Get to Know Your Body

Experiential exercise:  feet together, feet apart Getting to know your body and how it works is one of the most important elements of the FitzGordon Method. In this exercise we play around with how it …

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The Spine Lengthens in Two Directions

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 body’s internal state, …

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Learn to walk?

Some of us learned basic anatomy in school, but we didn’t learn functional movements, nor did we practice them. Long gone are the deportment classes where you walked with a block on your head. When …

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The Foot Fall

How do your shoes wear out? Most shoes wear out on the outside, from the outer heel through the outer foot. This is because we tend to walk with our feet turned out and weight …

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The Psoas Major

The psoas major, the body’s main engine of walking, is one of three muscles that make up the iliopsoas muscle group. The psoas major inserts on the back half of the inner thigh, comes forward …

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The Psoas and Flexion

The Psoas is the body’s main hip flexor which is why it is the main muscle of walking but it plays a deeper maybe more important role as a flexor. Flexors are muscles that bring …

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Running with your mouth closed

A while back a couple of freinds turned me on to Buteyko, a technique developed for asthma. Without having trained in the method I think it is pretty amazing stuff. I never quite got comfortable with …

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Teacher Training Spring 2017

For the first time in many years I am offering a teacher training with a focus on yoga, movement and pain relief. It will cover yoga postures, walking, anatomy and therapeutics. Along with yoga history …

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Hip Shift: Swinging the Piriformis

Sometimes it feels like the hips are tied together with fraying string.  Time to get to work on that. Sketchblog: Day Books Originally posted 2011-05-31 12:45:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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