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Archive for April 2014

Simple Solutions for Back Pain: #5 Posture check

Check your posture and counter balance poor habits. Poor posture is a primary cause of back pain. Being hunched over at the computer or twisted in some way, sitting on a chair without lumbar support and keeping your back overly arched , working at your desk for long hours at a time,   driving, talking…

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Tai Chi for pain relief Part 1

 By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder Tired of the constant pain in your body? ” Do you wake up with your back aching, knee pain, muscle and joint pain? Do you constantly rely on painkillers or ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for relief? Are you worried about the effect it has on your kidney and liver but you…

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Excellence v. Striving in Movement and Life.

” I recognize that it is important to have and embody a desire for excellence. Desire is the foundation of progress and this comes naturally because I love to move and explore how movement feels. Excellence and striving get confused. How can I feel good if I am constantly making “now” wrong with an endless…

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Simple Solutions for Back Pain – #4 heat

Heat therapy is highly effective. Whether your pain is low back, upper back or a combination of both, heat therapy is an inexpensive and easy way to get relief. With so many experts, products and varying opinions it can be confusing and overwhelming about how and where to start. I’ll share details of my successes…

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Simple Soutions for Back Pain #3: Back Systems3

Using the back system for back pain stretch

In this 3rd part of Simple Solutions for Back pain series, I’d like to share a little bit about the Back Systems machine and, specifically a low back stretch. The  stretches on BackSystem3 are easy, safe and effective.  I encourage you to try this machine if you have access to one. Diana Bailey, my dear…

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Congratulations Sandy!

  10 years of Pilates! Thursday, April 3rd was Sandy’s 10 year Anniversary. Sandy, you are an inspiration and a treasure. Congratulations on 10 years of Pilates and Movement training. Thank you for your dedication to Pilates and your committment to health and wellness.  It is truly a pleasure knowing you and teaching you.  Wishing…

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Simple Solutions for Back Pain #2- Posture Tips

 This second installation in my ongoing series for Back pain relief is focused on posture. My simple solutions for back pain relief come from personal experience and successful application of these recommended practices and movements. I’ve spent the past  3 decades in continual recovery and management of my jaw, neck and back pain from car accident injuries…

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Simple Solutions for Back pain – #1

Do you wake up with Back or Neck pain? Remember, even the smallest misalignment held many hours (like sleeping), can cause discomfort and pain. If you already have an injury or struggle with chronic pain, the alignment piece of the puzzle is even more important.  Here are a few simple solutions for back pain from…

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The Pilates Method and Concentration

“The first thing you’ll learn, doing the Pilates Method, is that the position and movement of every part of your body is interrelated and important. When you’re walking, how you place your foot both influences and is affected by the way you hold your head. Concentrating on your whole body at once as it performs…

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The use of "Chi" in Physical Conditioning.

THE USE OF ENERGY (“CHI”) IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONING More than any other time in the history of the world this is the time of awareness about the need to condition our bodies. The variety of types of ways to do so abounds, from boot camp to Tai Chi; the craze is on. There are tried…

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