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Ready for ACTION? Potent Posture: The Place in the Middle

Good Posture.  This is not a static thing.  It is not always the same (e.g. "keep your back straight"). In real life, it IS the posture from which you can readily and easily DO things.  This is how Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the originator of the Feldenkrais® work, viewed posture. Good posture is the place from [...]

Ready for ACTION? Potent Posture: The Place in the Middle2017-02-25T17:20:34+00:00

Council 7 – Embody the Seven Directions

Practical.  Embodied.  Woowoo. - Do you like learning about traditions and ancient knowledge related to the Medicine Wheel, archetypes, animal helpers, and more? - Do you like learning by DOING things? - Are you attracted to learning about how your light AND your shadow help you and guide you? - Do you like learning about [...]

Council 7 – Embody the Seven Directions2017-02-25T04:16:12+00:00

Feet Like a Cat

Our feet are built to be dextrous. They are designed to be able to sense the ground, and make shapes on the ground that give you a good base of support in whatever you are doing, and whatever surface you are on. However, we often don't give our feet much attention.  And it seems we [...]

Feet Like a Cat2017-02-12T23:25:01+00:00

The “Tube” of Support Around your Knee

A picture can be worth a thousand words... and to your body, this is ohhh soooooo true! Working with an image can harness the intelligence of your nervous system to "make it so" without the analytical brain getting too involved in dissecting it into bits and pieces. Here is another "image" I work with for [...]

The “Tube” of Support Around your Knee2017-01-25T16:17:12+00:00

Using the Power of an Image to Find Better Movement

We can be very clever at learning something new, if we kind of "stay out of the way" with our sometimes over-analytical brains, and instead let our smart bodies "just do it". That's what happens any time you start to mirror something you just saw. Your body someone takes that in, and starts to do [...]

Using the Power of an Image to Find Better Movement2017-01-10T15:57:00+00:00

Return to Good Function after Injury or Surgery

How timely! I just got clearance to take off my air cast, after foot surgery in September.  Yahoooooo!  So, this is a perfect time to explore with you how to help yourself return to GOOD function, after an injury or surgery :-) Your whole body is wired to keep you safe, and keep you going.  [...]

Return to Good Function after Injury or Surgery2017-01-03T21:33:43+00:00

Happy Knees – for squats, lifting, sitting, standing up

What does a teeter totter have to do with your knees feeling happy rather than feeling pain, tightness, pressure??? Biomechanically - LOTS! :-) When you squat or sit in a way where your body is evenly counterbalanced over your knees - the weight of your body feels lighter in your knees.   And the "work" moves [...]

Happy Knees – for squats, lifting, sitting, standing up2017-01-03T21:33:43+00:00

How to Make Walking and Running Feel Easier

A spiral is A Beautiful Thing :-)   And in walking and running - it is a very powerful and effective thing. I've been on crutches due to a foot surgery, and this took me through the experience of "learning to walk" again.  Which, for a movement geek like me, has been Oh So Interesting.   So [...]

How to Make Walking and Running Feel Easier2017-01-03T21:33:44+00:00

How the Body Shakes to Discharge Excess Stress

When I learned about THIS, some things I had seen in animals, and in people, suddenly made a whole lotta sense. In particular, this explains why shaking sometimes happens after a big shock or accident or very high stress event.  And why this kind of shaking may show up long (like even years) after such [...]

How the Body Shakes to Discharge Excess Stress2017-01-03T21:33:44+00:00

The “Freeze” Branch of the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Today's video is about something VERY practical and useful to know about - that most people don't know about. Most of us are familiar with the idea that our body responds to the world with a "fight or flight" kind of response, if we run into a challenge.  And you may have learned that fight-or-flight [...]

The “Freeze” Branch of the Parasympathetic Nervous System2017-01-03T21:33:44+00:00