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Seems like a no brainer (pun intended) but I guess it needs to be said, by scientists. Frequent users of mobile technology and the Internet are more likely to experience certain kinds of “cognitive failures.” Source: Smartphone Lovers More Likely To Forget Things, Walk Into People

Whole Mind Fitness

Sunday, 21 June 2015 by

  In the fitness world, there has been talk of moving from very specialized movements like barbell lifting or running marathons to more whole body types of movements, such as crawling, rolling, climbing and carrying things around. This is an important step in reclaiming our human abilities that have often become dulled by a life

Is it possible to get many the benefits of a longer exercise session in seven minutes? And if yes, should you do so? It may sound unbelievable, but science says you can. An article published back in 2013 in the New York Times, “Well” blog, says: Work by scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,

I’ve sometimes heard the FM described as “Yoga for lazy people,” or “Fitness für Faule” (translated from German: “Fitness for the lazy”). To hear this saddens me, but I must plead guilty to having contributed to this problem. After finishing my training, I became very good at getting people into a deep, relaxed trance-like state.

We are enamored with technology and many seem to think that with all the great new advances, the world’s health problems will soon be solved. There’s a slew of new gadgets coming out that can track various health parameters and even motivate you to move more. While at first glance, this may seem like a

What Can We Learn from CrossFit?

Friday, 20 February 2015 by

For Feldenkrais Practitioners   One evening, while riding home after teaching my ATM class, I overheard two young women on the street enthusiastically talking about their CrossFit (CF) class. They were excitedly detailing how sore they were after the last workout and what the toughest  “Workout of the Day” (WOD) was. Upon parting, one said

Dear Readers, Just a short one this time, to let you know that I’ve posted a series of short Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons on my website. You can do these lessons anytime and they are free. While they were originally designed for musicians, I kept hearing from many non-musicians who also benefitted from using

The sport or art of parkour has always fascinated me. I watch with envy as those young traceuse gracefully leap over obstacles and roll softly when landing, only to find themselves back on their feet and running towards the next obstacle, or opportunity. And that’s another thing that intrigues me, what we might see as

How Does the Movement Sound?

Monday, 05 January 2015 by

What better way to sound in the New Year than with a post on sound?  First off, all the best for this year to my friends and colleagues, I wish you all health and prosperity! Many years ago, while attending an Aikido class and the instructor asked us if we could “hear” the quality of the

To Run or not to Run

Monday, 06 October 2014 by

Running has been the focus of many evangelistic opinions and fundamentalist arguments. Running had a boom in the 70’s and 80’s with the late Jim Fixx as its missionary. Those who ran were often adamant that others should too. Later, Jim Fixx died, of a heart attack,* taking some of the breath out of their

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