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The Power Of Play

In Art of Living, Athletes, News by Mary Rudd

Shari Lee, MS, GCFP We played to learn. We learned through play; not only how to have fun, but to develop our sense of self, our relationship to others and the world around us. Playfulness stimulated our sense of curiosity, our development of strategies to access what caught our attention and interest.  It cultivated a sense of value within us …

Elegance: A Result of Ease, Not Just Skill

In Athletes, Featured, News by MaryBeth Smith

by Gabrielle Pullen, MFA, GCFP A partnership based on control and intimidation is no partnership at all. It is an abuse of authority. The horse-and-rider relationship at its best looks light, free and effortless. This stems from the communication that flows between them. The perfect flow is one with no agenda, one without unwanted emotions such as anger or frustration. …

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Are You on LOCKDOWN?

In Athletes, Featured, Martial Arts, News by MaryBeth Smith

by Russ Mitchell, Authorized Awareness Through Movement® Teacher Got stiff legs that feel like they’re in prison, no matter how much you stretch? That was me in high school. I was a Navy Brat and moved a lot, and when we lived in Rhode Island I worked out a lot at night just because winters were so cold and rainy …

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A New Definition of Strength

In Athletes, Featured, News by MaryBeth Smith

An interview with Feldenkrais® Trainer Jeff Haller by Gabrielle Pullen SA: Jeff, how did you first encounter the Feldenkrais Method? JH: In 1972, Moshe did a tour up the west coast. When he taught in Portland, Oregon, my speech professor, a guy named Sam Keltner, went to the workshop. Our speech class included dynamic group relationships so we often had …