What is Meditation, Really?

I once overheard a mom tell her son that bringing your finger and thumb together is meditation. Apparently the school’s safe key program is trying to incorporate meditative aspects to calm the children. I wanted to explain to her that bringing your finger and thumb... read more

Tailbone Tucking & Pelvic Floor Health

In modern times, our tail bone has been deemed an unnecessary and left-over part of our evolution. But it actually has a very important role: our pelvic floor muscles attach to it. How does that make it important you ask? Because how we position our tail can greatly... read more

Hello & Welcome

I wanted my first blog post for Feminine Wellness to be an introduction and an explanation of sorts about me and how I got to this place, right now, typing this post. I’m Alicia I have birthed 5 children. I am known as Nana to 6 more. I have spent 35 of my 52 years... read more

Hormones & The 3 Seasons of Scoliosis

Hormones regulate every function in our body. It is no surprise, then, that they regulate our bones, muscles, and connective tissues, and therefore have an influence over scoliosis itself. Often mild scoliosis as an adolescent goes undetected or untreated until the... read more

Breathing Complications of Scoliosis

I write a lot about different movements for scoliosis.  So, is breathing a movement? Why, yes, it is!  On the inhalation, the lungs expand in all directions: into the front body, the back body and into the sides as well.  This happens because the diaphragm (the main... read more

Can I Do Yoga With a Fused Spine?

Yes, you can. But not as a person with an unfused spine would. Practicing one-on-one or in a small specialized group with a qualified teacher (500 hours of training+) or yoga therapist (800hrs+) is your safest bet. It is important to note that all yoga certifications... read more

Tips for Getting Started on Your New Year Yoga Practice

January Jubilation! The ringing in of the New Year often brings with it many resolutions. Or as I like to think of them, Intentions.  When I owned my yoga studio, January thru March was our busiest time.  Everyone wanting to start fresh, to get fit and to make... read more

Downward Facing Dog for Scoliosis

Traction for the Spine: Downward Facing Dog With scoliosis, one key thing we want to do is lengthen the spine.  The intention here is to create some traction, which decompresses the vertebrae by placing some gentle space between them, while allowing both sides of the... read more

Scoliosis & Somatic Movement

In the world of idiopathic scoliosis, a strong theory is that the brain and the body are miscommunicating, and chronic contraction of certain muscles is responsible for pulling the spine out of alignment and into the curved pattern. It makes perfect sense, then, that... read more

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