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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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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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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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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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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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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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Somatic Essentials for the Holiday – Mind, Body, and Spirit

Somatic Essentials: “In order to change our mode of action, we must change the image of ourselves that we carry within us.” –…
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The Powerful Healing Ability of the Mind Body Relationship

Mind Body Relationship: “I believe that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality. They are not just parts somehow related…
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Living an Awakened Life through Social Connections

  Living an Awakened Life through Social Connections When it comes to wellness, we often think of our physical body and the absence…
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6 Ways Your Social Wellness Can Affect Your Health

6 Ways Your Social Wellness Can Affect Your Health This month our blog reaches out and talks about another facet of wellness: Social.…
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Somatic Education and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Somatic Education: When we experience trauma, it is an experience of both the body and the mind. The mind and body affect each…
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From Awareness to Freedom

Awareness in how we move creates changes in physical alignment and freedom from unconscious patterns of inhibition, the source of chronic physical and…
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Gait Training: Is the Way You Walk an Agent of Health?

Gait Training: Walking for Health The science is clear: active people suffer from fewer health issues than their inactive counterparts.i So walking should…
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Head over Heels: Using Somatics to Love and Heal Your Body

When we say we are head over heels, we are saying we feel the elation of spirit and a deep alignment of self…
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