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

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

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

A Personal Yoga Practice

  What is Yoga? For many, it is gathering for session of guided sweaty asana. For others, it is that period of restorative relaxation. For others still, it is through private session that allows that one is able to grasp the particular nuances of the practice. There is much to be said about practicing in … Continue reading A Personal Yoga Practice

Bandhas – directing energy in yoga.

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 and Focus

Balancing Act – maintain your focus

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

To all living things, water is of major importance.

Fasting is resting

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

Movement – Get a move on!!

The body is designed for a lifetime of movement. Movement begins the moment (that) one emerges from the womb. The human body matures into the performing of coordinated movement. The quality of life is reflected by the degree of and quality of movement throughout one's lifetime. Movement is expressed in different societies and populations in … Continue reading Movement – Get a move on!!

To breath or not to breath . . . . . . .

Ways to approach a pranayama practice

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 to approach a pranayama practice