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Balancing Whole Body Systems

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Balance:
A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

I hear the term balance often in my work as a PT and yoga instructor. “I don’t have good balance” a person may say while testing out Tree pose (vrksasana) or Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III). Or, “My neck pain is due to stress. I can’t balance work and my family.” The concept of balance evokes an image of steadiness. Smoothness. But what is balance, really? And how do we find it?

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Asteya & Protecting Mother Earth

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

“The bounty of the earth is for the community, not the individual.”
-Deborah Adele

Humans unconsciously take from the earth. People buy more than they need and oftentimes, products have extra packaging which creates more waste. This waste ends up in landfills and outdoors, often containing materials that take a very long time to biodegrade. Corporations and governments take ownership of land and natural resources with a focus on creating wealth rather than supporting people and the…

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Ask the PT: Hamstrings 101

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Stretching tight hamstrings can feel like a lot of effort with little reward. Yoga is often suggested as a great practice for stretching tight hamstrings.  The hamstrings are big, strong muscles that function to bend the knee and extend the hip. And because they cross both the knee AND the hip joint, it is necessary to stretch them with both of these joints considered, or risk overstretching one aspect of the muscle and completely neglecting another portion. This will result in the…

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Asteya – non-stealing

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Over the next month, Evolution community members are invited to take a deeper look at ways to practice Asteya, non-stealing. Asteya is the “third jewel” of the yamas , or restraints, and is translated as non-stealing. Asteya “calls us to live with integrity and reciprocity.” -Deborah Adele


Humans take from others, the earth, themselves, and their future in conscious and unconscious ways. For example, have you ever been in conversation and can’t wait to interject your thought? Maybe you…

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Satya – Finding Your Truth

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

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,…

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Say Hello to Your Pelvis

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Evolution Blog |

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…

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