Yoga and Abdominal Adhesions

*all photos are still shots from Self-Care for Abdominal Adhesions Did you know that yoga can really help with abdominal adhesions?  Yes, indeedy. Apart from the fact that a quality yoga class will ask the use of your spine in every possible direction (even if you have restrictions) in addition to strengthening your core muscles … Continue reading …

Abdominal Adhesions and You

I am frustrated.  I have tried to get approved as a practitioner on the big abdominal adhesion forums (if you have adhesions, you know which ones I’m talking about), but to no avail.  No one will even return my emails.  Phooey. Good thing the web is open to all!  At least where I live.  So, … Continue reading …

Cool!

I just “guest blogged” for Tina Gilbertson!  So much fun.  http://tinagilbertson.wordpress.com/ I highly recommend subscribing to her blog – her writing on emotions is par none! Tina’s work is a great place to start to understand how to work with your emotions, especially if you are struggling with the emotional component of an injury.

Defining Injury

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we define injury. Most often my clients discuss and want treatment for injury only during the pain stage. Very rarely do they consider injury to be a decrease in their range of motion, a shortened stride, a weird though painless sensation in a hand or leg or … Continue reading …

Thinking . . .

Now that my stretching classes are up and running, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what makes an effective stretching experience. My conclusion is that Time and Deliberateness (if that is a word) are the lynch-pins of good stretching. Stretching is as much a mental exercise as it is physical. It’s as much about waiting … Continue reading …

Stretching

Five things you may not know: 1. Holding a stretch is one of the least effective ways of lengthening a muscle. 2. It is possible to be just as sore after stretching as after exercising! 3. Yoga and stretching are not equivalent. 4. Increased flexibility allows increased strength. 5. Stretching your feet and improving your … Continue reading …

Power Stretching

Huh? Yeah, I know, it doesn’t really make sense. . . or does it? Consider this: when you sit down to stretch your hamstrings and wait at least 20 seconds, the stretch usually lengthens, or at least becomes more ease-full. But what do you do when no amount of waiting or even pushing into the … Continue reading …