Tadasana. The Mountain.

Posture is the most important musculoskeletal investment for at least these 5 reasons:

1. Optimal muscle recruitment

2. Maximum joint congruency

3. Efficiency in force transfer

4. Superior athletic performance

5. Injury prevention

Proper alignment optimizes function, distributing forces more evenly, thus reducing biological costs & increasing athletic performance.

Begin with the Mountain posture to get into your best alignment.

1. Active stance

2. Elongated spine

3. Lifted center

Strength Training & Yoga

Yoga asanas are complementary to strength in many ways: 1. They send mind, attention, energy within 2. Calibrate muscle balance 3. Create stability, mobility & cohesion (I call it “peace & ease” within musculoskeletal system

Channeling Prana

Back squat is one of the best strength developing exercises. Warrior 3 is an excellent posture to prep & unload the demand of the squat due to spinal elongation, gluteal activation via hip extension & stability in lower quarter & posture.

Kettlebell high pull/front squat/swings & Warriors

The warriors are fundamental & highly potent reinforcing postures, ideal for nourishing intentions. The kettlebell is a simple & versatile mode of resistance that will cultivate infinite kilos of power, strength & stability in the body, when used effectively. Efficient, simple & powerful combination.

The Calm in the Eye of the Storm

Washington DC is one charged city. The capital of the United States attracts a beautiful diversity of humans from every part of the world, often with competing agendas. Denizens are courageous, bright & driven minds, determined to solve problems. The vortex of intellectual, political & business pursuits appears to be costly in peace of mind & health of body. I am grateful that my work allows me to help people to embody themselves from within, ground the stance, center the energy, breathe slower and smile more.

Warrior 2 Prana Play, excellent strengthen & open hips, elongate spine.

The Shoulder

This joint allows most freedom of movement in the body, 360 degrees & 3 planes. Given suboptimal postures, repetitive activities, degenerative changes & lack of harmony between 19 muscles that cross the joint, shoulder pain is very common. Improved posture, scapular & thoracic mobility, optimal scapulohumeral rhythms, rotator cuff & core strengthening create a positive healing environment. Give these conservative & targeted exercises a daily go for 6 weeks & you will find improvement in pain & function.

6 weeks Shoulder Prescription

HAPPY HUMAN Rx: Harmony in Body, Mind & Energy

Humans are divinely engineered. Our minds and bodies are tools to live our best lives. Calibrating, synchronizing, harmonizing the inner world will absolutely lead to wellness. Respecting and appreciating the processes instead of chasing outcomes will cultivate your best & healthiest self.

  1. Body – to be celebrated & nourished by high variety of movement.
  2. Mind – an incredible machine that can be trained it to serve your Highest Self.
  3. Energy – life force (prana) can be cultivated & manipulated with Pranayama.

Juan Gatti