Posture and Body Awareness

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on posture and body awareness...
Chiropractic for scoliosis: Does it help?

Chiropractic for scoliosis: Does it help?

Many chiropractors offer treatment programs for patients with scoliosis: side-to-side curvature of the spine. Are these treatment protocols justified by the state of scientific research? Are they effective?
Ultra yoga and exercises for pelvic floor muscles

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

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: 5 experts weigh in

Exercise for neck pain: 5 experts weigh in

Best exercises for neck pain? Four experts weigh in.
Pay attention to your body

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.
Experiencing chronic pain?  Rediscover the joy of gentle movement

Experiencing chronic pain? Rediscover the joy of gentle movement

People with fibromyalgia or chronic pain will get a definite health boost by becoming more physically active. But it can be hard to increase your physical activity if your body hurts all the time. Before you get distracted by external, quantifiable exercise goals, discover the playful ways you can enjoy the simple joy of body movement.
Helping lower back pain from standing

Helping lower back pain from standing

Do you experience "Museum Goers' Syndrome?" That's when your low back aches if you've been standing too long. Discover the reasons your low back hurts from standing and what you can do about it.
Little-known ergonomic strategy to protect your back

Little-known ergonomic strategy to protect your back

A simple shift in the angle of your chair can pay off with a major reduction of low back pain.
Mattress shopping – Insights from my trials

Mattress shopping – Insights from my trials

Don't go crazy when shopping for a new mattress - read this first. It will help point you in the right direction.

Men Doing Yoga

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

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