Category Archives: stress management

Managing Ageing Successfully Means Continuing to Mature Well

TweetShare Somatic Education Exercises for Aging Exceptionally Well by Lawrence Gold Personal Page Certified Hanna somatic educator Popular belief holds that the pains and stiffness of aging are inevitable and to be expected: that aging results from time passing. “You’re … Continue reading

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SuperSize That Somatic Exercise — The Diamond Penetration Technique | SuperPandiculation

TweetShareThe Diamond Penetration Technique is a way to get more done with less effort and less time, and more brainpower, in clinical sessions of Hanna somatic education(R) or with somatic exercises.  The maneuver enhances or potentizes pandiculation (“Whole Body yawn”) … Continue reading

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Somatic Education | Intrinsic Action, Extrinsic Action and “The Controlling Moment”

TweetSharea deeper view of somatic education “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So wrote Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanac. Failing that, another saying carries the point:  “The biggest problem could have been solved when it … Continue reading

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Back Spasms — The Inside Story | Stress Muscularly Expressed

TweetShare Back spasms catch us “unawares”, so to speak. But here’s the odd thing:  when a back spasm happens, it’s most often been coming for a long time. The Back Story of Most Back Pain Back during a period of … Continue reading

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TMJ Syndrome-TMD-Bruxism Treatments

TweetShareThis entry is for you if you have bruxism, orofacial pain, earaches, TMJ headaches, or clench your teeth at night. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once again, I am drawn to address common practices used to alleviate common health conditions.  In this case, it’s … Continue reading

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How to Free Tight Hamstrings

TweetShareThis entry discusses healthy hamstring movement, exercises to free tight hamstrings, and some of the consequences of tight hamstrings. Resources to a hamstring stretch substitute that produces superior results by retraining muscle/movement memory and to programs to improve agility appear at the end. … Continue reading

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Changing Muscle Memory — Manual Manipulation vs. Neuromuscular Training/Somatic Education

TweetShareA basic understanding of muscle tone recognizes that the seat of control of muscles and movement is not muscles, but the brain, not “muscle memory” but “movement memory”, not “posture” but habitual or learned movement patterns (of which posture is … Continue reading

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Stress, Sleep, and Somatics

TweetShareGet Out of The Big Squeeze of Thinking and Restlessness Sleep and wakefulness — two contrasting states that exist on a continuum — meaning that we drift between the two depending on our state of arousal. Sleep and stress (or … Continue reading

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