Hlo Heaven

Today’s post will be brief, as I’ve been procrastinating (watching Great British Baking Show, cooking food, looking at Facebook, you know ūüôā ), and I still have lots of studying to do, and Tim and I are supposed to play Jaipur too! ANYWAY, ¬†I wanted to let you know about an exciting development. ¬†We are […]

The Fabulous, Fantastic, Fearless Foot

I now know ALL the muscles in the body. ¬†Ha! I wish. ¬†I mean, I think I’ve probably learned about all the muscles in the body, but I don’t remember them all. ¬†Yet. ¬†We just finished up learning about the lower body, all the way down to the feet. ¬†I had no idea that feet […]

Adding Adductors to your Body Body of Knowledge

Yes. ¬†I purposefully tried to make the title of this blog as confusing as possible. ¬†Why? ¬†Does it mean I’m not a good writer? ¬†Does it mean I don’t care about the edification of my readers? ¬†Does it mean my brain finds pleasure in confusing word play that takes a couple of moments to figure […]

The Delightful, Dynamic, totally Dope Diaphragm

In last week’s post, I mentioned that the psoas shares attachments to the diaphragm, so I figured we might as well delve into the diaphragm next. ¬†Please note my extensive use of alliteration within this post, as alliteration is amazingly awesome. I should start by saying, in this post I will be discussing the RESPIRATORY […]

Psoas – The “Hidden Prankster”

My final term at the Center for Neurosomatic Studies began week before last. ¬†We’ve only had 2 weeks of school and already we’ve covered tons of interesting stuff in Advanced Technique class. ¬†I finally know the official protocols for the diaphragm, illiacus, superficial paraspinals, quadratus lumborum, deep spinal rotators, deep costal muscles, and, wait for […]

Syn – Everything comes together

I feel this compulsion to write today, even though I don’t have a clearly defined outcome/topic.¬† I have this idea floating around in my brain pan, and hopefully writing will help distill it into some sense. Yesterday I attended a workshop, “The Tao of Voice.”¬† It was at a local studio that I have been […]

On Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty

The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty that you can comfortably live with. ‚Äď Tony Robbins Week 5 is done, Man! ¬†In case you don’t know, that’s a riff off of a quote from Adventures in Babysitting, a movie I haven’t seen in probably 15 years, but that […]

Week 3 – On Contemplating Change Vs. Implementing Change

Today was the first week of normal classes at CNS. ¬†Monday we had Basic Massage. Tuesday was Advanced Technique. Wednesday was Business. Thursday was more Advanced Technique. ¬†Friday was Anatomy and Pyshiology. I’m concerned about my success in A&P because I cannot yet spell physiology correctly. ¬†Wait! I think I just figured it out!! It’s […]

On the Importance of Movement

Where have I been, you may be wondering?? ¬†Well, let me tell you. It’s a story that begins at the latest last summer and at the earliest back in high school, with a few milestones in between. I’ll start at the most recent beginning, which is last summer. For the past several years, especially since […]

After further thought…

My students Thursday night asked me a couple of questions that I was not really prepared to answer. ¬†I tossed out the first thing that came to the top of my head, but after further reflection, I have more to add. It takes awhile for my brain to get into gear! Question 1: ¬†What is […]