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Economic Body

This video conveys some fundamental philosophical underpinnings of my healing work, as narrative visual art. Economy comes from “oikonomia- household management”, your body is your household, your consciousness is the inhabitant that does the managing. These metaphors apply to the macrocosm as well the microcosm, Earth: our collective household, Humanity: the collective inhabitant, Economy: the […]

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The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff This video is equally important as any of the other body tips I share. A comfy body is useless without a planet to play on.My children enjoyed watching this, and I appreciated the perspective It gives kids for relating to advertising. The more we pay attention to being happy with and […]

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Minimalist and Barefoot Ultra Running

Minimalist and Barefoot Ultra Running Please enjoy this coffee shop interview with my friend and barefoot inspiration Leif Rustvold. He was kind enough to share his experience on how he got involved inUltramarathons and evolved into a barefoot and minimalist(no arch support) running enthusiast. He was the inspiration who first brought minimalist footwear into my […]

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Strong Stable Support

Strong Stable Support Myth: Feet need to be supported. Reality: Feet are designed to support themselves and you! Give them a chance! Most folks grow up protecting themselves from the paved world with shoes on their feet. This suggests: It’s harsh out there and you can’t survive without protection, support and armor. This message gets […]

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Easy Habits

This quick tip about good phone habits raises a great topic: Few things satisfy more than bodywork that alleviates pain. I’m an even bigger fan of the expanded sense of self I experience by receiving bodywork when I’m not experiencing any pain. I find a deeper, more subtle awareness of my own center: presence, balance, […]

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The Butt Bowl

This simple concept helped me feel and relate with the large motion possibilities of my own pelvis. I started off not knowing I could make choices about holding/positioning my pelvis and quickly found I was able bring comfort and support into activities that formerly pushed me(my spine) to the limit.From sitting to snowboarding, keeping your […]

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Mouse Relief Ergonomic Exercise

This tip can release tension from your finger tips to the top of your head.  Notice how your elbow is easier to relax when you try this exercise.  Once your elbow relaxes does it talk your shoulder into it too? Check out the Disco Exercise video for more arm ease. Have fun being lazier! Enjoy […]

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Dan Piraro & Chair Massage Saves the Day!

Dan Piraro & Chair Massage Saves the Day! By Transcend Bodywork & Aaron Gustafson LMT, CAMT, Reiki Master. Portland Massage, Chair Massage, Myofascial Body & Energy work. Brought to you by Comfort Benefactor Dan Piraro. Click here for Bizzaro comic merchandise. Dan Piraro Onsite massage is a growing benefit offered by many companies.  This video […]

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Rooted Movement Balance Training

Rooted Movement Balance Training By Transcend Bodywork & Aaron Gustafson LMT, CAMT, Reiki Master. Portland Massage, Chair Massage, Myofascial Body & Energy work What the heck am I talking about?  Simple.  Roots secure and nourish the tallest organisms on the planet.  We have roots too.  The best part is that ours move!  The benefits of […]

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