Honing Your Awareness Part 2: Weight Shifting
In the second part of the Honing Your Awareness series, we explore understanding sensations and connections in our body through weight shifting. What is weight shifting? It is as the name describes, moving your weight around. We'll be exploring this on our feet, sitting down and in a quadruped (on hands and knees/hands and feet) position. The goal isn't the destination of the movement, but in the journey. It is important to feel how it is like shifting from one place to anoth
Honing Your Awareness Part 1: What is Awareness?
In this series I will be talking about what it means to have awareness and be helping you with practical ways to hone it. What does it mean to be more aware? "You need to gain more awareness." This is said so often, but often the process of going about it are blurry and the results sometimes felt and other times not so much. Let's focus on gaining awareness of your body for today. To be more aware is to have what is happening come to your attention and perception. E.g. when w
Manual Therapy and Why I Still Use It
What is Manual Therapy? Is it massage? Is it the cracking of joints? Is it a manipulating of tissues? Am I re-arranging your body? Putting things back in place? Putting things back in alignment? I am not an extremist in any of my actions, principles, and ways of living and working. Maybe I'm an extremist about not being an extremist. In this way, I do not think there is only one way to help a patient/client. I don't think just movement, exercise or only manual therapy, and wh