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Change your mind, change your muscle tone

Many people ask me why stretching often gives them only temporary relief from tightness and pain. It's because stretching does not change the brain. And to change the body we need to change the mind. Our muscles spindles have nerves that relay information between our spinal cord, brain and muscle. Technically, this function is called the alpha-gamma loop and it keeps...

Happy Hips Happy Heart

Do you remember the exquisite movement you had as a child? And how happy it made you? You could jump, bounce and run with such energy and pleasure! You can't become a child again but you can reclaim some of the happiness, natural  spring and resiliency you have lost. How? Through letting your body lead the way! There is a...

The Yoga of the Core: More Pleasure, Less Work!

When I mention the word core, I am often met with groans of discouragement. "Oh, I know I don't do enough", is the most frequent comment. But, too much focus on abdominal strength can interfere with your body's natural ability to support all of your joints and ease in your movement. Although the core needs to be stable; it also needs to...

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Hurting yourself doing yoga?? What??!!

Have you hurt yourself doing yoga?  Yoga???!! What??? It's supposed to be totally safe!! And, for many of us, myself included, Yoga actually has been a primary way of getting into and knowing my body. After all, it's a kind of slow challenge- nothing happens so fast that I am out of control. And the stretching can feel so good....

Living From the Wisdom of your Body brings happiness and comfort

Did you know that your natural, instinctive movement is likely compromised by old habits, bad modeling, injuries, emotions and cultural norms? I have had a life long quest into recovering my natural movement and I can help recover yours. I came into body wisdom through hatha yoga. I understood the ideal of yoga, to be, making the body ready to serve as temple for...

Using your body to speak without stress or anxiety

Donna Brooks explains an essential tool for being effective and confident while all eyes are on you. Read more

Change Your Movement, Change Your Life

“Movement is life. Life is a process.Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”       Moshe Feldenkrais What needs to improve in your life? Do you need more fun? More relaxation? More flexibility? Less strain or pain? You can balance your mind and emotions as you unfold your body into effortless and pain-free...

Strong Bones: A Well Aligned Sketeton in Motion

Donna Brooks, yoga therapist and movement analyst from Original Body Wisdom, joined us with tips on increasing bone health and developing a well aligned skeleton.