EMHH Episode 46: A Common Cause of Back Pain in Horses and Humans #equinemovement #humanmovement back pain debono moves feldenkrais method Jan 19, 2023
 

Understanding and Addressing Back Pain in Horses and Riders

 Back pain and stiffness is a very common problem for horses and humans alike. And there's often a common reason why your back - or your horse's back - gets stiff and sore.

 In this podcast episode, I explain what...

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EMHH Episode 42: Movements that Make You Happier and Healthier #humanmind #humanmovement #mindset equestrians feldenkrais feldenkrais method Dec 19, 2022
 

Want to move with greater ease AND feel happier too? You're in luck! Feldenkrais Method movement lessons not only help improve posture, flexibility and balance, but may help you cultivate greater happiness, optimism and wellbeing too.

In this episode, Mary explains  how...

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EMHH Episode 41: What You Believe About Exercise is Wrong #humanmovement feldenkrais feldenkrais method Dec 14, 2022
 
You may think that creating strong habits around exercise is a good way to achieve your health and fitness goals. But what if I told you that your exercise habits could be increasing your risk of strain, stiffness and plain old boredom?   


In this episode, I'll share key...

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EMHH Episode 40: Going to Your Limit Will Limit You #humanmovement feldenkrais feldenkrais method Dec 07, 2022

You've probably have heard that if you want to improve, you have to push beyond your comfort zone. You're encouraged to go to your maximum, to develop more willpower. 

But is that approach REALLY serving you?

In this episode, learn when it's more effective to stay WITHIN your range...

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EMHH Episode 39 - Improve Your Movement by Changing How You Initiate It #humanmovement feldenkrais feldenkrais method Nov 30, 2022
 

Did you know that you can improve your movement simply by changing the very beginning of a movement? You can develop better body awareness and improve your coordination simply by pausing and changing the very BEGINNING of a movement. 

This applies to any movement that you do,...

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A Horsewoman's Remarkable Recovery From Torn Knee Ligaments #humanmovement acl injury feldenkrais feldenkrais method knees nervous system Sep 09, 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 11: How Mistakes Improve Your Riding #humanmind feldenkrais method Apr 01, 2022
 

Everyone makes mistakes, right? But it's HOW you make mistakes that determine if those errors help you reach your goals or hold you back.

In this episode, you'll learn how to harness your brain's ability to learn new skills.  You'll learn how to get better results. To effortlessly...

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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 16, 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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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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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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Lengthen Your Hamstrings Without Stretching #humanmovement feldenkrais method hamstrings human stretching Nov 22, 2019

It’s not just runners and other elite athletes who suffer from tight hamstrings and sore, stiff backs. Even among people of varying fitness levels, it seems that many people struggle with tight muscles and stiffness.

And it may come as a surprise to you that stretching is not the...

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