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Help! My Hamstrings are Tight!

Lots of people are under the impression that their hamstrings are too tight, like a pair of pants that shrunk in the wash. These muscles run down the back of the thighs from the pelvis to below the knees and can wreck havoc in all sorts of ways, particularly in the yoga studio, doing forward …

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Foot Exercise Library

I’ve got a LOT of videos of foot exercises in various places, and I thought I’d make it easy for you to find the exercise you are looking for and put them all in one spot. Scroll down to find a brief description of the exercises and the link. Top of Foot Stretch:This is great …

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5 Tips to Better Hiking

I went for my first difficult hike after breaking my ankle in July ’18. And I noticed some interesting things that I might never have known had I not had this injury. I think it’s worth a blog post, because regardless of whether you’ve ever broken or sprained your ankle, many people are deficient in …

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Alignment – Good or Bad?

I recently read this blog. In this article the author uses the terms “alignment” and “position” interchangeably, but when she gives an example of alignment, it’s more aptly describing “form” – as in a correct form during an exercise. Now, that’s fine, but as someone who’s business is called Alignment REScue, I have a dog …

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Patella Release

“I was watching an older youtube vid with Katy describing how she works with the knee alignment – the idea of a patella that can be engaged and disengaged proving the knee is not locked out, I understand. But, when it comes to movement, sport, etc..the patella needs to lifted and engaged, yes?” I received …

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Car Seat Makeover

I have just wrapped up my 7th Move Your DNA workshop, having taught over 80 people exercises in the book by author (and my teacher) Katy Bowman. Many of those people came to Alignment REScue from far afield, from New York State, Ottawa and area, Kitchener, Niagara. Unfortunately, that involves a lot of sitting to …

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My Relationship with Pain

Remember that saying “No pain, no gain?” that was touted in the heyday of the fitness gym where it was suggested if your workouts didn’t result in pain, you weren’t trying hard enough and wouldn’t benefit as much as you could? There were similar thoughts in the massage and Rolfing worlds, where it was believed …

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