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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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Are you fighting gravity? Well stop it.

Ever since Newton watched the apple drop, gravity has been getting a bad rap.  From Newton’s insight – masses attract each other, and larger masses pull smaller masses toward them – we’ve created a tragedy. In upright cultures like our own, we have, after all, a duty to resist the downward pull. The plot is David and …

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Best thing I learned on my holidays? Long car rides don’t hurt any more

  I’m back from New Zealand and looking forward to starting a new session of Spineful Yoga on Sunday mornings at 10 am and Mondays at 5:30 pm. Apart from the reassurance that summer does exist, somewhere on the planet, the trip gave me an unexpected gift of perspective. Slow and steady change can be hard to …

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Stone Columns and Bone Columns

I glimpsed this mis-aligned column while being swept along in a human stream descending the steps of the Acropolis of Athens. Happily, I was able to step out and take a picture. At that moment, all my swirling thoughts about architectural columns and spinal columns suddenly gelled. So far, I had learned that columns in …

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Noelle Perez Put Me in Posture Heaven

Early on Saturday morning two weeks ago, I walked up the stairs of the Duroc Metro station in Paris thinking: “You’re 70 years old. Isn’t it time you stopped doing things that scare you?” I was on my way to a seminar with Noelle Perez. For someone who works in the world of natural posture, …

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