Kirsten’s Blog

Unwind with your Breath

Unwind with your Breath

We tend to think that if something is tight, it needs to be stretched in order to unwind the tension. This is not always true. In fact, with some clients I work with, stretching actually increases their sensation of tightness. Said another way - stretching winds them...

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For the Love of TWISTS

For the Love of TWISTS

For a long time I had a love-hate relationship with twists. In my Physiotherapy training I interpreted all of the information about twisting the spine as a thing that could cause injury and harm. I also knew that twisting movements felt so so good in my body. I had a...

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Connect to your GLUTS: Stand a little taller

Connect to your GLUTS: Stand a little taller

This video presents an integrated yoga therapy & physiotherapy movement practice focused on your gluteus maximus. This muscle can be a tricky one to get working for some people. No matter how many gluteus maximus exercises they do, the muscle just doesn't seem to...

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Checking in with your shoulders

Checking in with your shoulders

  Below you will find an integrated yoga therapy & physiotherapy movement practice focused on your shoulders. I chose to focus on shoulders because I heard from a client after she completed the "responsive core" practice from last week. She told me that she...

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Feel your Responsive Core

Feel your Responsive Core

This video is all about feeling your core!  The cool thing about feeling your core is that when your core is more responsive, and you are aware of it, you will feel lighter and more connected! Those are two qualities I think we could all use a bit more of these days...

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Blog: Wheel Pose Goals

Blog: Wheel Pose Goals

I have set a goal for 2020. By the end of this year I will be able to move into, hold for 5 breaths, and move out of Wheel Pose with efficiency, while embodying effortless effort 😉 During the coming weeks and months I will use my guiding belief that change (or...

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Feel your Responsive Core

Stop looking for the fix

I stopped searching for a diagnosis and my skill as a Physiotherapist sky-rocketed!   It wasn’t that long ago that I was considering bailing out as a Physiotherapist completely. Each interaction with a patient left me feeling like there needed to be more. I felt...

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Unmet expectations can lead to upset….

Unmet expectations can lead to upset….

In our relationships with others I find it to be true that the cause of upset is often unmet expectations AND those expectations likely were not communicated. Over the holidays I experienced a wonderfully good example of this. My 8 year old daughter, Cora, in her...

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