The #1 enemy of yoga is outside the studioMany studies show that exercise is medicine and one of the best exercises is walking. Tai Chi fitness practitioners take the idea a step further and claim that mindful walking is the best exercise.
Does your mainstream yoga have a missing element?Spend the next two weeks of this month ignoring your mainstream Yoga class. Instead, attend two Perfect Tai Chi Fitness™ classes and for two weeks practice what you learned every day at home, during work or even while playing. You'll never go back to your mainstream Yoga.
The other day a few students and colleagues were engaged in an online chat about a spin class the gist of which was that the class was difficult and awesome. The end result of the exchange was to make me want to go take the class.
It is widely understood that one of the huge differences in lifestyle between modern people and their ancestors is that we sit a lot more and walk a lot less. This sitting, particularly sitting for long periods in chairs, and particularly in front of desks with our head and shoulders hunched forward, has contributed to a lot of discomfort and injury. And it has only been made worse by being combined with the even more hours of the day peering down at screens of varying sizes and types.
Math, like language was created by man. There have always been things that could be counted and sorted, but we have not always counted and sorted them. There are cultures like the Piraha that have concepts like one and many, but no system of counting a group of things. Systems of counting and math began as a way to keep track of stuff, particularly stuff that belonged to the ruler of a culture large enough to have a lot of stuff to organize. In a larger and more complex society it was practical and useful.