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  • Port Orchard, WA
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Eduardo Barrera posted a status
"For all you movers and shakers, those easy moves are accessible online: SomaticsExercises.com - Freeing the Middle - http://ning.it/11njXVq"
May 9, 2013
Eduardo Barrera commented on Stephen Jeffrey's group Fibromyalgia
"Hey Stephen,  Glad you mentioned Devin's book.  I had written a piece for her book as well as Mari Skelly's "Women Living with Fibromyalgia". Did you see this study where there was a 97% misdiagnosis:…"
Feb 22, 2013
Eduardo Barrera commented on Stephen Jeffrey's group Fibromyalgia
"Just posted up a brief bit on fibromyalgia and some of of things to successfully overcome it.  You'll also see a link to free books on health as the authors advise me to the time limited availability. To live healthily is to have a…"
Sep 19, 2012
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Hands-on Neck Release Method via Hanna Somatic Education

Hanna Somatic Educators just don't teach somatics exercises.Most HSE'ers use bodywork and then give their clients a couple of somatics exercises for reinforcement.In the video below, try the move and get a sense if you or your clients can feel the connections.  Then give the hands-on method a whirl.Want to learn a few more hands-on methods, join me online this week.See More
Jan 31, 2012
Eduardo Barrera posted a status
"Hands-on somatics bodywork move you can try on yourself... watch the video at http://gravitywerks.com/3849/relief-for-neck-pain/"
Jan 30, 2012
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Daily Un-exercise Workout Plan

We all know a daily exercise workout plan helps improve the feelings of well-being but what do we do to first set up exercise in the first place? We've been told to stretch or warm-up the muscles with a variety of methods.  Now we're learning how harmful stretching is in the ways most of were taught and many of us disdained anyway. While on the other hand, healthy vertebrate animals know what…See More
Dec 7, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Give Up that Lame Groin Stretch

Prying the knees apart to stretch the groin goes in direct violation of the stretch reflex.  If we push past the set point of a muscle, the brain will re-contrat the tissues to bring it back to the set point. Since we know stretching is bad for us and science has moved on.  What other methods or means can we use to lengthen those recalcitrant inner leg muscles? How about using the brain to…See More
Nov 29, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Breathe easier by Not Breathing

That's what we love about somatics exercises.  Quite often those counter-intuitive approaches ring true after we've experienced something for our self. As an avid exerciser who overcame fibromyalgia only to have a sports injury take me out of the game, I had to make a complete paradigm shift to learn how simple, easy movement using the brain took me through the looking glass and allowed for an easy…See More
Nov 23, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Back Pain Relief with 35 Simple Moves

Simple, easy somatics exercises can give us back pain relief. Each week I offer an online class where all you have to do is lie back, listen, and follow easily along. Use these moves to help your clients and yourself in case a back goes out.  The question is, where did it go out to? Re-adjusting ourself is as simple as 1-2-3 once you know the…See More
Nov 16, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Fit Over 50 - Free Teleseminar

What's it take to be Fit Over 50.Well, I had this dream of bringing together some of the top athletes over 50 on a phone call together.I wanted to interview them on how YOU can use their techniques to enjoy whatever activities you're engaged in.I've used their strategies to win some gold and silver medals at the Washington State Senior Games and U.S. National Soccer Veteran's Cup (Being a former fibromyalgia patient, now 14+ pain free years, I no longer need a hot tub nor have any muscular…See More
Nov 13, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Stress Relief

With a number of stress relief methods to choose from, here is one which may be a little different from the rest. Somatics exercises are unique in that they use the brain to change the signals the muscles are receiving. In the animal world, we used to think animals stretch, but in fact the stretching we see is an act of pandiculation. The heart of somatics exercises are systematized pandiculations where we…See More
Nov 10, 2011
Eduardo Barrera left a comment for Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB
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Sep 16, 2011
Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB left a comment for Eduardo Barrera
"Will you be attending the AMTA convention in Portland?"
Sep 16, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a blog post

Better Walking with Somatics Exercises

Hi, I'm Ed Barrera, Hanna Somatic Educator and founder of Gravity Werks and I teach people "online" how to overcome physical pain, reduce stress & tension and recover quickly from injury using safe, simple tools known as somatics exercises. As a 10 year practitioner, I finally figured out that all the movement classes I had been teaching had to be recorded.  If only I had known that 10 years ago... 'course I was a bit green then.  Now I have 150 movement classes and each week I offer a…See More
Sep 15, 2011
Eduardo Barrera posted a status
"Giving an online class on walking better on Friday, Sept 16. Join me for some somatics exercises. http://bit.ly/oulhq0 Lie down, feel good."
Sep 15, 2011
Eduardo Barrera commented on Stephen Jeffrey's group Fibromyalgia
"Being a former FM'er myself, yep 14 years pain free.  I still look normal to most people. : )   Working with a person with FM is easy if you can be empathetic or they take you in as one of the tribe.  Since I lived with years of…"
Sep 15, 2011

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Hands-on Neck Release Method via Hanna Somatic Education

Hanna Somatic Educators just don't teach somatics exercises.

Most HSE'ers use bodywork and then give their clients a couple of somatics exercises for reinforcement.

In the video below, try the move and get a sense if you or your clients can feel the connections.  Then give the hands-on method a whirl.…

Continue

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 9:00am

Daily Un-exercise Workout Plan

We all know a daily exercise workout plan helps improve the feelings of well-being but what do we do to first set up exercise in the first place?

 

We've been told to stretch or warm-up the muscles with a variety of methods.  Now we're learning how harmful stretching is in the ways most of were taught and many of us disdained anyway.

 

While on the…

Continue

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 11:36am

Give Up that Lame Groin Stretch

Prying the knees apart to stretch the groin goes in direct violation of the stretch reflex.  If we push past the set point of a muscle, the brain will re-contrat the tissues to bring it back to the set point.

 

Since we know stretching is bad for us and science has moved on.  What other methods or means can we use to lengthen those recalcitrant inner leg…

Continue

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 1:43pm

Breathe easier by Not Breathing

That's what we love about somatics exercises.  Quite often those counter-intuitive approaches ring true after we've experienced something for our self.

 

As an avid exerciser who overcame fibromyalgia only to have a sports injury take me out of the game, I had to make a complete paradigm shift to learn how simple, easy movement using the brain took me through the looking glass and allowed for an…

Continue

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 11:47am

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At 3:18pm on September 16, 2011, Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB said…
Will you be attending the AMTA convention in Portland?
 
 
 

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