Detoxification: The New Year’s Flim Flam
I have an entire chapter in the yoga book called "Did That Bitch Just Fart?" I outline the scientific research that calls bullshit on claims yoga will detox anything except a shitty fucking attitude. It shouldn't be a wonder that I'm calling out the detox zeal that surrounds the passing of the 365th day.
Shot One Down. Down For The Count.
Hey my amazing peeps! My first COVID dose is done! My arm is aching and tingling down to the tips of my fingers. I don’t feel terrible but I’m definitely going to bed and I don’t know when my eyes will open! So. Sleepy. Yawn. So, that said, I will go live with Pilates on Wednesday morning. I’m going to take some ibuprofen, a hot shower, and a gummy. See you on the other side! 💜
For Those Who’d Like The Flexibility To Reach To Scratch
Meeting some friends at a local joint, I arrived early and ordered a margarita. The waiter, an imposing figure of six-foot-plus with a smooth bald head, gave me a wink and a friendly smile. As the place sat empty, we chatted a bit. Think Mr. Clean without the gold hoop. Somehow yoga and flexibility popped into the conversation . . . Imagine that. This guy pushed two hundred fifty pounds of trim and fit so when he mentioned his first yoga class I grinned.
Take Your BMI And SHOVE IT
The BMI was invented by a Belgian scientist around 1830 in a pseudoscience he called, “social physics” to determine the ratio of the measurement of the human body. Because if it’s a good enough measurement tool for planets, why not use it on humans? WTF?! It was widely adopted in practice in 1972 without any modification or efficacy study despite being considered “inappropriate for individual evaluation.” And then, in a fuckwad move the NIH and CDC LOWERED overweight cut-off guidelines in 1998 effectively redefining almost 29 million people considered previously healthy as overweight. Bastards. So now, a 150-year-old pseudoscientific measurement never studied for validity has been adopted by the NIH,…
Take The Weight Off Of Your Shoulders
One of the number one places we’re tight tight tight is our upper body. Even if you’re not a big weightlifter, your shoulders carry the weight of your world. They’re the most common place our tension sits because we’re literally flinching sometimes. The Trapezius runs from the base of your skull across to the top of your acromion on one side and on the other, it connects down the spine from C7 of the cervical vertebrae through T12 of your thoracic vertebrae. The neck has a whole mess of muscles from the Levator Scapulae to the strap muscles that collect their own knots of stress. Add the Rhomboids and the…