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Walking with your Head On Straight

The head is like a bowling ball on top of the spine. The average head weighs 8-12 pounds. If it is balanced directly on top of the spine and evenly over the shoulders its weight will put little torque on the muscles of the neck and actually balance effortlessly. Look around you at someone close …

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Three Rules Of Thumb

1- THE BODY IS A MACHINE Just like a car your body is designed to work in a specific fashion. Nothing in the body works in isolation—every part has an explicit function meant to work in harmony with other parts. Our skeleton is like the chassis of a car and the quality of our posture …

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The Spine Lengthens In Two Directions

As your spine goes you go. This is one of my favorite phrases and sums up our prospects for aging in six words. Energetically, life revolves around the spine. Our nervous system is the body’s information gatherer, storage center and control system. Its function is to collect information about external conditions in relation to the …

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The Skeletal System: Our Bones Hold Us Up

The human body can be broken down into any number of systems that all work together to make it run. In terms of movement we are going to look at three of these systems; the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system. If well aligned, these three components team up to create well …

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Birth of the Kegels

                                In the early 1940’s Dr. Arnold H. Kegel, who specialized in the disorders of women, made an interesting discovery that brought a successful change to many lives. Until this discovery many women found that they suffered from urinary incontinence …

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Keep on Truckin’

Do you know this iconic image by Robert Crumb from the 1960’s? I think I am beginning to date myself with this picture but just the same it is really how most people walk and stand. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The three guys below all have the same patterns. I think …

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The Arches of the Pelvis

An arch is a curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight. When you have two pillars that fall towards each other and in the middle of those two pillars falls a keystone, we have an arch. The keystone of an arch is a stone or in our case a bone, that …

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The Birth of Kegel Exercises: Dr. Arnold Kegel

      Kegel exercises were born In the late 1940’s when Dr. Arnold Kegel made an interesting discovery that brought a successful change to many lives. Until this discovery many women found that they suffered from urinary incontinence after giving birth. Sometimes something as simple as coughing would cause their bladder to discharge a …

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The Rola Bola

Following up on my last post about juggling, I have added a new toy to my circus repertoire – a rola bola. My rola bola is essentially a balance board, much like Jonathan’s. However mine is a little wider and comes with a pipe that has a larger diameter – I’m pretty sure this makes …

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