Archive for ‘Therapeutics’

Inquiry and Insights: Pain (part 1)

Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015

“We’re living in a time where we each need a tremendous amount of courage — a fierce kind of attention and intentionality. The doorway is always through your vulnerability, the experience where you are open to the world whether you want to be or not. “I’ve come to consider vulnerability as a form of imaginative […]

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What is Manual Therapy?

Posted: Saturday, January 17th, 2015

According to Wikipedia – Manual therapy can be defined differently (according to the profession describing it for legal purposes) to state what is permitted within a practitioners scope of practice. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined – a clinical approach with direct patient contact utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not […]

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The need to rest?

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2015

The appropriateness for Savasana Does your practice leave you desiring Savasana – the corpse pose? Do you tend to fall asleep in Savasana? How do you feel 1 hour later after practice? 2 hours after? the next morning? Savasana is considered one of the most difficult asana is in my observation overtaught and too often […]

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Bearing your Burden

Posted: Monday, January 12th, 2015

Learning new patterns in replace of habits that limit freedom of well-being can be challenging. Habitual patterns of posture for sitting and standing which unknowingly limit the flow of your life force, Prana, are perhaps the toughest to change. Use a standing posture that cultivates the yin, your youthful essence, is help the unraveling of […]

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Our feet like our hands…

Posted: Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

YES!!!  our feet have the same capacity as our hands? I am very impressed with this gentleman’s function, especially the power he has developed in his feet. The use of a hammer and powertools, notice the ability to use the lathe! From a neurological view, the homunculus of the somatosensory cortex, the  motor and sensory […]

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Harvest Time and the Arrival of Fall

Posted: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Arrival of Fall by Shawn M. Flot  “…to recognize when the season has come to its apogee, when the commitment must be made and the harvest brought in.” – David Whyte, words about Harvest Summer is the time of action and manifesting one’s full potential from the cultivation of winter’s quietude. As the great […]

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Cleansing? How is your fire?

Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Thoughts of cleansing ring inside and out. Many express the desire and some the need to cleanse. It is fall, nature and the body are giving signals of slowing down and releasing the results of the growing season – leaves turning color and falling to the earth. And friends, practitioners, and local communities are gathering […]

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A forest’s transformation

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012

We are a microcosm of nature’s and the universe macrocosm. The forest is a wonderful example of transformative processes. A forest grows and eventually the plants and trees begin to compete for light and life force energy. Only the strong survive, in this case the ones viable enough or have made that strong connection. This […]

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Frank Lowen’s New Book

Posted: Sunday, March 11th, 2012

FRANK LOWEN’S NEW BOOK   I am excited to announce Frank Lowen, my manual therapy teacher of 15 years, has published his first book, The Roots and Philosophy of Dynamic Manual Interface.  It is his story and development of this unique style of manual therapy I utilize in my practice. It is a fascinating and […]

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The Talus Bone

Posted: Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The Talus is the keystone bony structure in the body! All vertical support balances on it, AND all fluids are regulated by it. Where is the Talus bone located? The Talus is situated between the foot and the lower leg bones, considered the “top of the foot.” It’s half-dome surface articulates with the tibia and […]

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