Chronic Pain and the Gate Theory

Our nerves are not as smart as we think they are. They do one thing: send signals to the brain and spinal cord. It’s then up to the brain and spinal cord to interpret the message. While there are nerves for different tasks (movement, signals to the brain and signals...

Best Standing Desks

With phrases like “sitting is the new smoking” floating about the internet, many people (myself included) have turned to standing workstations as an alternative. I enjoy my standing desk because it allows me to productively fidget (aka dance) while working. I also...

How to Make a DIY Standing Desk

You’ve heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” and are ready to ditch your chair for a standing desk. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to have a standing workstation – look no further. Here’s how to make your very own DIY Standing Desk! A 2013...

Diaphragm Strength and Back Pain

Your respiratory diaphragm does more than help you breathe. I’ve waxed poetic about the magic of the diaphragm, its role in down regulation and how so many of us are not breathing optimally. On one hand, it’s awesome that you don’t have to consciously control each...

Impinge Me Not

In preparation for my last workshop, Bulletproof Shoulders, I spent a lot of time researching shoulder injuries to craft my syllabus. Sad news – shoulder injuries are incredibly common. I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to find someone who has never experienced a...

Less is More

One of the perks of being a Yoga Tune Up® teacher is that we have monthly coaching calls where Jill and the community share their insight on specific topics. This month, Jill and Sarah Court (fellow YTU Teacher Trainer and soon-to-be DPT) shared their learnings from...

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