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Why watch Shirley Temple movies? You can see people, including Shirley, in natural posture

I missed out on Shirley Temple movies when I was a kid. Our family was late to get a television and my mother resisted cable, then $5 a month, on the prescient grounds that once you’d signed up, the price was only going to rise. So Alan records Ms. Temple’s oeuvre for me whenever the …

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Jean Couch’s Collapsing Spine demo

Nothing conveys the vulnerability of a spine out of alignment quite like watching the vertebrae collapse. That’s why Jean Couch’s collapsing spine  is one of my favorite demos of all time. Originally this riveting performance was only available on the Your Pain-Free Life DVD sold through the Balance Center. That meant you had to own the …

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Keeping it on the one: Spinefulness lessons from James Brown and Georgia LeConte

At first they seem an unlikely pairing. Georgia LeConte, the world’s most expert teacher of Aplomb/Spinefulness, is elegant and refined, commanding when she’s teaching, quiet and low-key when she’s not. James Brown is the Godfather of Soul (aaooww!). What could they possibly have in common? True, they are both in natural balance. Check out this video …

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