SCP Podcast Episode 243: Jill Miller – Body by Breath: The Science and Practice of Physical and Emotional Resilience

May 9, 2023


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In this episode, join us as we talk with recurring guest Jill Miller, author of Body by Breath: The Science and Practice of Physical and Emotional Resilience.

Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm-shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. As the creator of some of the world’s best mobility tools, she has crafted original programs for 24-Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500+ trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics, and recovery.

She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction, and injury into robust fitness. Jill is the former anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in The New York TimesWall Street JournalShapeMen’s JournalGood HousekeepingWomen’s HealthYoga Journal, and Self and on the Today ShowGood Morning America, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the creator of dozens of programs, including collaborations with Tom Myers, Katy Bowman, and Kelly Starrett, DPT. She is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body. She is a contributing author on the topic of self-myofascial release in the medical textbook Fascia, Function and Medical Applications. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and two children.

Highlights of this podcast include:

  • Breathing and the body
  • Diaphragm
  • Connections between the vagus nerve, fascia, brain, and core muscles
  • Breathing and pain 
  • Breathing and stress/anxiety
  • Ribcage
  • Vascularity 
  • Coregeous Ball 
  • Spinal decompression
  • The tools 
  • Proprioception / Interoception 
  • Myofasial release
  • Trauma 
  • Injury
  • Autonomic state and the psoas
  • The 5 P’s
  • Relaxation induced anxiety
  • And so much more…

To learn more about Jill Miller, visit her at: tuneupfitness.com or  bodybybreath.com or on Instagram at @thejillmiller