Taking Off and Landing: How Poses are Like Airplanes

I spent two years of my 20s working as a flight attendant. Time long ago erased any memory of where to find the first aid kit on a Boeing 737 and which planes need the girt bar stowed so the

For a Stronger Pelvic Floor, Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Even though I’m a foot specialist, I am all about the pelvic floor. It is connected to the feet after all! As I teach my patients and professionals how to reconnect to the pelvic floor muscles, I want to remind

4 Chair Pose Variations to Improve Strength and Balance

Chair Pose (Utkatasana) is a powerful yoga posture with countless variations. Its Sanskrit name, Utkatasana, can be translated to “Fierce Pose” because of its inherent fiery and strength-building properties. But I have also heard it called “Awkward Pose,” because it

Deepen Your Understanding of Triangle Pose With a Chair

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) is usually one of the first standing poses that beginners learn in their yoga journey. But whether you’re a beginner or not, as you learn to practice this asana, different props can help continue your

Revolved Half-Moon Pose: Stabilize and Expand

There are poses that we practice often at home and in yoga classes. Think Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Triangle Pose (Trikonasana), and the Warrior poses (Virabhadrasana I and II). Then there are poses that seem to fall

Mindful Breathing: Savor Your Precious Breath

If we at Threes have learned anything at all during our years of practice, it is this: our breath is at the center of our health. And it responds directly to our attentiveness, as well as our lack of it.

3 Yoga Practices to Rewind the Clock on Brain Aging

A growing amount of research suggests yoga can boost the size and function of aging brains. For most people, the grey matter in the brain decreases with age, particularly in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the area most responsible for

Practice Shoulder Clock Pose: Yoga Warmup at the Wall

Using the wall to support shoulder openers to stretch and strengthen our arms, chest, and shoulders gives us that extra resistance to bring nutrient-rich blood to our tissues and prevent overstretching. Pressing into the wall during these positions can be

Working with the Fascial Network: The Art of Self-Myofascial Release

Self-myofascial release is a technique that has been around for more than 50 years, but it has recently come to prominence in large part due to the growing recognition of the importance of the fascia - the connective tissue of

The Health Benefits of Multi-Day and Intermittent Fasting Part 2

This article is the second of a two-part article that focuses on the benefits of fasting. You can read part 1 here. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of high blood sugar. When blood sugar levels are too high

5 Yoga Moves for Hands and Wrists

Did you know that each hand has 27 bones, with 8 in the wrist and 17 in the hand and fingers? This means that out of the 206 bones in the human body, over 25 percent of them are in

The Five Koshas in Yoga: Keys to Waking Your Witness

The Panchamaya kosha model in yoga outlines five layes of our being. These are terms koshas - or sheaths. We mostly are aware of the outer shealth - the Annamaya kosha - or the physical body, and the Manomaya kosha

It’s Official: Text Neck Syndrome Is Now a Global Epidemic

It’s official: A new study labels text neck and forward head posture a global epidemic and a worldwide public health problem. According to a new study, the prevalence of neck pain has increased dramatically within the last decade. It is

Healthy Breathing and Posture: Connecting the Dots

In physical therapy school many years ago, they taught me to assess posture and treat associated muscle imbalances. If someone displayed forward-head posture, I assumed their posture caused their headaches. “I can help!” I thought. And I’d prescribe exercises to

Why Sitting Cross-Legged Might Not Be Healthy

In every Original Alignment class, you’ll hear physical cues: relaxed pelvis with weight in the front, ribs down, chin released, weight in the heels, abdominals engaged but not tense. But there’s another layer of teaching, the work's pithy sayings, maxims,