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
A healthy brain is crucial to the optimal functioning of bodily processes. Different areas of the brain are responsible for specific actions. Memory, logical thought, emotion, voluntary actions, internal processes – each is directed by a certain part of the brain. Integrating the different areas of the brain is dependent upon proper nourishment and innervation. … Continue reading Maintain the Brain
A few thoughts on spinal health as one ages
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
Stay Grounded. Safeguard your energy. Be aware.
Today was walking pranayama practice. Pranayama is the physical practice that develops the body’s ability to process O2 and prana (the ‘Breath of GOD’) for improved health and vitality. The act of breathing occurs on a minimally basic level in order to sustain life. However, breathing consciously increases the ability of the body’s ability to … Continue reading Not breathing is not an option . . . .