Having a tight pelvic floor sounds like a good thing, right? This is an area where many women have real problems—particularly after childbirth and as they age. When I began studying structural integration (a type of bodywork that focuses on lengthening and stretching connective tissue a.k.a. fascia)
Foam Rolling is my secret weapon to getting a gorgeous, slimmer, more elegant posture and a strong and smoking body. Most people think of the foam roller as a tool to roll out tight IT bands but used regularly, it can completely transform your body, posture, confidence and even your state of mind.
Fascia is a thin layer of connective tissue that encases your body under your skin like a wetsuit and actually wraps itself around every muscle, joint, and organ. If you’ve ever cut into a piece of raw chicken or steak and seen that thin, white, filmy layer, then you’ve seen fascia.
We've all been there–someone says something that makes you upset, stressed or nervous and you instantly clench your jaw without even thinking about. It's such a common reaction to stressful emotions and situations.
As a 54 year-old artist who works from home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Gai Russo was looking for a program that would help her lose weight (which she did!), but found so much more after completing her first Taller Slimmer Younger Transformation challenge.
I truly believe that how you spend your morning makes such a huge difference in how you feel and carry yourself through the rest of the day. So I love to start my day with some rituals that work for me - and I hope they will for you too!
Rebounding is one of my favorite ‘movement medicine’ workouts. The practice of jumping on a small mini-trampoline is not only a fun way to break a sweat - in fact Nasa studies show it’s more effective cardio than running
I’m a huge fan of the roller; it’s a life- and body-saver. I became such a fan of the roller because over the last 15 years of working with some of the top celebrities, professional athletes, and orthopedic surgeons on the planet; it has become my secret weapon.
Self-care may sound indulgent, but the fact is that it’s never been more important than it is today. So much of our physical state is a result of the stress and tension we carry around on a day-to-day basis.
Are you ready for a new sexy sequence on your foam roller? Building a healthy, balanced, flexible, flowing body and an undulating spine and hips will not only help you look and feel better, it’ll also get you ready for some seriously good lovin'!
In a new video collaboration, Lauren Roxburgh, structural integration and alignment specialist—and our resident fascia and pelvic floor authority—teams up with a medium, meditation leader, and author of Intuitive Being, Jill Willard
BE Aligned by Lauren Roxburgh is a holistic mind-body system based on teachings Structural Integration and Classical Pilates that combines the benefits of self-healing with a workout that not only builds core strength and mental focus while sculpting and toning the body.