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Accept and Connect

What’s the first reaction you have when you experience pain or discomfort? For mostof us the tendency is to analyze and intellectually try to figure out why this is happeningto us. We often create a story around the pain such as, I must have pulled my backgardening yesterday, my pain must be due to the…

What is Qigong?

Many of you have taken my qigong classes and expressed the benefits you feel both in mind and body, but …

Deepening Our Qigong Practice

Most of us take up the practice of Tai Chi or Qigong with the intention of making a change. The goal may be to gain physical mobility, or perhaps reduce stress and calm the mind. Regardless of your initial intention, the main objective of any qigong practice is to deepen your relationship with yourself kinesthetically,…

Tensegrity

When you were young did you ever play with a “tensegrity†toy that looks like the one below? Ends up this toy is one of the best methods I’ve found to explain the physics of human alignment and biomechanics. Tensegrity is a combination of the words, “tension†and “integrity.†Tensegrity demonstrates how dysfunction in one…

What is Arthritis?
And what can I do about it?

I often will have a patient enter my office complaining of severe pain. When I ask for details, arthritis is given as an explanation a surprising amount of the time. But what exactly is arthritis? How do you get it, and more importantly, how do you address it? Arthritis is defined as inflammation and stiffness…

Relieveing Chronic Pain by Treating the Kinetic Chain

By: Lisa Decker As a postural alignment therapist there are many attributes I keep in mind when prescribing corrective exercises. …