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How to Activate Your Glutes without Tucking Your Pelvis

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t the end of 2015, I received an email from a reader with questions about a post I wrote in 2012 called Three Ways Tucking Your Pelvis Can Hurt You. She had some really great questions and I know she wasn’t alone in wondering about this subject. This post is for you if you also want to understand the issues around tucking your …

Warning: May Cause Miracles and a Healthy Spine

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n December I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book May Cause Miracles. The book is a 42-day fear cleanse and, as its subtitle notes, it’s a “Guidebook Of Subtle Shifts For Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness.” I’ve been on a path of positive, radical change these last three years and I’ve come a …

Revelations and Turning Points for 2013

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ore and more I’m realizing how life is a series of revelations and turning points. Every moment is an opportunity to change and shape our lives for the better if we are open to it. December 2012 happened to be one of those turning point moments for me… Traditionally this is the time of year that the focus falls on …

Are You Ready for a Pilates Mini-Challenge?

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I’ve heard a lot of great stories from the attendees of the last Pilates Challenge back in January. Everyone who participated experienced noticeable improvements in their bodies and in their physical abilities and they’ve been talking about it—a lot! I’ve also been getting questions from both previous participants and those who haven’t taken a Pilates challenge. The two biggest questions …