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4 Keys to Perfect Posture

4 Keys to Perfect Posture

Your posture reflects and creates how you feel, and how you live. So good posture is important. When it's not so good, you'll feel sluggish and weak. When it's good, you feel great. You have plenty of energy, and you're strong enough to do whatever you want. Since posture is created by what you do all day, it might take more than a few shoulder-rolls to get everything perfect. But there are some things you can do for a few minutes each day that will help your body learn and remember the best ways of moving and carrying yourself. From…
10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

When we do everything we're told to get healthy and it just doesn't work, what do we do next? We eat what we're told to eat, avoid what we're told to avoid, pound the pavement, hit the gym, and nothing. No change. We might start to think, "That's just how I am." We might say defiantly, "That's me, that's fine, and I like it!" It's our reality, and we need to accept it. Even if it's not where we want to be.   It's important to like who you are. You're likable! But it's not as good to give up…
How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How do you help someone who's in the middle of trauma?  This is a complicated question with a simple beginning. When you're in a caregiver role, remember to care for yourself.   Everything you can do for someone else will come from what you're doing also for you.   And a second simple answer is, there's a good chance you already know the answer. Or at least, you know how to be there for your friend. It might be mostly by listening. It might be very little by solving anything. Of course you have an approach for trauma that exists in the healing…
Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Do you know anyone with fibromyalgia? Or maybe just someone who feels tired a lot, has chronic pain, sleep problems, or gets sick pretty often? Yoga can help but the cure might not be a pose prescription. Our lives and our bodies tend to be more complex, and often need something more holistic. What helps here - for pain, energy, sleep, and immunity - is less in what poses you do, and more in moving your body. As a general guide: move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.   Don't worry about poses, correct ways of doing things,…
Hamstring and Whole Body Care

Hamstring and Whole Body Care

There's a simple principle to follow that works equally for healing, and for working at the level of our greatest potential.   If somethings hurts, don't do it.   There's always a way to do what you need to do in your body, without pain, feeling good every step along the way. And the good thing is, it works out that this is the best way for us to do whatever we need to do. Also, please check with your doctor. It's difficult for me to diagnose or make recommendations from an arm chair, without seeing you. And it's always…
When Something Hurts, Pay Attention: Knee and Whole Body Care

When Something Hurts, Pay Attention: Knee and Whole Body Care

When your knees hurt, pay attention. When anything hurts, pay attention. Sometimes self care means backing off and taking it easy. It's knowing when to forget about the goals, for just a moment. And sometimes self care is driving to achieve with everything we've got. Because finding our dreams is why we rest.   Finding our dreams is why we rest.   When you find something that hurts, you have a big chance here. As a start, it's a chance to learn how to move in your life in a way that doesn't hurt you. It's a chance to learn…
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