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

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

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

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Take Time to Take Time Out

The hurried lifestyle that is endemic in modern society can cause serious issues with (one’s) health. People in Modern Society can never arrive fast enough. People are obsessed with getting more done, occupied with meeting multiple deadlines, and indulging in reckless driving. Actions such as these have associated risks that could require medical or psychological … Continue reading Take Time to Take Time Out

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

What is diet?

Diet: Medical:  1 : food and drink regularly provided or consumed. 2 : habitual nourishment. 3 : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason. General: 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. i. e."a vegetarian diet"  2. a special course … Continue reading What is diet?

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