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Is What’s “Comfortable” Causing Your Pain?

Lately I’ve been discussing how sometimes the things that we think of as  comfortable (in theory) often end up causing long term tightness and pain. It takes a long time for the pain and tightness to become noticeable or cause injury, and it also takes a while to...

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High Heels and Your Spine

My last post was about pillows and how they can affect your spine. Want to guess another thing that really does a number on your body? High heels. They look cute, but ever notice your back is super tight after a few hours of wearing heels? That’s because your whole...

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Your Pillow and Your Spine

Do you have mysterious neck or low back pain?  So much of what we do when we start an exercise program  is simply UN-doing the unnatural shapes and tensions our bodies need to adapt to in order to fit into our “modern”  and “more comfortable” lives. The body is so...

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Stretching Safely

I’ve had my fair share of over- stretched and pulled muscles and it’s not a fun thing to go through. Stretching is important and usually very underrated. It's often done quickly, aggressively, and often the same familiar muscles over and over again. I'm guilty of...

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Small Steps to Big Goals

Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the changes in schedule, the outside time, the longer days and even how it seems to have a clear beginning and ending. To me, the end of summer and beginning of September has always felt like a new beginning even...

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ELDOA for Musicians (and my first IG live!)

It's crazy to think about how much change we have all gone through the past 2 years. Some big, some small - some good, and some not so good. Right before the pandemic I was teaching Pilates in my studio space that I shared with a colleague. We loved our space and...

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Why Warmup is Important

A funny thing happened the other day. I was teaching the osteoarticular (very specific joint) warmup, as I almost always do before anything, even Pilates….because of how much better all my clients feel after. I mean, they really do, and what makes me especially...

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What is Myofascial Stretching?

Myo=muscle  Fascial=fascia Fascia is the fibrous connective tissue that is just about everywhere in the body.  It surrounds every muscle muscle fiber, tendon, bone, blood vessel and nerve fiber in order to give the body its shape and  structure and connectivity....

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POSTURE: Why it’s important

I’ve been annoying my whole family lately by constantly correcting their posture.  I can’t help it, it’s what I do. I teach Pilates and ELDOA, and I can’t stand to see anyone I love compressing their spine!  Ouch! It doesn't just make you look better, it's actually...

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