Pranayama – using the breath to develop energy, to control energy and to extend it throughout the body. The practice involves breathing at different rates and rhythms. This enhances the ability to process the air that provides said energy; it also increases the ability to focus. Traditionally, it is practiced by either lying, standing or … Continue reading Ways that I approach practicing pranayama
The yearly cycle for 2019 is quickly slipping past. At this halfway juncture, wellness plans that were set at the beginning of the year may have become bogged down. Assessing the situation in a positive light can help in keeping anxiety levels low. This, in turn, will allow for focusing on strategies to keep health … Continue reading Stay true to your wellness goals
Each night is our opportunity to unwind and renew. It is the time that our bodies rebuild and repair. It is the time that our minds unload the clutter from the day's activities. The thoughts that we entertain can help or hinder our walk through this life. We can set intentions before going to sleep. … Continue reading The importance of thoughts
Rushing to accomplish things takes away from activities that can enhance (our) quality of life. The daily ledger gets crammed with items deemed to be important. However, one’s own self fails to make the list of important things. Routines that can accommodate a limited time schedule can be accessed on line or through a knowledgeable … Continue reading Health on your time
Martial Arts Kata provides a framework for improving posture. Martial Arts Kata movements and postures can strengthen the back muscles and stabilize the core. The core supports stable positioning of the pelvis and relieves pressure in the lower spine. The back muscles attach to back of the pelvis. The attaching leverages the spine into good … Continue reading Good Posture: Kata for Standing Tall
A large segment of today’s society does not obtain sufficient amounts of physical activity. Many tasks that the body performs today are accomplished while seated or with minimal to no movement. Physical activity is beneficial for good health in several ways. It maintains muscular tone and stimulates metabolism. It is also important for brain health … Continue reading Physical Activity and Brain Health
In society today, ill-health is increasingly prevalent. Offered programs and available medications are promoted as avenues to better health; however, the benefits of good health can be achieved through more personal endeavors. Thoughts are transformed to actions by simply doing something. Movement, as exercise, results from finding the degree of inspiration that is motivational. Foods … Continue reading A Healthy New You . . . . . . YES!!!!!!
Progression 1/3: Single Leg Balancing Squat Supported Everyday, people engage in movements that involve coordination of the ankle, knee and hip joints (AKH). Movements such as walking, running, and jumping are variations of the Single Leg Squatting position. In order for coordinated execution of these movements to take place, proper engagement of the core and … Continue reading Single Leg Squatting: Stability and Flexibility
Hip Extension with Feet on the Stability Ball Hip stability is a very important aspect of movement. No matter what you want to engage in, be it walking, running, tai chi, tennis, or swimming. Specifically, hip stability plays a key part in the mechanics of golf. The stability of your hips comes from good core … Continue reading Functional Exercises for Golf
Do you want tighter, firmer, well-defined buttocks? I do! In fact I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. While it is true that you cannot spot reduce, you also cannot just work the gluteal muscles. A well-rounded exercise program should include aerobics, flexibility, balance, and resistance training. I have put together an exercise segment for targeting … Continue reading Nice, Butt!