Category Archive for: "Wellness"
Mind, Body and Breath
Science is beginning to provide evidence of the benefits of controlled deep breathing – something the yogis have known and used for centuries. You don’t have to look far to find all kinds of studies into the efficacy of using […]Read more »
ISME 2016 – Glasgow, Scotland
PDF handouts from workshops at ISME 2016 ISME-Alignment Handout ISME-FeelYourPain HandoutRead more »
Is Sitting the New Smoking?
The new saying going around is that sitting is the new smoking and according to Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk, we lose 2 hours of life […]Read more »
Listen to Your Body
Twelve years ago my first “wellness” article, Using Your Body’s Wisdom to Unlock Technique was published in the American Music Teacher (June/July 2003). At that time a friend mentioned that it read like a first installment…and indeed it was simply […]Read more »
It is easy to forget about the interconnectedness of the whole body. Often an issue in one part of our body is caused by something seemingly unrelated. This was driven home to me once again in a very personal way […]Read more »
Not long ago I had occasion to work with an incredibly intuitive non-musician at his keyboard of choice – a computer. A veteran at a high-tech computer company, he was experiencing near-constant forearm pain – so much so that he […]Read more »
Pain in Your Neck?
A while back I had the opportunity to participate in an Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) workshop focused on neck and shoulders. This stretching routine was developed by kinesiologist Aaron Mattes and is used by massage therapists, physical therapists and trainers […]Read more »