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Reality, Principles, & Rules

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Brendan Lea         An earlier, tangential video on aligning self to principles to yield results:         [Feature Photo by Jossuha Théophile on Unsplash.]  

Building a Multidirectional Perspective

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Ramon Castellanos   Go Forth and Prosper “Go forth” is a daily devotion we all pay allegiance to, just by the virtue of being human, even if we are unaware of doing so. For the nature of each human life is to orientate forward, and face that which is in front of us. The forces of nature and deep […]

Gender Fluid Acts

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Margot Ciccarelli       View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Margot Ciccarelli | Mars (@margotciccarelli)  

Productivity & Letting Yourself Win

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Samantha Faulhaber   Dr. Caroline Webb is a behavioral economist that wrote the book How to Have a Good Day. In it, she documents the ways she’s helped private clients and CEOs to better their overall experience in life, take the reins and make things happen on their terms. Things like taking a walk when […]

Holistic & Honing

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Amelia Chan   One word that got thrown around a lot in the early 2000’s was “holistic”. The official definition of “holistic” is “characterized by the belief that the parts of something are interconnected and can be explained only by reference to the whole.” The trend was very much about doing things that were supposed […]

Being Half Right

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Christine Ruffolo   I was so close.  I had felt and figured and whittled and realized.  I had my longest running issue narrowed down to a dysfunctional half of the pelvic floor.  It was just the wrong half.  I was convinced that it was my right and gave multiple reasons as to why, BUT my […]

Similar Same #1: Neck Extension

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A series looking at different means to say/ do the same things.       View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Austin Einhorn | Apiros (@austineinhorn_)     View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Human Animation (@briangfox)         [Feature Photo by Olga Drach on […]

Stage Fright & the Nervous System (Part 2)

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Amelia Chan   [Part One]   I cannot even tell you how often students come to me asking for a lesson right before an audition or a performance. Or this: I’ll contact you for a lesson when I’ve practiced and “learned” my piece/program. It is such a classical music world thing where all our lives, […]

Stage Fright & the Nervous System (Part 1)

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Amelia Chan   Just a few thoughts on this huge topic. When it comes to stage fright, first of all I’d like to point out that what I personally find to be a key missing element from most discussions is the WHAT it is. All the following are valid elements in the cause of stage […]

Giving AF (Part 3): Environments for Exploration

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Jereme Sanders   Part 1: Trust & Honesty Part 2: Awareness Before Advice   Through building this circle of awareness we can more effectively share discoveries rather than simple techniques. For example, often times in my own life it has been discovering the epiphany of a new technique, a breakthrough in strength/mobility or the overcoming […]

Giving AF (Part 2): Awareness Before Advice

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Jereme Sanders   Part 1: Trust and Honesty   “To give a person an opinion one must first judge well whether that person is of the disposition to receive it or not” – Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure   The next step, which should be happening concurrently with the first, is that of  our awareness of the […]

Giving AF (Part 1): Trust & Honesty

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Jereme Sanders   [AF in this instance means ‘Actionable Feedback’, but secondary title to this series is “Student Centered Teaching Practices”]   As a teacher we want to make sure we find the right answers for the problems that arise in our students. The answer may not always be the ones we are used to, […]

Cultivating a Skeptical Mind

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Craig Mallett   Despite diving quite deeply into an esoteric tradition of spiritual cultivation, I was and still am a very skeptical person by nature. If someone talks to me toting stories about enlightenment and energetic prowess, I’m even now usually inclined towards doubt, or at the very least to see it as just a […]

Why Muscle Imbalances Happen (and What You Can Do About Them)

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Tom Morrison   When you have knowledge of training, the body, how to deal with flexibility limitations, injuries (past or present) and muscular differences, you can fall into the trap of having  “too much information”… and pretty much over complicate everything, making you think you are “dysfunctional” in multiple ways – which is rarely the […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 3): Fluidity

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Jordan Terry   With all of life in a constant state of flow, why would I, or we as therapists, choose to limit our skills and abilities to one or two options, and not utilize all skills that we have at our disposal??? And not seek to build our skill sets indefinitely??? (*Legally, morally and […]

The Origin of Adaptable Polarity (Part 2): Neutrality

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Jordan Terry   “Attraction and repulsion are the two opposite poles of action. These must blend into a Neuter [neutral] pole as purpose and usefulness in the economy of function. The end of this circuit is balance, as the completion of the objective of motion and expression of life. This is polarity in its triune […]

On Hierarchies & Importance

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Amelia Chan   I like to stay away from describing certain notes being more important than others. To me a piece of music is like a painting. One could not leave out any patch of color or shape in the background of a painting – no matter how small. Literally every color and  shade that […]

The Bad & The Best

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Alex Sporticus   A couple of weeks ago, Edutopia published an article entitled 5 Fun Gym Games to Get Kids Moving. I found the subsequent commentary on the article, mainly via Twitter, absolutely fascinating. Whilst I could understand many of the points made from a range of perspectives, the conversations around the article made me consider how I’ve changed my thinking […]

Learning Perception

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Dare Sohei   heres a working list of things i do and have done to think/perceive the way i do. i come from a pretty normal background — poverty, depression, anxiety, no college, lots of illnesses, addiction etc.   my saving grace was probably the things that also screwed me up, which was animistic perception […]