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Lost and (Sometimes) Found

My Favorite Thing

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” may have topped Maria von Trapp’s list of favorite things in The Sound of Music, but they wouldn’t make my list at all.  At the top of my list of favorite things is a Styrofoam cylinder-shaped tube, six inches in diameter and three feet long. 

My foam roller, if used properly, is supposed to ease muscle pain and inflammation. I can’t say that mine does that, but I do know that if I lie on my back on it for three or four minutes, I feel like all my bones are properly aligned and a sense of peace and well-being overcomes me.  A few deep breaths and I am a new woman.

To benefit from a foam roller, one has to be able to get down to, and up from, the floor. 

So far, so good.



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Paul Albert

I discovered this year the blissful stretch of lying with my feet up a wall. The teacher of my restorative yoga class suggested this when I was experiencing some lower back pain and I'm doing it now for a few minutes at the beginning and end of each class.

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