The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul

I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip …

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Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?

Insufficient sleep affects appetite and satiety hormones as well as fat cells, according to the nation’s top sleep experts. If you want to lose weight, be sure to get enough sleep. Most people know they should cut calories and exercise more to trim down, but there’s now significant scientific evidence …

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Visceral or Abdominal fat and what to do about it

As people go through their middle years, their proportion of fat to body weight tends to increase — more so in women than men. Extra pounds tend to park themselves around the midsection. Abdominal, or visceral, fat is of particular concern because it’s a key player in a variety of …

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Your computer may be a pain in the neck

Sit up straight. If you’re reading this article with hunched shoulders and a craned neck, your “computer slump” could one day give way to what some physical therapists call “postural syndrome.” Postural syndrome is essentially repetitive stress to the neck and thoracic spine, or the 12 vertebrae of the mid-back …

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