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Another way to understand the diaphragm

It’s a huge muscle, and it touches so many structures though it’s myofascial connections. It regulates and enables breath. Gravity is the healer, and breath its motive power. My clients learn about their breath in as many ways as I can find to show them. Here is one more, a good article.

“The Healthiest Way to Breathe”

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This is an excellent video to help practice stabilizing the shoulder blade. This will help with pain in shoulder and neck, and make it easier to access your core support for your lumbar spine–and will make you look better too!

Shoulder Exercises with Swiss Ball on the Wall

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This is a beautiful story of the promise of this work….

http://newworldgreetings.blogspot.com/2012/05/kmi-body-work-saved-my-life-in-arms-of.html

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Lots of great information about “What is Fascia and How Does it Work?” This article is based on an interview with my teacher, Tom Myers, whose poetic explanations really hit home. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Oh, and “Rolfing” is one brand of Structural Integration.

Staying Fit: Yoga, Rolfing and the Elusive Cinderella Tissues

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The Web of Life!

I love this article which explains fascia and structural integrative work so well! Enjoy!

http://experiencelife.com/issues/november-2011/fit-body/the-web-of-life.php#.TrAdLT-fb-o.facebook

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Movement to reduce pain? Yes!

This is a marvelous movement series for opening the hips, courtesy of a PT/movement therapist named Charlie Murdach.

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Poise: it just feels right

I’m intrigued by poise.  I’ve spent the week reflecting on what it is , exactly–I know when I have it, and just how easy it is to forget it. There are several definitions; poise is such a big idea that it is both a verb and a noun. Synonyms for the state of poise: tranquility, self-assurance,equilibrium, stability. My favorite definition, though, is the verb-noun combo: suspense or wavering, as between rest and motion or two phases of motion: “the poise of the tides.” Suspense–I like that. Wavering—oh, I really understand that. It’s like the still point between breathing in and breathing out. And that point in each stride where one foot touches down and the other lifts off the earth. “Wavering between rest and motion” requires stability and mobility. Greater stability–to  a point– allows finer, smoother  movements that look and feel poised. Suspended between past and future, they are fully, wholly in the present moment. And that readily engaged and smoothly transferred stability, as well as the fluid grace of mobility, are the hallmark of healthy, supple fascia. Tell me what you think–how often do you feel poise? How well does your fascia work?
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Do It With a Smile

Food for thought–this short video is an inspiration to everyone who aspires, from a great Olympic swimmer. Enjoy!

“No matter what you try to pursue, you have to enjoy it. And you build that, like a snowman. No matter how hard it is, do it with a smile on your face.”

Lenny Krayzelburg–Positively Positive

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Finally, progress!

Setting up a business is the side of doing this work that was the unanticipated separate large learning curve!

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Under Construction…

This is my first post to my blog, Structure Matters. The wonders of our physical architecture which faithfully embodies our spirit and psyche inspire me to invite readers into conversation.

 

 

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