The latest issue of Ode Magazine offers an interesting article called This is Your Brain on Change. Here’s the problem in a nutshell: Our culture sets us up to have to change but also makes us into people who don’t know how to change. So what’s the solution? The author posits two (related) strategies: 1) [...]
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I met up with former student who is now in week 26 of pregnancy and starting to feel it. She wanted to offset the changes in her abdominal muscles (they’re starting to split apart!) and wasn’t sure if she could do the same strengthening exercises she did pre-pregnancy. I recommended a book that my prenatal [...]
I’ve been sitting here for about almost an hour, and I can feel it in my ribs. Not breathing fully, not feeling any spinal undulation. In short, I’m stuck. So if I’m going to spend time at the computer, I may as well post about how to get unstuck! It’s as simple as: Blowing a [...]
Looking for another way to feel better in between deep-tissue sessions? Try out Clare Davies’s Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. It’s meant for the layperson (vs. the massage therapist), so it offers easy-to-follow instructions on extinguishing hot spots and on matching pain patterns to source points. Here are some (inexpensive) tools you may find useful in [...]
Are you looking for a prenatal yoga class to smooth the bumpy road toward birth? Try a few different classes and/or studios out before you settle on one. Some are geared toward women who already have a regular yoga practice, and the instructor puts more emphasis on the postures. Some put more emphasis on “checking [...]
I was working on a business assignment today and got stuck. Kinda like this truck we saw on the side of the Forest Service road last weekend – spinning its wheels in a giant ditch, going nowhere. It wasn’t on the gravel anymore, and it hadn’t made it to the campsite. Normally when I get [...]
Improve Your Moves I hope that the quality of massage you’ve been giving (and getting from) your significant other, friend, or family member has gone up since last issue’s tips. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to know where to go or what to do next. The same can be said out on the dance floor! [...]