An Interview Snippet with Marty Ryan

marty ryan

This is a snippet of an interview I did with Marty Ryan (on the left, above) for my upcoming book.  Marty is a belly practitioner of more than 20 years, and is one of the best teachers I have had the privilege of learning from.  He is based in Seattle though he travels around a … Continue reading …

Speaking of the “Softer Side”

In my last post I wrote about the joy of engaging with the softer side of abdominal care, the joyful side of it. And I was reflecting that this is something that yoga helps us to do so beautifully. Yoga is so intimately connected into our abdomens, not just through the physical poses that I … Continue reading …

Such a Relief!

I have been doing some touch-ups to the abdominal site and in the process of thinking about my “messaging,” I looked up the URL loveyourbelly.com. Usually when I do this kind of thing, I brace myself to see something porny or destructive or mildly-to-strongly demeaning. So, you can imagine my total relief and love and … Continue reading …

Loving the Belly

During the editing process of the abdominal training videos, Angela and I had to watch ourselves and each other over and over again on the screen, making sure there were no awkward transitions, that what we said made sense, etc.  And during that process, we got to watch each other work, over and over again.  … Continue reading …

Abdominal Cleansing – Agni Sara

Amazing!  This timed perfectly with last week’s Abdominal Adhesions Newsletter about the pelvic floor.  (I’m sure YI did that on purpose. 🙂 )  Anyhoo . . . Wow, this is SUCH a great article.  The agni sara abdominal exercise is such a necessary and fundamental part of a yoga practice and it is discussed and taught … Continue reading …

I Also Had Days Off

I went over to a friend’s house the other day.  She is also self-employed and has many irons in the fire and she is also slightly obsessive and sometimes impossibly driven, like myself.  I’m sure there’s some profile of people who work for themselves and this is no doubt part of it. There was another … Continue reading …

Intestinal Adhesions

Intestinal adhesions come in many forms.  For some it is Chron’s Disease with the lesions and adhesions inside the intestines.  For some it is small bowel obstructions caused by adhesions around the intestines (e.g. the intestines get stuck to the abdominal wall) that bind them and keep them from passing their contents on through.  For … Continue reading …

It’s Alive: E-Book on Abdominal Adhesions

My new ebook website for holistic books is alive . . . like, really alive!  I’ve been piecing this together for what seems like years – oh wait, it has been years – and now it’s (mostly) ready to go.  So exciting. Right now it’s just my one lonely, but fabulous, book about meditation: Because … Continue reading …

Yoga and Abdominal Adhesions #2

Using the breath to move the abdomen was the topic of last week’s Abdominal Adhesion Newsletter, so it seems fitting this week to give you a second edition of your favorite post!  (Yoga and Abdominal Adhesions is by FAR the most popular post on my blog.) As always, try not to go nuts right away … Continue reading …

Post Promise

This week was all about students, clients, prepping the new website, getting over a cold, a friend visiting from Alaska, and getting out the newest, latest, wordiest Abdominal Adhesion Newsletter. And I so wanted to have a tandem new blog post about yoga movement and abdominal adhesions to go with the newsletter. But things are just too … Continue reading …