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Walking: The Human Condition

Walking: The Human Condition | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
When early humans stood erect over the African savannah, our improved vantage point gave more than views of prey and predator, berry bush and honeybee hive, nut tree and watering hole; we saw possibilities. We saw the horizon stretching out until what appeared to be infinity. We saw sunsets and sunrises, mountains and valleys, stars and constellations […]
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A little history of one of our best activities:

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Alexander Technique | Crouch End & Finsbury Park

Alexander Technique | Crouch End & Finsbury Park | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
The physical pain or emotional stress caused by daily tasks such as sitting at your computer, exercising, or running after the kids can be improved by lessons in the Alexander Technique. The sessions will help you find more freedom in your movements and thoughts.
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Important tips for the hours you spend in front of the computer:

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What is Rolfing – and can it fix my running injuries?

What is Rolfing – and can it fix my running injuries? | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Lucy Fry: If physiotherapy, acupuncture or massage isn’t doing it for you, this technique – that focuses on correcting the positioning of the myofascial layers in your body – might be worth a try
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And a comment from Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains: From Tom: "Here’s an article in the Guardian about Rolfing, featuring prominent London Rolfer, Alan Richardson. The article is very typical of ones I’ve seen over the years, but look at the comments! So vitriolic and uninformed. Anyone who thinks that SI has found its place should look over the comments section - we have a long way to go."

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» Breath Practice Made Simple - World of Psychology

» Breath Practice Made Simple - World of Psychology | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Breath is your most accessible and portable tool to calm and center yourself. Breath techniques are ancient and are practiced world-wide in different religious
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It's always good to have reminders about the whys and hows of meditation.

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Mind & Body | The Teacher Whisperer

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Nietzsche certainly had it right; Our best thinking is connected with movement.

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Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts

Mindfulness therapy comes at a high price for some, say experts | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Much-hyped therapy can reduce relapses into depression – but it can have troubling side effects
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As with all things, it's very important who is in the leadership position.

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Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds

Bad Posture Makes You Sad and Afraid, Study Finds | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Straighter posture is linked to better mood and self-esteem
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The Shoulders: To Rest or Not to Rest?

The Shoulders: To Rest or Not to Rest? | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
by John Austin Finding neutral for the shoulders is one of the most challenging things one can do in terms of the use of the self in my experience. Add a complex activity that requires a certain le...
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This is a long article, but the steps for finding a neutral shoulder are carefully laid out.

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Anatomy Trains Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement - Store - Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains Born to Walk: Myofascial Efficiency and the Body in Movement - Store - Anatomy Trains | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Viewing the body as an interconnected unit, Earls explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency in our movement which is part of our natural design.
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A new work about our most important movement: Walking.

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Put the Physical in Education

Put the Physical in Education | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
A study suggests that exercise can help kids, especially those with A.D.H.D., focus in class.
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It is obvious from the constant articles and research that students benefit from moving.

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Tim Parks on meditation’s pros and cons: ‘This is more than medicine’

Tim Parks on meditation’s pros and cons: ‘This is more than medicine’ | Mindfulness and Movement | Scoop.it
Mindfulness, it was reported this week, can have harmful side effects. But for novelist Tim Parks, meditation offered an escape from pain – after an initial struggle. Here is his advice to beginners, and an account of his first ‘buzz’
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And now a positive point from the other side:

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