Moving in the Right Direction

Back strengthening exercises

Jun 1, 2010 / 5:00 am

Golfing, hiking, mountain biking, beach volley ball, horse shoes, roller blading, all night dancing, water sports – we want to do it all and keep doing...

Stress reduction techniques

May 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

In a world as fast paced as ours from the invention of the clock, to the light bulb, to the steam engine, to the telephone, to Fordism, to nuclear weaponry, to...

The science of happiness

Apr 27, 2010 / 5:00 am

The Science of Happiness is a fairly new realm of research. What is happiness? Research is showing that happier people are healthier, more successful,...

Adhere to your exercise program

Apr 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

The physical, psychological, emotional, and social benefits associated with physical activity at all age levels are well documented. So, knowing all the...

A gentler approach to yoga

Feb 2, 2010 / 5:00 am

The remedy for stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply and there are many forms of yoga that help you to relax. Relaxation is a state in which there is...

The flat back

Jan 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

I don’t know what the first thing you notice is when you look at a person, maybe their hair, or their clothes, or eyes, or the sound of their voice, or the...

Sway-back posture

Dec 22, 2009 / 5:00 am

Yes, we are talking about posture. Why? Because, it is that important. In my last column I described the kyphotic-lordodic posture and prescribed exercises that...

Kyphotic-lordodic posture

Dec 8, 2009 / 5:00 am

Both Pilates and yoga stress the importance of proper body alignment when performing the movements. When we are in proper alignment, we are in the safest body...

Let""s talk about Pilates

Nov 24, 2009 / 5:00 am

Let""s talk about Pilates. A lot of people come into my studio and say, “what exactly is Pilates?” Pilates, the word, originates from the man, Joseph...

Laughter is good medicine

Oct 20, 2009 / 5:00 am

Taking care of our health is a serious matter. The medical system is becoming more and more restrictive our air, water and food are filled with chemicals time,...

Muscle memory

Oct 20, 2009 / 5:00 am

Summer is a busy time for many people in the Okanagan. Being that we live in one of the most sought after places in Canada, potentially North America, chances...

Building smart bodies

Oct 13, 2009 / 5:00 am

Have you ever thought about developing your body into a smart body? Smart bodies tell us what we need and don’t need. This is done by developing your...