A Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv

This is a great little video about how we all start out moving and exploring the world through our bodies.  Amazing to realize how much we actually learn in the first year of life.

A Feldenkrais Class by Baby Liv from Irene Gutteridge on Vimeo.

How humans run!

This is a great video about why and how humans run.  It’s our evolutionary destiny!

Foam rolling is not fascial release!

I’m so glad that someone has finally agreed with what I’ve been saying for many years and they’ve produced a video explaining how foam rollers and Graston Technique is not affecting the fascia in the way they claim. Those modalities may still be effective for what they do but they don’t change fascia the way Structural Integration does.

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Earthing

Great article on the benefits of walking outside barefoot and connecting with the earth.  Of course that’s hard to do in Minnesota during the winter but that makes it all the more important during the seasons when we can be barefoot outside.

Click here to read the article: Earthing for your health

Earthing

pleiades

This is beautiful! Visualizing how a dancer moves energy! Sweet!

Harbin Hot Springs

I’m often asked to describe Harbin Hot Springs.  It’s a challenge because so much happens there that’s so hard to describe.  Here’s a video that gives you a picture of the physical area at least.

Why You Should Know About Fascia!

Although this article is written with the athlete in mind.  It does a great job of explaining why fascia matters to anyone with a body.  I highly recommend reading it!

Top 5 Ways Fascia Matters to Athletes

 

“From the superficial (“body stocking”) fascia, it dives deep and forms the pods (called fascicles) that actually create your musculature like a honeycomb from the inside out. Imagine what it looks like when you bite into a wedge of orange and then look at those individually wrapped pods of juice. We’re like that too! Fascia also connects muscle to bone (tendons are considered a part of the fascial system), and bone to bone (ligaments are also considered a part of the fascial system), slings your organ structures, cushions your vertebrae (yep, your discs are considered a part of this system, too), and wraps your bones…..

Many of you have experienced the domino effect without having had a name for it. First, your neck gets injured in a minor whiplash in that teeny tiny no big deal car accident that you had when you were sixteen years old. But you’re sixteen years old, so no biggie. You ignore it and it gets better. But once you enter college, suddenly you have this nagging shoulder painwith all the extra typing and sitting you’re doing. As the years go by you start to think of yourself as the “tight-shouldered” person, and sometimes you have a pinching pain when you lift your arm. More years go by and you are now not only a “tight-shouldered person,” but you also suffer from occasional low back spasms and have developed plantar fasciitis, which you assume must be because you’re a runner and everyone says running is bad for you. I could go on, and this is just one quick sketch of one type of domino effect out of the infinite possibilities, but you get the idea.”

Consciousness Drives the Universe

This is a fabulous video that I think you’ll enjoy watching and there’s a wonderful image of Chakras, Sushumna & Kundalini starting at 7:42.

Understanding Your Fascia

Fascial WebJust saw this great article from Runner’s World.

It’s fabulous that fascia is finally becoming mainstream!  something Ida Rolf started studying back in the 1930’s.

Check it out:

Runner’s World Article

 

6 Surprising Benefits of Massage

Check out this article in Reader’s Digest
6 surprising benefits of massage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although the title says it’s surprising, I’ve known this for years!