Category Archives: Body Awareness, Posture, Alignment

Posts on posture, movement and body awareness.

Altered Gait and Early Cognitive Impairment Symptoms

Emerging research shows that changes in walking patterns can be early warning signs of dementia. But can someone with altered gait be retrained to walk with ease, elegance and balance, thus preventing cognitive decline? Continue reading

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Ultra Yoga and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Muscles

Interview with Marisa Sullivan, expert in using yoga for pelvic floor issues. Continue reading

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The Art of Teaching Dance – Part 2

Part Two of an interview with Laura Donnelly, Alexander Teacher and Assistant Professor of Dance at Kansas State University. Continue reading

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Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

When you learn to ride a bike, it’s important to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a helmet, use hand signals, and so forth.

It’s all good advice.

But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, muscles, and balance system still can’t coordinate their actions to create a positive result.

In the world of preventive healthcare, it’s like being told to eat nine servings of vegetables, exercise every day, get adequate sleep, and the like.

It’s all good advice. Follow it.

But none of it trains your brain, digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and endocrine glands to coordinate their actions to create a positive health result. Continue reading

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Exercise for Neck Pain: Can We Do Better?

Best exercises for neck pain? Four experts weigh in. Continue reading

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Pay Attention to Your Body

The story of “Mike,” who recovered from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms by using the Alexander method. Continue reading

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Guest Article: Conscious Fitness

True fitness increases by paying attention to bodily cues while engaging in all of life’s activities. Deepen your insight into this principle and discover some simple movement activities to strengthen your body-mind connection in this guest article by E. Yen Zak and Dr. Martha Eddy. Continue reading

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Stretching is (Mostly) a Waste of Time

Researchers now believe that many of the reasons that people think stretching is good for them have no scientific validity. Discover the alternatives. Continue reading

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Men Doing Yoga

Check out the blog MindBodyGreen for an inspiring story about yoga from a man’s perspective. Continue reading

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