• Dec 20, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 20:22 mins

Guest: Ace Collins, Author of "Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas" For all the talk about putting “Christ” back in Christmas, you may be surprised to learn that Christ was actually a late-comer to the party. Many of our Christmas traditions have pagan origins. (Originally aired 12/12/18).

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Feldenkrais Method

20 MINS

Guest: Marek Wyszynski, Physical Therapist and Co-Founder of the Feldenkrais Institute of New York We humans are rough on our bodies. We pound and strain for fitness, power through discomfort and bounce to force a deeper stretch in a stiff muscle. When something is out of whack, we’ll get a deep massage that makes us wince, or have a chiropractor crack us back into alignment. The Feldenkrais Method does none of that. Its devotees include professional athletes and concert musicians and lots of regular people who experience chronic pain. If you stumbled on a class –or a video online –of people doing Feldenkrais exercises, you’re bound to be a bit stumped. All these people moving their limbs so gently and so slowly –that’s helping how exactly? (Originally aired 1/23/19).

Guest: Marek Wyszynski, Physical Therapist and Co-Founder of the Feldenkrais Institute of New York We humans are rough on our bodies. We pound and strain for fitness, power through discomfort and bounce to force a deeper stretch in a stiff muscle. When something is out of whack, we’ll get a deep massage that makes us wince, or have a chiropractor crack us back into alignment. The Feldenkrais Method does none of that. Its devotees include professional athletes and concert musicians and lots of regular people who experience chronic pain. If you stumbled on a class –or a video online –of people doing Feldenkrais exercises, you’re bound to be a bit stumped. All these people moving their limbs so gently and so slowly –that’s helping how exactly? (Originally aired 1/23/19).