The Pelvic Floor Doesn’t Work in Isolation

The Pelvic Floor Doesn’t Work in Isolation

When you focus on the pelvic floor through vaginal weights or Kegels, you isolate only one piece of a complex system.  By spot treating the pelvic floor, you leave out other very important players in pelvic floor health which are the respiratory diaphragm, multifidus, transverse abdominis, gluteus maximus, lateral rotators of the hips and the feet (yes the feet!).

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Pelvic Floor Health Class

This class is Restorative Exercise™ for Pelvic Floor Health and Uterine Alignment.   Although you don't need a uterus to attend, you will need a pelvic floor.  This class is for everyone. When:  9:30-10:30 AM January 12th, 19th, 26th and February 2nd 2013 Where:  1233...

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Oh My Aching Neck!

Oh My Aching Neck!

My dentist reported that I clench my teeth while I sleep. So, not only am I a (reformed) butt clencher, I’m a jaw clencher. I’ve been waking up with headaches and neck tension for a while now. I bet it’s my pillow!  Maybe I need a new bed as well, one of those $5,000...

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Alignment: Back Up Without Falling Back

Alignment: Back Up Without Falling Back

"Why do I feel like I'm falling back when I back my weight over my heels?" or "Why are my quads gripping when I back myself up?"  These are questions I get quite a bit, so I decided to answer it in a video post. Notice how my pelvis untucked naturally (not by force)...

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I Just Peed My Pants

I Just Peed My Pants

OK, I don't pee my pants anymore.  I used to pee my pants (just a little) when I "walked like a lady"  (legs close together).  No, I've never given birth, so I can't blame it on that.  Many women experience incontinence who have never given birth. Incontinence is not...

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When The Body Says “F-No”!

When The Body Says “F-No”!

I was feeling lost today, my mind going in many directions. I was feeling fragmented. Whenever this happens it’s a reminder for me to pause, close my eyes and breathe. I allowed my breath to expand my ribcage in a circumference. The mechanics of breathing in this way fills the lungs and opens up the intercostal spaces. It also stimulates circulation, lymph movement, and peristalsis of the colon. But that’s not all, put the mechanics aside for a moment, close your eyes

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Are you Standing or Leaning on the Job?

Are you Standing or Leaning on the Job?

It's a common habit for people to lean against their desks when they first switch to a standing work station. We are so used to furniture supporting us that we no longer have the strength to hold ourselves up.  When you thrust your pelvis in front of your body you are...

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Rotate Your Femurs, Support Your Uterus

Rotate Your Femurs, Support Your Uterus

The title should read "Externally rotate the femurs (if your femurs are internally rotated) and align your pelvis to support your uterus,"  But that would be too long a title. Slack muscles will respond by shortening, but short doesn't equal strong.  In fact, muscles...

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Importance of Lateral Hip Strength

Importance of Lateral Hip Strength

Lateral hip strength is important for pelvic floor, low back, and knee health as well as maintaining optimal bone density in the femur.  The neck of the femur is one of the main areas of the body where fractures happen due to osteoporosis.  When our bones are aligned...

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Hi, I'm Barbara Loomis. I specialize in several forms of abdominal therapies for reproductive and digestive health. What lights me up is to see people connect with the inner beauty and wisdom of their bodies.

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