M A T (Muscle Activation Technique)


“I don’t care what you can do.  I care what you CAN’T do” - Greg Roskopf, Muscle Activation Techniques™ Founder.

Strength has an enormous effect on Range of Motion.  Thus, if you feel muscle tightness, the opposing muscle is most likely weak.     

MAT is a systematic approach for Evaluating and Correcting muscular imbalances.  These muscular imbalances contribute to injury, impede recovery, and compromise performance. 

MAT is a specific and unique process that is used to improve one’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) as indicated by the measurement and comparison of AROM (active range of motion) symmetry issues on each side of the body.  

The MAT process can address hundreds of muscles and joints in order to uncover the muscular issues that could be contributing to the loss of physical performance and associated subjective complaints.  

Much like a chiropractor deals with bones, MAT practitioners deal with muscles.  Muscles are the prime movers of bones.  Joints are secondary.

MAT evaluates the body as a mechanical system and the interrelationship of the joints, prioritizing weakness instead of tightness, as loss of range of motion is viewed as a strength issue. 

The body has amazing healing capacities if we just align ourselves with appropriate, well-progressed, individualized movements to stimulate positive change. 

I now base my yoga practice, and instructors on this MAT principle. 

And of course:  Deep breathing…  








I was fortunate enough to spend time with all nine (soon to be eleven - TWINS!) of my nieces and nephews over the weekend.  They just love playing with the app Boomerang.  So here’s my INSTAGRAM @ teymusic post today on this Beautiful Monday!

A gentle, Boomerang-way reminder to: Life life to the fullest.

Do something you enjoy.

Make a difference in someone’s life.

Challenge yourself.

#Love often.  #Give knowledge.  #Follow your heart.  # Take a risk.  #Jump.  #Pray.  #Say thank you often.  #Read often.  #Breathe deeply often.  #Often.




Music really is the language of the soul.  

“Hear Me Roar” was a celebration of women in Classical music.

Chicago Sinfonietta honored diversity and women at their concert today by playing musical compositions written by women.

Its musical director, Mei-Ann Chen, voiced that, only, less than 2 percent of music programmed by major U.S. orchestras were written by women.  

“Now let’s think about that for a second…  That’s less that milk!”  

The audience laughed.  But why is that?  Because yesterday’s pieces alone, (#metoo was a debut) were mesmerizing.  

Why aren’t women being heard?

Dora Pejacevic, may be the musical director’s favorite composers of all time, but was Not recognized as a woman.  They only used her initials when they publicly reviewed her compositions.  She wrote over one hundred symphonies before she passed in her 30’s.

Thank you to these women who used their talent.

Let’s not downplay our talent(s).  Use them as these women did so beautifully.   

You can find the Chicago Sinfonietta at










It’s inspiring to see more and more of us turn to naturopathic medicine.  Finding ways for our body to naturally heal itself.  Finding ways to PREVENT problems.  

Using herbs, oils, yoga asanas (postures), breathing exercises, and well, just plain FOOD, to heal.  

Also Not using products made out of dangerous chemicals in and around the house.  

Did you know that you can make your own cleaning products?  Here’s a recipe for glass cleaner:

Mix 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered); 2 tablespoons vinegar; 10 drops of Lemon essential oil (optional). 

Yes, it’s that easy.  And a lot less expensive too!




They say that good decisions come from experience.  But experience comes from bad decisions too.  

Never regret.  

We Do have to Learn from our mistakes.  Then…  Go ahead!  Get going!  Move forward!  Life is too, too short!

I just came from a funeral of a wonderful 94 year-old woman.  She had SIXTEEN children!  Some might see that as a long life.  But even after 94 years, it is STILL not long enough!  Her grandkids got to know her closely and will remember her dearly.  But again… they could still use more days with her.  More of her Smile.  More of her Care.  More of her Love.  

Live brightly.  Let your light SHINE.