What's Causing My Pain? We have a deep need for things to make sense. Knowing what happens and why gives us a feeling of some control and order in the chaos of life. Research shows that humans are wired for pattern seeking and storytelling. “Everything in our brain is looking for the … Read more about When Trying to Make Sense of a Problem Doesn’t Make Sense
The #1 Mistake People with Knee Pain Make that Hinders Recovery
The Typical Response to Pain I’m always surprised how many students aren’t able to be on their hands and knees, even for a short time, due to knee pain or injury. I guess it’s not so astonishing—the knee is one of the most complicated and the most commonly injured joint in the body. Our … Read more about The #1 Mistake People with Knee Pain Make that Hinders Recovery
Is Less Really More?
A Culture of More is Better “Less is more” is a saying most of us don’t really believe. Why would we when American culture is all about more—having more, doing more, being more! In the U.S., hard work garners great respect and struggle is praised. We’ve been conditioned by parents, teachers, … Read more about Is Less Really More?
The Best Way to Change a Habit
(Part 2 of Are Your Ideas of What's Right Leading You Astray?) The Desire to Fix Ourselves Runs Deep How many years have you spent intentionally trying to correct something about your posture or how you move? In the last post, I talked about our ideas about how our posture (or strength, … Read more about The Best Way to Change a Habit
What Causes Pain? The Things You Didn’t Know Growing Up
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 … Read more about What Causes Pain? The Things You Didn’t Know Growing Up
5 Keys to Optimal Learning
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 … Read more about 5 Keys to Optimal Learning
Learn Faster by Going Slower
Some people relish the opportunity one of my movement classes gives them to slow down and pay attention to themselves. But some people find slowing down to be very difficult or just plain boring. “I like to move quickly and DO things,” I’ve had students tell me. Feldenkrais® classes certainly … Read more about Learn Faster by Going Slower
3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Coordination
Recently I've been thinking about the fastest and easiest ways to help my students improve coordination. I figured I'd share them with you! What is Coordination? The dictionary defines coordination as “to place in proper order, position or relationship.” In movement, this means the ability to … Read more about 3 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Coordination