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One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Health: Walking

By Brandee Selck | March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

My Change of Attitude About Walking I’ve always appreciated walks in nature, but it’s only since having a dog that I’ve really embraced walking. Before, other than occasional hikes in nature, I rarely walked. It just didn’t seem like an interesting activity in itself. And if I needed to go to the library or store,… Read more about One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Health: Walking

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1 Thing You Can Do to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension at the Computer

By Brandee Selck | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Foot Bone’s Connected to the Shoulder Bone Many people come to me for help with neck and shoulder tension and pain after spending long hours at a computer. That’s not surprising. What is surprising is that recently, several of these folks had one thing in common—they don’t put their feet on the floor when… Read more about 1 Thing You Can Do to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Tension at the Computer

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Which is More Valuable: Being or Doing?

By Brandee Selck | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

(originally written Nov 2016) How Much Do You Push Yourself? Recently, one of my Feldenkrais® students shared how she’s been applying principles from my class to other areas of her life. Specifically, she’s taken the idea of staying within a comfortable, easy range instead of pushing to the limit beyond movement. In her daily life,… Read more about Which is More Valuable: Being or Doing?

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6 Strategies to Get Moving When You’re Stuck

By Brandee Selck | December 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last month I talked about ways we unknowingly keep ourselves stuck. In this post, I share useful strategies to get moving again and ultimately enjoy more of what you want! Simple Strategies for Un-Sticking Yourself The experience of being stuck isn’t pleasant. People tend to disengage with and distract themselves to avoid feeling this way.… Read more about 6 Strategies to Get Moving When You’re Stuck

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6 Ways You May Be Keeping Yourself Stuck

By Brandee Selck | November 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s the End of 2018: Are You Where You Want to Be? As 2018 draws to a close, I find myself taking stock of things I’d planned to do this year but haven’t and places I feel stuck. The transition into the new year is a time many of us reflect on where we are… Read more about 6 Ways You May Be Keeping Yourself Stuck

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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