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
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
Impatience, a state of wanting to get to the next moment in time/stage immediately or as soon as possible. Recently, a friend of mine talked about impatience being the reason why singers get injured. Competence in using your voice and your body to produce the sounds you wish to takes many hours of quality practice to achieve (as with any skill). Many singers rush through that process, wanting to get to the "end" (a voice they wish to get, a song they want to perform etc.) and
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Being upside down scares me. After doing a bunch of kicking up to the wall and hoping for the best, and trying to cartwheel( because I thought I might as well get used to being upside down before going for a capoeira class) my back started to hurt.
I did similar things before with people around and at the last capoeira class. The pain was there but far less. The fear I had of moving in this way while being alone sensit