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Importance of a Breakdown

This is an excellent video on how a breakdown can work for you. Often in my work with people they are in the middle of some sort of personal breakdown when their body is in breakdown as well. This is an opportunity for  great change to happen and often does. I know...

My Curvy Ladies

Below is a testimonial of two fun energetic ladies who have been dealing with discomfort and limitations due to their scoliosis. They have adopted many of the McCall Method principles into their everyday movements and are here to tell some of their stories of how it...

How To Hack the Nervous System

I really enjoyed this article from Uplift because it gives a person an understanding of how the body is wired to be relaxed! More and more I am realizing that so much discomfort in movement is created by tension that has become the “new normal” for the body. By...

Being Yourself When You Have Social Anxiety

  I really like this article about Social Anxiety from Mindful.org.   Here are some highlights to the article if you don’t have time to read the whole thing. Think differently Often, it’s our irrational thoughts that make us anxious. But sometimes those thoughts...

How To Meditate Through Exercise

from mindful.org brings to light something I have been loving, enjoying and sharing for years. Give the moment you live in the attention and you will begin to shift and feel better. The McCall  Method is built on the principle that every movement of every day is worth...

Let Go and Get Tall

Let Go and Get Tall Tension. We carry it in our bodies involuntarily AND voluntarily. Today’s stress inflicts tension before we even know it. And we tense up because we’ve been told it’s good for us – ‘Tuck your butt under! Suck in your gut! Lift up your chest!’ The...

Downward Dog, Safely

DOWNWARD FACING DOG Adho mukha śvānāsana People love this pose. As one of the most popular yoga poses, down dog can pose some problems for your shoulders if you aren’t aware of where your weight is all the time. The way you approach and do down dog makes all the...

Voluntary Movement Is Movement With A Purpose

Have you ever wondered why repetition makes a difficult task easier? Actions such as riding a bike or skiing down a mountain go from what is called a cortical level (the cortex of the brain or higher centers) to a less conscious level of the nervous system through...

The Small Stuff Matters

  An important way to prevent injury is to be more aware of basic physical stuff like standing, sitting, bending and “hanging out.” We often think back and knee pain etc. come “out of nowhere!” Rarely is that the way it actually happens. We just don’t notice...

“Your” Yoga

I like the article, Previously Untold Yoga History Sheds New Light, not only because it points out the difference between ancient and modern yoga, but it’s also a reminder to just be present in "your” yoga. There is a facade around ancient yoga being practiced today...

Avoid Neck Trauma While Texting

How many texts do you think are sent out every day, hour, even every minute!? I have to admit, texting can present our bodies with some real challenges. But what exactly is the problem? Looking down? No. It’s the whole body that’s curving over the phone. That’s the...

Begin Again

Often people come to me with back pain and they realize after a few sessions (or maybe even sooner) that the way that they are moving in the day is creating much of their back pain. This is the problem and the answer. It can be exciting at first knowing by moving...

Our Body Loves One Moment At A Time

Winter is not over here in Bend. Friday night a good bit of snow fell so it is time to get the blower and shovel out. I realized I really enjoy doing things most people think are inconvenient. Clearing the driveway of snow is one of those things. I have forgotten what...

Sitting Comfortable and Upright

One look at these two pictures and you instantly see what a comfortable, upright posture is and isn’t.                   The girl on the left is upright and relaxed. Her bones are stacked, eliminating potentially harmful stress...

Straight-Up Skating

With the Olympics winding down we all have had a chance to see amazing ice-skating the past 2 weeks. If you look closely you will notice that ice skaters have a very distinct posture. Since I’m always looking at how people move I wanted to share some small but really...

Decrease Neck Strain by using your Head

McCall Method DIY Therapy View this email in your browser Lisa Ann McCall of McCall Method Decreases Neck Strain by using your Head Decrease Neck Strain by using your Head HOW TO USE YOUR HEAD! Your head weighs about 11 pounds. So it makes sense to balance your...

Decrease Shoulder and Neck Pain

McCall Method DIY Therapy View this email in your browser Lisa Ann McCall of the McCall Method Decreases Shoulder and Neck Pain Decrease Shoulder and Neck Pain It’s a simple movement that can spark a new awareness about the tension you carry in your shoulders and...

LET’S TALK ABOUT SITTING

Use this area to offer a short preview of your email's content. View this email in your browser Lisa Ann McCall of The McCall Method says let's talk about sitting! LET’S TALK ABOUT SITTING Let’s talk about sitting. Seems pretty easy. … just plop down, right? Or sit on...

LET’S LOOK AT STRUCTURE

Use this area to offer a short preview of your email's content. View this email in your browser LET’S LOOK AT STRUCTURE   LisaAnn McCall responds to an article published in The Washington Post on December 21st titled:  "As Millennials flock to...

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