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17 Minute First Aid for Back Pain

This seventeen minute video shows and guides you through the second procedure for emergency back care of lower back pain. This is a recording of an actual session with a client, so you can hear his feedback as the session proceeds.

READ: What You Can Do about Your Own Back Pain


The Cat Stretch Exercises: Disproving the Myth of Aging
Free Yourself from Back Pain

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Correcting TMJ Dysfunction (TMD) in Eighteen Minutes with Hanna Somatic Education

This eight minute video shows the process (Hanna Somatic Education) and BEFORE and AFTER comparison images. This is an abbreviated version; see the whole video at http://vimeo.com/8202600. This is a recording of an actual session with a client, so you can hear his feedback as the session proceeds.

READ: Cure_TMD-TMJ Syndrome_Naturally

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AFTER SESSION #1 - a vignette

See this client's first moments as she rolls into a sitting position
and then stands, after her first session.

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CORRECTION OF SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis means (abnormal) curvature of the spine, most often resulting from imbalances of muscular tension in the spinal musculature. Medical science offers a mechanical solution to scoliosis: various forms of bracing or surgical implant of Harrington Rods. Another approach works in many cases, however, with the common scoliosis of muscular origin . . .

The stop-action photographs you see here show the changes from one session of Hanna Somatic Education. For the second client (at right) more work was needed.

In the "after" images, the differences of posture are obvious: shoulders are more level because the spine (torso) is straighter. This change results from changes in the brain-level programming that controls the musculature, and thereby, posture.

In this pair of images, you see a visible change in her posture, which changes what she feels. Click the image and see her facial expression change.

Here's another example, this time before, during, and after one session.

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FOOT MOVEMENT AND STABILITY

The muscles of the lower leg control foot movement and ankle stability. Out-of-round movements of the foot indicate uneven tension in the muscles that surround the ankle. Uneven tension predisposes one to ankle sprains and interferes with ground contact and thus, balance.

See the teaching process for control of those muscles and then compare the side that has been done and the side that has not been done. Look for range of movement and roundness of movement.

The maneuvers done with the client:

The Athletes' Prayer for Loose Calves

Though it looks similar to a calf stretch, it's not a stretch, but a controlled movement maneuver that improves your control over your calf muscles. The result is different from the result of a stretch: feet that meet the ground squarely and spring in your step. You'll feel it immediately when walking.

Found in:

  • The Magic of Somatics (book preview: click and send the blank email message that appears)
  • Free Your Psoas
  • SELF-RELIEF INSTRUCTION

    FREEING TIGHT PSOAS MUSCLES (comfortably)

    GROIN RELAXATION, SLOW MANEUVER

    It's essential to understand that no stretching is involved, here, but rather, a controlled effort followed by a controlled relaxation, with the practitioner taking up slack, only. The change occurs by brain-level learning, felt by the person as control and freedom of movement.

    Many people have tight groin muscles that make them vulnerable to groin pulls. The maneuver shown here, done by steps in slow motion, produces a major, lasting improvement in freedom of movement.

    Locating the Center of Breathing

    Improves breathing capacity while making breathing easier -- excerpt from the instructional program, Free Your Psoas, integrated somatic exercises to improve movement health.

    READ: Your Psoas Muscles, Abdominal Exercises, and Back Pain

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