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Morgan, Horses, and Yoga

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Evolution Yoga teacher, Morgan Merrihew would neither admit nor deny that her first name comes from the Morgan horse, that noble breed that was to influence the course of horse breeding in the United States and the world. (It is fun to note here that the first ever Morgan horse was bred in Vermont by Justin Morgan in the 1780s.) But she did concede the she had the horse Jones early on in her life. As a girl growing up in the Adirondacks, she begged her parents for a horse. She pleaded and strategized. Her parents lived on a couple acres, so she made a budget that included the...

Evolution 10th Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Art Hop this year marks the 10th Anniversary of Evolution Physical Therapy. Join us for celebrations throughout the year. We will kick off our 10th Anniversary year of celebration with a great party at Art Hop, Friday, September 9. And our famous class card sale all weekend long: take $20 Off Ten-Class Cards! Live Music Brass Balagan – 5:45-6:45 New Nile Orchestra – 7-9:30 Free – while they last Flash Tattoos Birthday cupcakes Evolution Yoga Tank Top Giveaway Giant Bubbles 5:30-7:30 Henna by Heartfire Henna 6-8 Momos by Sherpa Foods Art & Eats Donuts by Ms. Weinerz 14 Artists: works on a theme of Unfolding Face Painting with Michele...

Ask the PT: Finding Strength and Flexibility in the Hips

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

For active and sedentary people alike, yoga is a practice many people come to in order to stretch “tight hips” in an effort to become more flexible. Many teachers and students, myself included, have at one time or another made mention of “hip openers” as a way to gain such flexibility. In this month’s blog post I’d like to delve further into exactly what hip openers refer to and explain why it’s important to balance flexibility with stability when it comes to any joint in our bodies as a way of maintaining or reaching a more homeostatic state. Balance is the name of the game, after all! The hip...

Ask the PT: Use the Yoga Wall to Release Your Low Back

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

We spend 16 of the 24 hours each day (or more!)  on our feet- walking, running, standing, bending! All this work and play can eventually lead to increased wear and tear on our spine. While wear and tear (also known as spine degeneration) is a normal part of the aging process, taking pressure off our spine may minimize this process, keeping our backs more healthy. It also feels really good! There are many ways to reverse the effects of gravity on the spine during our general yoga practice – laying on our back with our knees bent up, or a forward bend with a relaxed upper back are two...