The sternocleidomastoid. What is this muscle? Why does it matter?

The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) attaches up at the mastoid process (behind the ear) immediately below the skull and stretches down to the sternum (chest bone) and clavicle (collar bone). The SCM’s actions are crucial for a healthy cervical spine, but the unfortunate reality of everyday society is that we place these muscles in a jeopardized position. […]

Child’s Pose Stretch

Child’s Pose is known as “Balasana” in Yoga [bala= child, asana =posture]. It’s easy to underestimate both the challenge and the opportunity of this simple pose. If you’ve been to a yoga class, you may know Child’s Pose as a resting posture – something provided as option when you need a break. Labeling something as […]

The Adductors Stretch

The action performed by the adductors is most often overshadowed by the more obvious actions of the muscles at the front and back of the leg. This action is to bring the leg closer to the midline of the body. While this isn’t an action that we often have to perform in full, walking would […]