From my point of view, backbends are an extremely important aspect of asana. The muscles that are targeted in back-bends are the very muscles that keep the body upright and in alignment with respect to the influence of gravity.
Bicycling as a form of exercise, can be adjusted to an individual’s comfort and ability level.
Lateral stabilization (LS - stability in the side body) is mandatory for athletic endeavors and for day to day activities. In general, many exercise programs address strength and fitness in the anterior (front) and posterior (back) parts of the body. Aesthetics trumps function in this case. However, focusing on the superficial musculature does not support … Continue reading Strengthening Sideways
Establishing a personal yoga practice creates a deep synchronization between that actions performed and the individual performing them.
How often during the morning, afternoon, evening, ride to work, week, month, . . . year is one ‘actually’ Present?? Embodying acceptance of the now moment is to exist and be present. There is being physically present: consciously occupying a physical space. There is being mentally present: being aware while undertaking and completing a task. … Continue reading The present of being ‘Present’
The muscular and nervous systems acquiesce to the sub-par positioning over time. As a result, the skeletal system reflexively mal-adapts to the muscular and nervous system conformity.
Modern conveniences are beneficial to society. Nonetheless, from the standpoint of physical wellness and wellbeing, the benefits that they provide can, and do, become an inurement.
The lack of care is evident in how humans interact with a) the environment b) each other c) themselves. The level of disconnectedness in each of these areas is reflective of the extent to which of lack of caring abounds.
The importance of circulation cannot be overstated.
The deterioration of any of these qualities (leg strength, core strength, balance) can have serious impact on quality of life in later years.