Unconscious Muscle Tension

For most of us, our body is in a constant state of tug-of-war with itself, as muscles use tension to counterbalance other muscles that are carrying excessive tension to begin with. This state of affairs is analogous to driving a car with the emergency break on. It limits our range of expression, creates wear and … Continue reading Unconscious Muscle Tension

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Stillness Is Death

When is the body ever completely still? Only in death is there no movement. If you are living, you are breathing. If you are breathing, you are moving. The movements of tai chi ride upon the breath wave like flotsam following an ocean current. The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone. The thigh … Continue reading Stillness Is Death

Lemaire On Body Integration

Excerpted from The Body Talks...and I Can Hear It, by Jeanie Lemaire: Within the Physical form itself also exist three facets that promote movement and our ability to grow and change.  Those more concrete aspects are the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.  Even though they are only three of the many systems our Physical forms … Continue reading Lemaire On Body Integration