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I want to set the record straight about something that relates to many questions I get as a Prenatal Movement teacher: the difference between maintaining fitness in pregnancy, and participating in pregnancy-specific exercise. Often I find that women view these as an either/or situation. This usually looks like one of the following scenarios: [caption id="attachment_17476" align="alignleft" width="480"] © via canva.com[/caption] She continues with whatever sport, fitness activity or exercise she LOVES and ENJOYS and has been a...

Oh mysterious psoas, Thank you for always keeping me together, I notice you hanging on, holding me up, quietly hoping for a moment of letting go, Oh psoas, how exhausted and tired you’ve become, You seem dry and ropey today, I feel your pain in my low back, Oh psoas, I give you this gift today: constructive rest Ah, the psoas. Read on to find out why this muscle is connected to: stress, fear & emotions ...

We’ve been told to stand up straight so many times that introducing the idea that it might be compromising our health seems absurd. If you have some degree of hyperkyphosis (extra rounding forward in your upper back) the solution is not as simple as rolling your shoulders back, squeezing your shoulder blades together, or increasing your time spent in “heart-opening” yoga backbends. These postural cues have the tendency to give you the appearance of being...

If you’ve been to one of my prenatal or postnatal yoga classes you probably know that I have a particular interest in how movement affects the function of the pelvic floor. This interest developed out of my own experience with pelvic floor issues after the birth of my first son. I’m saving my personal story for a future blog post when I have the courage to write about it. For this post, I’ll skip ahead...

Welcome to the RePose blog! This blog is where I’ll share movement tips, exercises, ideas, information and reflections on creating a movement-based lifestyle. I’ll also post photos or videos of practices that I personally LOVE and want to share with you! I’m a body geek and am always trying to learn new things so you never know what you may find here. However, there are some movement themes that I more commonly explore in both my...