From my point of view, backbends are an extremely important aspect of asana. The muscles that are targeted in back-bends are the very muscles that keep the body upright and in alignment with respect to the influence of gravity.
Establishing a personal yoga practice creates a deep synchronization between that actions performed and the individual performing them.
How often during the morning, afternoon, evening, ride to work, week, month, . . . year is one ‘actually’ Present?? Embodying acceptance of the now moment is to exist and be present. There is being physically present: consciously occupying a physical space. There is being mentally present: being aware while undertaking and completing a task. … Continue reading The present of being ‘Present’
What becomes important is to make optimal posture a ‘conscious act’.
A respite can be very rejuvenating towards one’s efforts. Use it as such and press forward.
It behooves one to take two to five minutes from each hour to do something physical on a personal level.
The health of the body is integral to executing our day to day activities. Yet, the health of the body is (so often) overlooked. Modern lifestyles (have been) shown to facilitate (one’s) physical deterioration. By the age of 70 men can possibly have lost up 50% of their free testosterone; this can begin as early … Continue reading Blending of Female and Male Energies / A Healthly Body
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
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
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