Useful Stuff From All Over
This page is a gateway to hundreds of resources that will inform and educate you on many topics: aging gracefully, natural pain relief, healing from injuries (even decades-old injuries), taking control of your health, getting on track with your wellness goals, improving the condition of your spine and joints, and more.
Like the Undulation Exercises page to view short messages and videos that include therapeutic exercises, a variety of undulations from the wide world of fluid movement, inspiration to stay on track with your wellness goals, and tools to relieve pain.
Working with the Soft Tissues - Understanding and Healing Injuries. Injuries heal in a natural four-step process. When the process is interrupted, it can lead to chronic pain. Learn how to facilitate healing for injuries old and new in this two-hour class.
These two-hour courses can be taken at your convenience and replayed as often as you like. At Yoga for the Back: Spine Anatomy for Lifelong Back Health Learn how to take care of your spine, improve range of motion, and reduce your risk of injury. Although designed for people who practice or teach yoga, it is useful for anyone who wants to know more about the central axis of the body.
Check out my web log Options for natural pain relief with therapeutic exercises to gently address back pain and improve spine health. Anita’s quirky, wry musings, useful tips, and an archive of articles give you greater knowledge about your body and how you can take care of your muscles, fascia, joints, bones, and nervous system.
Some of my clients like the idea of a Boot Camp or the type strenuous exercise on The Biggest Loser, but most would get injured from such activity. I designed this free program with 20 days of therapeutic exercises to reinvigorate your exercise routine and help you start to get in shape—or recover from an injury—with modifications to suit your situation. Each day has several assignments that take from 15 minutes to an hour to complete. One of the most important parts of meeting your wellness goals (or aging without becoming decrepit) is to make it a priority, every day. None of the assignments is onerous and some even seem too easy to make a difference, but the combination will surprise you. This link takes you to Day 1 of the challenge. Use the menu on the right side of the page to get the assignments for following days.
A collection of undulation videos as well as some of the structural integration movement lessons, such as sitting and standing alignment, are included on my YouTube channel.
Ergonomic experts recommend taking a short break at 20 minutes intervals to interrupt the strain of working at a computer. This customizable computer program gives you the reminders you need and a fun way to feel better.
Learn more about how you can use therapeutic exercises to relieve your pain and heal yourself.
Undulation Exercise Blog with everyday tips to help you eliminate body stiffness, especially in your back and neck
100 Excellent Health Blogs to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life (We are #94 In the Looking and Feeling Young Category)
Yoga, Vertebral Fractures, and Osteoporosis: Research and Recommendations, Co-written with Eva Norlyk Smith, PhD, published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2013 No. 23 (1).
Undulation: A Technique to Address Back Pain March/April 2008
Fluid Movement Facilitates the Chiropractic Adjustment, co-written with Kimberly Kohr, DCJune 16, 2009, Volume 27, Number 13
Graceful Aging Blog written for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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