Tag Archives: exercise

Re-Freshing Your Movement Routine

  Now that New Year’s resolutions are 4 months behind us, whether you’ve kept on track with your wellness goals, or you have run into some boredom, it’s time to refresh things! Working out does not have to be work, tedious, or have a specific structure (i.e. 20 minutes of jogging, or 10 reps of […]

Functional Body, Functional You

Try this out: Sit down on the floor. Now, get back on your feet without using your hands in any way (even bracing yourself on your knee). Can’t do it? Okay, starting from a standing position again, get down to sitting on the floor without using your hands. Impossible? These movements are simple mobility exercises […]

Green Friday — Opt Outside on Black Friday

Give a slew of shiny, gold stars to REI this November for their campaign #OptOutside. I am super grateful that a corporation is promoting healthy bodies and healthy relationships for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the campaign, REI is choosing to close its doors on Black Friday to allow their employees […]

Build Your Kidney Qi: How to exercise in winter without damaging your kidneys

If you’re a regular reader, you know that winter is the season to strengthen your energetic reserves, and build your vitality by slowing down as presented in the post Winter: The Season of the Kidneys. Chinese medicine has specific recommendations for when  to exercise during the winter months, which I cover in the post: Exercise According […]

Exercise According to Yin And Yang

Winter is a time of rest and internal cultivation in Chinese medicine. In a previous post, I discussed why winter is an important time to rest and regenerate from the rest of the year. You can read more about that here: http://stickoutyourtongue.org/2013/12/11/winter-the-season-of-the-kidneys/ Rest does not mean a cessation of exercise. Physical movement is still a very […]