Most Stretching is a Waste of Time

It’s true – most stretching is a waste of time. And that’s not an opinion, it’s fact. But every time someone asks me about stretching – “How much should I…

Feldenkrais is More Like Wine Tasting Than Exercise

Feldenkrais aficionados spend a lot of time saying what Feldenkrais is not – not exercise, not therapy, not “fixing,” not yoga, etc., etc. Here  is a wonderful post by my…

Research Links Living Near Busy Road to Heart Disease in Women

A new study correlates the distance of a woman’s home from a busy road with heart disease. Interestingly, the article discussing the research only talks about pollution from the traffic…

How is a Sleeping Puppy Like a Feldenkrais Student?

Fascinating new research asks why baby mammals twitch in their sleep. It turns out that twitching that occurs during sleep produces far more brain activity than larger movements that happen…

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

As a runner and a person who helps others learn better movement, I hear a lot about plantar fasciitis. This short article appeared in the New York Times Science section yesterday…

Managing Grief, Returning to Better Function

Several loved ones had to put down long-term companion animals this last week, and their resulting grief was sobering. My oldest dog hurt his back and I’ve spent hours doing…

Awareness Makes Us Strong

These are before and after pictures of my daughter’s horse, Svenna. The first picture was taken less then a year ago. Watching my daughter work with Svenna is a beautiful…

Science Knows A Little More About What You Should Eat

Do you read studies on diet and throw your hands in the air, feeling that science can’t make up its mind? There’s some fascinating research going on, but it’s probably…

New Study Confirms – The First Thing Your Doctor Recommends for Back Pain Only Works As Well As Placebo

An extremely well-designed study, published today in The Lancet, confirms what those of us who work with back pain patients know all too well: taking Tylenol for acute back pain…

Brain Food

Learning a new language, instead of using Luminosity, et al., is like eating a healthy diet, instead of taking supplements. Check out this article about one person’s experience with learning…