How Do I Improve My Posture?

December 5, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

7 Effective Posture Tips from a Somatic Movement Coach

As a diminutive lady facing my mid-seventies, I don’t want to lose height. To keep myself free from sciatic pain I want to maintain the taller, stronger core I’ve built - an inner brace. I’m highly motivated to stay out of pain, to keep my lighter, lifted, and aligned posture.

Tags:  Posture, Stretching

Bioneers Conference Recap

October 25, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

As the political and environmental climate in our country plunges from urgency into emergency, the yearly Bioneers’ conference antidotes my feelings of impotence, angst and rage.

Tags:  Walking, Personal Practice, Nature, Environment, Inspiration

Breathe Easier

October 19, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

The blistering orange sun burns through the smoky morning sky. I feel saddened for our Sonoma & Napa County neighbors and so many others across the country rebounding from ‘natural’ disasters. Even as I seek to green my lifestyle and politics, smoke from nearby fires envelopes the Bay Area where I live.

Tags:  Nature, Stretching

Exercise As If Your Life Depends On It

September 6, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

My father exercised his whole life until a severe car accident at age 70. The antibiotic he took to save him destroyed his inner ear equilibrium — to prevent feeling dizzy, he had to hold his head very still. No tennis, no golf, no dancing. He became deeply depressed and lost his zest for life. His muscles began to wither and the gaunt look of death spread across his face.

Tags:  Walking, Rebuilding Your Body

Longer summer days with balmy evenings are perfect for after dinner walks

July 5, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Russell and I recently resumed evening walks and love the benefits. We suggested to Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki, students and Harbor Point neighbors, that they try it.  “Walking every night is a good way to balance my stressful office work," Simone said. "I’ve improved my balance and

Tags:  Walking, Stretching