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Your Body Language Can Change Your Brain

What is body language, and why does it matter? Body language, or non-verbal communication, is essentially how we carry ourselves, how we move,…
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Awareness Creates Freedom

I want to share with you a story of a woman I have been working with that illustrates relief from chronic physical and…
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Somatic Therapy: Understanding the Wholeness of the Body

Every single one of us performs a role. In society, we all contribute something of value. Some teach future generations. Some lead. Others…
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Functional Movement: How We Move Is an Expression of Our Response to Life

For every action, there is a reaction. This statement is true in both physics and in life. When it comes to movement, how…
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Tapping Your Potential Energy for Positive Change

In physics, potential energy refers to the stored energy in an object because of its position relative to other objects or its state.…
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Our Movements and Choices Reflect Our Emotional Maturity

What is emotional maturity? Is it the ability to understand and control your emotions? If that is true, then what, if anything, does…
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Creatures of Habit: How Emotion and Motion Are Linked

Our bodies and brains have a reciprocal relationship. Dysfunction in the body often leads to dysfunction in the brain and vice versa. Let’s…
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Sensing Your Body’s Support Can Improve Strength

The way we support ourselves in our posture and movement says a lot about what is going on in our nervous systems. Many…
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Imagination and Our Concept of Embodiment

Whether you think about it consciously or not, your nervous system creates a mental “image” or idea of how your body moves. Walking,…
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Understanding the Levers in Your Body Can Help You Move More Efficiently

Want to move more efficiently? You need to learn about levers. In the third century BCE, the Greek mathematician, physicist, and engineer Archimedes…
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The Problem of Perceived Weakness: How Awareness Can Improve Self-Image

The ideas of self-image and self-esteem are largely considered within the realm of mental application. In other words, how we view ourselves —…
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Your Skin Can Make You Fall: 3 Reasons to Care

Peripheral neuropathy changes your skin. Nerves that carry sensory information are supposed to look like a fist-full of uncooked spaghetti—a long cord with…
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What Moshe Feldenkrais Understood about the Body Can Ease Your Pain

We overexert ourselves. We strain and we ignore the messages our bodies send to us to the detriment of our health. Moshe Feldenkrais…
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Differentiating the Self and the Spirit

By Andrew Heimann Spirituality is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to flourish because of it. To avoid conflict and…
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How the Feldenkrais Method and Somatic Education Create Possibility

Moshe Feldenkrais once said, “If you don’t know what you are doing, you can’t do what you want.” Perhaps no other phrase so…
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The Feldenkrais Awareness Summit: Resiliency, Freedom, and Evolution

We see every day that technology can be used for ill both unconsciously and consciously. But technology can also be used for good.…
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Feldenkrais: How Mind and Body Awareness Can Provide Natural Pain Relief

For many people, pain is part and parcel of day-to-day existence. The way they experience life, comfort is the exception, not the rule…
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Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose: Practical Yoga Therapy, Part 4

This is the fourth part of a four part blog post on the standing forward fold yoga therapy pose. If you haven’t yet,…
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Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose: Practical Yoga Therapy, Part 3

This is the third part of a four part blog post on the standing forward fold yoga pose. If you haven’t yet, please…
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Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose: Practical Yoga Therapy, Part 2

This is the second part of a four part blog post on the standing forward fold yoga pose. If you haven’t yet, please…
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Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose: Practical Yoga Therapy, Part 1

Searching the internet, one can find many videos and detailed lists on how to correctly perform the Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose or…
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Celebrating National Yoga Month: The Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose

Searching the internet, one can find many videos and detailed lists on how to correctly perform the Standing Forward Fold Yoga Pose or…
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Bones for Life ® and Senior Citizen Day Somatic Education for the Elderly

Bones for Life and Senior Citizen Day On August 21st, Americans have an opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements of their elders,…
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The Physiology of Social Wellness: Why Social Connections Matter and How to Learn from Your Body’s Reactions to Them

What is social wellness? While retweets and mentions can be validating, it certainly isn’t how many friends, followers, or likes you have on…
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What is Bones for Life®? An interview with Carol Montgomery.

What is Bones For Life? “The opportunity to improve your posture occurs not when you are standing still, motionless in the center, but…
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Alternative Movement Program in Geriatric Rehabilitation: Bones for Life®

Geriatric Rehabilitation and Bones For Life: In about a month’s time, I will have the honor of presenting the research that my colleagues—Cynthia…
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Handling Stress: It’s Really All About Resilience

Handling Stress and The Role of Resilience: When you see or hear the word “stress,” what image comes to mind? You might see…
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Treating Sleep as an Illness: Why Our Attitude Toward Sleep is Wrong

In what ways can we view lack of sleep as an illness? “Sleep…Take all the time you need for each breath.” – Michael…
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Self Compassion: Be Kind to Yourself, and You’ll Be Kind to Others

Self compassion: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi I’m sure you’ve seen the above quotation floating…
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January is Thyroid Awareness Month: Why the Psychosomatic Connection Matters

The Psychosomatic Connection: If you’ve looked at a diagram of a thyroid during Thyroid Awareness Month this January, you may not think this…
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