photo courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor Copyright 2005, used with permission from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America
"If You Find it in Your Heart to Care for Somebody Else, You Will Have Succeeded." -- Maya Angelou
At a time when health care providers...
Ordinarily, we learn just enough to function. But our ability to function with a greater range of ease and skill remains to be developed. -- Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
When you address ways to promote strength, conditioning and power, it's important that you look at why you are doing...
Core yoga... Core outfits... Core workouts....
What exactly is the core? When I asked this of my 92-year-old mother-in-law, she said it had something to do with her abdominals. When I taught anatomy for a Pilates certification training, I decided to survey fitness and health professionals on what they felt...
Is it really possible to walk easier in high heels?
Recently I taught a workshop to a lunch-time crowd at FOX studios titled "How to Walk Easier in High Heels." This may seem peculiar coming from a physical therapist who prefers bare feet over footwear, but could women who want to wear heels learn to do it in a more sensible way?
Feldenkrais teacher Anat Meiri says, "Most women are not aware of what they are doing. It is the awareness that is the key." Just becoming more aware of how you walk can be the key to learning to walk more easily and more elegantly.
Yes, high heels can be bad for you, and research shows evidence that long-term use can predispose you to injury. If you want to wear high heels, here are some tips to wearing them responsibly, remaining as injury-free as possible and enjoying your pumps on a regular basis.
How can you make the most of wearing high heels with style and ease for not only your feet, but for your whole body?
So always keep a pair of flats handy to put on before your body starts screaming for help! Take care of yourself. Remember that walking in heels is a skill and requires you to move with your whole body. Take a movement class that can help you become more aware of how you move and develop the right tools to walk easier and more elegantly.
For more information on exercises to keep you healthy and injury free, go to: high heel...
"Liz, you must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new." -- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Have you wanted to learn a new language, start salsa classes, or maybe just learn how to throw a ball in the right direction? Besides distractions and making time available,...
"Don't hunch your back."
"Stand up straight."
At some point in almost everyone's teen years, a well-meaning parent or teacher tells us to correct the way we're standing or sitting. The advice comes with no explanation. And yet,...