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Sports Vision

In sports, one of the most important (and completely overlooked) keys to performance is the processing of visual information. I just came across a study that helps demonstrate this point in an interesting way.

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Skeletal Awareness for Better Movement

This post is about using awareness of your skeleton as an aid to finding the most efficient movement patterns.  In the Feldenkrais Method, students are encouraged to develop skeletal awareness by visualizing their actions in terms of the movement of the bones.  In Z-Health, students are instructed to perform exercises while attending to “bone rhythm” […]

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Making the Hard Easy and The Easy Elegant

Easy.  For him. This post is inspired by a famous quote by Moshe Feldenkrais.  Feldenkrais said that one of the primary goals of his method was to make the impossible possible, the hard easy, and the easy elegant.  I’m a big fan of this quote because it reminds me that physical training involves a lot […]

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The Body is a Unit

His body is a Big Unit You may have wondered – why does my foot/shoulder/hip/low back hurt? What is the source of the problem and what can I do about it? Most people assume that if the shoulder hurts, the shoulder is to blame, but many experienced therapists have cautioned against this assumption. In fact, […]

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The Central Nervous System

One of the most important things to understand about your body is that it is largely governed by the central nervous system (the “CNS”.)  The CNS is composed of your brain, the spinal cord and the nerves.  It is a lightning fast communication system that controls every aspect of your sensation and movement. The CNS […]

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Movement Fluency

Here’s a great way to think about what better movement means, courtesy of Dr. Cobb again, the creator of Z-Health.  Movement can be thought of as a language, and good healthy movers can be thought of as fluent in the language of movement.  Who is fluent in movement?  Almost any child.  They can twist, turn, […]

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