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Posts Tagged ‘feet’

Bracket winners

The yoga theme champion is … the psoas (pronounced so-as)! I am really surprised by this winner. I thought for sure it would be the neck. But I do think the psoas is pretty awesome. The psoas is one of the most important muscles in the body. It is a deep-seated muscle that originates at […]


Taking care of our feet with yoga

As a yoga teacher I teach and practice the same sequence for a week (as many of my yoga teachers do). The sequence I teach my students is the sequence I practice at home over the same week. And I usually like to have a theme each week, whether it is an anatomical focus or […]


Wardrobe culture of public transport

On Tuesday and yesterday I took public transport to work: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The Bay Area’s version of a subway. Normally I drive to a parking area close to my house and jump on a shuttle, which takes us the rest of the roughly 20 miles to work. But the shuttle schedule recently changed, which […]


Getting grounded in my feet

Active legs, calm mind. … Feet are made for standing on.  ~Ann in yoga teacher training last night In yesterday’s Saturday yoga teacher training the first half of class we worked on standing poses, which was taught by Ann. Standing poses are structural and energetic. What happens in life if those are lacking? We really […]


Socks, feet and toes

With an REI gift card I recently purchased a yoga mat bag, a special yoga/sweat towel and some new socks. After all of these years of exercising and spinning and I hadn’t given much thought to the socks I wore. I have fun little shorty socks. But they don’t give much cushion, support or protection. […]


Calming the nighttime cough

Last night I slathered myself with Vick’s VapoRub. I put it on my chest, my neck, right under my nose (so I would inhale it directly) and rubbed it on my feet, as suggested by Hilda. After she suggested that I decided to look that up as I had never heard of that before. I […]


Be kind to your knees

      I took Baxter’s Monday night Hatha class. Normally I take Baxter’s Wednesday night class. But I have a work team dinner this Wednesday. And I missed last Wednesday’s class. Tonight we focused on knees, placement of feet, ankles, hamstrings and calves. Baxter reminded us to be careful if we are prone to hyperextend–too much […]


And the Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Jessica. Thank you to everyone for the awesome and great comments for the latest Comment Contest Tuesday. I really enjoyed reading them. And from what it seems you all enjoyed writing them. I am very intrigued by the comfier yet still stylish heels that were mentioned numerous times. I plan on looking into them. […]


And Feet Week concludes …

Well, I think Feet Week has been pretty successful and educational. I did some research and learned lots of stuff. And I learned from my readers as well with comments on Go Fit Girl!, Go Fit Girl’s Facebook page and even my personal Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who participated in Comment Contest Tuesday. A […]


The worst shoes for your feet

My friend Amy recently shared this article with me. The article has pictures of various shoes and a paragraph or two explaining the issues withthe type of shoe. (Information for this post came from the above mentioned article.) According to the article, ultra high heels can lead to ankle sprains and chronic pain. I have a pair […]