Relax Your Butt

Your butt, the big gluteus maximus muscle is designed to do nothing while you are standing still. It doesn’t even do very much in walking only getting in the game when going up a hill …

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What’s Your Shoe Wear Pattern?

It is with some pride that I present today’s photograph of the wear pattern on my current pair of sneakers. First a word in praise of Ecco shoes, which I love to no end. They …

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Embracing Change

Embracing change opens your world up to endless possibilities. Yet people resist change in a big way. The Buddha, one of my favorite players from history, was disenchanted with his life and spiritual quest forever …

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The Human Foot and the Chimp Foot

Our transition to upright posture required significant adaptations of our muscles and bones. Most primates can sit and stand, with some able to walk upright for short periods of time. What allows humans to sustain …

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Re-establishing My Relation to Gravity

Equilibrium: more than it appears.  Look inside.  To gravitate, at Casa Rosaleda.   Sketchblog: DayBooks We’ve been in transit (24 hours door (Brooklyn) to door (Jerez in Andalucía)  and in recovery from transit: unkinking from …

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The Multifidus Muscle

A while back I wrote about the psoas and its next door neighbor the quadratus lumborum. I think issues with the quadratus are responsible for a great deal of back pain and tightness. Today we’ll …

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