The Important Health Question You Aren’t Asking

The Important Health Question You Aren’t Asking

What is health? How do you know how healthy you are? Can you tell by looking in the mirror? Maybe you look to the numbers on a scale? Or, do you go to the doctor to find out? We live in a very health-conscious culture. We are bombarded with health-related news and information. Yet, we aren’t very healthy. I have a theory about why. I think we are asking the wrong questions. We are looking in the wrong places. If you want to both evaluate and improve your health, you have to start…Read more
Move for Fun

Move for Fun

Have you ever watched kids at the playground? They are not running, climbing, sliding and swinging from monkey bars to "get their workout in." It is a form of play for them. They enjoy it! Smiles adorn their cute little faces as they move their bodies. Can you remember how to playfully move? Is it possible to be so completely present with your body and the sensations of stretching and strengthening that joy naturally arises? Can you smile as you move? On the mat experiment with some balancing poses-they easily invoke a spirit…Read more
A Signal to Grow

A Signal to Grow

Bones are a fascinating thing. As we go about our day, we are either signaling our bones to strengthen or weaken. I've spent time pouring over the research, and there appears to be no middle ground, no option to remain unchanged. Our bones will either grow stronger or weaker today. Let's help them to grow stronger. We need to send them a mechanical signal by compressing or squeezing the fluid inside the bones. How do we do that? We ask the bones to bear weight. And I'm not talking about the 5-pound dumbbells…Read more
Let Go

Let Go

Where do you hold tension? Maybe you hike your shoulders up toward your ears. Perhaps you clench your jaw. It’s possible that you make fists with your hands. When life is stressful or scary or even just annoying, you have a physical response. What is it? You need to know what your tension habits are. Not so that you can identify them to your massage therapist. Not even so that you can do a yoga pose to target them. You need to know where you hold tension so that you can choose to…Read more