Looking forward to a new treadmill

I’ve been looking at adding a treadmill to my standing desk and here’s the best one I’ve found so far:

TR1200-DT3 Treadmill Desk

Complete disclosure: I signed up as an affiliate, so if you click the link above and buy one, I’ll get a commission.

I’m still thinking about my desk. I may just raise a few more inches to accommodate the treadmill, or I may also get an automatic desk so I can adjust the height for treadmill, standing, and sitting. I don’t sit much when I work anymore, so it I’m not sure what I’ll do yet.

I’ll write a review when I’ve made final decisions and have had some time to work with what I get.

Feldenkrais Week Event

Feldenkrais Week Event in Santa Rosa

This Sunday May 6th, 2012 from 10-4:30 at New School Aikido Santa Rosa.

Feldenkrais Week is an opportunity to celebrate the genius who developed a way to access and change brain patterns using movement that are only recently starting to be validated by science. It’s an excuse for those of use practicing the work he started to share our joy of movement with the public and give people a chance to see how powerful it is.

While my teacher, Anat Baniel, studied with Dr. Feldenkrais, I’m studied with her, and I’m trained in the Anat Baniel Method. Which at least to my way of thinking, is part of the Feldenkrais linage. I’m grateful to all my teachers and look forward to celebrating the life and work of Moshe Feldenkrais by teaching a movement lesson this Sunday. If you’d like to join me, class starts at 2:30. Click here for details.

Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain – latimes.com

In the study presented by UCSD neuroscientist Laura Case this week in Washington, eight subjects suffering from severe osteo- or rheumatoid arthritis sat in front of a mirrored box and extended one of their hands. A researcher extended his hand over the subjects hand and asked the subject to move her hand slowly. The researcher, meanwhile, mimicked the subjects hand movement.

The subject, seeing only the researchers hand in the mirror, saw a young, healthy hand performing movements fluidly and without pain or difficulty. And when asked about their hands level of pain after the exercise, subjects rated their pain, on average, 1.5 points lower, on a scale of 1 to 10, than it had been at the outset. Some had a 3-point reduction in pain, said Case.

via Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain – latimes.com.