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Satya – Finding Your Truth

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Satya is the second of the Yamas, ethical guidelines from the Yoga Sutras. Finding your true self is the heart of the practice of yoga.  We wear many hats in our personal, public and professional roles.  You may hold yourself, dress and speak differently in the business world, in your relationships with different family members, as a parent, or as a teacher.  As we move through these roles on a daily basis, it can become confusing as to who we are. There are stages in our lives, where we sometimes just put our heads down to get through a stressful time. Grad school, working a job to make ends...

Say Hello to Your Pelvis

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Since I joined Evolution Physical Therapy three years ago, I started thinking a lot more about the pelvis, and I haven’t stopped! From performing pelvic floor rehabilitation, helping clients improve core strength, and providing visceral manipulation to the bladder and uterus, working with this region of the body is a significant part of my PT practice. Due to lack a general lack of awareness of the pelvis and (by close association) the hips, our focus on this area takes on extra significance. Perhaps it is our puritanical New England roots that leave us dissociated from this part of the body. This trend may go even deeper into history, as...

Bringing Ahimsa into Everyday Life – A Winter Biker’s Tale

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

With waterproof panniers and a reflective, rugged messenger bag, I felt bad ass….until it started to rain. I’ve always been a fair weather bike rider.  A little too much wind, stormy clouds on the horizon and I’m finding alternate form of transportation.  That is, until last year.  My partner and I agreed, that we really didn’t need both of our cars. Even though I loved, my little two seater, ultra fuel efficient 2001 Honda Insight, I really didn’t need to drive it the 5 minutes it took to get to work every day. Our four door Prius wagon has more than enough room for all of our gear, was...

Loving Kindness Meditation: A Practical Method for Practicing Ahimsa

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

During the first week of February we explored ways to practice Ahimsa (non-violence) towards ourselves.  In this second week, we start to develop our skills of ahimsa with others in our life.  Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas, or ethical rules of Yoga.  Meditation assists us in examining patterns in our lives that we keep repeating over and over.  Negative self talk, blaming others for things that go wrong in our lives, and oh yes, let’s throw in a healthy dose of judging others, are all things that can become amplified as we sit in meditation. These are all patterns that we first need to identify and observe,...