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Baby Massage, Traditional Indian Style | Gokhale Method Institute

My students sometimes lead me to particularly juicy nuggets that enrich my understanding of posture-related practices in other cultures. Sometimes they simply send me a link to an article; sometimes it is an introduction to a special person. Recently, my

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How to Sit on the Floor, Part 1: Cross-legged Sitting | Gokhale Method Institute

Sitting cross-legged on the floor is common in many cultures around the world, and has become popular in some segments of modern Western societies. This Druze woman who I met in Israel has sat cross-legged all her life. She runs a hospitality business �

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Making Flat Feet Into Arched Feet

Growing up as Esther’s third child, I was lucky to have been brought up with my posture (almost entirely) intact. The weak spot was my feet. Despite Esther’s encouragement (and sometimes nagging) to wear healthy shoes and sandals, I was pulled by the

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The 4 Best Moves for Stronger Abs

Most people miss the mark when it comes to training their abdominals. They either do countless sit-ups and crunches, putting their lower backs at risk of injury, or they ignore core training altogether because they think compound exercises like squats and