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Are You Moving in Balance? Three Ways to Tell alignment measure posture pain free athlete posture alignment the pain free athlete Mar 31, 2012

1. Uneven Shoe and Foot Wear
The sole of your shoe can indicate a great deal about how you are striking the ground when engaged in a repetitive motion weight-bearing sport, such as running, walking or hiking. If there is more wear on the inner edge of your shoe, your foot may be pronating, rolling...

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Alexander Technique and Running alexander technique running running efficiency running form running technique Mar 19, 2012

In my ongoing quest to learn more about posture, injuries, and pain I began experimenting with the Alexander Technique (AT). What attracted me to this process is that AT develops awareness about moving and using the body efficiently during everyday activities – sitting, standing, walking,...

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Pedaling Cadence, How Fast Should You Spin? athlete cycling pain free athlete the pain free athlete training Mar 08, 2012

Remember when cyclist Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France – seven times? If so, you might also recall how Lance popularized the fast spin of >90 revolutions per minute (rpm).

What are the advantages of spinning at a high cadence?

Increased blood flow studies have...

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How to Calm Down in 5 Minutes or Less heal yourself self self healing self-compassion self-discipline Mar 01, 2012

If you're like me, life can be overwhelming at times, to the point of paralysis. With so much to do, sometimes it is hard to figure out where to start and you have no motivation to do anything. Feeling like this recently, I listened to a review of the book "How to Calm Down - Even if You're...

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5 Reasons Your New Year's Resolutions May Have Failed goal health goals new years resolution self self-compassion the pain free athlete Feb 14, 2012

It is just over six weeks since January 1 and you began practicing your New Year’s Resolutions. How are you doing in adopting healthier behaviors? If you haven’t accomplished what you set out to do, take heart, you are not alone. It’s said that one-third of New Year’s...

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Mindfully Eating Chocolate mindful mindfulness mindfulness meditation self self-compassion Feb 08, 2012

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, the holiday symbolized by red hearts, flowers, love notes, and of course chocolate. This year, when your sweetheart gives you that beautiful box of treats, enjoy each piece mindfully – with full awareness. Imagine you have never had chocolate before...

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Be Careful with Yoga heal yourself self self-discipline stretching yoga Jan 22, 2012

You have probably heard that yoga is good for you. The benefits of yoga are both physical - deeper flexibility, better posture, greater strength, improved lung function, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and psychological - less stress, more calm, elevated mood and energy, enhanced memory...

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