Cat Kajary, M.Sc., is a registered physiotherapist with a background as a yoga teacher. She graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton and has taken post-graduate courses in Orthopedic Manual Therapy techniques, Anatomical Acupuncture (level 1; AFCI), Nerve Mobilization, and Lower Back Pain. Cat is excited to meld her knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics with Pilates, and has attained her Body Harmonics Pilates Level 1 Mat & Level 2 Reformer diploma.

How to breathe better and decrease your stress Part 2: Breathing & movement techniques

In Part 1 of How to breathe better and decrease your stress, I discussed the anatomy of the respiratory diaphragm and how it works. Your diaphragm not only helps you breathe, but also affects your circulation, blood pressure, posture, digestion and stress response. Today, I’ll teach you some simple, effective ways you can condition your…