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Noticing WHEN Your Low Back Hurts Offers Insights Beyond Only WHERE

In Chronic Pain, Featured, The Back by MaryBeth Smith

by Brent Shaub, GCFPArticle originally appeared on the Embody Wisdom Today blog. Questions guide attention.  Asking the right question helps you to understand the cause and effects of your low back tension.  When pain persists, its presence answers where and how severe. Successful approaches address the symptoms at their source.  Sometimes lifestyle might exacerbate a problem. Asking “When does it …

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Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on Back Pain and the Feldenkrais Method®

In Chronic Pain, Featured, News, The Back by MaryBeth Smith

Investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is the author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.” From her first-hand experience as a back-pain sufferer, and from extensive research, interviews, and site visits, her book brings new public awareness to the prevalence of dangerous and ineffective treatments, devices, and pharmaceuticals offered to desperate people in …

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How A Fall Begins

In Featured, Posture & Balance by MaryBeth Smith

by Cynthia Allen, GCFPThis article originally appeared on the FutureLifeNow blog. Warning: I am about to surprise you. You are thinking, “I know how it began, I was walking down a step and missed it.” Or, “I turned too quickly and I was down.” But I say, if you are over 50, that fall you just had likely began 20-30 …

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Finding Your Balance

In Featured, Posture & Balance by MaryBeth Smith

by Taro Iwamoto, GCFPThis article originally appeared on the Trans4Move blog. Are you afraid of falling? Perhaps you have noticed a change in your ability to balance recently. Perhaps you think that these changes are just a natural part of aging, or because of a recent injury or diagnosis. Here’s the typical scenario: As people’s balance declines, they start to …

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Does the Feldenkrais Method Help With Grief?

In Art of Living, Featured, News, Recovery, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Angela Alston, GCFP I was asked a few days ago, “Is Feldenkrais helping you grieve?” It’s not a trivial question. My first answer was, “I don’t know.” Sometimes it’s difficult for me to tease out what is Feldenkrais, what is meditation, and what is coming from other influences in my life. I’ve practiced both meditation and the Feldenkrais®  Method …

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Mindfulness, Bodyfulness, Heartfulness

In Art of Living, Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Featured, News, Stress by MaryBeth Smith

by Mike Morrell “Try doing less, Mike.” These four words are a frequent refrain I hear in Awareness Through Movement® class. I’m on the floor yet again. Usually followed by something like “What would it be like to be easier on yourself?” I then have the opportunity to move my arms, legs, head or torso more gently, lightly, or slowly …