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The Quiet Cause of Your Chronic Muscular Tension

You’ve got a death grip on your body. You might be aware of some tight muscles or stiff joints, but you’re probably not aware of that death grip. It’s got you from your very core. The death grip is subtle. Extremely subtle. And it’s tricky. It will lead you to believe that you, not it, Continue reading The Quiet Cause of Your Chronic Muscular Tension

Minding the Gap: Try These Techniques for Your Back Pain

About a year ago, I was riding the train in London with a good friend of mine from France. If you’ve ever been on the tube in London, then you know the automated lady who says “mind the gap” when the doors open (referring to the gap between the train and the platform). At some Continue reading Minding the Gap: Try These Techniques for Your Back Pain

Stretching Is a Mental Thing: The Real Cause of Your Inflexibility

Stretching is a mental thing. We think it’s just a physical thing. We crank and hold our bodies and think we are doing some great good for it. We’re not. We’re actually doing it all wrong. But who can blame us? We really don’t know any better. We are taught: “The harder you try, the Continue reading Stretching Is a Mental Thing: The Real Cause of Your Inflexibility

Know Your Body: A Simple Approach to Finding the Flow State

Everyone knows what it feels like to hit the sweet spot. When you hit the sweet spot, there is nothing but certainty. The sweet spot is the correct spot. It’s the place where all parts of a system come together perfectly, allowing for effortless operation. This magical place exists in every moment of our lives, Continue reading Know Your Body: A Simple Approach to Finding the Flow State

Chronic Muscular Tension: Could It Just Be All In Your Head?

The large majority of us spend most of our waking hours running laps inside of our brain. We think about what we have to do, what we should have done, how we will handle this or that, what we will say to him or her. These thoughts are elaborate. There are pictures, sounds, emotions, scents—everything Continue reading Chronic Muscular Tension: Could It Just Be All In Your Head?

Using Your Body to Transform Your Mind: A Practical Guide

Our own body is the best tool for demonstrating the age-old adage: As you think, so shall you become. This ancient truth has been expounded in countless ways over the millennia. It is what all of the great men and women of our history came to learn and believe without a shred of doubt through Continue reading Using Your Body to Transform Your Mind: A Practical Guide