Keeping The Flow

There was a creek on the farm I lived on as a little kid. In the spring the water rose with the rains and snowmelt, and all kinds of things found their way down it. Branches and sticks that had fallen over winter, autumn’s leaves, a squirrel or bird’s nest that had blown out ofContinue reading “Keeping The Flow”

In Shape

The human body can make all kinds of shapes. Rounded ones, square ones, straight ones, curved and squiggly ones. The one shape that doesn’t seem to be too good for us is the one we make when we’re sitting. Being able to create a variety of shapes as we need them, get in and outContinue reading “In Shape”

Becoming Flexible

Flexibility isn’t about being able to bend over and put your palms on the floor or do the splits. Flexibility is just what it says; your ability to flex, to adapt, change, respond to changes in your environment. Mobility, stability, strength, coordination, strength and stiffness all go into making us flexible and they can allContinue reading “Becoming Flexible”

Listening To The Body

The body says what words cannot.” Martha Graham Try this: stand with your feet about hip width apart, not too wide and not right next to each other. Close your eyes if you are comfortable and lean forward onto the balls of your feet until you feel you’re at the edge of your balance. FeelContinue reading “Listening To The Body”