Intense Seated Forward Bend

Workouts in Balance

It is through workout variation that human physiology can adapt to different situations that one (may) encounter(s). Physiological specificity Running increases endurance and improves (heart) stroke volume. Strength Training increases muscular workload capacity. Flexibility and stability are important for  mobility of the joints. When taken together, these aspects of activity allow the individual to display … Continue reading Workouts in Balance

Side Kicks: A Primer

Let’s talk Side Kick . . . . . . not the comedic foil of the hero in some adventure story. We’re talking one of the strongest techniques in martial arts and one of the hardest to apply. All martial arts kicks are effective when utilized correctly. The ability to deliver the technique with speed … Continue reading Side Kicks: A Primer

Good posture

Shoulder Blade: How it impacts function

What do planks, handstands, throwing baseballs and placing dishes into cabinets have in common? Scapular (shoulder blade) rhythm, Upper Trapezius (UT) and Serratus Anterior (SA) activation. Scapular (Scapulothoracic) Rhythm is defined as the coordinated movement of the glenohumeral joint with scapulothoracic articulation. The scapula must be maintained in a stable position, yet still be mobile, … Continue reading Shoulder Blade: How it impacts function

Of Core Importance

  The core musculature (CM) is critical for the overall functioning of the body. It is important for stabilization and works in tandem with the back musculature. This is significant for moving objects or keeping them stationary, especially when the movement requires higher degrees of exertion. Lifting a heavy box, opening or closing a stubborn … Continue reading Of Core Importance

Osteoarthritis: Integrity and Movement

  Currently, the world is on high alert. Regular activities that were available are now non-existent. Meeting with friends, going to work, playing soccer / volleyball in the park: these and other activities are severely curtailed, if not altogether halted.  Those with (hip) osteoarthritis are in a dire straight. Movement is key to maintaining a … Continue reading Osteoarthritis: Integrity and Movement

The water makes it easy for many to move with more ease

Let’s Move

  All of exercise is movement at the core. To live is to move. Movement is key to all processes in life. Nothing in the world stands still, waters, forests, weather patterns, ecosystems. Even the mountains are being built up and disintegrating – a constant and consistent cycle. The body is comprised of and exists … Continue reading Let’s Move

Walk wherever you can, Walk whenever you can.

Walking Pranayama: My Personal Practice

Walking is the oldest form of transportation known to nearly all terrestrial animals. For humankind, this mode of transportation was integral to dispersing around the globe. With the passage of time spiritual and religious groups began to incorporate conscious walking into their repertoires. Various breathing practices were also developed and sometimes incorporated with walking. This … Continue reading Walking Pranayama: My Personal Practice

Rotation is good for golf.

A Mindset to An Act

Everyday is highlighted attitudes that we entertain. Negativity in thought leads to negativity in word and deed. Whereas positivity in thought leads to the opposite end of the spectrum.  Wellness is a mindset that can give rise to a multitude of actions . . . fitness being one of them. To be well is to … Continue reading A Mindset to An Act

Go for a bike ride

Move into wellness

What is physical movement? It is going to the cupboard to get that healthy snack. It is that fidgetiness that children exhibit in church, much often to their parent’s dismay. It is lifting that bale of hay onto the back of a trailer. It is break from sitting that one is internally prompted to regularly … Continue reading Move into wellness

Energy

Wellness, Health: Why not??

Wellness is often viewed as a state which can be ignored or as something beyond the reach of regular individuals. However, wellness is not only something that is attainable, it must be maintained for proper functioning of the mind and body. Many people spend their waking moments keeping up with bills, family and sundry tasks … Continue reading Wellness, Health: Why not??