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Release Stored Emotions in The hips With Somatics & Yoga

The hips are lamentably but accurately considered the junk drawer of stored emotions. If you follow the belief that the issues are in the tissues, mental health conditions and trauma create physical symptoms in our body. Even when mental stress dulls or ceases, tension lingers in the tissues of the body in the form of […]

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Low Back Pain, Breath, and The Quadratus Lumborum

No single muscle (or pair of muscles like the Quadratus Lumborum – QL) should be held accountable for low back pain. Never the less, if you do have low back pain, the QL muscle is likely to be tight. QL is the deepest supporter in your lumbar spine (L1-L5, AKA ‘low back’). As such, it

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The Value of a Sweet and Spicy Core

I started to think about my offhanded video title “Sweet and Spicy Core” and what a confusing, nonsensical image that might be. Speaking linguistically, we throw the word “core” around to take on a broad range of meanings. The definition of “core” includes absolute, deep rooted, or in a complete or extreme way. Most often,

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Change Pain With Somatic Movement and Distraction

The most powerful thing to change pain is your own mind. A practice used in Yoga Therapy for healing pain is the method of distraction. Distraction is about re-investing some of your focus. It does not mean the pain is gone. For instance, we often use the breath as an awareness point to distract ourselves

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What I wish I said In the Mindbody Radio Interview

I did a twelve minute interview on mindbodyradio.com today and you can listen HERE.  Since I am more comfortable writing than public speaking, after the interview, I wrote down what I wish I would have said about being a Yoga Therapist and studio owner. What do you do?I offer a variety of accessible weekly classes

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How To Garden Your Soul

Have you considered going on a spiritual quest?  The short, cold days and holidays season provide a particularly inviting opportunity and energy to explore spirituality. But the problem is we cannot take a spiritual journey because we are spiritual beings having a human experience. What we can do in the dark of winter is garden

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