In 1980, when I started teaching my program, Somatic Stretch (called BioSomatics at the time), yoga classes barely existed. The few you might find were in church basements, local shopping malls or small back rooms in some out-of-the-way buildings. Imported from the east as an authentic, five thousand-year discipline, yoga postures were taught with set […]

Many of my posts have dealt with posture and swayback, and as I’ve recently become aware that swayback is sometimes described as a posture that’s different from the way I refer to it, I want to clarify my meaning of it. The definition of swayback that I go by is a condition seen in horses with sagging […]

In my last blog, “Inner Body Fitness,” I wrote about images or pictures that spontaneously come into my head and that explain something to me. They’re like messages sent from some unknown and unasked source, and though I don’t understand at the time what they mean, I realize afterward they had a purpose in coming […]

Our bodies speak to us in many different ways, most often through a sensation of “feeling,” like hunger, or fatigue, or pain. My body often talks to me through images that I interpret as its way of explaining something to me. Sometimes it’s an answer to a question I didn’t even know I was asking, or it’s […]

See larger graphic below If you’re one of the millions of individuals who suffer from low back pain — and if that doesn’t apply to you now there’s a high probability that one day it will — this article is for you. The simple truth is, whether in men or in women, swayback, in my […]