Posture Part III: What You Can Do

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Posture Part III: What You Can Do

As we learned in Part I of this series, a postural distortion is the result of muscle imbalances caused by repetitive motion or prolonged misalignment. So, the remedy for bad posture lies in correcting the imbalance. Depending on your particular postural woes, pick and choose from the exercises below. The key is consistency – your Continue Reading

Posture Part II: Ergonomics

If it seems like ergonomic workstations are all the rage right now, that’s because Americans are getting tired of having sore backs, necks and wrists. We’re tired of sitting all day long – and our spines have had it. Like I said – if the spine ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy. As a society, we Continue Reading

A Challenge to help Bostonians recover.

Watching the news lately has been a powerful experience, for lack of a better word. The horror of the Boston Marathon bombing has not just my stomach turning, but my body too-my eyes turn away, my feet walk away, but my mind keeps coming back to it, almost seeking it out. These events evoke many Continue Reading

Mado Hesselink on Meditation

This week, I’d like to welcome Mado Hesselink to the Asheville Family Fitness blogosphere. Mado has been teaching yoga since 2005. Her teaching style is well-rounded and pays special attention to breath, alignment and injury prevention – all of which you can experience first-hand on Thursday mornings.  Today, Mado shares some practical tips on mediation Continue Reading