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 . . . .
The brain is an organ that requires care and attention. The passage of time is reflected in its’ waning performance. Memory, Reasoning, Fine motor skills, Balance - these are some of the functions that exhibit decline with age. However, with care, the brain can perform with youthful dexterity well into old age. Physical balance and … Continue reading B.H.E.M. – Brain Health through Eating, Moving
We take care of everything except 'Self'. We exist in the mundane realm of self.
There is only the present. Smell it. Taste it. See it. Feel it. Hear it. Let it pass. It can only be grasped experientially. Human existence in the mundane world gives rise to perceptions of time as separate phases: past/present/future. As such, people can be influenced by past mistakes, future fears, past longings or future … Continue reading At Present (there is no Past or Future)
We use our senses to interpret the external world. Many actions that relate to how reality is perceived and conceptualized are due to interpretations. Sight brings pictures to the brain. The brain, in turn, makes the image into a useful rendition of something that is taken as real. Sight operates to detect the signals of … Continue reading Reality and Visible Light