Monthly Archives: December 2016

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Chronic Neck Pain: If You Are Working from Home, It Is Critical to Know the Cause

In last month’s blog, I wrote about what causes pain when we sit too much, a common problem for all of the people…
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Why Does Sitting Hurt Me So Much? 3 Tips to Help You Stop Pain When Sitting

If you feel pain when sitting for an extended period, your body is signaling to you that something is wrong. Here are some…
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For Clients with Mobility Issues, Transforming Sitting into Walking Could Be Key

How many of your clients want to keep up with their grandchildren but can’t because of mobility issues? The pain that these clients…
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What to Know about Feldenkrais Awareness Summit 2020: Move Better, Feel Better

With everything that has been going on, it’s time for some good news. At the beginning of May, I will be participating once…
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3 Feldenkrais Exercises that Will Keep You from Falling as You Get Older

Try these three Feldenkrais exercises to improve your balance. The older you get, the more likely you are to fall and hurt yourself.…
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How Emotional Vulnerability Can Help You Live a Fuller, More Fulfilling Life

Madeleine L’Engle, author of acclaimed children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, once wrote, “When we were children, we used to think that when…
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How Can I Be More Aware and Present in Life? 5 Tips for Better Awareness

Awareness is a state of being that requires practice every day. True awareness takes in everything—the most insignificant interaction with someone you don’t…
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Stress Is Inevitable, Anxiety Is Optional: Here’s How to Cope with It in Your Life

Do you have the stress relief techniques you need to reduce and recover from the impact of busyness and stress? Moshe Feldenkrais once…
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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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