Life changes again!

I’m so excited after studying with Elinor Silverstein in May it is like my whole world has changed. The old saying, change the way you see the world and your world will change. As many of you know I continue to learn and evolve myself and my business. It feels like it has been a long time since I participated in a live training and it was so fulfilling. The learning was amazing and beyond what I expected. The above picture was Elinor doing the “heart hug”, created by Linda Tellington-Jones. It is a thing I have shared sometimes in class. We also learned how using the Feldenkrais (R) Method will increase oxytocin levels scientifically proven. Part of the study over the weekend was learning how the gut and brain function, increasing the mobility of our organs and digestive track. The touch is very gentle, such as the weight of half a grape. Using these gentle touches have created so many changes in the people I have worked with since that time and with myself as well. Just a thought to entertain, if there are any tight muscle touching another muscle can this cause the other muscle to be tight? For instant if your psoas muscle is tight and acting more like fascia than a flexible muscle, how will this affect the use of your diaphragm, your kidneys, your liver and other vital organs? Sometimes new learning like this takes a while to digest, but when I saw first hand the immediate changes to someone that had excruciating shoulder pain and a challenge breathing for more than three months...

Post Stroke Session With My Brother 12 days post stroke.

On day 12 post stroke with my brother he had already started doing movements that made it feel more comfortable for him to sit in the wheelchair all day, so we turned that into a movement lesson. I was using the pelvis as 6 and 12 o’clock. 6 o’clock being the pelvic bone and 12 o’clock the belly button and rocking back and forth between the two. I also add 3 and 9 o’clock to get the pelvis moving in a way that the pelvis works when you are walking. The pelvis moves in a figure eight movement natural when we are walking with ease and grace, so adding this to him sitting in the chair made perfect sense. For him at this time his left arm and left leg are not wired in his brain so getting these connections help rewire the brain in a positive way a little quicker. We also added doing a pelvic clock, one way and than the other way. I added having his hands on one leg then switch them to the other leg. This adds counter lateral movement which creates even more new neuro connections. This is one of the Nine Essentials created by Anat Baniel called variation which is a great way to communicate with the brain and create more neuro connections. A positive mental attitude and family support is also very important for recovery as well as the severity of the stroke. I am feeling blessed that my brother is looking forward to recovery and getting home. This is important. For more information of how movement will help with stroke,...