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    I have not published a Newsletter since the January 2005 edition.
2005 A January        V 7 No. 1 2005 A

Desert Yearbook: Class of 1946 (1946)
Author: University of Arizona
Illustrator: N/A
Publisher: University of Arizona
Copyright (c) 1996 Zedcor Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Keywords: diagram drawing pendulum , b/w

"In Synch with the Pendulum" Working with oscillating movements is a good way to undo the specializing effect of habit.
2004 D September        V 6 No. 3 2004D

"Moving Along a Spiral Path." To get up from lying down, you can take the Direct Route or the Spiral Route. This essay compares the two.
2004 C June        V 6 No. 2 2004C June

"Mobility = Shifting Stability." In this essay I introduce the idea that you can improve your movement, at any performance level, by focusing on the equivalent shifts in stability.
2004 B April        V 6 No. 1 2004B April

"The Road to Mastery." This essay discusses the significance of refining one's sensitivity in order to improve in any endeavor. It introduces the Weber-Fechner law as a scientific support for how and why to do so.
2004 A January

2003 D September

  I did not published a newsletter for two quarters, the last of 2003 and the first of 2004.
2003 C July         V 5 No. 3 2003C July Text Box:  "3 - 2 - 1: A Story about the Hands." Many people today have troubles in their hands. These are usually felt, described and remedied as local problems. I recommend, however, taking a broader view, one that looks at the type of use-of-self that creates such trouble. This view also gives a remedy.
2003 B April        V 5 No. 2   2003B April

"Limberness." The ability to roll is a good thing, both as something that you do intentionally, and, sometimes, as an inspired adaptation to the unexpected.

2003 A January   V 5 No. 1 2003A January "Better Posture." Anyone who has ever tried to improve posture, their own or someone else's, has tried the command form: "Stand up straight!" The effect is predictable: it does not work.

Is there a way that does work?

2002 D September V 4 No. 4 2002D September

 

"The War is Over." This essay recounts the story of Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese soldier of World War II to put down his sword--29 years after everybody else. 

This true story connects with many states of the self. After surgery, car accident, or other trauma, it often takes a long time and a special effort for the body to get the message that the danger has passed.

2002 C  July         V 4 No. 3 2002C July

 

"Taking a Closer Look at Strength." This essay looks more closely at the mechanism of strength. It demonstrates the importance of being able to release muscle groups as well as contract them. 
2002 B April        V 4 No. 2 2002B April

 

"A Design Contest." This essay takes the long view of the evolution of life to address the question, "What chair should I buy?" It shows that as animals increased in size and complexity from the simple amoeba, rigid structures were needed to give muscles something to pull against. In lobsters, and their cousins, these rigid structures were placed outside; in human, and all vertebrates, inside. You use a chair either as a lobster uses his shell, or as a human being was designed to use his skeleton.
2002 A January    V 4 No. 1 2002A January

 

"A Detective Story." This essay raises the question: IS there a secret of youth, and demonstrates that, yes, there is. It has to do with the vitality that comes from training oneself not only to see, but to observe.
2001 D September V 3 No. 4 2001D September

 

"Speaking to the Body." This is an essay about Monty Roberts, horseman, who has found a new, gentle, and effective way to work with horses that is based on learning their language, and the parallel with the Feldenkrais Method's work with people.
2001 C July         V 3 No. 3 2001C July "First Person Accounts." This issue gives three first person accounts: One person got taller, one person found new physical strength, and one person discovered links between psyche and soma.
2001 B April        V 3 No. 2 2001B April  "How to Learn Something New." An essay about the work of Nicholai Bernstein, a 20th century Russian researcher on movement science and its practical applications.
2001 A January   V 3 No. 1 2001A January

"Puma Power." What is a military man to do when he has to combine toughness with gentleness? Work on his "Puma Power!"