You have tight hips and you want to move better, but you don’t know what to do! Today I’m gonna share some exercises to open up your hips! Actually, it’s one position, plus movement variations from that position. Introducing… the side bent sit!!!!Continue reading
There is a connection between your mind and your body. I have learned through some very intense physical training that where the mind goes, the body will follow. The thing to remember is that a healthy mind makes a healthy body.
Here in the West, we usually think of the mind and the body as separate. In the East, that is not the case and their wellness practices show this. Western science is now starting to show that there is definitely a link between your mind and your body and our perspective is shifting. Our thoughts and emotions affect us physically.
It’s obvious from our facial expressions and our body posture how we’re feeling. Even if we’re trying to hide our emotions, there are almost always at least subtle cues. However, these shifts are just external. Our thoughts and emotions also affect us internally!
Your Thoughts And Illness
How do your thoughts and emotions relate to physical illness? Generally, we think of illnesses being caused by germs. However, there are illnesses that don’t fit this model like cancer and autoimmune diseases. In a similar, but less major way, I get “sick” a few times a year.
I’m not a generally an emotive person. I tend to internalize stress. The problem is, if I don’t deal with it, it just builds up. Eventually it has to come out somewhere and what happens is I end up with a sinus infection. I feel pretty miserable for a couple weeks and then I’m fine. Because I don’t deal with the mental crude, my body gives me a physical reaction to deal with.
No one around me catches it and no one around me was ill before I got sick. It was my body trying to purge all the mental crap and get back into balance. In fact, usually once I get over the sinus crap, I feel better than I have in a long time.
Stress is one of the leading contributors to major health problems and deaths in the developed world. There’s a lot more to illness beside germs. The word disease actually is dis-ease. It means that you’re uncomfortable and out of balance.
I’ve often referred to myself as a lifestyle engineer. Recently, someone asked me what that was. I offered a short, quick answer. But I thought it would be better to give a more complete answer. It’s something that’s incredibly simple, but not at all easy in practice.Continue reading
I have been arguing with my shoulders since I was 10! My days as a competitive swimmer were hard on them. It even resulted in a fair bit of physical therapy. But today… I’m using movement with intention to address my shoulder restriction.
Have you ever wondered how to increase focus and concentration? Your ability to focus is actually a skill that needs to be practiced. And to make matters worse, the modern world is extremely adept at distracting us! That means if you’re not trying to improve your concentration, then your ability to concentrate is probably getting worse…Continue reading
I’ve seen post after post and article after article recently with a proclamation. The verdict is in. Stretching doesn’t work. The thing I dislike about these kinds of headlines is that they’re designed to get people’s attention and the information they provide is generally pretty narrow. The real question is, is it true that stretching doesn’t work?Continue reading
It’s pretty easy to get down and depressed right now. So many things are closed. Most of us have been told to stay home or it’s a criminal offense. There are lots of things that aren’t available and so many things we can’t do. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great things in our lives right now. I suggest you start your day with gratitude.Continue reading
When you think of six-pack abs, people generally think of things like sit-ups, crunches, Russian twists, and flutter kicks. These are all classic ab exercises. But the problem is they’re work for work’s sake. And I’ll tell you a secret… Everyone has a six-pack, it’s just your rectus abdominis.Continue reading
You can do a lot with just your bodyweight. There are many benefits to bodyweight training. However, there are good reasons to branch out and expand beyond just bodyweight. In today’s post, I’ll discuss why you should expand your training protocol!Continue reading
Do you have control over your health or have you given your authority away? Today I want to talk about why you need to take control of your health. It’s really not your fault if you’ve lost it. You’ve been taught to give it away.
We have medical professionals we see for all of our issues. We’ve been taught that healing comes from outside you. You need to take a pill or have a procedure done to fix your issue. Sometimes this is true. Often times it isn’t. Most illnesses or injuries will heal themselves with time, rest, and healthy habits if given enough time.