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Fighting COVID-19 Fear with  Mindful Self-Care

Fighting COVID-19 Fear with Mindful Self-Care

COVID-19 is at the forefront of all our minds right now. As a self-employed mother of three, the coronavirus certainly has top billing in mine. One week makes all the difference in the world. Last week I was a small business owner who already struggled to find enough...

Yoga in Physical Therapy: Sharing My Story

Yoga in Physical Therapy: Sharing My Story

Question: A therapist new to using yoga in rehab asked me in the winter of 2015 (February to be exact) about my story. How did I come to yoga through the lens of physical therapy practice? In short, how did I begin using yoga in physical therapy practice?  My...

Ease Menopause Symptoms with a Plant-Based Diet

Ease Menopause Symptoms with a Plant-Based Diet

Guest post by Dr Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG When scientists studied the effect of diet on menopause symptoms, they found that this time of life is much easier for Asian women than for us Westerners. But why? It’s because Asian women follow a traditional, mostly...

The Minimalist Nursery – What Does Baby Really Need?

The Minimalist Nursery – What Does Baby Really Need?

So many moms ask me this question - What do I really need to be ready for my baby? This topic may seem slightly off or less "scientific" than my typical posts about integrative medicine, yoga, and holistic well-being. But actually, The Minimalist Nursery is quite...

Getting the Most Out of Your Hip Injection

Getting the Most Out of Your Hip Injection

For any of you who have hip pain or are considering hip arthroscopy AND your surgeon is suggesting a hip intra-articular diagnostic injection or just a plain old hip intra-articular injection - Listen UP - this video is for YOU!   The point of an intra-articular...

Choosing Your Word of the Year in 2022

Choosing Your Word of the Year in 2022

I don't do New Year's resolutions. I stopped doing them years ago, and I substituted it with a more sustainable practice: Choosing Your Word of the Year. Visit my IG post to share your Word of the Year - I would LOVE to hear it! What is My Word of the Year for 2022?...

Self-Care in Healthcare: How Did we do in 2021?

Self-Care in Healthcare: How Did we do in 2021?

As we move into 2022, the 3rd year of the pandemic, self-care and our mental health is becoming critically important. This past year COVID certainly continued to impact our small, woman-owned business on the home front. So how did we do in 2021 with Self-Care in...

Have Vocal and/or Pelvic Pain? You May Be Psoas Speaking

Have Vocal and/or Pelvic Pain? You May Be Psoas Speaking

This pose of the week is all about how to know if you are Psoas Speaking. This pose of the week can help you identify if your vocal problems could be coming from the pelvic floor, or vice versa. One of the chief ways to tell is by taking a closer look at one of the...

Time Saving Yoga Posture: The Wall Warrior Twist

Time Saving Yoga Posture: The Wall Warrior Twist

This week's Pose of the Week is the Wall Warrior Twist. It's a pose to help you work smarter not harder in your yoga posture practice. Work Smarter, Not Harder in Yoga with the Therapeutic Wall Warrior Twist What does this posture offer? I'm so glad you asked! The...

Improving Core Timing & Hip Stability: The 90-90 Series

Improving Core Timing & Hip Stability: The 90-90 Series

This week's Pose of the Week is all about isolating the deep hip stabilizers for improving core timing and hip stability. Spoiler Alert! This is not your typical yoga posture or your "old school" boring clamshell. This little series can help tackle a multitude of...

Top Tips for Avoiding Burnout

Top Tips for Avoiding Burnout

Before I launch into my top tips for avoiding burnout, let me introduce myself first. My name is Ginger Garner. I’m a doctor of physical therapy, among other things... Empowered women empower womenright? I'm a wifeMother of 3 amazing sons, ages 15, 13, and 10Owner of...

Umbrella Breath: Access a Stronger Core, Voice, & Pelvic Floor

Umbrella Breath: Access a Stronger Core, Voice, & Pelvic Floor

What is the Umbrella Breath? The Umbrella Breath is an accessible, if not easier, way to strengthen your core and pelvic floor using the voice and the breath. Building core strength requires that you raise or create intra-abdominal pressure to create spinal stiffness....

Pose of the Week – Kite Flying Hip Hack (Two Strap Hip Release)

Pose of the Week – Kite Flying Hip Hack (Two Strap Hip Release)

This week’s Pose of the Week is a Hip Hack called Kite Flying, or what I also call Two Strap Hip Release. Kite Flying is not your typical yoga posture. It’s actually a Medical Therapeutic Yoga technique I created to mobilize a hip joint that has been snarky for too...

Mindfulness vs. Meditation: What’s the Difference?

Mindfulness vs. Meditation: What’s the Difference?

Mindfulness vs. Meditation - What is the difference between the two? Well for starters, they don't have to be mutually exclusive. Mindfulness can be actually be an entry point for meditation. Plus, you don't need to be doing yoga to practice either one (just in case...

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