Movement

About your knee pain – Why and How to reduce your pain.

Q: “Does your knee hurt?” A: “Yes.” Q: “Why?” A: “Well, I have a torned ACL while playing soccer/ I have a damaged meniscus/ my leg bones are twisted or because I’m old…” Advertisements

Sedona Somatics-Yin Retreat – October 2015

I’m so excited to offer this Somatics-Yin Retreat this October with my good friend Helen Fong (from Halifax, NS, Canada)! Hanna Somatics releases chronically-tight muscles through series of thoughtfully planned, gentle and small neuromuscular (mind-body) movements (Somatics Excercises). By learning to regain awareness, sensation, and motor control of muscles – an educational process that can […]

Flying (fat) people and our sad feet.

Christmas means seeing my favorite people! This year – like every year, I will be spending 10 hours in a chair, to me, it means suffering. The chair I’ll be in is not just a normal chair – it’s a airplane chair, to me, it means killing myself slowly, physically, mentally and spiritually. Ya… I HATE […]

Screw you neutral pelvis!

Today in class we re-learned walking, because we forget things, and walking is one of them, that one thing even your mother or wife won’t remind you of. When we were walking in the studio, I asked everyone to pay attention to their low back – is it over-arching or over-tucking, and one lady said […]

To release low back tension – Hanna Somatics Arch and Flatten #1 (audio)

If you have a floor at home, if you have 2 spare minutes, you better to do this Arch and Flatten movement 200 times every day. Well, my top 3 reasons are: 1. This is my first audio recording I’ve ever done, suggested by my lovely students this morning, so you better appreciate it. 2. […]

Dump your tucked pelvis

This post is about “stop tucking your pelvis”- a very common instruction in yoga, dance, fitness classes. I am taught this way when I’m a student; I used to teach this way for a long time when I became a teacher. Not anymore. What I’m about to write may piss off lots of people, but […]

Exercise won’t save you.

This video below basically summed up of what I want to say to lots lots of people, especially the part about exercise, but please read my post before you move on to the video. If you work out at a gym for 1 hour a day, everyday, 7 days a week, good for you; If […]

Immunity

I used to think people only get cold/flu during the 4 months of winter, after living in Halifax for 10 years, I still think people only get cold/flu during only winter, and based on hours of scientific research and years of personal experience, winter lasts the whole year on east coast Canada.

Right angle: my least favorite.

Right angle ≠ correct angle. Right angle = 90-degree angle. Now, why do I hate it? Because I spend most of life in this shape. So do you, you should hate it too. One thing this 90-degree can do to our body is: it shortens our psoas muscles.

Posture V.S. Alignment

How does a patient support person effectively spend 3 hours in a Canadian emergency room without bored oneself to death? Well well well… I listened to Katy’s interview and now I can’t stop checking people out and taking eyes off different bodies. Sounds creepy…