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Floating the knee, a gentler, more relaxed way to lift a leg to step

Every time you take a step, you need to lift a leg to move it.  When your thigh is  tense it takes more effort than when the thigh is relaxed.  It is like moving a bag of concrete mix vs moving a bag of feathers.

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You can’t hold balance you can’t feel

Today’s senior center class was a good one.  We had a small group to start the year so I chose to focus on a skill instead of moving ahead with our Tai Chi for Arthritis form.
The skill we worked on was holding balance and tapping out with a toe. 

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All the whining had driving me inward.

I have not posted here in quite awhile.  to be honest, I have been trying to avoid online on many occasions.  All the chatter and whining has been making me crazy so I have been trying to avoid it. 
Today  I chose to post this.  

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Do you play to win or play to play?

It has come into full focus that most people take themselves way too seriously.

Many feel their work, their career, their political and religious views and most of all, their attitude of self importance are of a higher value and demand more attention, respect and reward than anyone else. Read more…

Shouldering the burden of tight fascia.

How many of you find that your shoulders are always tight, and that you can feel this tightness all the way up your neck, through it’s back and sides as well.

In working with students over the years I had the epiphany that even though I asked them to relax and drop their shoulder they were unable to. Not due to tight shoulders, but to tight and locked shoulder blades. Read more…