7 Pain Meds for You To Try

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“What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is?”~Eckhart Tolle If you read my last blog you’ll know that I’ve had a bout of back pain that’s been going on for a few months. It tightens progressively through the night, often requiring me to wake and use ice or heat. Movement helps …

Hibernate To Live Longer

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Last week I joined Durango Nature Studies for a full moon hike. While the theme was animal hibernation, of course the plant kingdom has its own version. As the trees are dropping their leaves they are preparing for winter dormancy. So I wondered, should humans be practicing some version of it themselves? Scientists at the Institute for Wildlife Ecology in …

Our Clouded Minds

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This past month I came to a realization. Would I be willing to let go of the way I thought things should be? Before I had even physically made it to my new home here in Durango I had rented a studio office downtown. Even as I write this I have the stark realization of something else: I don’t think …

The Treasure Seeker

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I rolled out my mat at 5:30 this morning. It had been over a week since I had done so due to travel and an out of town guest which made me think about my motivation for getting back on the mat. For sure, it’s a part of my job. I learned in training that you can’t teach what you …

CrossFit in Your 90s?

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Recently I was speaking to the owner of the Telluride Yoga Center, Kristin Taylor, exploring workshop ideas. She said what people want to know is how can they can keep “playing hard.” I recently moved to Durango and feel as though I’ve moved from a fit city (Denver) to a city that’s even more fit, particularly among those 50 and …

Yoga & Walking Helps You Stay Young

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I am a voracious reader and listener of anything having to do with movement. Whether from Biomechanist, Katy Bowman, who writes about “nutritious movement”; pioneering researcher in the physiology of mobility and author of Designed to Move, Dr. Joan Vernikos or Rolfer and Feldenkrais practitioner Todd Hargrove who shares his ideas on fundamental movement patterns like crawling, reaching, rolling and breathing. The human body was made for …