Improve Anxiety

Looking at Anxiety Part 2 The Neurophysiology of Anxiety Anxiety is created in the brain. Like everything else. As a fear based emotion/response it’s part of the sympathetic-parasympathetic system.  The fear response is holistic. (Brain-and-body). Adrenalin gets pumped around the body, and its brain equivalent epinephrine, in the brain. The nervous system includes the brain, … More Improve Anxiety

Looking at Anxiety

This week is Mental Health Week, something important to me. As someone who has worked hard to become mentally healthy, and now teaches ways to be healthier to others, I wanted to write a little about anxiety.  Last week, I played the violin for an event at my synagogue. Those of you who know me, … More Looking at Anxiety

Beginners’ mind.

Last week I was back at school teaching children the violin after the holidays. There’s such a range of personalities, and quirkiness in the children. Some who barely say anything, and those who love to talk. Some who complain, and those who say yes to most things I ask them for. And nearly all of … More Beginners’ mind.

Core mobility

Over the last years, you’ve all heard about core stability. But what if for some of you, that’s an idea that creates problems, rather than solves them?The design of our muscles means they work in pairs: as one contracts, the other side of it lengthens. (Other than the round sphincter muscles, which work a different … More Core mobility