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.
Wellness is often viewed as a state which can be ignored or as something beyond the reach of regular individuals. However, wellness is not only something that is attainable, it must be maintained for proper functioning of the mind and body. Many people spend their waking moments keeping up with bills, family and sundry tasks … Continue reading Wellness, Health: Why not??
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
Throughout the course of each day (or night, depending on your work schedule) the body is (being) subjected to the ever present force of gravity. This force is ever active and relentless. As the major force on earth, it is what provides the impetus for the body to develop and activate the musculo-skeletal structures. This … Continue reading The back: Upright against gravity . . .
Society is enamored with appearance. Muscles, typically, are exercised in either of two ways. They are either subjected to routines that build them up (i.e. - body pump, machine workouts or supported lifting modalities) or they perform in response to running, cycling or various aerobic modalities. Although these modes of exercise do provide physiological benefit, … Continue reading Maintaining the Base of Operation
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??
Extended periods of sitting can lead to a state of compromise in the postural muscles. Posture is comprised of more than the back muscles. The deep core muscles and even those on the posterior hip and upper thigh play a role the maintenance of good posture and for ambulation. Range of motion in the … Continue reading The Setbacks of Sitting
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 has been used for many years. It has been used religiously and spiritually. It has also been used for health reasons. The efficacy of fasting has always received mixed reviews. Proving the effectiveness of fasting was often relegated to the exhibited results. Naysayers often pointed out that fasting could possibly cause physiological challenges. Studies, … Continue reading Fasting Part II