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Dare to Sit on the Edge: How Giving Up the Chair’s Back May Improve Yours

By Brandee Selck | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sit Up Straight! One of the most consistent complaints I hear from students is that their neck, shoulders or back hurt from sitting. Many then say, “It’s my bad posture. I need to stop hunching and sit up straight.” Our cultural idea of sitting “properly” is pulling our shoulders back and tucking our chin. While… Read more about Dare to Sit on the Edge: How Giving Up the Chair’s Back May Improve Yours

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What Causes Pain? The Things You Didn’t Know Growing Up

By Brandee Selck | September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Search for What’s Causing Your Pain When we experience pain, most of us look for one simple source to attribute it to. If we can find the cause, it can be fixed, hopefully with a straightforward solution. Alas, pain sources and solutions are rarely as neat and tidy as we want to believe. Modern… Read more about What Causes Pain? The Things You Didn’t Know Growing Up

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Start Unraveling Your Jaw Tension in Just 3 Minutes

By Brandee Selck | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are You Aware How Much Tension Your Hold in Your Jaw? Raise your dental night guard* if you hold excess tension in your jaw! (* mouth piece worn to help protect one’s teeth from grinding when sleeping) Some of us are all too aware we hold tension in our jaws—jaw pain, stiffness, difficulty chewing or… Read more about Start Unraveling Your Jaw Tension in Just 3 Minutes

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How to Avoid Making the #1 Mistake with Your Back

By Brandee Selck | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

My students often ask: Where are my hip joints? Are they in front, just below my waist? Or here, at the sides of my pelvis? Do You Know Where Your Hip Joints Are? Take a moment right now and put your fingers where you think they are. Did you place your fingers in front, on… Read more about How to Avoid Making the #1 Mistake with Your Back

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How to Stay Comfortable When You Travel

By Brandee Selck | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do You Like to Travel But Get Stiff and Sore from All the Sitting? This week a student asked if I could give her some tips and movements to make her upcoming plane trip more comfortable. Since summer is travel season, I decided to write this post so everyone can benefit from her question. Your… Read more about Planes, Trains & Automobiles: How to Stay Comfortable When You Travel

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Let Your Nervous System Breathe You

By Brandee Selck | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We breathe about 20,000 times each day. But whether it’s allergies, stress, pain or just habit, most of us don’t breathe fully or easily.   The “Correct” Way to Breathe—There Isn’t One! Feldenkrais® is unique among modalities in that it doesn’t prescribe a “correct” way to breathe. Instead, healthy breathing is one that changes in… Read more about Let Your Nervous System Breathe You

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How to Use Your Hands to Unravel Chronic Tension

By Brandee Selck | April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

People often ask me, “How did you get interested in Feldenkrais®?” Like many people, I stumbled upon it when I was looking for a way out of pain. In my previous career as a web designer I developed tendonitis in my elbows and wrists. Tools to Reduce Pain and Tension Trump Quick Fixes While Feldenkrais… Read more about How to Use Your Hands to Unravel Chronic Tension

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Melt Away Your Stress in an Easy 6 Minutes

By Brandee Selck | March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Instead of an article, this month I’d like to share a 6-minute audio I recorded to help calm your body and mind. It can be done sitting in a chair or lying on the floor or in bed—whatever’s most comfortable for you. So the next time you’re feeling stressed, anxious or just want to treat yourself… Read more about Melt Away Your Stress in an Easy 6 Minutes

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Are You Straining Your Neck and Shoulders by Doing This?

By Brandee Selck | February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you thought about your ribs? Unless you’ve had an injury or surgery in this area, you probably can’t remember. But what if I told you that lack of movement in your ribs may cause or contribute to your neck, shoulder and/or back pain? This shouldn’t necessarily be surprising. I mean,… Read more about Are You Straining Your Neck and Shoulders by Doing This?

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5 Keys to Optimal Learning

By Brandee Selck | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Note: I originally wrote this article in 2012. Naboo is now 6 years old, but these keys to optimal learning are timeless! My life has changed in many ways now that I have a puppy. There are joys, frustrations, and a different rhythm to my days. While dogs and humans certainly have different brains, we… Read more about 5 Keys to Optimal Learning