What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the name given to pain that is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve.  Anything that irritates the nerve could cause pain, mild or severe.  Most commonly Sciatica is caused by a compressed nerve root in the lumbar spine.  This is why sciatica and general back pain can often be confused with each other. What Causes it Disc Herniation The spine consists of a series of small, block-like bones stacked together to form a moveable column. Each of these bones referred to as vertebrae, is separated by a soft, circular pad known as an intervertebral disc. This intervertebral … Continue reading What is Sciatica?

Belly Breathing for Better Clarity, Balance and Performance

Is your MIND RACING all the time? Wish you could shut it off? Do you find you run out of ‘gas’ fast on cardio activities? Would you love to increase energy, improve your performance and recover faster during workouts? Chances are you are not tapping into your full lung capacity and you have trained yourself to be shallow chest breather. This is a very common problem we see in clients when they are starting an exercise program. They come in for an assessment and their neck, shoulder and upper back are SO tense from carrying around all this (self induced) … Continue reading Belly Breathing for Better Clarity, Balance and Performance