The Movies That Made Me

The Movies That Made Me Our black and white TV lived in the basement that my mother insisted we call the den. That black & white always left me longing as I sat through the …

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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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Embracing change

It is amazing what happens when the body and the mind meet with consciousness and clarity. We are incredibly adaptable beings with an endless capacity for change. Embracing change is the pathway to a different …

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the footfall

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 Architecture of Healing

We must become the architects of our own healing. Life is traumatic. From the big trauma of being born and taking our first breath to the lesser traumas of day-to-day life we are here to …

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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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Walking and Breathing

The psoas major is the main muscle of walking, an action ideally initiated deep in the core of the trunk. The psoas connects the spine to the legs attaching on the lower spine (T12, L1-4), …

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Parallel feet

We want our feet to fall towards parallel when we walk but it is of the utmost importance they find their way there from a rotation of the pelvis not from turning the feet in. …

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The Point is to Feel Nothing

When I am teaching yoga classes I often stress than we don’t really want to feel anything in our muscles while practicing, you simply want to be doing what your body is capable of doing. …

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