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

Bound within a circle

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

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