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 …

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 …

If You Wear Shoes, You Need This Calf Stretch

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I’ve really been looking forward to sharing today’s exercise with you! I learned this stretch in Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise™ program, and it’s the most simple and effective calf stretch I’ve ever come across. First, though, you need to know why this is so important. When your lower legs (calves, shins, etc.) get too tight, they can’t align properly with your …

How to Hydrate and Release Tight, Painful Hips

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I originally learned this technique from Jen and Casey over at Fusion Pilates in Asheville, and it’s gotten very popular over the years because it’s a very effective technique! This exercise is the perfect supplement, and maybe even the missing key, to any hip stretches you are already doing. It helps to hydrate and release tight, congested muscle and fascial …

Use the Wall Push-Up to Connect Upper Arms and Mid-Back

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In part two of our three-video series designed to help you find your upper core, AKA your mid-back, we’ll show you how to connect your arms and your mid-back. This exercise has many important form points, so you’ll want to watch closely. You’ll get even more out of it if you follow along with the video. This mid-back connection can be …