Our bodies were not meant for the position they are in during many working and resting hours. We are built to walk, run, squat and lie down but sitting for prolonged periods harms the dynamic structure of tension and strength throughout. Here are four static holds that require no gear to undo this damage and… Read More Undoing the damage of sitting
A strong back will help you through life but a balanced one will keep you healthy as well. There is a strong tendency to strengthen the contracting muscles and a neglect of the erecting ones. Your work must reflect where you are instead of where you want to be. Movements: Lie on your stomach and… Read More Building a strong balanced back
Three movements to release excess tension and build healthy movement in the lower back and corresponding areas.
We understand machines. There are defined lines of compression and depression, there are defined lines of movement and there is a defined intent to each and every part. Let us consider a less obvious machine. Let us explore the key to that machine and breathe-move our way to endless intuition. We begin on the ground as… Read More Notes from class: Spinal fluidity
We break weather we overload our spine or if we completely avoid loading it. Being smart about it will keep us both able and mobile. Let’s start. Make your breath the regulator of beginning and end. The tempo setter. Stand a step away from the wall and place the top of your head on it… Read More Notes from Class: Save your back
It is evident that as we use our muscles and nervous system well, they get better and we move and work in better efficiency and effectiveness. Let us use the same simple but not easy mechanism to improve our awareness to making choices (lead the chariot instead of being one of the horses) and making… Read More Notes from class: Making choices
Take a sturdy stick and ten paces of clear ground. Crawl back and forth using these variations to clear tension and build good movement all over. Guidelines: Keep breathing. Let the breath make the pace of movement Relax your eyes. Let yourself see what your body is showing you. Avoid making noise. Noise is garbage… Read More The stick crawl
Many back pain issue are a result of harmful movement patterns. We can always move towards health and well being with a little bit of consistency and awareness. Here are movements to do before you get out of bed and before you close your eyes. They will pay forward with greater health and mobility in… Read More Avoiding lower back pain with daily natural movement
We learn to release and to hold on in the same way. It is the same switch. Just learn to see it.