Upper Body Strength, Pole Dancing and Monkey Kung Fu

Upper Body Strength, Pole Dancing and Monkey Kung Fu

I have super strong hands from doing massage for 18 years (I challenge any of you suckers to a thumb wrestling match!), but there is no way I could pull myself over a fence if the cops were chasing me. Upper body strength is important not only for fleeing from the cops but also for pain-free baby holding, keeping the shoulders down away from the ears, reducing neck strain and improving blood flow to the head.Rest your arms at your side, now look down. Are your elbow pits facing forward, or are they pointing inward with the knuckles forward? If the elbow pits are pointing inward

read more
Squatty Potty Review

Squatty Potty Review

This is why I love the Squatty Potty: It’s fun to say Squatty Potty. The platform that you put your feet on has a slight angle tilting away from you, allowing for tight calf muscles, so if you have been wearing shoes with positive heels most of your life this is a nice feature. Even a one inch heel from an athletic shoe can shorten your calf muscles and make it difficult to get into a proper squat.

read more
Help for Prolapsed Uterus

Help for Prolapsed Uterus

In this article, I look at natural and mechanical ways to improve prolapsed uterus. Prolapsed uterus is a result of a weakness in the supporting structures of the organs such as muscles, ligaments, and fascia. The weakness can be caused from lack of proper alignment of the pelvis, sacrum, traumatic falls or accidents, emotional component/trauma, spleen qi deficiency, kidney yang deficiency, and from using the excessive Valsalva maneuver.

read more
Hello Kidney-Nourishing Kidney Chi Kung

Hello Kidney-Nourishing Kidney Chi Kung

Nourishing kidney chi kung. “The Kidney consolidates and stores the Qi that initiates and keeps life growing. Like a minister of interior who conserves natural resources, stockpiling essential raw materials for use in times of growth, crisis, or transition, the Kidney...

read more
Digestive Health-Part 1

Digestive Health-Part 1

In Part 1, I cover how the brain and our connection to food affect digestion. “Our two brains-the one in our head and the one in our bowel-must cooperate.  If they do not, then there is chaos in the gut and misery in the head-everything from “butterflies” to cramps,...

read more
The Calf Stretch

The Calf Stretch

I spent way too long at the computer today. I was on a creative roll and didn’t think to step away until my energy started to crash. Immediately I thought, “I need some coffee to wake me up.” But I knew coffee wasn’t the best choice for me so late in the day so I decided to do my calf stretches instead. Within minutes of doing the calf stretch, I

read more
Lung Chi Nei Tsang

Lung Chi Nei Tsang

Our bodies are reflections of nature, and we experience in our bodies cycles similar to the seasons. According to Chinese medicine, each internal organ is associated with an element and season. Mantak Chia explains, “The five elemental phases are expressions of energy that can be observed in nature and throughout the universe. On Earth, they represent the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall

read more
Preparing To Get Pregnant

Preparing To Get Pregnant

As a body worker and educator of abdominal therapy, who specializes in reproductive health, I’m dedicating this post to fertility from a bodywork perspective. Whether you have fertility challenges, or you’re preparing to get pregnant, you should plan at least three months ahead before trying to conceive.

read more
Page 15 of 17« First...10...1314151617

About Me

About Me
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.

Categories

Become a Patron

advertisement

Upcoming Classes

advertisement

Stuff I Love

Correct Toes™ Toe Spacers Healthy Pelvis Download Correct Toes Toe Spacers

Pin It on Pinterest

Free Womb Care ebook!

Subscribe to the Alignment Monkey newsletter to get the Womb Care ebook for FREE!

You have successfully subscribed. Your ebook should arrive within a few minutes.