Liberated Body Podcast
Episode 9: Jules Mitchell: The Science of Stretching

http://www.liberatedbody.com/jules-mitchell-lbp-009  I get a chance to talk with Jules Mitchell right after she turned in her Master’s thesis in the science of stretching. Jules’ work blends biomechanics with the tradition of yoga to help people move better, and while looking into the research on stretching she discovered some pretty eye-opening things! For example, the idea that we can persistently stretch a muscle and have it grow longer, it turns out, is not exactly true. We get into many other myths of stretching- and it seems there are plenty- what really works, what’s really risky, and what a better model of viewing the body might be when we put aside the “stretch tight bits to make them looser” paradigm.

Direct download: FINAL_LBP_EPS09_Jules_Mitchell.mp3
Category:health: holistic fitness and movement -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 8: Nancy DeLucrezia: How Bodies Change

 

Nancy DeLucrezia, founder of Neuro-Structural Bodywork and of The Kali Institute, talks about the importance of connecting fascial release with neuro-muscular re-education, or how to address both the hardware and the software of our bodies. She also talks about breathwork and somato-emotional release, and her own process of becoming embodied and of healing.

Direct download: FINAL_LBP_EPS08_NANCY_DELUCREZIA.mp3
Category:health: holistic fitness and movement -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 7: Britt Johnson: Thriving From a Chronic Patient’s Perspective

Britt Johnson of The Hurt Blogger  talks about life with autoimmune arthritis, how movement helped her to rehabilitate her body, her work to facilitate more patient-centered care as a bio-consultant and e-patient scholar, and her ambitious training to meet her mountaineering goal of one day climbing Denali.

Direct download: FINAL_LBP_EPS07_BRITT_JOHNSON.mp3
Category:health: holistic fitness and movement -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 6: Matthew Remski: What Are We Actually Doing In Asana?

www.liberatedbody.com/matthew-remski-lbp-006 Matthew Remski discusses his WAWADIA (What Are We Actually Doing In Asana) Project. We get into if yoga was ever really intended as a physically therapeutic practice, what the Hatha yogis may have actually been after, injury rates in asana practice, the bias towards flexibility, and what a yoga practice can offer us.

Direct download: FINAL_LBP_EPS06_MATTHEW_REMSKI.mp3
Category:health: holistic fitness and movement -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Episode 5: Erwan LeCorre: Evolutionary Fitness

 

www.liberatedbody.com/erwan-lecorre-lbp-005 Erwan LeCorre, founder of MovNat, explains what natural movement really means: it is the movements our ancestors have been doing throughout the history of our species, but which are now often voluntary and not required for daily life. He explains how we’ve become a lot like Chihuahuas, why only doing as much as you can do well trumps brutalizing yourself in your fitness regimen, and how natural movement heals.

Direct download: FINAL_LBP_EPS05_ERWAN_LECORRE.mp3
Category:health: holistic fitness and movement -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

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