bYoga is predominantly presented as a physical practice (asana) in the west. Yet, yoga is a discipline that creates, within the body vehicle, the developing and directing of internal energy. Various internal practices assist with the cultivation of energy. The bandhas are an internal energy aspect of yoga. Once grasped, the bandhas could be beneficial … Continue reading Bandhas – directing energy in yoga.
Balance is a critical part of the human existence. Being Bi-pedal creatures requires that structures and systems involved with balance operate seamlessly. Strong muscles aside, knowing where the body is in space and time must be a near autonomic response. Injury to the ankle can cause stability and overall balance become compromised. Age can also … Continue reading Balancing Act – maintain your focus
Modern societies are being inundated with the loneliness epidemic. What is Aloneness? What is Loneliness? Are you comfortable with YOU?? How are either impactful upon (one’s) health. Society today is more gadget oriented than ever. At the same time, it is gadgetry that serves as one of the wedges between ourselves and others, as well … Continue reading Loneliness: Effecting resolution
Movement is the execution of conducting the limbs from pt. A to pt. B. The succedent actions are facilitated by muscular activity. The human body is designed for movement. Well, let me backtrack . . . all bodies on the terrestrial plane are designed for movement. Humans are slowly circumventing the need for movement. The … Continue reading Movement – why is it needed??
Fasting, as a topic, engenders much conversation. It is viewed with an air of misunderstanding and mystery on one hand. On the other, there are those who use it on a routine basis. Fasting’s roots extend back to ancient times. One becomes more aware of their inner drives and conflicts when engaging in fasting. It … Continue reading Fasting Part III
Fasting can be used to treat various diseases. Fasting’s medical efficacy has been effectively utilized since the 1950’s. Supervision is used in monitoring the health of those who are fasting. Fasting regimens for medical intervention can vary; the times can range from 14 days to a month (under supervision). In Russia, Dr. Yuri Nikolaev developed … Continue reading Fasting is resting
How is seasonal cleansing and fasting beneficial to the body. The body goes through subtle changes at each seasonal change. According to an article in LIVESCIENCE 'How Change of Seasons Affects Animals and Humans' there are measurable physiological responses the displays when the seasons change. According to Rene Graber in an article on 'Fasting And The … Continue reading Fasting and Seasonal Change
What is health to you? It is such a general term. Fitness, as such, is (a small) part of health. Health is defined as a) a state of being free from illness or injury or b) a person's mental or physical condition. The W.H.O. defines it as 'a state of complete physical, mental, and social … Continue reading Health on three levels
Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)
Bi-pedalism (walking) is universal to human existence, barring complications. The advent of modern society downplays minimizes the body’s need for movement. This is due to the many effort and time saving conveniences that are available. Many individuals forgo walking and the benefits that it can confer. Specifically, walking can bolster the body physiologically and walking … Continue reading Walking is good for the body . . . .