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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