Got pain when you work, exercise or relax? [VIDEO]

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What:  Back Pain Be Gone Free Preview

When:  Monday September 21

Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: 5001 SE Brooklyn St.

Portland, OR 97206

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Hi, Emily here, from TheSuppleRider.com. If you live in the Portland area and have pain when you work, exercise or relax, you’re in the right place.

Did you know that posture problems are a huge cause of pain? The good news is, there’s a solution for that.It’s a simple easy class called Back Pain Be Gone.

Join us for a free preview Monday, September 21stat 6:30 in NE Portland. Click here for more information and registration.

Til then, remember: pain is a thief. Don’t let it rob you.

See you in September!

Keep your stress from snowballing into an avalanche [VIDEO]

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What:  Back Pain Be Gone Free Preview
When:  Monday September 21
Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: 5001 SE Brooklyn St. Portland, OR 97206

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Hi, Emily here, from TheSuppleRider.com.

If you’re stressed to the max and live in the Portland area, you’re in the right place.

You know when you have so much on your to do list that you just freeze up? I call it the stress snowball. Stress is one of the main causes of back pain. The good news is, there’s a solution for that. It’s a simple easy class called Back Pain Be Gone.

Join us for a free preview next Monday September 21st at 6:30 in NE Portland.

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Until then, remember you CAN keep stress from snowballing into an avalanche!

See you there!

 

Body solutions that improve your mood [VIDEO]

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What:  Back Pain Be Gone Free Preview
When:  Monday September 21
Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: 5001 SE Brooklyn St., Portland, OR 97206
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Hi, Emily here, from TheSuppleRider.com.

If you live in the Portland area and sometimes feel anxious or down, you’re in the right place. Did you know that your posture has a big impact on your mood? When you slump it can make you feel depressed and hopeless.

When you brace your back you can feel anxious or rigid. The good news is, there’s a solution for that. It’s a simple easy class called Back Pain Be Gone. With free, easy posture you feel calm and in control.

Join us for a free preview Monday September 21st at 6:30 in NE Portland.

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See you on the 21st!

Pain is a thief—don’t let it rob you [VIDEO]

Hey riders, Emily here, from TheSuppleRider.com. Many riders suffer needlessly with pain. I help clients shift harmful posture habits that create discomfort.

Together, we create new habits of effortless posture. Clients say they feel great and connect with their horse every single ride.

Remember, pain is a thief. Don’t let it rob you.

Click here to get a copy of my free report, The Secrets of Pain Free Riders. Til next time, stay tall in the saddle!

The trick to true core strength

Core Strength for Horseback Riders

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We’ve all heard that core strength is important for horseback riders. And it is important. But focusing too much on strengthening and not enough on creating ease in the body can actually strengthen an underlying cycle of stiffness and pain.

Stiffness and pain cycle

The stiffness and pain cycle prevents independent movement of riders’ legs, arms, head/neck and torso.

When a rider has low back pain, they’re often advised to strengthen their core muscles in order to support the back.

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[VIDEO] What is the Alexander Technique?

Are you a horseback rider with pain or stiffness before, during or after you ride?

Or maybe you feel great, but want to connect even better with your horse?

Hi, I’m Emily Clark, The Posture Professional, in Portland, Oregon.

I show horseback riders how to reduce or eliminate pain and stiffness so they can connect with their horse every single ride.

My clients learn a proven solution called The Alexander Technique.

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Does your horse (and your back) hate it when you sit up straight?

Does your horse (and your back) hate it when you 'sit up straight'?What do you think of when you hear the word posture? If you’re like me, and most of the horseback riders who come to my Secrets of Pain-Free Riders workshops, you probably hear your Mom’s voice telling you to “sit up straight!” Or maybe you hear an instructor telling you to put your “ears, shoulders hips and ankles in a straight line”.

‘Sitting up straight’

I don’t know about you, but whenever I tried ‘sitting up straight’, with my chest puffed out, my shoulders back and my chin tucked, I could only make it last for 30 seconds at the most. And  it wasn’t comfortable at all.

Give it a try it right now, wherever you are and notice how you feel

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What to do when you hurt your back

back pain womanAbout a month ago, I wrenched my back out for the first time since becoming an Alexander Technique certified instructor over a decade ago. I’d bent over to pick up my giant tote bag and jerked myself up without thinking.

It hurt like crazy.

I had that “uh-oh” moment when it felt like a rubber band stretched in my back, and didn’t spring back into place. Yikes.

A bad case of the “shoulds”

As a back-care professional, all these thoughts went through my head:

  • I “should” have prevented it
  • I “should” have known better
  • I “should” feel better faster
  • I “shouldn’t” need help

Then I realized, none of the “shoulds” were doing me any good

The “shoulds” were just creating more stress and making the problem worse.

After the initial embarrassment, I knew I needed to get help fast.

I called my office neighbor who is an amazing Bowen practitioner and massage therapist and got on her table. I scheduled an Alexander Technique lesson for myself with a colleague and friend. I practiced Active Rest twice a day.

Within one day I got significant relief, and by the end of the week I felt like my old self again.

Tips for getting better fast—if you have back pain

  • Get relief right away from a trusted practitioner such as a gentle massage therapist or an Alexander Technique instructor
  • Practice undoing tension in your body daily with Active Rest
  • Learn how to prevent the pain from recurring with Alexander lessons

You don’t have to suffer if you get help sooner rather than later

You can download a no cost recording here that walks you through Active Rest, and contact Emily to chat about next steps that work.

Horseback Riders’ Self-Care Quiz

Woman readingCan you remember the last time you got away from it all?

Was it a vacation, a weekend retreat, or maybe it was a special occasion with your spouse, partner or a friend? If you could quantify the benefit, what did you get out of it?

Recharging batteries

I don’t know about you, but when I get away it really recharges my batteries. Something else that recharges your batteries is investing in some essential self-care. For riders, self care is an investment that has benefits for you, your riding AND your connection with your horse.

Self-care essentials

The obvious ones are eating right, exercising and getting adequate sleep. And there are 6 more to consider: stress relief, breathing (yes, lots of us hold our breath most of the time), pain relief, and injury prevention strategies as well as paying attention to your posture and mood.

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Braced Posture In the Saddle and What to Do About It

BracedGraphicHorseback riders know upright posture in the saddle helps them ride better. But being able to get there without becoming rigid can be tough.

When riders first come to my Alexander Technique practice, I often notice they have braced posture rather than a slump. They’ve been told to “sit up” but haven’t been instructed how to get and stay upright without strain, rigidity and pain.

Have You Noticed…?

  • An exaggerated curve in your low back
  • Pain or strain in your low back

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