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Jackie M.

California
I move, you  move, we all move. How well we move is the foundation of what I do. We are less aware of how we move today than ever because of our lifestyle, culture of exercise, and systematic transition to our thinking brain only. Intelligence is movement as stated by neuroscientist... Full Bio
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1 Weird Trick To A Flat Belly by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body No more yucky crunches or desperately holding the belly in – just do this one weird trick and your tummy will become flat! Too good to be true? Maybe. It is true that if ... Read on »
Are you sick of tight hamstrings? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Are you sick and tired of chronically tight hamstrings? Stretching not working?  Frustrated with all the ways you have tried to ease them? All is not lost and you might ju ... Read on »
Bad Habits Make Me Stupid…. by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Mumbo Gumbo has a great song called Love Makes Me Stupid that I play in my head when I have just done something dumb because of inattention and a bad habit. Of course lo ... Read on »
Did your horse misbehave on purpose? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I gave my horse a couple of months off this winter to just, well, be a horse in his 17 acre pasture. I started to ride again a few weeks ago and he behaved badly each tim ... Read on »
Does Your Pain Define Who You Are? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body We can become so habituated to our pain that it defines who we are and how we live. For example I saw a client who had a work related injury and had been on Workers Comp ... Read on »
Faster Brain Learning by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Our ability to learn is dependent on movement. According to neuroscientists like Daniel Wolpert your brain and nervous system only exists to produce adaptable and complex ... Read on »
Force for Change by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body We even have a use of force commission! I was trying to change out my windshield wiper the other day and was struggling to put it on the arm the correct way. I was ... Read on »
Fun days at the USGA Open 2012 by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I attended the USGA Open 2012 in San Francisco for a couple of days  and got a chance to see some great golf. I noticed at this level that there is very little vari ... Read on »
Gaining Arm Use In Stroke Recovery by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How to gain function faster after a stroke  Bill had a massive stroke thirty+ years ago and has not had the use of his right arm for the same amount of time. When he ... Read on »
Golf swing consistency is my nemesis by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The challenge for every golfer is to achieve consistency in their swing. Biomechanics has shown us just how the body should move for the perfect swing, we watch videos of ... Read on »
How Does Our Brain Develop – And Regress? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body How does our brain develop new connections that expand our world? Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert states that “The brain exists for one reason, to produce adaptable and co ... Read on »
How neighbourly is your neighbourhood? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I was talking with my mother the other day and she was lamenting that her neighbour’s behaviour is distinctly not very neighbourly. She will often do something like bake s ... Read on »
Improve Running Stride And Propulsion by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Improve your running stride by optimal propulsion thrust with no up or down or side-to-side movement. Watch this short video of two world class runners and notice the sma ... Read on »
Is It Mitt Romney’s Body Language by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I don’t know if Mitt Romney would be a bad president but he definitely would not be a great president, and here is why. He is not trustworthy. I don’t actually know whethe ... Read on »
Is your belly fat all fat? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body When we see people with big bellies we automatically think it is all fat. If your belly is big you probably think so too. Yet how ‘soft’ is that belly? If it is just fat ... Read on »
Isolation – the perfect way to control the masses by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body What better way is there to control the masses than to  isolate them from one another thus creating fear and suspicion of each other. Human survival for many thousands o ... Read on »
Keep on Talking by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There is a lot of talking going on in the world, but are we actually communicating? There are few examples of good communication skills to learn from today. Pundits are ap ... Read on »
Lasting Impressions Through Structural Touch by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body One trainer stands out from my Feldenkrais program when she took my hand to demonstrate a movement. My whole body seemed to come alive and connect with her as if I knew th ... Read on »
Lose weight by feeling how to move??? by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body All the methods that exist today to lose weight are with our thinking mind. Take a pill, control what you eat with your mind and so on. What if we switched the paradigm to ... Read on »
May force NOT be with you! by Jackie M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I long ago discovered the use of force is counter productive and usually leads to injury, pain, discomfort, bad feelings, resentment and more. It is hard to imagine havi ... Read on »