A Horsewoman's Remarkable Recovery From Torn Knee Ligaments #humanmovement acl injury feldenkrais feldenkrais method knees nervous system Sep 10, 2022

“After recovering from four severed ligaments in my knee and my fibula broken in three places after being dragged by a horse, I was walking, but limping and in pain daily. My pain would rotate from my knee, to my lower leg, then alternate feet. This went on for months and I wondered how to...

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EMHH Episode 19: A Simple Way to Prepare Your Body and Mind for Riding #horsehumanconnection #humanmind #humanmovement Feb 26, 2022
 

Preparing your body and mind - letting go of stress, anxiety, muscular tension and distracting thoughts - can help you be fully present with your horse. You'll communicate with your horse more clearly and be less likely to be side-tracked by negative thoughts and underlying...

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EMHH Episode 12: Don't Overlook This if You Want a Sound Horse #equinemovement #humanmovement debono moves feldenkrais method Jan 08, 2022
 

You want your horse to enjoy a lifetime of sound, athletic movement. But you're probably overlooking the one thing that can help your horse enjoy sound, healthy movement.

In this episode, you'll learn why it's ESSENTIAL to pay attention to how your horse coordinates his movement,...

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EMHH Episode 10: Why Riders Can't Use Muscle Memory #humanmovement equestrians feldenkrais feldenkrais method muscle memory muscles nervous system Jun 17, 2021
 

Do you rely on muscle memory to mount your horse without thinking about all the steps involved? Do you use muscle memory to post the trot or navigate a course?

In this episode, I explain why muscle memory is NOT helping you ride better. In fact, thinking about muscle memory can...

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EMHH Episode 9: Imagine THIS to Effortlessly Improve Your Confidence #humanmind #humanmovement feldenkrais nlp Apr 25, 2021
 

FREE resources:

Would you like to be a more confident,...

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EMHH Episode 2: Are You Hurting Yourself or Your Horse with This Common Habit? #humanmovement feldenkrais habits non-habitual movements Jan 21, 2021
 

Some habits are really useful. Other habits can be detrimental to ourselves and our horses. In this episode, you'll learn how your habits of movement and posture can contribute to stiffness, back pain, imbalances and even spinal damage!  

You'll learn simple ways to break out of...

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EMHH Episode 1: You Have to Do This Before Your Horse Can Improve #equinemind #equinemovement #horsehumanconnection #humanmind #humanmovement feldenkrais riders Jan 14, 2021
 

Click here to get the FREE videos of Mary demonstrating the hands-on moves with horses.

My goal in this podcast is to help you discover how you and your horse could have balanced fluid movement or relaxed mind, and a joyful connection with each other.

And one of the ways that I do...

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The Strangest Reason to Sabotage Your Goals #humanmind #humanmovement feldenkrais method rider Oct 06, 2020

 

I stared at the phone in my hand.

Did I hear that right?

"Excuse me, did you say, 'yogurt?' You can't come to your brother's memorial service because you have YOGURT?"

 

"Yeah, I did. You know how some people have animals? And some people have plants? Well, I have yogurt.

"And I can't...

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Why I Hired a Hunky, 22-year-old Personal Trainer #horsehumanconnection #horsemind #humanmovement positive reinforcement training Aug 01, 2020

Why I Hired a Hunky, 22-year-old Personal Trainer

Resting heart rate: 53. This healthy metric is due, in large part, to my personal trainer. But why did I, a female in my 50’s, hire a buff, 22-year-old dude to help me reach my fitness goals?

Well, there are the obvious reasons. For...

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A New Use For Polo Wraps #humanmovement equestrians exercises feldenkrais feldenkrais method humans Jun 23, 2020

Go grab two polo wraps, standing bandages or even a couple of hand towels out of your linen closet.

Then lie down on the floor and join Mary in a short, super effective exercise to activate your deep core muscles.

You'll learn how to both relax your back AND get stronger and more coordinated all...

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This Mindset Shift Can Help You be More Balanced on Your Horse #humanmovement balance feldenkrais humans riders Apr 18, 2020

Part 1 – The Rider’s Habits

 

There’s one tool that I’ve seen help equestrians more than any other. It can help riders successfully navigate challenging situations with their horses. It can also help equestrians achieve long-term goals such as: improving riding skill,...

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