Totems with various spiritual symbology

Blending of Female and Male Energies / A Healthly Body

The health of the body is integral to executing our day to day activities. Yet, the health of the body is (so often) overlooked. Modern lifestyles (have been) shown to facilitate (one’s) physical deterioration. By the age of 70 men can possibly have lost up 50% of their free testosterone; this can begin as early … Continue reading Blending of Female and Male Energies / A Healthly Body

Exercise: As easy as a walk in the park

What is in a walk? How can this simple, accessible activity be beneficial? What level of frequency must one employ to distill from it any benefit? Many feel that getting ‘quality’ exercise involves going to a gym or some type of facility for engaging in the body in maximum exertion. This is not always the … Continue reading Exercise: As easy as a walk in the park

Sleep to Live: Live to Sleep

What is rest? Although it is a necessity and the effects that it has on the body are basically understood, it is, nonetheless, treated as a circumstantial requirement.  How does it affect wellness? There are many ways in which bodily processes are compromised due to lack of sleep. Still, one may function under such circumstances; … Continue reading Sleep to Live: Live to Sleep

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Well Rounded Wellness

Wellness is more than just fitness. The Body Mind Spirit approach to wellness holds much validity. So often we get stuck on one or two points of the triangle. In effect, we flatline . . . . going back and forth between the two points or even, more restrictive, . . .  stagnating on the … Continue reading Well Rounded Wellness

Relying on the Self

Social acceptance and friendship are hallmarks of the human experience. Humans are social creatures. However, humans get lost in the amalgam of social constructs, organizations, cliques and so forth. Humans effectively lose their sense of self because they feel the need to ‘belong’ to something external to themselves. Friendship must not be a substitute for … Continue reading Relying on the Self

Fitness with Bars

  Workouts are typically done in 2 dimensional space. The motions of flexing the elbows or knees (Arm or leg curls), flexing the knees, hips while extending the back (squats) are examples of sagitbtal plane / transverse axis movement. Lateral shoulder raises and leg abduction / adduction motion are performed in the frontal plane / … Continue reading Fitness with Bars

Benefits of Housework

House work can be exercise. If one pays attention to their posture, breathing, movement while completing different tasks, then various benefits can be reaped from any activity. Exercise, per se, does not have to be maximally burning calories, lifting massive amounts of weight, or engaging in extreme levels of cardio. Any movement provides opportunities for … Continue reading Benefits of Housework

Mind and Body in Fitness

We are ready to be active. We want to engage in activities that will help us to maintain our vibrancy, vitality and vigor. We want to embrace a lifestyle that involves aging with grace and retaining competence and cognizance. Yet many of our day to day actions do not support any of these initiatives. Being … Continue reading Mind and Body in Fitness

The Power of the Punch

Punching power is a result of biomechanical alignment and physiological coordination. Technique is what makes the punch effective. Weight training and building tendon strength can supplement punch training but practice of technique is key. The focus of this write up will be on arm extension (shoulder flexion). It is roughly one-quarter of the total punch … Continue reading The Power of the Punch