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Ask the PT: Physical Therapy as Part of the Postpartum Process

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

When I was pregnant with my first child my husband and I took a class. Not a birth class – but a “What do I do with the baby once I get home?” kind of class. I had spent over a decade working with pregnant and postpartum women as my PT clients. I had spent years working with one of the most skilled birth professionals I know. I had read and talked about pregnancy and birth.  Taken pre-natal yoga classes. I felt educated – to some degree – about the “before” part.  But I…

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Yoga for Runners

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

It’s running season in Vermont. Every year, in late winter, early spring, competing in the marathon begins to show up as a goal of many physical therapy patients here in Burlington.  What is this desire to participate in a long run, regardless of whether or not one has ever been a runner?

Maybe it is the need to have a goal based on an outdoor activity, marking the beginning of the warm weather and the unofficial start of summer.  Perhaps it is an attempt to shed the winter layer…

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Are Your Organs Pulling You Out of Alignment?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

Holistic. In health care, this term is often used as an equivalent to “alternative medicine.” A more literal definition (found with a quick search on Google) is “characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.”

In health care generally, and physical therapy specifically, the focus can be narrow and look only at the area of symptoms and perhaps only the muscles and bones associated with that…

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Kelly Taylor

Kelly began practicing yoga in 2009 as a healthy way to reconnect with her body after working through some difficult injuries. While it was the physical practice that drew her in, it is through daily mediation and the study of yoga philosophy that she really fell in love.

Experiencing the power of a regular practice has motivated Kelly to create a class setting in which yoga feels accessible to every body and mind in the room. Always drawing from her own studies, she uses breathing…

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Yoga and Traveling with Kelly Taylor – Exploring Bali and New Zealand

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

It is no secret that there are many skills to be gained and lessons to be learned while traveling abroad, especially when it’s a solo venture. There are small things like quick estimations of C to F and how to take unabashed selfies in beautiful places. Then there are the arguably more important things like how to fully trust your intuition. It is also no secret (to those of you who know me) that I am pretty much always thinking about yoga and its applications. Needless to say, my…

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Using Breath to Cope with Change

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

As we approach the equinox and move into spring, often changes in our life mimic what we are seeing in the outside world- the amount of daylight swiftly increases, a frozen river begins to rush, our driveway shifts from frozen to mud pit in a matter of hours. Changes which are perceived as both positive and negative can be stressful. The breath can be an anchor which supports us and helps guide us through times of intense change.

At first glance, the breath can teach us that ebb and…

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Yoga for Your Sole(s)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Evolution Blog |

If you’ve taken yoga classes then you’ve heard the news: feet are foundation. If you’ve ever walked, run, or even taken a seat in your favorite comfy chair, than you’ve experienced this firsthand. That’s right, even in sitting the feet can provide needed support for your body. In just the same way that nourishing the foundation of a plant goes a long way in supporting its trunk and limbs, how we use and care for our feet can affect not only how the feet feel and perform, but…

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Yoga for Trauma

April 19, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Current research shows that yoga practices are integral to moving forward beyond trauma. In this six-week series, we will discover how grounding and centering mindfulness practices, simple breathing exercises, and gentle movements can provide a space for the the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies to release and heal. These practices can then be integrated into daily life in an effort to manage and navigate physical, emotional, and spiritual responses to trauma. This series offers…

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Love Your Earth: Restorative Yoga to Benefit 350VT

May 12, 2017

Join Martha for a rejuvenating practice of restorative yoga. This relaxing class allows you to draw into a deeper place inside yourself as you are guided into supported restful yoga poses. Come relax, restore and recharge.

All proceeds from this class will go to 350Vermont, the only statewide organization in Vermont working solely on building a grassroots movement to reverse climate change through meaningful, collective action. For more information, check out…

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