Posture and Body Awareness

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on posture and body awareness...

Which Exercise Builds the Most Muscle Mass the Quickest?

The benefits of the squat exercise for developing muscle mass and practicing alignment control.

Two Things I Learned from My Patient Liz

My experience with Liz reinforced for me the risk of anesthesia, and also reminded me that the brain serves the body, not the other way around.

Breathing Exercises for Natural Anxiety Relief, Pain Control and More

Three simple breathing exercises to help you relax and gain mental clarity.
Dr. Lavine Interviewed by Virginia Reed for Progressive Radio Network

Dr. Lavine Interviewed by Virginia Reed for Progressive Radio Network

A radio interview of Dr. Ronald Lavine by Virginia Reed on Progressive Radio Network.
Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Scientists now can test subtle details of trunk postural control and compare the movement skill of those with back pain and those without.

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?

Ultra Yoga and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Muscles

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

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.
Laura Donnelly and the art of teaching dance

Laura Donnelly and the art of teaching dance

An interview with Laura Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Dance at Kansas State University, and teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike

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.

Exercise for Neck Pain: Can We Do Better?

Best exercises for neck pain? Four experts weigh in.

Pay Attention to Your Body

The story of "Mike," who recovered from carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms by using the Alexander method.

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.
Stretching is (Mostly) a Waste of Time

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.
The art of breathing – guest post

The art of breathing – guest post

Jessica Wolf's guest article on Carl Stough and the Art of Breathing.

Pin It on Pinterest