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
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
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
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
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!!
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
The yearly cycle for 2019 is quickly slipping past. At this halfway juncture, wellness plans that were set at the beginning of the year may have become bogged down. Assessing the situation in a positive light can help in keeping anxiety levels low. This, in turn, will allow for focusing on strategies to keep health … Continue reading Stay true to your wellness goals
A few thoughts on spinal health as one ages
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