some thoughts, cues and info to help you increase back flexibility and strength without compromising muscular support. Note: if you… Continue reading Yoga back bends–help!

200ytt, Body work, Yoga

Foot health through self massage

Your feet are the gateway to the rest of your body, which means that the health of your feet are the gateway to the health of your posture. More specifically the health of the muscles and soft tissue in your feet is the gateway to good posture. Here's why: This is your foot: Forget about… Continue reading Foot health through self massage