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My Egoscue® Experience, A Client's Perspective alignment egoscue egoscue method functional training posture alignment the pain free athlete Jan 30, 2013

Guest Column: by Lynn Bjorklund

I started Egoscue® with Jessica in 2010 when I was in a downward spiral with numerous injuries. Each year I tried harder and could do less. Most people chalk it up to just getting older and that is what is normal to expect. I didn't want to believe that, so I...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Lat Front Pulldown posture posture alignment posture exercises rounded shoulders the pain free athlete Jan 24, 2013

       

Starting Position

  • Hand position on the bar is determined by abducting the arms to the side, bending at the elbows, rotating upwards and reaching straight up to grab the bar.

  • The thumb wraps around the bar with the other fingers forming a hook. This reduces tension...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Chest Press functional training posture therapy resistance training strength strength training Jan 17, 2013

         

Starting Position

  • Lie down on a bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.

  • Distance between your heels and butt is ~ 6".

  • Arms extended directly above the chest.

  • Weights are facing each other with the palms down.

  • Lower back has a natural...

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Making Successful Transitions change goal self self healing transitions Jan 07, 2013

The month of January is a time of natural transition where we say goodbye to the previous year and excitedly enter into the new year. It is the one time on our calendar that as a society we vow to make positive changes and take action. 

If the timing is right and motivation is high, then why...

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7 Reasons to Try Cross-Country Skiing pain free athlete skiing technique the pain free athlete training winter Dec 27, 2012

1. No Lift Lines and Cheap Trail Passes

With multiple trails all accessed though human power there is rarely an opportunity to be slowed down by others. The solitude, beauty, quiet, and undisturbed snow creates a magical environment.

Over the holidays several years ago my husband and I were...

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Keep Your Fascia in Shape with Foam Rolling back pain chronic pain foam rolling pain free athlete self healing the pain free athlete Dec 19, 2012

Although we all learned anatomy as separate muscles doing individual jobs recent research is showing this may not be the way our bodies work at all. Tom Myers, a leader in this field and author of the book Anatomy Trains contends that the body is an integrated whole connected through a...

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Practice Extreme Self-Care this Holiday Season authentic happiness self self healing self-compassion self-discipline Dec 14, 2012

 During the holidays when the pace of our lives accelerates with more commitments and longer to do lists the first sacrifice we often make is ourselves. Many of my clients have difficulty exercising regularly, eating healthy, and managing stress at this time of year.

Take Time for Your Life Book CoverIn her book, "Take Time...

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Align Personal Values with New Year's Resolutions health goals new years resolution self self healing self-discipline the pain free athlete Dec 03, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Every April in New Mexico I observe hundreds of people walking many miles on Good Friday before Easter to El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine. As I scan the crowd it is clear that for the majority of the crowd...

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Plan Your Holiday Training Camp exercise health health goals self training Nov 27, 2012

 

 

For athletes with a day job the holiday break away from work can provide extra training time. A training camp is simply consecutive days of participating in a sport(s). It is an excellent way for master athletes who generally have limited training time to give their fitness a...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Back Rows back heal back pain heal yourself strength strength training Nov 26, 2012

Back Row on Commercial Strength Training Machine

 

         

Starting Position

  • Sit tall with straight vertical alignment from the hips to the ears.

  • Neutral spine with a slight arch in the lower back.

  • Feet hip width apart and flat on the floor.

  • Shoulders at...

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Express Gratitude and Attract Happiness this Thanksgiving athentic happiness grateful rhonda byrne segilman the pain free athlete the secret Nov 19, 2012

According to Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., a leader in Positive Psychology, and author of "Authentic Happiness" one cause of low life satisfaction and contentment is failure to express gratitude and taking things for granted.

"Gratitude is an appreciation of someone else's excellent moral...

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Pain Relief Through Posture Alignment alignment egoscue egoscue method freedom from pain heal yourself healing chronic pain posture alignment posture exercises posture therapy the pain free athlete Nov 11, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

 

Do you have joint or muscle pain? It may be your posture. According to the Egoscue Method® of posture alignment the “design posture” of the human body is to have the load-bearing...

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