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Ergonomic Tips for a Healthy Body
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Ergonomic Tips for a Healthy Body

According to Merriam Webster, ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely.” I describe ergonomics as setting up the workspace so the practitioner, as well as the equipment and surroundings, are positioned in a way that supports […]

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Yoga for Posture Correction

The average American spends three and a half hours looking down at their devices every day, according to this peer-reviewed publication.  Looking down at your smartphone and slouching at the computer is correlated with neck pain, back pain, and a slue of other physical issues. In addition to physical health, poor posture is also related […]

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Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome PDF
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Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome PDF

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, with a prevalence in the general adult population ranging from 2.7 to 5.8 percent, according to American Family Physician. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve. In this blog post, I share my favorite exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome pdf. Anatomically speaking, the […]

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How To Treat a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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How To Treat a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an important contributor to work-related disability. In fact, an astonishing eight million people are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome each year. The surgery for CTS is the second most common type of musculoskeletal surgery behind back surgery. In 2015, surgery for carpal […]

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How to Improve Hip Mobility
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How to Improve Hip Mobility

Along with specific physical exercises, sitting for long periods of time is one of the main causes for tight hips. Unfortunately, tight hip muscles can lead to many things, including aches, pain, injury and lack of functional movement. In this blog, I will teach you how to improve hip mobility with three different practices. As […]

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Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain
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Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain

I struggled with neck and shoulder pain for years. I struggled to find stretches for neck and shoulder pain that actually worked… but when I did, everything changed. I created some powerful stretches that I’m sharing with you inside this article. So let’s get down to it–I’m guessing you’re here because: You either have neck […]

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How to Relieve Back Pain From Sitting
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How to Relieve Back Pain From Sitting

Let me guess, you are here because you’re tired of being in pain from sitting down for long periods of time. You’re not alone there. I’m sure you’ve heard, sitting in general is not good for our posture, mental state, and overall health of our bodies. According to this article from Mayo Clinic, there are […]

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Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep Better
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Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep Better

That moment when your alarm goes off in the morning, you open your eyes and wonder if you ever fell asleep at all: those mornings are not fun. Whether that happens occasionally, or all the time, I want to help you. As someone who used to struggle with anxiety-induced insomnia, and both a teacher and […]

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Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Depression
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Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Depression

Whether you struggle with anxious thoughts moment to moment, in your every day, or in social settings, this article is for you. Let’s just call it like it is — living with anxiety sucks. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Generalized Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults yet only 43.2% of […]

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Be The Best Version of Yourself & Become a Better Clinician
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Be The Best Version of Yourself & Become a Better Clinician

It’s time to start become the best version of ourselves and hold ourselves accountable for achieving this. In this article, I share three simple tips for dental professionals to become a better version of themselves, and get to the bottom line faster. Although this post talks specifically to dental professionals, it’s extremely relevant for ALL […]

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4 Tips for Grieving and Letting Go
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4 Tips for Grieving and Letting Go

2020 has hands down been the hardest year for so many people–myself included. For a lot of people, it was a year of major transitions, transformation, challenges, obstacles, loss, and letting go. For some, it was the year of many blessings, of finding or confirming love, and a year of new beginnings. I’m writing this […]

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How to Have Good Posture When Sitting

with Caitlin Parsons, owner of Caitlin Parsons Yoga Therapy and Aligned, a monthly wellness membership program. Let’s be real, sitting for extended periods of time is simply not good for our bodies–we need to find a way to have good posture when sitting. Our bodies were simply not meant to be in the same position […]

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How You Can Use Yoga for Neck Pain

According to MayoClinic, neck pain is a really common complaint for many people. So the question is–can we really use yoga for neck pain? I believe neck pain is so common due to the increase in technology–looking down to use our phones more often and sitting more than normal. Neck pain is often caused by […]

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My Journey With Pain + What’s Helping Heal.

          I’m experiencing back pain like I’ve never experienced before.           Low back pain, neck and shoulder aches, and pain, hip pain, knee pain… I’ve had them all but they don’t compare to this time.           It’s a stop-what-you’re-doing-and-listen-to-me kind of pain.     […]

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The Magic in Learning to Slow Down & Stop Forcing
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The Magic in Learning to Slow Down & Stop Forcing

          As I was crawling across the floor, I wished for the moment to be over and for all of these eyes to be looking anywhere else but at me. I felt restricted. My chest felt tight. I started to breathe faster and more shallow. Anxiety was creeping in but I […]

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How to Reduce Stress and Live a Balanced Life //
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How to Reduce Stress and Live a Balanced Life //

          Before we dive into the juiciness of this post… let’s get really real.           Like, really real–let’s talk about Stress, baby!           Stress, according to Medline Plus , stress is “a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event […]

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Five Things You Need to Consider To Overcome Hip Pain
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Five Things You Need to Consider To Overcome Hip Pain

          Hip pain can be really challenging for a lot of people and also really scary.           Have you ever went to get up from sitting down for a while and feel like your hip has given out?           🙋🏽‍♀️I have… and it’s […]

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5 Stretches for Low Back Pain: A Guide for Every Adult
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5 Stretches for Low Back Pain: A Guide for Every Adult

          Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor, according to HealthLine, and nearly 80% of adults will experience low back pain throughout their lives, according to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.           Understanding your low back pain […]

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5 Ways to Have Good Posture: A Guide for Dental Hygienists
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5 Ways to Have Good Posture: A Guide for Dental Hygienists

          Having good posture isn’t something that comes naturally in our day in age with the increase of technology and sitting in general, especially as hygienists. In fact, most hygienists struggle to have good posture even AFTER going to ergonomics classes and implementing what they’ve recommended.           […]

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3 Reasons Why All Dental Hygienists Need Yoga Therapy
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3 Reasons Why All Dental Hygienists Need Yoga Therapy

The saddest thing I’ve realized lately is how much the dental hygiene profession has normalized pain. What I mean by this is… practitioners who DO NOT experience pain in our profession seem to be the minority. With all of the research I’ve done and people I’ve talked with, I’d say there is less than 5% […]

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3 WAYS TO NAVIGATE YOUR INNER WORLD TO HAVE A BETTER OUTTER WORLD
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3 WAYS TO NAVIGATE YOUR INNER WORLD TO HAVE A BETTER OUTTER WORLD

Hey friend!           Just dropping in quick today to share a little bit of inspiration & knowledge on listening to our bodies and how important it actually is, AND I’m going to share some tips for navigating this every day. (Can I get a heck yes? 😍)           The […]

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Four Tips for Slowing Down
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Four Tips for Slowing Down

Slowing Down…            I used to think I was the only one who struggled with slowing down…. until I started teaching yoga. The good news? I’m not alone. We are all on the same struggle bus.The not-so-good news? Many of us struggling with moving slower. Why is this an issue, you say? […]

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5 Stretches That Have Drastically Reduced Shoulder Tightness & Tension
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5 Stretches That Have Drastically Reduced Shoulder Tightness & Tension

          Do you, or have you ever experienced pain or discomfort in your shoulders or neck? You are NOT alone! Students, friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers are constantly expressing that they are in pain, and specifically, that their neck and shoulders are so tight they hurt.         […]

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Marianne
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Marianne

“I got such great benefit from a recent workshop that I followed up with Caitlin’s class today.  I LOVED the class.  I got great relief of soreness and stiffness as a result of Sunday’s workshop (overuse).  She’s a great teacher, gave great directions and demonstrations and her pose selections were fantastic.  I’m no longer walking […]

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Jean Di Carlo-Wagner
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Jean Di Carlo-Wagner

“Caitlin Parsons was my first student in my online advanced training for cancer patients. She then became my assistant teacher of the course and the students love her.  Caitlin is pursuing her advanced Yoga Therapy degree while working in the medical field.  I find her work ethics outstanding. She is organized, prompt, communicative, positive, open […]

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Anthony, Brewer
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Anthony, Brewer

Working with Caitlin, whether it’s a one-on-one session or in  group class, you can instantly get a feeling for how passionate she is about yoga therapy and wanting to help her individual student’s needs. I have had the pleasure of working with her in both settings. When taking any of her group classes she takes a […]

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Aly, Dental Hygienist & Photographer
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Aly, Dental Hygienist & Photographer

“Caitlin has helped me grow and learn a lot about myself. She helped me realize the strong power of breath when I was over stressed and unaware of my mental needs. Caitlin helped me focus my energy, both good and bad, on my breath. With every deep inhale and cleansing exhale, I felt my stress […]

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Stress Less: how letting go of my attachment to to-do lists released so much stress and anxiety
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Stress Less: how letting go of my attachment to to-do lists released so much stress and anxiety

          I grew up with the understanding that the more you do and the quicker you do it, the more productive you were.            If you know me well enough, you probably know that I have a love for making to-do lists.  I’m a go-go-go person and […]

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Opportunities to Slow Down – May 4th, 2017
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Opportunities to Slow Down – May 4th, 2017

          I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to slow down and pause more than ever lately. I grew up under the impression that the more you do, the more you check off your to-do list and the faster you are, the better and more likely you are to be successful. I’m finally […]

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Officially a Yoga Therapist! – May 2nd, 2017
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Officially a Yoga Therapist! – May 2nd, 2017

IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m a Certified Yoga Therapist!           A four year journey with over 1,000 hours of study, incredible master teachers, courses, retreats, and immense self-study.           So many memories, friendships and special moments to treasure forever.

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Slowing Down – March 2nd, 2017

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~Ghandi           Love this pose, Legs Up The Wall. Also known as Viparita Karani, this pose has a calming affect on the body. Try this against a wall or even bending your knees with your feet on a chair or the couch. […]

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Living an Inspired Life – February 22nd, 2017

“Realizing that ego is a traitor to our greatness is what ultimately set me free of its pull. I keep remembering that ego isn’t real, even as it still protests and attempts to delete my feelings of inspiration. . .” ✌   Wayne W. Dyer in Living an Inspired Life

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What Makes You Grounded – January 27th, 2017

          Nothing makes me feel more grounded and connected in the present like being in nature.           Go outside. Breathe in: fill up, expand. Breathe out: root down, let go. A throwback from Kauai this past winter… Such an amazing place.

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Inner Peace – January 17th, 2017

          One of my favorites… It’s not necessarily about a certain destination, or yoga pose, but the journey. Slow down and stay connected with your breath. Remain c a l m + find your inner peace. When you allow yourself to be present with each moment, each sensation, each breath, there […]

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Get Grounded – January 2nd, 2017

          Lately, life seems to be shifting and changing quite a bit. Not just for myself but friends, students, and clients alike are mentioning this. Does it ever feel like life is happening and it’s hard to catch up? Like a whirlwind is happening all around you… and maybe even within […]

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What’s Showing Up for You – December 24th, 2016

          “Emotion always has it’s roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.”           Emotions. Feelings. Sensations. What do you do when these unexpectedly show up for you? For many of us, our first instinct is to push it aside or to push it down. […]

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