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Ask the PT: Release the Hamstrings

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

The hamstrings, the strong beautiful hamstrings, are the muscles we never seem to have time to stretch. This powerful group of muscles, the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and the semitendinosus, power us forward with every bend of the knee, and assist  with just about every movement of our lower body. And because of this constant use and our culture of sitting, they get tight – very tight. Spring and summer activities that we love, including biking, running, walking, hiking, gardening, team sports and summer water activities, are often hamstring intensive. It is  good to take dedicated time to stretch them, but not too fast and not too much. The hamstrings...

Mindfulness Meditation: It’s for the Birds!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

This is what weekdays are like: get to class, get to work, get to rehearsal, get to the meeting, get in the car, get some food…go, go, go! You know the feeling. In fact, you might even be able to add a few more things to this list. Faced with such a time-crunched schedule of commitments, who could possibly have time for present moment awareness? The simple answer: you! Finding present moment awareness – the spiritual gateway drug to meditation and mindfulness is simple. It’s not easy, to be sure, but it is simple. I’ll not insult you here with some kind of Nike-esque motivational Just Do It speech,...

Save Big with a Summer Yoga Pass!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

Ahhh, Summer! It’s the season for relaxed schedules, outdoor adventures, and quality time with friends and family. It’s also a great time to deepen your yoga practice! Our bodies move better in the warmth. Take advantage of the temperatures and the great price on our Summer Yoga Pass: $250 for Unlimited yoga June 1 – August 31 (nonrefundable, one class per day) Let’s do the math: Basically, it’s $83/month. If your practice every day, that’s $2.77 per class. If you practice 3 times a week, it works out to about $6.91; if you go twice a week, it’s still only $10.37. What a deal! Among all our Drop-in classes...

Ask the PT: Get your Belly Back After Baby

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in Evolution Blog |

Nothing gets me fired up more than the media’s portrayal of post-pregnancy moms with flat, toned abdominals. Let me assure you, if you have extra skin and seem to have completely lost all connection to your abdominals, you are the norm! Now, what do you do to get some tone back and what exercises are safe? When is it okay to do boat pose, chattaranga, or (gasp) jump back to down dog? These are all questions I get on an almost weekly basis here at Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga. First, all women recover from their pregnancy at different rates. Every pregnancy is different, due to duration, size of...