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Lunch with Phillip Beach

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

It was a delightful surprise to meet Phillip Beach for lunch yesterday. I have heard/read and known about Phillip Beach’s work for a few years now. It was a wonderful to meet with him in a very relaxed setting and chat, among other things, about muscular chains and contractile fields and to find validation for many beliefs I share about movement and...

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W Seat

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

Children develop their muscular system as well as body awareness and balance through play, action and manipulation of objects.  Naturally, for short periods of time, siting in W position is not harmful.  However, when that becomes a preferred posture, or is often adopted, there are very serious consequences to the child’s development....

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Yoga and Radiotherapy

Posted on Aug 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

I am at the end of 6 months of chemotherapy when I take up Yoga. Even though I have been to classes on and off, I haven’t practiced in a while and chemo leaves me feeling extremely weak, exhausted and short of breath. By then I am also suffering from severe neuralgia and experiencing crippling muscle and joint pain, besides decreased immunity. For ten...

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Baldness & Boldness

Posted on Apr 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

Chemotherapy is a preventive therapy to kill rogue cancer cells that may be hidden in my body.  Chemo kills cancerous fast growing cells as well as other fast growing cells, like hair, nails and skin, to name a few. Last Christmas I started loosing my hair.  My scalp was very painful and I was shedding clumps of hair at a time, which was...

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Managing Chemo

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 in Uncategorized

I am grateful for NZ’s health system. I am just over half way through my chemo and no stone is being left unturned to investigate my chest pains. Meanwhile I choose to have the weekly chemotherapy infusions.  I go to get healed at the Day Cancer Clinic at Wellington hospital.  I visualise my veins opening up to the needles, allowing them in with...

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A Quiet Mind

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

You don’t need to suffer from cancer to experience anxiety, tension, fatigue or depression.  In our society these feelings are very pertinent. When there is stress, it is the sympathetic nervous system that takes over in an attempt to “warrant our survival”.  Adrenaline and cortisol are released in a “fight and flight” mode, which can feel...

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