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Corewalking Podcast: A Step in the Right Direction
48 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
In the episode, Jonathan and Alex talk about the proper to rise into bridge pose and remain in the asana properly aligned. They go on to discuss what a student can learn from bridge pose, whether it is having her seat 2 inches from the ground or pushing way up through the pelvis. What does bridge pose have to do with standing and walking properly aligned? That’s in there too. And they talk about some of the myriad variations bridge pose can be done in and whether there are “therapeutic” uses to bridge pose.
47 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Downward Facing Dog
In this episode we looked one of the most visited postures in the yoga world, downward facing dog. We talk about its numerous benefits, both physical and mental when practiced regularly. We also talk about ow to slowly build up your downward dog practice to let it one day become your resting pose. It wouldn't be a Corewalking if we didn't speak bout alignment so we focus on alignment of hands and feet and how indicative your dog is of your standing posture.
51 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
The "Tennis" Elbow Conundrum
In this episode: -What biking has to do with tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis -The fragile elbow's function, mechanics, and anatomy -The wrist's and shoulder's role in elbow pain -Exercises and stretches to appease angry tendons in the elbow -Tennis elbow surgery: necessary or not? -How to cure your lateral or medial epicondylitis and make it disappear forever (it takes work and core)
49 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
The Ankle Hinge
Today's topics of discussion: • The set-up of the hinge joint that is the ankle • Does the ankle rotate? • Muscles involved in moving the ankle – and the importance of their tone • The value of swelling and compression in healing from injury • Tracking, bodywork, calf raises and other exercises for ankle protection and stability • Core, core, core – even for ankle strength • Ankle replacement, ankle fusion and other ankle surgeries
54 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Why Do My Knees Hurt?
A few things we discuss in this episode: • The anatomical highway interchange that is the knee • The rotational capability of the knee and why it is important to the health of that joint • The muscles that provide support for the knee joint and exercises for their balanced tone • The kinds of injuries that can occur in the knees • What to take into account when considering serious knee surgery • Posture, posture, posture • Exercises that can relieve knee pain and make your knee "stronger"
61 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
In this episode: • We differentiate between the three gluteal muscles • The birth of the gluteus maximus and the importance of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus • Everyone's need for a bigger butt • Why the gluteus maximus becomes underactive; the relationship of the hamstrings to the gluteus maximus • How muscles balance in the glutes can alleviate knee pain • The glutes' role in proper posture for optimal pain relief • Exercises to for balance and strength in the gluteal muscles
59 minutes | May 1, 2020
Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome
What we talk about: • The coronavirus lockdown • The relevance of the proximity of piriformis and the sciatic nerve in sciatica • It's all about diagnosis (and self-diagnosis) • Why posture, movement patterns and muscle tone matter with sciatica and piriformis syndrome • The gluteal muscles and their relationship to sciatica/piriformis syndrome • The importance of nerve flow • Surgery and its effects on the piriformis and sciatic nerve • Treatments for piriformis syndrome • Exercises for relieving sciatica/piriformis syndrome
57 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
The Hip Socket
This episode features Alex and Jonathan chatting about: -The anatomy of the hip socket and the importance of the alignment of the femur head within it -The effect of external rotation on the muscles surrounding the hips -The capital importance of muscle tone in the maintenance of healthy joints -Hip replacement surgery: the good and the bad and how to avoid as long as possible -Is it better to be tight-hipped or open-hipped? -The pros and cons of stretching on muscle mass -Exercises that can help us find neutral in the pelvis and hip socket
44 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Sitting: The New Smoking
In this episode, we gab about: -Chair yoga -Modern sedentary culture -Different types of seats and how to best use them -How to treat chairs so as not to sit in them all day -Illnesses linked to excessive sedentarism and lack of movement -Tips to combat sitting too long
69 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
Let The Shoulder Hang
This episode features: The evolution of our hanging shoulder The shoulder and its relationship to the pelvis The shoulder's role in sports injuries The chest muscles and their relationship to the shoulder Upper back muscles involved in the shoulder's proper functioning The rotator cuff Exercises to loosen, balance and strengthen the shoulder Why we need another shoulder episode
58 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Baby's First Steps
We are talking about babies today, more specifically: • Baby's developmental milestones (crawling) • Walking and standing your children up • Car seats, Bumbo seats, strollers, Exersaucers, etc... And their effect on baby's development • Baby exercise • Babies and sleep • Diapers and elimination
49 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
How Do You Sleep?
Sleep and chronic pain, so much to talk about. Here's how the conversation breaks down: • How sleep helps the body heal and repair and the effect chronic pain has on this magic power • The most beneficial position for sleeping • Ideal (and much less so) conditions for going to sleep • How much sleep do we need and is age a factor in the amount of sleep we require? • Exercise and its effects on sleeping • Accessories and methods that aid in getting a good night's sleep • Sleep disturbances and sleeping and peeing • Short- and long-term effects of sleep deficit
50 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
In this episode, Alex and Jonathan exchange ideas about: • Jonathan's social anxiety • Methods and tips to deal with social anxiety • Anxiety and its relationship to the sympathetic nervous system • Chronic pain, anxiety and the exercises you can do for those econditions • Physical cues to detect anxiety • Can Corewalking help to relieve anxiety?
29 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
What Shoes Should I Wear Today? (Part II)
In this episode: -The importance of posture and its direct relationship to foot health -How walking barefoot is the best way to care for your ailing feet -Other types of foot care to counter the negative effects of wearing shoes all the time -Pronation and supination and whether shoes can help -Sports, Lebron James, orthotics and how to use them properly -The effects of poor foot health on the rest of the body -The evil of flip-flops
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
What Shoes Should I Wear Today?
In this episode Jonathan and Alex talk about: -Jonathan's love of shoes -How bad shoes are for you and your feet -Barefoot shoes versus supportive shoes -Running shoes and their effect on running technique -Foot care for wearing constrictive and narrow shoes -The benefits of having multiple pairs of shoes to wear regularly
46 minutes | May 1, 2019
Stuck in the Sympathetic Nervous System
In this episode: -The divisions of the human nervous system -Homeostasis, or balance, and the function of the nervous system in maintaining it -Fear, flexion, the psoas, pain and their relationship to nervous system imbalances -Exercises for restoring balance to your nervous system
32 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
The Quadratus Lumborum
In this episode: -Where is the quadratus lumborum and what is its function in the body -The effects of a tight quadratus lumborum on posture -The relationship of the quadratus lumborum (QL) to other muscles in the pelvic bowl -Issues with right- or left-hand dominance and how it affects the QL -Exercises to release and strengthen the QL for better physical functioning
48 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Muscles: Function Follows Form
In this episode: -The shapes and forms of different muscles -How the form of a muscle is based on its function in the body -Why we should aim to develop long, pliable muscles rather than trying to build hard muscle -How subtle changes in exercises can target different muscles -Tips and tricks to avoid injury when performing daily tasks like cooking
48 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
The Cervical Spine and the Neck
In this episode, Alex and Jonathan talk about: • The cervical spine's job of holding up the head • The direct relationship of the pelvis to the cervical portion of the spine • The suboccipital muscles and the importance of their muscle tone in achieving good posture • The design of the shoulder girdle and and how it should function in contrast with what conventional wisdom tells us • The freedom of rotation of the cervical spine and the dangers it brings with it • Core strength and how it can help avoid neck injuries • Bulging and ruptured discs, stenosis and other ailments associated with poor cervical vertebral alignment
49 minutes | Dec 16, 2018
Breath and the Middle Back
In this episode: -What is the thoracolumbar junction of the spine? -The curves of the spine (kyphosis and lordosis) -The relationship of the spinal muscles and the abdominal muscles -The effect of tight muscles at the thoracolumbar junction, like hamstrings, on breathing -Exercises to loosen and strengthen the muscles of the back -Releasing the spinal muscles release to get a fuller and better breath -How optimizing the way you stand, walk and sit can help you find your best breath.
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