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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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Juggling

I have been juggling since I was ten years old. I picked up my dad’s copy of Juggling for the Complete Klutz and learned in about an hour – which led to me finding a teacher, and buying books and new props, and eventually it became one of the characteristics of myself that I identify …

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Six Pack Abs, or Why Hard Muscle is Bad

The cultural arena of our body is a fascinating one. We have so many compensatory patterns due to the way we look and feel. We tuck our pelvis because we think our butt is too big, we hunch our shoulders to hide our breasts or lean over constantly because we don’t like being tall. There …

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How Does Your Heel Strike?

As bipedal creatures we are plantigrade animals. Our entire foot is down on the ground as opposed to a four legged animal whose heel is up in the air behind the forefoot.  When we walk as designed  the heel strikes gently down on the outside of the heel and then the bones of the foot …

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Arches, Hinges and Pulleys

The body is a machine. As a machine it is made up of numerous arches, hinges and pulleys. 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 …

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Your bones hold you up…

…and your muscles move you through space. And your nerves tell your muscles to move your bones. This is the way the body is designed to work. Instead most of us are standing in such a way that are bones fail to stack one upon the other and as a result our muscles and ligaments …

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Three rules of thumb: The Body is a Machine

1- THE BODY IS A MACHINE Just like a car the body is a machine 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 …

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Walking is a Core Event

At the CoreWalking Program, the core refers to three main muscle groups: The inner thighs, the pelvic floor and the abdominals. The psoas (our favorite muscle) is the main engine of walking and when it is properly toned and aligned it allows the body to move with the most efficiency and ease. Without balance and …

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