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Much more than a Walk in the Park

Need a ‘Pick me Up?’ Could it be that something as simple as a walk in nature would be the mental ‘pick me up’ that you need to combat unhealthy thinking patterns such as brooding? Brooding, or rumination, is that broken record replaying of negative thoughts and is a precursor …

Categories: Healthy Living, Holistic Medicine

Post by Mary Falk PT on July 25, 2015

Much more than a Walk in the Park

Need a ‘Pick me Up?’ Could it be that something as simple as a walk in nature would be the mental ‘pick me up’ that you need to combat unhealthy thinking patterns such as brooding? Brooding, or rumination, is that broken record replaying of negative thoughts and is a precursor …

Categories: Healthy Living, Holistic Medicine

Post by Mary Falk PT on July 25, 2015

What is Yamuna Body Rolling®?

Have you heard of Yamuna Body Rolling? Yamuna Body Rolling is a self-conditioning technique that is becoming more popular worldwide. The technique is helpful in the relief of many pain related issues and can also affect the body’s internal organs, circulatory and nervous systems. This technique involves routines where a …

Categories: Back Pain, Posture, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on July 24, 2015

What is Yamuna Body Rolling®?

Have you heard of Yamuna Body Rolling? Yamuna Body Rolling is a self-conditioning technique that is becoming more popular worldwide. The technique is helpful in the relief of many pain related issues and can also affect the body’s internal organs, circulatory and nervous systems. This technique involves routines where a …

Categories: Back Pain, Posture, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on July 24, 2015

Tune up your Body with Bowenwork®

Article originally posted on the official Bowenwork website in 2009 before I knew much about blogging. Is it time for a tune-up? When your car engine is misfiring, you take it in for a tune up. If your vision is a getting blurry, you go in for new glasses. A …

Categories: Alternative healthcare, Back Pain, Bowenwork, Natural Pain Relief

Post by Mary Falk PT on March 13, 2015

Tune up your Body with Bowenwork®

Article originally posted on the official Bowenwork website in 2009 before I knew much about blogging. Is it time for a tune-up? When your car engine is misfiring, you take it in for a tune up. If your vision is a getting blurry, you go in for new glasses. A …

Categories: Alternative healthcare, Back Pain, Bowenwork, Natural Pain Relief

Post by Mary Falk PT on March 13, 2015

Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD: A Review

How to Get Started with Yamuna® Body Rolling Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD How do I start learning Yamuna Body Rolling? My first suggestion would be to find a certified instructor and take a group or private class. However, if that is not possible, the Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD is …

Categories: Back Pain, Healthy Living, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on December 15, 2014

Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD: A Review

How to Get Started with Yamuna® Body Rolling Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD How do I start learning Yamuna Body Rolling? My first suggestion would be to find a certified instructor and take a group or private class. However, if that is not possible, the Yamuna Total Body Workout DVD is …

Categories: Back Pain, Healthy Living, Yamuna Body Rolling, Yamuna balls

Post by Mary Falk PT on December 15, 2014

My Aching Shoulder! What now?

Athletic swimmer in action in a swimming pool I love to swim. It’s peaceful. The movement is rhythmic and the buoyancy of the water is up-lifting. But recently while swimming the freestyle stroke, I noticed a twinge in my shoulder. Red Flag! Listening for your body’s warning signals or red …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Breathing Exercise, Shoulder Pain, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on May 25, 2014

Sternum Ribcage
Sternum Ribcage

My Aching Shoulder! What now?

Athletic swimmer in action in a swimming pool I love to swim. It’s peaceful. The movement is rhythmic and the buoyancy of the water is up-lifting. But recently while swimming the freestyle stroke, I noticed a twinge in my shoulder. Red Flag! Listening for your body’s warning signals or red …

Categories: Body Sustainability, Breathing Exercise, Shoulder Pain, Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on May 25, 2014

Pregnancy and Bowenwork: Natural Approach for Pain Relief During the Childbearing Year

There is no other time in a woman’s life when such rapid changes happen in her body. Gravity, hormonal changes, and a shifting center of gravity can be hard on the spine causing significant pain during the childbearing year. The beauty of Bowen therapy is its simplicity and the basic …

Categories: Bowenwork, Natural Pain Relief, Pregnancy

Post by Mary Falk PT on January 26, 2014

Pregnancy and Bowenwork: Natural Approach for Pain Relief During the Childbearing Year

There is no other time in a woman’s life when such rapid changes happen in her body. Gravity, hormonal changes, and a shifting center of gravity can be hard on the spine causing significant pain during the childbearing year. The beauty of Bowen therapy is its simplicity and the basic …

Categories: Bowenwork, Natural Pain Relief, Pregnancy

Post by Mary Falk PT on January 26, 2014

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

While vacationing in Hawaii, I spent many hours watching different people of all ages walking along the beach. I noticed a variety of ways each body supported itself in an upright standing position. Do posture habits, or the way we carry ourselves throughout the day, contribute to whether we have …

Categories: Back Pain, Posture

Post by Mary Falk PT on December 12, 2013

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

While vacationing in Hawaii, I spent many hours watching different people of all ages walking along the beach. I noticed a variety of ways each body supported itself in an upright standing position. Do posture habits, or the way we carry ourselves throughout the day, contribute to whether we have …

Categories: Back Pain, Posture

Post by Mary Falk PT on December 12, 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s good for Your Health

A Time of Gratitude The days of fall are expressing their full glory as we look around outdoors. The colorful leaves adorn the trees in such beauty and splendor. It is a spectacular transformation that we are blessed with each fall. The month of November and the Thanksgiving holiday is …

Categories: Gratitude, Healthy Living

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 21, 2013

Backyard in the fall
Backyard in the fall

An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s good for Your Health

A Time of Gratitude The days of fall are expressing their full glory as we look around outdoors. The colorful leaves adorn the trees in such beauty and splendor. It is a spectacular transformation that we are blessed with each fall. The month of November and the Thanksgiving holiday is …

Categories: Gratitude, Healthy Living

Post by Mary Falk PT on October 21, 2013

The Squatty Potty: Is there a better way to go?

When I started blogging, I never thought I would be discussing “potty talk”. On the other hand, ever since I was a new PT grad, protecting and strengthening the pelvic floor has been a subject that I have held in utmost importance. So when I learned about the Squatty Potty, …

Categories: Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), Squatty potty

Post by Mary Falk PT on September 20, 2013

The Squatty Potty: Is there a better way to go?

When I started blogging, I never thought I would be discussing “potty talk”. On the other hand, ever since I was a new PT grad, protecting and strengthening the pelvic floor has been a subject that I have held in utmost importance. So when I learned about the Squatty Potty, …

Categories: Constipation, Hemorrhoids, Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), Squatty potty

Post by Mary Falk PT on September 20, 2013

Body Sustainability: A new paradigm regarding abdominal strengthening

The current trend in abdominal work is to tighten and strengthen with crunches or other exercises where the lower ribs knit together bringing the ribcage and pelvis in closer proximity. Yamuna Zake speaks often about the concept of body sustainability. Her message is that this type of abdominal strengthening brings …

Categories: Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on August 23, 2013

Body Sustainability: A new paradigm regarding abdominal strengthening

The current trend in abdominal work is to tighten and strengthen with crunches or other exercises where the lower ribs knit together bringing the ribcage and pelvis in closer proximity. Yamuna Zake speaks often about the concept of body sustainability. Her message is that this type of abdominal strengthening brings …

Categories: Yamuna Body Rolling

Post by Mary Falk PT on August 23, 2013

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