Alignment matters. Especially when it comes to the knees. Knee pain and tight IT bands are so common and the solution is often how your knees track. Joke alert: the solution is not straightforward. -
Your knees need to smoothly bend and straighten. They also need to internally and externally rotate. Not track over the second toe! All of this movement happens cleanly in the joint if the knee joint and the joints above and below are aligned to allow ease of movement. -
If we stand with our feet too far underneath us there isn’t enough space for the knee joint to track cleanly in the joint nor to internally and externally rotate.
This results in uneven wear and tear in the knee and an IT band on the outside of the leg working hard to stabilize your leg.
Give your knees and your IT band a chance to work together. Find out why your stance tends to fall too close underneath you.
#kneepain #itband #knees #posture #functionalmovement #movementtherapy #movebetter #yvrhealing
These last few weeks have brought on the resurfacing of deeper “not good enough”patterns,
Resurfacing for healing.
It’s felt like a sense of unsteadiness, uncertainty and sadness.
And it’s been both humbling and empowering.
When we step further into the Light,
There is often a grieving of our old selves and creature comforts,
And what can feel like a return to old places of hiding or numbing out.
We can choose to submit to these old patterns,
Or we can root deeper in the Light by staying curious and celebrating EACH and every little shift and willing step into the wilderness we take.
I’ve been finding solace in using my voice through chanting to help me lean in and take up space in what has felt like some confusion and fogginess.
On this months full moon, I danced to a song by a sister of mine, whose music medicine has inspired me to continue sounding and moving.
As I rippled through the chorus, “you are all you need”, I softened into the remembrance of my strength.
Currently in celebration of sisterhood, conscious community, and my own inner fire 🔥 .
If you want to experience some of this music medicine as well, check out Tashka’s album, Held Surrender, on band camp, and support another beautiful being rising in her own fire 💫💃🏼
• hold on until the light shines through•
✨🔮✨ Do not forget that places of frustration, anger, and resentment don’t last forever. Hold on to yourself, bite your tongue from saying things you will regret, and wait until that glimpse of sun comes shining though. Only you know you. So please, just do the best you can do. Hold yourself. So others can see the good in you too.
#raindance #movementtherapy #dancer #yogi #kundaliniyoga #energymover #naturemover
SHAKING. IT. OFF! 😅🙌😂
Felt SO much lighter & generally better in mind, body, heart & soul after this free flowing singalong release! 😊 It's like I've got this music on my mind saying it's gonna be a alright 🥰🌈
Labels out = good flow session 😂😅 might have to cut them all out of my clothes though. Not a good look 🤦♀️
#endorphins #cardioflow #letitgo #release #imalive
Had to try the Weapons based Warrior Fitness Training with this Steel Mace sequence. This is a brilliant and rewarding way to use this tool since it used is be an actual Viking weapon. This kind of Vknja Warrior training feels so empowering with these strong movements connected to martial arts.
Appreciate my coach and mentor @esikmelland for developing a training system I resonate with!! Always challenging me to level up in new ways 🙏🏻⚔️🔥
Its great to take up space in my home gym again. Have committed to make more time to create video content. Looking forward to making Online Video Training for Vknja and Steel Mace Yoga. Stay tuned!
When did self care become SUCH a chore! Do the yoga — use the right props or you’ll die, #malasanaisdeadly — lift the kettlebells, eat the superfoods, give the kids perfect enrichment, instagram it all with an expression of bliss. .
Orrrr, use the props to make a pillow fort and disappear for a while — which is what Yonnie and I did the day we met! If that sounds appealing, join Yonnie and me for our Return to Wild Wonder Retreat (link in bio). 6 days in Iceland, August 28-September 2: northern lights, moving like a human, nature bathing, soaking in geothermal pools, and more. All while staying in at @wilderness_center_iceland, a living museum featured this month in Vogue. (Because Yonnie and I are totally fashionistas 🤨🧐🤓) Take your childhood out of extinction and join us.
STAND on your feet (as heard in a cue by Akasha Bali teacher @lauraebooth in class)
So obvious, but also something we might not be doing energetically. There’s so much to be discovered in the subtleties of how you stand.
An interesting exercise in somatic theory is to stand still, push your feet into the ground and notice whether you tend to lean forwards or back.
Leaning FORWARDS could indicate you have difficulty being present in the moment, and are always energetically moving on before you even take movement. You’re living in the future.
Leaning BACK could mean that despite technically moving, you’re energetically holding yourself back by living in the past.
Also notice what comes up for you emotionally as you stand rooted to the ground and sense which way you feel pulled. This is unlikely to be a dramatic movement, but more a subtle feeling you can tap into if you stay here long enough.
So much can be felt and experienced in every movement, every pose we take in our practise.
FEEL IT ALL 🖤
NORWAY 🇳🇴 is coming up in just over a month, where we will explore these subtleties in our yin and restorative yoga. We still have a few spots available from £990pp.
#yoga #yogaoutdoors #yogaretreat #yogatherapy #somaticmovement #movementtherapy #yogainspiration #yogaholiday #grounding #yogaeveryday
Pain and tissue damage aren't always in correlation.
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Palpation of the Triceps Brachii - video #1 of 4. 😊😊
This video clip is from LearnMuscles Continuing Education (LMCE), my video streaming subscription service for manual therapists and movement professionals. 🌟🌟
The triceps brachii crosses the elbow joint posteriorly so it does extension of the elbow joint. 💪💪
Hmm... 🤔 seems ironic placing an emoji of the biceps brachii contracting after talking about the triceps brachii. After all, these two muscles are antagonistic to each other! 😆🤣
Any way, to palpate the triceps brachii, we add resistance to the forearm trying to extend at the elbow joint as seen in the video. 👍👍
We then follow palpating in “baby steps” to discern the exact borders of the muscle. Whatever is hard when they are contracting is our target muscle, the triceps brachii. Whatever is soft when they are contracting is not. Voila! 😊😊
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Every task, whether mental or physical requires certain neural pathways to fire. Attention residue is the carry-over of a neural pathway fired, from one task into the next. For example, one requires a certain set of neurons to do accounts, a different set to plan something and a different set to write a blog. When one finishes with the accounts and their planning and sit down to write a blog, the neural pathways used for the two tasks are still firing, when they begin the writing. Thus they reach mental fatigue sooner, because many unwanted pathways are firing, all still drawing on limited mind space and energy reserves. It gets worse if one is constantly firing pathways by looking at their phone ever so often. Based on this, different people advice different things. Some say it's best to keep the most cognitively demanding tasks first in the day. Others say that one should stick to one or two kinds of tasks in a day. For instance, one day reserved only for writing, another only for accounts, etc. Another option is to meditate (or exercise) for 5 minutes between every task-switch as meditation is shown to start closing down active neural pathways.
Can't wait to begin my retreat here in Akchour, Morocco starting tomorrow with @tawazunretreat 💥💥 📸@meyzniber
Every time we expand/grow we need to integrate. Life is going to keep stretching us, whether we want it or not! Without my daily movement practice to integrate I wouldn't have the balance that I need to keep expanding.
What makes the steel mace an interesting tool for strength and conditioning
One of It's quality is the offset load. It will connect your whole body without even having to think about it.
Talk about core activation as you move with the mace through a coordinate complex that requires moving your lower and upper limbs in different motions and planes.
From the toes to your neck going through the spine, the hips, shoulders, elbows and hands it will give you a greater and deeper consciousness of your joints and make them stronger to reach your goals.
Try this small and easy posterior chain mindful mechanics complex. The more you pull the mace apart all the way through, the more benefits your body will get.
360 into front load, into horizontal bottom.
High hinge and row, returning into frond load. Press overhead while performing a reverse lunge.
Irradiate your body and enjoy the ride.
That feeling when the workout is done 😂
Richard said “that sign at the bottom of my feet says it all!” Shout out to Richard and his wife Monica for making the drive all the way from Callahan 3x/week to make their health a priority 💪🏻 Whats your excuse! #performbetter #movementtherapy
“But what then am I A thing that thinks. What is that A thing that doubts, understand, affirms, denies, wills, refuses, and that also imagines and senses.” -René Descartes
🤸♀️Movement is Life. 🤸♂️As simple as that
🧘♂️I may not be the most muscular-looking chick on the block and my moves may not be as impressive as any gym-buff or insta-yogi. Nevertheless movement in my body, down to every single one of my cells is very important. 🧘♀️And above all, pain-free movement. Without realizing it, I have dedicated myself to understanding our human biomechanics- anatomy, flow, strengths, resilience aand playfulness
🤸♂️I have had the opportunity to be with various body-movers and bodyworkers, learning their perspectives our temple, our vessel
Everything I have learned, I have 🤸♀️experimented and experienced- what works for me, what works against me. We may be made out of the same things but 🧘♂️Every Single Body responds and functions differently, depending on the day, season, age and occupation
That our body's Fascial lines are uniquely ours, just like our DNA, our personalities. 🧘♀️That is the part that I love discovering to move without or even beyond our aches, tightness, numbness and pain
🤸♂️This is the idea we will be play with this Saturday in Kota Kinabalu during the 8-9am session before we head into the vegan prep workshop with Nate. .
🤸♀️Contact @natecoolkatz now and register yourself before the stroke of midnight tonight. We hope to see you soon
Musician: Sascha Ende
Last PR for the block! Made a significant 10kg jump from last week as Id already exceeded my expectations w the 140, so just went for it. What used to be my terrible grinder & poor excuse of a double is now a solid x6 reps @ RPE 8.5. Given increased fatigue levels, internal load surprisingly was not too different to last weeks sets! 2nd set of 2 shown. Now to deload🤕
Coming Soon! An introduction to conscious dance and mindful movement! If you’ve always wanted to do it but haven’t braved it yet, or think you can’t dance, this workshop is a very good place to start and bust some antiquated ideas you may have about yourself. 🕺🏼💃🏼👌🏽🧞♂️
Join us on the 30th of June as we discover more.
Dance Awake 101 - morning workshop
9:30 - 12:30
Tickets available on Quicket (R70)
Link in bio ✨
See you on the dance floor.
#consciousdance #danceawake #ecstaticdance #mindfulmovement #movementtherapy #movingmeditation #connected #capetowndance #workshop
Most of my consultations are interviewing the client and performing manual assessments.
I like to take my time when assessing and making notes. If the individual is injured or has a pain I want to get as much of a full picture as possible in regards to the mechanisms of their injury or the potential drivers to their discomfort 🤔
Because a lot of the manual assessments we use don't have great specificity, one test can't give you the full picture. Taking into consideration the person's performance goals gives more context to how they're 'presenting' and whether that's ideal or not.
Assess, move, reassess, move again ✔️
Yoga Kala is a family Health & Wellness experience, conceptualized by The Good Folks using Yoga, Music & Creative Arts for a holistic connect of mind, body and soul.
Two day getaway is planned at U-Tan Sea Resort, Bhayandar Mumbai.
It’s located on atop of a hillock overlooking the sea, accessed by a scenic drive through the fishing villages of Uttan.
Expect a weekend filled with -
Creative Arts Exploration
Therapeutic use of Dance & Music
Guided tour of Global Vipassana Pagoda.
Experience all the activities not only as family, but also as a couple & an individual.
Cost - Adult Rs 9,000 & Child Rs 3,000 ( no charge for kids below the age of 4 )
Cost includes All Meals & Accommodation for Two Nights in twin sharing basis.
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Email - [email protected]gmail.com
Connect with us
Ashish - 9819190155
Mudrika - 9326961757
#weekendtime #weekendvibes✌️ #weekendtrip #wellness #yogainmumbai #weekends #weekendmood #mumbaiweekendevents #mumbaiweekends #yogakala #utansearesort #familyfun #arttherapy #movementtherapy #movementtherapyindia #familyfun
AM Movement Therapy Reflection. Proud of Skip graduating to the introduction of the 🕷 guard. #hijjkimono #championschampion #alllevels #drill #oss || Spider Lasso - De La Riva - Failed Omoplata - Reverse De La Riva - Sweep - Reverse Armbar
Take 5-10 minutes before you run to prep the body and have fun with it! Play around! If you've got a band try different positions. They really can pack a powerful punch!
"I suffer from frequent back pains and sprains. The usual solution from the GP is muscle relaxants and painkillers
which alleviates the symptoms but doesn't fix the problem at its roots
Decided to try physiotherapy this time and it was a very
The difference is stark - The physiotherapist Wee Heng not only relieved the pain but identified the cause of my back problems. Wee Heng was knowledgeable and taught exercises to prevent future occurrences
Definitely worth a visit!
#rehabprosg #happypatients #patienttestimonial
Last night, I cried for a solid half hour after hearing about what is happening in Sudan.
I can't help but to feel so much gratitude for the life we have here in the states. Sure, we have our own social injustices we deal with here, but they are microscopic compared to what is happening in Sudan.
I feel so blessed and so fortunate to be able to live freely and safely; to be able to chase after my dreams; to be able to love on who I want, when I want; to be able to explore the landscapes of cities and states, parks, rivers, lakes, and oceanscapes.
Send your love to Sudan. Send your love to anyone in pain. Find a way to donate if you can.
But, most importantly, count your blessings y'all - life is far too short to focus on what is wrong and bad. Focus on the beauty, focus on the good, focus on what your are grateful for and remember to LOVE YOURSELF as much as you share that love with others 💕💕💕
Silk fans by @thebamboocloset // Song is "Is It Too Much To Ask For" by Jordan Maxwell ft. Shiloh
The Feeling You Get From Moving Your Body, Is One Of The Best Feelings Ever. Seeing Yourself Progress In Exercises And Different Movements You Weren’t Able To Do In the Past Is The Best. Because, You Know The Work You Put In Is Paying Off.
So, be patient guys. Your work is going to pay off in the long run.
These Are The 2 Movements I was Focusing In On.
Where A 6-Figure Empire Was Created👀🤷🏻♀️✌🏻
Yeah. This tiny dorm-esk bedroom with a vinyl mattress and rickety wooden chair. No more than 100 square feet.
Last May, we moved here. A sublet. To save money. A duplex within an IU-focused community of 18 and 19 something party animals.😳
Most of our belongings in a storage unit, we trucked it here, temporarily until our apartment was available in August. This was following my decision to leave a PRN contract company I was partnering with. And HERE IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW:
When I gave my notice, a week prior to SSPT LIVE 2018 (the conference where I launched my biz), I had a bad panic attack. The staffer at the company shamed me, saying “you can’t just quit, you can’t leave. You can’t do this to us. I have too many people requesting you specifically.”
Excuse me I felt such intense anxiety and guilt over my decision to relinquish a position that was not good for my health. The stress. Instability. Consistent texts and badgering for me to accept more hours. I couldn’t do it anymore. I could feel it holding me back.
And this lady dgaf about it About me. My well-being. No more. Never again.
BUT, I quit without certainty. Without the fall back plan. I quit while living in a small ass duplex. I walked away.
Walking away became my anthem. I walk away now. Places. Sometimes people. Jobs. Confrontation. Drama. Anything that makes me feel less than or small. I walk away.🖕🏻
Don’t wait for the rainbow before you make some moves.
Move. Initiate moves. The universe is waiting on you to stop accepting shit.🦹🏻♀️💯✌🏻
_ 🏔🚨This is a big one.🚨🏔 _
There is a reason I’ve been quiet.
I needed to admit, digest myself, first. Drop IN with me.
I decided to let my heart lead me once more... I’ve landed myself a new hOMe in Bishop, CA.
Not only did I move... I acquired @sierrashanti - the sweetest soul-based, Prana Vinyasa Yoga studio.
__💓💓💓 YES! You read that right! 💓💓💓 __
I manifested this.🏔 You see, three years ago on Christmas Eve ~ I decided to go ROGUE. A lot was happening in my life and I felt a deep calling to go into the mountains.
So, naturally , I searched for Prana Vinyasa teachers... found @shantikelley & @sierrashanti .
That class, I bawled my eyes out. That class changed my directory. I had no idea.
Kelley saw 👁 me that night. 🌸🏔✨ Kelley and I became instantly connected, and I continued to return to Bishop to deepen my path~ learning and leading Prana Vinyasa with her as my river guide. 🙏🏻 A SOUL stirring would happen every single time I’d visit. My heart yearns for this place. The people, the air, the view - the s-l-o-w.
Now I’ve arrived. 💫
You’re welcome anytime. XO
Starting to intensify. 545lb x1 beltless, 3" deficit. A lot in the tank. Enjoying the process, staying very patient.