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Betsy Polatin
Betsy Polatin is a Movement and Breathing Specialist, Alexander Technique Teacher, Master Lecturer at Boston University, and the author of The Actor’s Secret, distributed by Random House.

Entries by Betsy Polatin

Are You Overwhelmed? How Physical Sensations Can Lead You Back to Mind and Body Ease

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 8:28 AM


You can be doing everything right: eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, even meditating, but then you can't find your phone, or you slip and lose your footing, or the warning light goes off in your car, and it sends you...

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The Alexander Technique Lives On

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 12:23 PM


Over the years, health and wellness trends have come and gone. People are always eager to try the latest exercise regime or find the quickest way to lose weight, but most methods rarely last long. In a sea of fleeting health fads, let's...

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Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 1:27 PM


Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding...

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How to Really Stand Up (Straight)

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 4:05 PM


If you're watching the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Oscars, or other award shows this season, you may notice how so many of the celebrities walk onto the stage and announce the contestants with such good posture. For most people, that...

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New Year, Fresh Start

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 4:17 PM

Looking for a fresh start this year? Did things last year not go quite the way you envisioned them? Do you still have goals that seem just out of your grasp?

A new year brings new beginnings, but how can we expect to have altered outcomes when we continue...

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