This year I’ll turn 47, and I’ve learned 1 or 2 things about growth mindset. That doesn’t mean I’m always on top of the world and teeming with joyful motivation, and this list reflects that. I hope you find some encouragement in this little two minute read (I know I did!): Top Five Tips for Your Best Year Ever 1. Be loud about the things that are important to you. You can start doing this … [Read more...] about Make Your New Year Goals Stick! Top 5 Tips for Your Best 2020 (It’s only a 2’ read)
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This year's "Word of the Year" was Persist. I had NO idea just how many times my ability to persist would be challenged, and reinforced, by looking at this little card, which I have posted in my office and home. Just having this little reminder around can really boost you during tough times. As I look ahead to 2020, (and think about my new word of the year that I always share with you), … [Read more...] about 2019 Year in Review
Sleep Isn’t Optional About ⅓ of our life is spent sleeping. We spend so much time trying to enjoy our waking lives, it makes sense to support our daytime quality of life by getting the best sleep possible. Sleep is necessary for growth and repair. Research tells us sleep is for our brains and not as much for our body. Meaning, if it wasn’t necessary for our brains to actually get … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Sleep Better Tonight
If you haven't caught the rest of the posts in this MTY Mindful Movement Series, read them here! Take Time for Self-Care with The Yoga Couch - https://gingergarner.com/yoga-couch/ Stress(less): The Breath Practice You Can Do Anywhere - https://gingergarner.com/stressless-now-breath-practice-you-can-do-anywhere/ Manage Stress & Trauma with The Sensory Diet - … [Read more...] about Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Using “Windshield Wipers” to Assess & Improve Whole Body Health
If you haven’t been following the entire series, get it here: Post 1 – https://gingergarner.com/resurfacing-hip-labral-surgery-post-1/Post 2 – https://gingergarner.com/hip-labrum-postsurgical-musings-post-2-2/Post 3 – https://gingergarner.com/post-surgical-musings-days-4-5-post-3/Post 4 … [Read more...] about Is it a Hip Labrum Retear? Plus Easy Hip Hacks & Yoga in Recovery (8 Week, Post 15)
It’s (usually) not the yoga pose, it’s how you do it. Welcome to Part II of Protecting the Sacroiliac Joint in Yoga. If you missed Part I, get it here: https://gingergarner.com/protecting-the-sacroiliac-joint-in-yoga/ Easy Ways to Keep your Sacroiliac Joint Safe During Yoga Let's talk joint safety - specifically Sacroiliac Joint Safety in Yoga. Words matter. It's not difficult to keep … [Read more...] about Protecting the Sacroiliac Joint in Yoga, Part II
Part 1 in a 2 Part Series What would if feel like to not have pain anymore in your sacroiliac joint during yoga practice? That’s the question I asked myself for years before having an "Aha!" moment. This series will help you protect the sacroiliac joint in yoga so you can practice with a happy sacroiliac joint too. An Introduction to the Sacroiliac Joint: Telling My Story The … [Read more...] about Protecting the Sacroiliac Joint in Yoga
What does Earth Day mean to you? To me, Earth Day is a reminder that our health is inextricably connected to the health of our planet. If the planet is unhealthy, we will be unhealthy. This correlation is such a simple concept, but one which according to the latest report from the UN, we are running out of time to do something about. A special report on limiting global … [Read more...] about Earth Day is Our Day
If you missed the first posts in the series, get them here: Start Here - The Yoga Couch - https://gingergarner.com/yoga-couch/Stress(less) Now: Breath Practice You Can Do Anywhere After getting comfy on the Yoga Couch, and learning to master the basics of breathing to manage stress, let’s take your Stress Management Skillset up a notch! Note: Always remember as little as 2 minutes a day … [Read more...] about Manage Stress & Trauma with this Simple Daily Yoga Habit: The Sensory Diet
If you missed the first post in the series, The Yoga Couch, get it below. https://gingergarner.com/yoga-couch/ After getting comfy on the Yoga Couch, it’s time to breathe. You can spend as little as 2’ a day to reap the benefits listed below. The Rest & Digest Breath Breath is essential to daily living. We breathe every minute of every day of our lives. Yet, most of our breath … [Read more...] about Stress(less) Now: Breath Practice You Can Do Anywhere
The phrase “Yoga Couch” is fun and inviting, especially for all you tired mommas out there who just need 5 minutes of peace (and a little self-care!). The Yoga Couch was originally called “Three Tier Approach,” and although it was accurately descriptive, it was a super boring name! It was a patient who dubbed it “Yoga Couch,” because it was SUPER comfy, restorative, and revitalizing. And, it … [Read more...] about The Yoga Couch: Take Time for Self-Care
Parents, caregivers, teachers, and loved ones of children, this post is for you. You can have a remarkable impact on a child’s hip health. Having a basic knowledge about pediatric anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics can help prevent injury or malformation of a child’s legs. Because a child’s bones are considered “soft,” which means the epiphyseal plates have not yet closed (which happens … [Read more...] about Is W Sitting Good or Bad for Kids? (Hint: Hip Preservation Starts in Childhood)