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Minimal Shoes and Biofeedback

Minimal Shoes: Pros and Cons

If our hunter-gatherer forebears wore simple hide foot coverings or, depending on the weather, went barefoot, wouldn’t shoes that are barely there be good for us too? Read more

Eyes on Posture

Recently the Saturday Evening Post invited me to contribute to their Five-minute Fitness feature. How in the world could I communicate something about posture being organized by perception in 200 words or less? Read more

Wake Up Your Feet!

If you’re thinking that feet are my favorite subject, you could be right. I definitely think that adaptable, responsive feet are a vital component in healthy posture. By adaptable, I mean feet that are able to move–not just to take steps, but also to spread and clasp, to wriggle and writhe and bounce. Read more

Rounded Shoulders and Elbow Tension

READINESS TENSION

I often observe a particular pattern of tension in nurses, mothers, and caregivers in general. It’s a pattern of being ready to help at a moment’s notice. Read more

Foot Support for Artistic Expression

Finding the sensation of healthy support from his feet made a lovely difference in Eric’s life. In the accompanying video this musician/songwriter shows Read more

On Breathing Patterns

Thanks to a reader of The New Rules, for inciting me to write again about breathing. It’s a HUGE topic, so this post is a distillation. Read more