Posts Tagged ‘Anatomy’

January 24, 2014

Minds, bodies and “Her”

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

What do we make of a world in which a mind and soul can exist without a body? I imagine my fellow movement professionals and bodyworkers have considered the same notion after seeing the brilliant new film “Her.”

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May 2, 2013

Take your Shoulders out of your Pockets

By in Continuing Education, Pilates, Professional Development

A decade ago I had my first private session as a new Pilates student at the Kane School, and I was informed that I was depressing my shoulders and shouldn’t. I thought, but how else then will I stabilize them? I was at a loss after years of physicians, physical therapists, injections and Pilates instructors attempting to help me with my wonky shoulders that liked to do somersaults in their sockets and wing better than any chicken could. That began my journey of true dynamic shoulder stabilization.

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July 13, 2012

Choose your Words Wisely

By in Continuing Education, Pilates, Professional Development

When teaching a workshop in Spanish in Madrid last month, I become highly aware of the way we often use way too many words to give a command in English. When writing my instructor training manual for the Pilates for Buff Bones® training program, I became hyper-aware of the terminology I was using in my teaching. If awareness is the first step to change, then what better way to improve our teaching than to become aware of what we’re saying?

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May 25, 2012

Life in 3D (or Tripping on Formaldehyde)

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion, Uncategorized

Last week was my sixth consecutive year of Gil Hedley’s cadaver dissection at New Jersey medical school, an experience I fondly refer to as “cadaver camp” for the personal growth and time away it offers. I was struck by how intensified every sensation was. Everything I touch, see, smell, hear and taste is amplified. Life is in 3-D IMAX… (Read more)

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July 14, 2011

Heart, Lungs & Aspen Trees

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion

I’m breathless. Sitting amidst the Colorado Rockies, it’s not the elevation, but the astonishing views that are taking my breath away. It brings to mind my recent experience in the dissection lab with the lungs embracing the heart.

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May 11, 2011

Return to Cadaver Camp

By in Mind-body Connection, Personal Expansion, Professional Development

I’m preparing for my fifth year at “Cadaver Camp, “ a term I coined last year during the annual dissection I participate in led by Gil Hedley, PhD. Who would have thought that a gross anatomy lab could be the seed of a spiritual awakening?

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