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
All of exercise is movement at the core. To live is to move. Movement is key to all processes in life. Nothing in the world stands still, waters, forests, weather patterns, ecosystems. Even the mountains are being built up and disintegrating – a constant and consistent cycle. The body is comprised of and exists … Continue reading Let’s Move
What is physical movement? It is going to the cupboard to get that healthy snack. It is that fidgetiness that children exhibit in church, much often to their parent’s dismay. It is lifting that bale of hay onto the back of a trailer. It is break from sitting that one is internally prompted to regularly … Continue reading Move into wellness
Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)
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!!
As we age, movement and exercise become more important for our well-being. Our physical, mental and spiritual states are positively enhanced through taking part in 'well-being' activities (exercise). Approached holistically, movement and exercise can be a journey of personal discovery and fulfillment. Each of us is responsible for the path taken to improve our 'well-being'. … Continue reading Be Active to Age Gracefully
A few thoughts on spinal health as one ages
Martial Arts Kata provides a framework for improving posture. Martial Arts Kata movements and postures can strengthen the back muscles and stabilize the core. The core supports stable positioning of the pelvis and relieves pressure in the lower spine. The back muscles attach to back of the pelvis. The attaching leverages the spine into good … Continue reading Good Posture: Kata for Standing Tall