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Here I share tips on reducing pain, strain and anxiety and improving balance, ease of movement and well-being.

Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone

Native American actress Lily Gladstone describes how she uses Alexander Technique to feel balanced, centered and grounded and with a home for her psyche in her body. Here's a link to her PBS interview on Youtube.

Video on how Alexander Technique works

Video on how Alexander Technique works

The Alexander Technique is an educational method for changing long-standing habits of tension. Research suggests it results in improved movement, balance and overall wellbeing, and that it has significant benefits for people with back pain, neck pain and those living...

Posture … or presence?

Posture … or presence?

Hello all! This month I decided to write about posture. What's "correct" posture? Well, the short answer is that there isn't one. Appropriate posture is very unique to each individual and to what you want to do. The end. Just kidding. There's more to the story. First,...

Cultivating curiosity

Cultivating curiosity

Hello all! Curiosity is defined as "an eager desire to know or learn about something." According to the United Nations, children are born naturally curious and curiosity fosters empathy, personal growth and happiness.  In Alexander Technique practice, we actively...

Foundations of Togetherness Tango Event

Foundations of Togetherness Tango Event

Schedule (Register below) Wednesday, August 9 @ Amy Ragsdale Studio 6:00 - 8:00 Practica - includes roughly 1-hour class with Andrea introducing Mechanics of the Embrace and togetherness ($5 suggested contribution) 8:00 Snactica   Friday, August 11 @ Shelter...

Keep your cool this summer with DiscoverEase in Movement

Keep your cool this summer with DiscoverEase in Movement

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather! This is a time of emerging out of our cozy homes, maybe with more physical activity and engagement with people. Here are some tips for engaging your whole self in a beneficial way while reducing stress and strain....

Your body is like an electric vehicle!

Your body is like an electric vehicle!

Hello all, Lately I’m driving an electric car and it’s super fun! I love the way it shows me how much battery power it’s using depending on how I drive. I can coast or maintain my speed without even using any battery power, and I can charge the battery by braking and...

Starting by stopping – stopping, observing and directing with Alexander Technique

Starting by stopping – stopping, observing and directing with Alexander Technique

As we come to the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, it’s an excellent time to stop. In DiscoverEase in Movement classes we practice starting by stopping, to figure out where we’re at, let go of what we don’t need and free ourselves up for something new. We give ourselves time to observe what we might be doing without being aware of it so that we can have more choice in what we do and how we do it.

Dropping into freedom

I´d like to share with you all what one of our community has graciously shared. Tom shares his experiences with mindful movement and how it helps him to move and balance with greater awareness, ease and kindness to his body. Dropping into freedom By Tom Camel I...

Screening of “This Might Hurt” pain recovery documentary

Screening of “This Might Hurt” pain recovery documentary

You are invited to view a free screening of "This Might Hurt," the documentary following the lives of real people who learn how to unlearn chronic pain. The Red Willow Learning Center has initiated this community event that is open to all and recommended for people...

Free viewing of pain recovery documentary with live Q&A

Free viewing of pain recovery documentary with live Q&A

Hello all! The Red Willow Learning Center has sponsored a free viewing of the documentary film "This Might Hurt," the story of several people's journey through and beyond chronic pain with innovative treatment. You can view the film and participate in a live Q&A...

Expectations and the experience of pain

Expectations and the experience of pain

When it comes to pain, self-fulfilling prophecies can be a powerful force. When we believe something – like movement – will harm us, it’s more likely to hurt. Scientists can even see brain activity when people expect a movement to hurt, and then pain is actually more...

Why Pain Persists – Pain Education for Health Care Practitioners

Why Pain Persists – Pain Education for Health Care Practitioners

Pain is the most common reason for people to seek healthcare, a leading cause of disability and a source of distress for a growing number of people.1 How can professionals involved in mental health and physical health help people living with pain to recover? The first...

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