Tag: pelvis

Asymmetries

Asymmetries - do you got 'em? Do you need to fix 'em? If so, how? The answer to the first question is yes. You are born asymmetrical, your organs are not centered, you have one foot bigger than the other (and maybe one hand). Your face is asymmetrical, maybe your nose is crooked and you have eyes shaped differently from each other (not to mention eyebrows). It is said that the most attractive faces to other people are the symmetrical ones, but it's the not-perfect faces that are the most inte

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Abdominal Twisting – test your ab strength!

Let's recap! So far this year, following along on this blog, you’ve done: Calf Stretch Soleus Stretch Top of Foot Stretch Legs on the Wall, V-Sit you’ve climbed hills possibly started transitioning to minimal footwear started walking more, on non-level surfaces or a cobble stone mat If you’ve attended any of my workshops you’ve learned all about alignment, done some pretty amazing foot exercises, and pelvic floor exercises. HOW DOES IT FEEL? PRETTY GOOD RIGHT

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Lifestyle Tips to Optimize Inner Thigh/Knee/Pelvic Health

You’ve been doing the V Sit/Legs on the Wall for a few weeks now. How do your knees and hips feel? Awesome right?! So how can you optimize these great effects and continue reaping the benefits of this stretch throughout your day-to-day activities? Here’s a few ideas to help you out. Everything that applies to the calf/knee applies here - because some structures of both the upper and lower leg cross the knee, having a knee straight more often will help. reduce the heels - both the

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Anatomy of the Inner Thigh Stretch

The Adductors are a group of inner thigh muscles. They are called that because their most obvious job is to adduct (pull in towards the midline) the leg. Like most basic anatomy, that is simplistic. They run from the pelvis down the inside of your thigh to the knee (some above, two at or below) and are associated with, and affect, the pelvis, hip and knee. You might have been doing exercises that ostensibly strengthen this muscle group at the gym on an adductor machine, where you sit, legs st

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Clamshells my ass!

There's an article in the September Issue (Vogue baby!) called "The Bottom Line" that is all about, well, bottoms. Apparently, the "trifecta of hindquarterly perfection" of Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez are inspiring women the world over to want a bigger, rounder tushes. Canadian spine bio-mechanist Stuart McGill is consulted and along with clamshells and bridges, he advises to squeeze the glutes at red lights for example: "You have to remember, whenever possible, to squeeze ro

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