Relief from Chronic Back Pain

Do you experience chronic back pain? Well … you are not alone! Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives. It can be highly disabling, it may cause significant work loss, and […]

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Moment of Ease – Arms and Shoulders

Do you ever notice that your arms get tired, your shoulders get tensed and your neck gets sore? – It is common to get tensed when working at the computer or doing any other repetitive daily activity. Our neck may stiffen up, our shoulders may slouch forward and our arms may contract upwards into our […]

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The Truth about Back Pain

It is known that a sedentary life style may be causing or contributing to recurring back pain. The fact that exercising and sports may also be a contributing factor is often overlooked:  Misalignment of the body while exercising or doing any other daily activity may cause compression of the spine and may create serious long […]

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Head Leads, Body Follows

Are you aware how well animals organize their bodies? If you look at the Canadian geese flying, you see these birds demonstrating perfectly that the head leads and the body follows. Their necks are extended, their beaks leading the way, wings flapping in strong strokes. Looking at cats or dogs moving, it is easy to […]

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Moments of Awareness and Presence!

Stop your activities for a moment.   Look away from the screen. If you sit close to a window, look outside. Let your eyes wander for a while. Allow the muscles around the eyes to soften. Notice the noises around you. Be alert!  >>>   Now be aware of your feet and your buttocks. Are […]

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Relief for Chronic Back Pain

Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives. It can be highly disabling, it may cause significant work loss, and reduce the quality of life for the individual. Over the years that […]

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Computer Users Alert!

Does your neck get tensed? Does your back hurt when you work at your computer? Do you get eye strain or repetitive strain injuries? Working at the computer and sitting all day long is demanding and challenging, that’s for sure. But it is not the computer work itself that creates discomfort and pain in the […]

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Balanced Standing

Your body is designed for movement. Even if you are standing or sitting, your body still moves a little… You constantly perform little movements to keep yourself balanced and aligned. Being upright and standing doesn’t mean you are rigid and stiff! Unless you have learned otherwise …   Many people have grown up hearing “stand […]

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Feel Free to Move!

In the spring, many people feel more energized and they get back to their exercise routines such as running, walking, working out in the gym or swimming. Many people assume that if we exercise and work out regularly, we stay physically fit and we improve our health and well-being. In many ways, this is true: […]

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Constructive Rest for Better Backs

Do you have lower back pain? Do you feel tense in your neck and shoulders? Do you experience stiffness in your joints? Or do you feel kind of heavy and low energy? Aches and pain in the body are often due to harmful ways of moving in our daily life. Habitual movement patterns such as […]

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The Secret of Good Posture

“Sit up straight”, “Don’t slouch”, “Pull your shoulders back!” Many of us have heard those orders either from parents or teachers throughout our childhood. Good posture seems to be associated with a lot of work and effort! It is commonly understood that you may achieve better posture by exercising and toning up weak postural muscles. […]

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