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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Training Clients for Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Osteo­poro­sis is a con­di­tion that caus­es the bones to become weak, brit­tle, and eas­i­ly break­able. In old­er adults, osteo­poro­sis is a com­mon, indi­rect cause of death, and one of the most com­mon caus­es of poor qual­i­ty of life (Holt 2002).   The good news is, treat­ments for osteo­poro­sis  as well …

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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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