It’s been snowing here in Denver, but not that long ago I was in sunny, breezy Costa Rica. . .

January 4th to the 10th, and the 11th to the 17th, I, along with fellow yoginis and functional fitness gurus, lead two back to back week-long yoga and adventure retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica.  We covered a lot of mind-body-spirit ground in a short amount of time, and are so blessed to work with such amazing men and women from around the world.

Today, I’d like to share a short video with you that my friend and colleague, Dr Theresa Larson, and I made while on location in Costa Rica.  Theresa is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a mobility maven, an incredible athlete, and a former Marine.

Please watch the short video below about pelvic tilting and let us know what you think.

Theresa’s write up accompanying the video on her site is:

“Since I have been doing a lot more yoga than I am used to this week I have noticed many of the positions are similar to what we discuss in the strength and conditioning world.  We may not use the same gentle and kind words (such as a light shining off the end or your spine),  however the outcome is the same.

So my question to YOU is this:

Want to learn some yoga poses that have archetypes similar to that of the weight lifting movements like the split jerk and overhead squat?

Check out this video on how to align your pelvis and practice the feel of an end range split jerk NOT overextended or even different ranges of the overhead squat with proper pelvic alignment.

Perhaps trying yoga and working on your split jerk positions was on your new years resolution list for 2014!  Awesome, you just killed two birds with one stone (or killed two plants if you are bird lover).

Learning how to move, stabilize, and load the  pelvis is key to taking your game (whatever that may be) to the next level as well as prevent unnecessary athletic injury that comes from lacking neuromuscular control in key positions.”



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