Whole Body Movement

Have a Happy Pelvis

The more I learn about the pelvis (pl. pelves) the more I am impressed by it. If it was designed by a celestial designer, that designer would have been a genius engineer. But we know that the pelvis evolved throughout tens of thousands of years of bipedal behaviour in humans on earth, and nature shaped …

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How to Hip Hinge

This is the second-to-last blog for 2017 and I thought I’d revisit the exercise posts from the beginning and throw another one in. At the beginning of this year, I started blog posts with some basic exercises, found easily in any of Katy Bowman’s books, but sometimes seeing them in different pictures, reading the directions …

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A Long Distance Walk

Part 2 of Seed to Cider, River to Sea (read Part 1 HERE). The second day of the Movement Matters Retreat was a 20 mile walk that started in Sequim Bay State Park, crossed several streams and the Dungeness River, and ended up in Port Angeles at Morse Creek, a frigid cold salmon stream. We …

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Balance for Walking

Balance is sometimes defined as “standing still” – i.e., can you balance on one foot? But can you balance walking? How can you tell if you can balance while walking? You are currently walking without falling over I presume. So how do you know if your balanced is compromised? Walking is a one-legged activity; the …

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Balance and Proprioception

What is balance? What is proprioception? Are they related? Let’s start with standard definitions. From Wikipedia: Proprioception, from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own”, “individual”, and capio, capere, to take or grasp, is the sense of the relative position of one’s own parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement. (my note: …

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Lifestyle Tips for Twisting

My partner and I share a car. We park in a garage off a narrow lane and that requires backing up the lane and then turning the car, while backing up, and pulling a 90 degree turn into the garage without hitting a neighbour’s car, another neighbour’s fence or tree, the stuff in our garage …

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