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Pain, Real & Imagined

[Note: While I am still participating in the WEGO Health Activist challenge, the prompt for today was to write a letter to my 16-year-old self, the likes of which I’ve already done relatively recently, so I decided that the better

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That Twisting Thing

Another sequencing suggestion. I like to use this when I’m feeling discomfort in my mid and upper back, places that I tend to carry tension from stress and staying sedentary for too long. I also like to use it the

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That Thing I Do with My Shoulders

My body is incredibly forgiving when I push it while running or practicing yoga. However, it — specifically my shoulders and upper back — is significantly less tolerant of my time at my desk or spent sleeping scrunched up on

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Path of Least Resistance

I post this alignment thought not because I’m an expert or because I even know if it’s a common issue, but because it’s one that I do myself. Also, it relates to the psoas muscles, and aren’t things nifty when

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Invader Zim & Aspirin

Really? We think aspirin will cure that shit? Maybe if I boiled the bark of an entire willow forest. Moving on.

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Psoas… So What?

I’ve known the basics of the psoas muscle for a while, but I have to admit, I’ve only given significant personal thought to it fairly recently. For folks who are new to this whole psoas business, the psoas is basically

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Thoughts on a Chakra: Svadhisthana

(Lucille Clifton reading her poem “homage to my hips.” Found via YouTube. Text available here at Poem Hunter.) These hips are full of scar tissue. They need movement to keep from seizing up. They don’t tolerate being told to stay

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Posted in anatomy, chakra work, MenstroMonster, non-asana, Poetry Break