Posture, Body Awareness, Exercise and Rehab

Movement is central to life and health.

Your movement is infinitely adaptable. The brain does a wonderful job of creating the perfect pattern of muscle activation to respond to any situation.

Your brain devises brilliant movement schema:

  • using just the right amount of twisting strength to wring out a sponge
  • exerting utmost accuracy when threading a needle
  • unleashing joyous freedom when cutting loose on the dance floor
  • stabilizing the left leg strongly when you kick a soccer ball with the right, or
  • delicately pressing with your lips to share a kiss.

The quality of your movement matters. And movement quality begins with body awareness, breath, and proper postural support.

These elements of movement are more fundamental than fitness.

You can’t just superimpose exercise from the outside. With a poor pattern of movement, exercise can lead to muscle strain or joint degeneration. That’s the risk of following along with an exercise video. Instead, you have to build in body awareness, develop proper support for posture, and learn to switch off unnecessary muscle activation.

That’s the path I take with you in our work together.

Then, building on an internalized understanding of good posture and pattern of body use, you’ll also learn the specific rehab exercises that will most quickly help you heal from an injury and restore full function. And I’ll make sure you’re doing them correctly.

Posture & Body Awareness

How to get out of a chair

How to get out of a chair

Standing up from a seated position: it's a simple movement we repeat dozens of times each day. That means you have ...
Fluid movement fosters creativity

Fluid movement fosters creativity

The quality of your movement matters. Diversity of movement quality impacts your health and cognitive function.
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.
Get rid of your chair and sit like a child

Get rid of your chair and sit like a child

The chair is one of the human advances with terrible side-effects. Too much sitting in a chair gives you back ...
The most common postural flaw & how to fix it!

The most common postural flaw & how to fix it!

Here's my new video that covers the most common postural flaw I see in my practice. And how to fix it!. Check ...
Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

Walk on cobblestones to improve your balance and blood pressure

In today’s modern age, we’re missing out on something - irregularity. In particular, challenging ourselves to walk ...
Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

Stretching your IT Band doesn’t help much – but here’s an alternative

To relieve stress on the IT Band you have to learn to shift your weight properly.
This exercise is way better than the bridge

This exercise is way better than the bridge

The forward pelvic shift is a better alternative to the bridge exercise for core support and low back pain prevention.
I asked one of the world’s experts on the chair

I asked one of the world’s experts on the chair

Professor Galen Cranz, authority on chairs and the seated position, offers recommendations on effective and comfortable work postures.
Today’s health tip: breathe out!

Today’s health tip: breathe out!

Simply prolonging the exhale phase of breath has many health benefits similar to the benefits of mindfulness meditation.
We Came to Dance

We Came to Dance

  Click this link for an inspiring video: We Came to Dance

Exercise & Rehab

Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Spinal adjustments are even better for knee pain than rehab exercises

Recent research shows that spinal adjustments of the low back and pelvis help relieve knee pain even better than rehab exercises do.
Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

My lesson from running the Princeton Half Marathon? You've got to fight....for your right....to party!
Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

Protect your health when you’re chained to your computer

If you work at a computer, your health demands that you get up and move periodically throughout the day. Here's a simple protocol that will protect your health.
3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

3 exercises for the upper back & shoulders

Three exercises for the neck, upper back and shoulders.
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.
Another reason your running slows down as you age

Another reason your running slows down as you age

Tenocyte in its connective tissue web   In another article, I discussed one of the reasons given for ...
Why older runners can’t run as fast

Why older runners can’t run as fast

There are plenty of ways you can improve your fitness at any age. Someone who’s sixty can train to run faster or ...
Running efficiency at any speed

Running efficiency at any speed

When I was training for the half-marathon, I wasn't too concerned about my speed. I just wanted to finish. And not ...
Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Even though exercise is one of the best ways to improve your ability to deal with stress, exercise itself is ...
Training for a half marathon. Chapter 6: I nearly passed out

Training for a half marathon. Chapter 6: I nearly passed out

I must have looked wasted. My wife was quite worried. She was ready to meet a friend for lunch but wouldn’t leave ...
I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 5: I can talk myself out of anything

I’m running a half marathon. Chapter 5: I can talk myself out of anything

Despite a temporary issue with right trochanter pain, my training was going well. So I set off one morning to ...
Rehab exercises for the hip, trochanter, piriformis, iliotibial band, and sacroiliac joint

Rehab exercises for the hip, trochanter, piriformis, iliotibial band, and sacroiliac joint

I've just finished my exercise video Strengthening Vertical Landing and Lateral Shift. It can help runners, ...

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