Getting Out Of Our Own Way

As I get into middle age, I find that I’m not afraid of the usual stuff. Death? Been (almost) there, (almost) done that. Everybody’s story has a beginning, and everybody’s story will have an end. Disease? Meh. Kind of the same thing. You do your best and make your choices. No. What I fear, is…

The Cash Register vs The Word Processor

“When you know what you’re doing, you can do what you want.” -Moshe Feldenkrais I’m sitting on my bench at my table this morning, writing a blog post. I’ve notice that I have a couple old injuries saying hello today, but nothing serious or able to slow me down (which is nice). And I’m thinking…

Are you on LOCKDOWN?

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 that it was…

Effortless (ly Powerful)

We don’t always want to be relaxed. In fact, MOST of the time, we don’t want to be relaxed. Because “relaxed” doesn’t get things done. What we usually mean when we say “relaxed,” is Not Straining.  We only strain when we try to do something that we don’t know how to do easily, and so…

Making U-Turns

When you’re stiff, sometimes stretching is the solution.  But it’s not always the solution. In many cases, stiffness is a case of “muscle’s busy doing one thing, can’t do both at once.”  This is very common, especially because a lot of the time we fall into a habit that uses more muscular effort than we…