Posture – The Importance of Alignment

Ever since youth, you’ve heard plenty of fuss about posture — “sit up straight”, “stand tall”, “don’t slouch”. But why? What is all the fuss about? Why is posture so important? First, what is posture? Posture is defined as the way that one carries his or her body both while stationary or in motion. Good posture preserves your lifeline — your spine. Besides keeping you…
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Core Breath – Diaphragm

Core Breath - Diaphragm We have already discussed proper alignment in this blog (see link below). Now that we have a great base to build upon, we can optimize our breath and increase synergy between the Core 4. With an ideally functioning diaphragm we are able to incorporate our core breath into any exercise or activity of daily life and engage our core stabilization muscles. The core breath…
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Mobility – More Freely, Easily, and Comfortably

The line between flexibility and mobility is often blurred and confused. This is understandable. Although they shouldn’t be used interchangeably, they are certainly correlated and limitations in either flexibility or mobility will result in a restriction of movement. There is a definable difference between the two and understanding the difference will not only help you maximize your ability to…
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Mom Guilt and Self-Care

As a working mom with a toddler, I often feel guilty about not spending all day with my little one. In the morning when I leave home to go to work, Madi will get upset and fussy. On those days when she gives me those puppy-dog eyes, I can feel my heart sink into my chest. When I work, I worry that my daughter will feel unsupported. I’m thankful that we have a nanny to support us, and I often…
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Power Of WHY – 5 Questions You Should Ask

I have learned not to underestimate the power of words; verbal or written, spoken or locked within the depths of your mind. There are over one million words in the English dictionary but there is one word in particular that has really resonated with me and has impacted my life more so than any other. That word is… why. In context, why is generally used as the base of a question. Throughout the…
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