Mind and Body in Fitness

We are ready to be active. We want to engage in activities that will help us to maintain our vibrancy, vitality and vigor. We want to embrace a lifestyle that involves aging with grace and retaining competence and cognizance. Yet many of our day to day actions do not support any of these initiatives. Being … Continue reading Mind and Body in Fitness

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.

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

Fasting and Seasonal Change

How is seasonal cleansing and fasting beneficial to the body. The body goes through subtle changes at each seasonal change. According to an article in LIVESCIENCE 'How Change of Seasons Affects Animals and Humans' there are measurable physiological responses the displays when the seasons change. According to Rene Graber in an article on  'Fasting And The … Continue reading Fasting and Seasonal Change

Fitness through walking

What is fitness walking? Is there a specific ‘right way’ to do it? Is it beneficial? Can ‘anyone’ do it? Where can it be done? Bi-pedalism (walking) is a basic function that most people have the capacity to do. It is a basic way to maintain the health of the body. It is the capacity … Continue reading Fitness through walking

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

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The importance of thoughts

Each night is our opportunity to unwind and renew. It is the time that our bodies rebuild and repair. It is the time that our minds unload the clutter from the day's activities. The thoughts that we entertain can help or hinder our walk through this life. We can set intentions before going to sleep. … Continue reading The importance of thoughts