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 …

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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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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 …

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Walking Is A Core Event

When I speak about the core I am referring to three main muscle groups: The inner thighs, the pelvic floor and the abdominals. The psoas (my favorite muscle) is the main engine of walking, standing …

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Stop Tucking Your Pelvis

Getting people to stop tucking their pelvis under seems to be my life’s work. I don’t know how it happened but here I am. For one, I don’t think most people realize that they tuck …

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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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