Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and Yoga Therapeutics teacher in Brooklyn (OTR/L, E- RYT).
She is also the co-founder of Baby Om, yoga for mothers and babies.Learn More
The gluteal muscles are comprised of two layers, superficial and deep. The superficial muscles are what we commonly think of as our buttocks and include the gluteus maximus, minimus and medius and the tensor fascia lata. Extensor and lateral rotation: The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle of the body. The maximus attaches to the [...]
Hamstring muscles are active in all thigh extension – except when the knees are fully flexed such as in danurasana/bow pose. They also support trunk extension, and if they were to become paralyzed, our bodies would tip forward when standing. The hamstrings are also very active when walking on flat ground (city walking!) and are [...]
The hamstring muscles are a group of 4 posterior thigh muscles. The muscles are semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and the biceps femoris, which are considered two muscles due to their two distinct boney attachments. All muscles attach proximally to the ischial tuberosity except for the ‘short head’ of the bicep femoris, which attach to the lateral femur [...]
All my friends hate New Years Eve. In fact, one refused to come out and another got a migraine. We were similarly low key. I attribute it to aging because it comes with an automatic expectation of self -reflection and stocktaking; the more we live, the greater our span of history to reflect on. Sometimes [...]
Another harrowing event in the NY area and more questions raised this week in the public consciousness. Overwhelming horror, sadness and tragedy has brought about discussions which address mental health care policies, services and classifications, gun control laws, maternal responsibility for managing “difficult” children, video game violence, leisure time pursuits (guns?) and a healthy dose [...]
Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.
Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.
Baby Om is a dynamic book, with easy-to-follow, fun yoga programmes specially designed for new mothers and their babies.