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Foot Exercise Library

I've got a LOT of videos of foot exercises in various places, and I thought I'd make it easy for you to find the exercise you are looking for and put them all in one spot. Scroll down to find a brief description of the exercises and the link. Top of Foot Stretch:This is great if you lack dorsiflexion (i.e., tight calves) because the front of your leg can be working overtime. Also good for the flexors of the foot's sole (arch muscles) as it shortens them passively. Don't be surprised

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Alignment – Good or Bad?

My fridge magnet I recently read this blog. In this article the author uses the terms "alignment" and "position" interchangeably, but when she gives an example of alignment, it's more aptly describing "form" - as in a correct form during an exercise. Now, that's fine, but as someone who's business is called Alignment REScue, I have a dog in this race, and if someone is maligning the term alignment (and this particular blog is hardly the first to do so - it's been a kind of trend now for a

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A Calf Stretch is a Calf Stretch…Or is it?

I posted a series of photos on my social media, photos showing various ways one could perform a calf stretch. In each of the photos there are several variables and variations. In each instance, even though your goal might be the same, the outcome might be different. My reason for posting them was to illustrate this fact, and that if you are doing one, you are not necessarily getting the benefits of the others (or indeed, the benefit you think you are getting). So let's start with the ob

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Happy New Year

[caption id="attachment_1792" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The sun sets on 2017[/caption] For me, 2017 was a year of unprecedented personal and business growth. I broke out of my comfort zone on the video front (still a work in progress - teaching a room full of people is WAY easier than teaching to a camera!). There is still a lot to learn on the tech front - I have some great ideas and plans in store, and the only thing that is really keeping me from achieving them is my lack of tech sk

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A Long Distance Walk

Part 2 of Seed to Cider, River to Sea (read Part 1 HERE). The second day of the Movement Matters Retreat was a 20 mile walk that started in Sequim Bay State Park, crossed several streams and the Dungeness River, and ended up in Port Angeles at Morse Creek, a frigid cold salmon stream. We woke early and drove to the start point, met with organizers who sent us to the bridge where the walk would begin, but it turned out that people had just started walking and there was no "big group start.

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Movement Matters Retreat – Seed to Cider, River to Sea

On September 23/24, 2017, I took part in the first Movement Matters Retreat, with Nutritious Movement's Katy Bowman. Finnriver Farm co-founder Crystie Kisler hosted the first day at her wonderful apple farm. Crystie also joined us for the retreat, moving right along with us in the Katy-led classes and the 20 mile walk on the second day. There were 32 participants, including myself and fellow Restorative Exercise Specialist (RES) Lisa Flores of Chattanooga (also a LMT). The rest of the par

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