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Pose of the Week: What to Do When a Tight Pelvic Floor Causes Pain

Pose of the Week: What to Do When a Tight Pelvic Floor Causes Pain

What is a tight pelvic floor? In 2012 Dr. Stephanie Faubion from the Mayo Clinic wrote a scientific article on recognition and management of the "nonrelaxing pelvic floor," at the time and probably still, an under-recognized and under-treated problem in women. The...

Pose of the Week – A Better Squat for the Hip & Ankle

Pose of the Week – A Better Squat for the Hip & Ankle

Pose of the Week is all about tackling hip and pelvic issues in yoga postures. The goal is to make a yoga pose fit your body, rather than trying to force your body to fit a yoga pose. Visit my blog to see the other Posts of the Week and sign up for my newsletter (at...

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy

Medical Therapeutic Yoga & Physical Therapy mean better self-care and better patient care. Self-care is more critical than ever - for every individual, for our communities, and particularly for those of us who work in health care. As Audre Lorde said, “Caring for...

Telehealth May be an Option during COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth May be an Option during COVID-19 Pandemic

telehealth may work for you The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped much of the world as we know, creating a "new normal". Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain...

Simple Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

Simple Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

Sleep Isn’t Optional About ⅓ of our life is spent sleeping. We spend so much time trying to enjoy our waking lives, it makes sense to support our daytime quality of life by getting the best sleep possible.  Sleep is necessary for growth and repair. Research tells...

Manage Stress & Trauma with The Sensory Diet

Manage Stress & Trauma with The Sensory Diet

If you missed the first posts in the series, get them here: Start Here - The Yoga Couch - https://gingergarner.com/yoga-couch/Stress(less) Now: Breath Practice You Can Do Anywhere After getting comfy on the Yoga Couch, and learning to master the basics of breathing to...

Using Your Big Voice (Part II)

Using Your Big Voice (Part II)

I am a human being first, a woman second, and a mother third. In that order. And yet, according to research, I will be judged (unfairly) and be valued less in society because of that last identity: being a mother. The reality is I will be paid less than a woman...

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health

The Amazing Diaphragm: How Your Breathing Predicts Health The respiratory diaphragm measures mere millimeters in thickness, but its influence can exact multi-system effects that ultimately dictate your long-term health and well-being. Understanding the anatomy,...

The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Longevity

Read The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Longevity, full post, of my latest article on Yang-Sheng magazine. Read Yang-Sheng magazine on full screen flip book No one wants to hear the phrase “you are aging prematurely.”  However, that is exactly what is happening...

Eating (the rainbow) to Live Well

I am on maternity leave through August and September, so please enjoy today's guest post by BITL contributing author, blogger, midwife, and nutrition expert, Beth Genly, CNM, MSN. “Unless you eat a rainbow of whole foods, you probably won’t be able to produce all the...

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