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Entries by Kathy Kerber
I know how much my Equine Hanna Somatics clients (aka, horses) love their owners to offer them treats! For those of you looking for something to “make” for your horse, like a Christmas cookie-type snack, I went online looking for some ideas. This site looks interesting and the treats don’t look unhealthy to me (though I’m […]
Every morning when my dog gets up he does this same pose that the tiger is doing here. But is it really a stretch? If you think about it, stretching is when you reach for something, going beyond the normal range of motion you do in normal everyday activities. Merriam-Webster defines the word stretch in […]
OK, I totally get it now. Many of my equestrian clients have tightness in their legs, backs and issues with their knees. After a 2-hour pony trek while on our recent vacation, I felt first-hand what my equestrian clients must feel after a long ride! Even though I love horses and also do Equine Hanna […]
This week’s Wall Street Journal reports that bilateral knee surgeries are on the rise. Laura Landro reported, “The rate of knee replacements in the U.S. has almost doubled from 2000-2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and now exceeds 700,000 procedures a year.” Landro cited, “A 2013 study in the Journal of […]
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times from your riding instructor, relax your back! You try and try to relax, and still you hear about it. It is not easy to relax your back on demand and probably impossible for most of us! If you look at the statistics of back […]
This photo was taken after an Equine Hanna Somatics session with Jack (the dark horse with his hind facing the camera). After completing about half of the protocol, his buddies gathered and started talking with him, as if to say, “What are you up to?” He couldn’t resist after a certain amount of pestering, and […]
Today, I was reminded that while you may have goals for your Somatics session with a horse, nature can change things mighty quick! So here we are having a wonderful Equine Hanna Somatics session and Jack the Thoroughbred sees something quite distant from the round pen and becomes alert! Good thing we got some really […]
Many people suffering from back pain have been told that the answer is to build up strength in their core muscles. Before you run to the gym, yoga or pilates studio, ask yourself one question. What if your core muscles are already strong, just not in the way you’re used to hearing about it? […]
I read a recent WSJ article entitled, “How Much Work Can the Back Do Without Strain?” in which Dr. Kee Kim, chief of spinal neurosurgery at UC Davis talked about how to work with your back and not go overboard. The article starts with some serious stats on back pain in America. Would you believe […]
Because of the hip flexor release move, I am new! I can do all my cleaning pain free!
I do my Somatic exercises on a regular basis. But, three times a week when I get home after riding my horse, I also do arch and flatten with variations just because it feels good.
Before, nothing worked for me for pain relief. Now, I can go all day and feel really good!
Somatics will help you feel younger and it’s worth your time.
After religiously doing the leg move, the swelling left and I regained confidence in my knee.
Doing this routine on a regular basis makes such a difference.
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