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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis. It's a real pain in the...heel? Lots of us deal with this aggravating, painful condition, but what is it? First off, plantar is the term for the bottom of the foot. So plantar fasciitis is an inflammation occurring on the sole of the foot (the top...

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Feet, knees & hips: you have the power to feel great

Feet, knees & hips: you have the power to feel great

Are you ready? Ready for a simple way to enhance your clamshells for hip strength (remember last month's clamshell extravaganza?) and help your knees? Ok, here goes... roll out and move your feet. Yup. Because it's all connected!   Yay for fascia, connective tissue,...

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Clamshells for Happy Knees

Clamshells for Happy Knees

Clamshell exercises are a great addition to your practice but only when they’re done mindfully and as part of a whole body approach to movement.

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Twisted Figure 4 is great for your core (and your hips)

Twisted Figure 4 is great for your core (and your hips)

 l It mighiHow to make the most of your Twisted Figure 4 Start on your back, knees bent, head supported if you like or if it helps to ease your back and ribs down. (This next part is a bit weird, but it's how you get a really precise twist in your twisted figure 4.)...

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Keep Moving While You Travel!

Keep Moving While You Travel!

One of my favourite ways to manage jet lag and travel stiffness is to keep moving all the way through my trip from beginning to end. As long as you don’t mind people looking at you funny on occasion, you can keep moving just about anywhere!

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Your Body Isn’t Symmetrical!

Your Body Isn’t Symmetrical!

 Has anyone ever told you that your body is asymmetrical? That you don't move evenly?   That you are...gasp... not the same from side to side???   Don't sweat it. We're all like that.   I often see clients who are afraid to move. Somewhere along the...

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Arms Up for Lifelong Health!

Arms Up for Lifelong Health!

Learn why getting your arms up overhead is important for your overall health, and some simple exercises to help you do it safely and efficiently!

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How to Psoas Release… or Not!

How to Psoas Release… or Not!

This psoas release can be a powerful way of improving your core and back function, your alignment and your hip work! Not to mention helping you feel more settled and at ease in your body. Unless you don’t like it, in which case don’t fuss!

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How to Get Great Shoulders!

How to Get Great Shoulders!

For the longest time, I thought I had really short arms! Part of the problem with shoulder tension is that we try to avoid it in ways that can actually cause issues of their own!

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