Free Your Quads with the Kneecap Relaxation Exercise

Got Bad Knees? Tight Quads? You May Need to Relax Your Kneecaps

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  nconscious quadriceps tension keeps your thighs tight and your kneecaps chronically lifted. This chronic kneecap tension might not seem like a big deal, but when it comes to pain-free knee joints that last a lifetime, this seemingly minor problem is a major player. It sounds pretty simple to just relax your kneecaps, but if quad tension has become an unconscious habit for …

Interoception, Your Fascia Shimmy and Why It Matters So Much

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Interoception, Your Fascia Shimmy and Why It Matters So Much Chances are you’ve heard of proprioception, which is your awareness of where your body is in space. For instance, close your eyes and touch your nose with your index fingers, one at a time. Your ability to find your nose is an example of proprioception. You have proprioceptors all over …

How to Fix Shallow Breathing with a Simple Exercise

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How to Fix Shallow Breathing with a Simple Exercise id you know that breathing provides you with your very own, built in massage therapist and chiropractor? We usually think of breathing as the unconscious process that moves air in and out of the lungs twentyfour hours a day, seven days a week. It’s one of the most basic requirements to …

Ribcage Breathing

Use Your Breath to Relieve Back Pain and Tightness

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Today’s exercise is a go-to solution I give clients for homework, especially if they are needing back pain relief, or chronic feelings of tightness in their back. It’s inspired by an exercise from Marie-José Blom’s Smartspine™ System.

Stress and poor alignment habits can change how you breathe, resulting in shallow breathing, or breathing that inappropriately uses your neck and shoulders. Poor alignment and breathing habits can also contribute to poor spine health and can leave your back feeling chronically stiff.

This is my absolute favorite exercise for relieving my back!

Flamingo Hamstring Stretch

The Flamingo Stretch for Chronic Sitters and Heeled-Shoe Wearers

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We’ve talked a lot about how frequent daily sitting over time shortens the muscles and soft tissue on the front of your hips and we’ve demonstrated an effective stretch to help with shortened, painful hip flexors. We’ve also talked about how the lifted heels in shoes can shorten your calves; even the smallest heel in a running shoe or men’s shoe …