All people get older. That is a baseline of the human condition. But although the effects of age, broadly speaking, are part of the life cycle, how quickly and how much they develop is variable. We cannot change our DNA (yet). Some people have greater risks for heart disease, or cancer, for instance. But lifestyle choices can have an enormous impact across our lives on how we age, and even the way genes are expressed can be affected by those lifestyle choices.
What's tai chi got to do with yoga? Read and see'When your yoga posture's not working, stay alert. Mull over different methods, explore tai chi principles, focus on your instinct to survive' Yoga routines, which some people become seriously obsessed with, can suddenly become worthless, and you have to start anew. The dilemma isn't that you've fizzled in your determination or ability. The trouble is thinking your chosen yoga style might be the One True Secret path.
The fundamental tenet of human physiology lies in the individual's outlook on how body, mind and spirit all mutually support each other in its health and well-being. Having realized that the body acts interdependently - your thoughts, emotions, and body parts all play a role in your overall health - people are now more inclined than ever to consider the wisdom of holistic health coming from a variety of non-local traditions.
In 2012 there were 20 million yoga enthusiasts in the U.S. and only about 500,000 tai chi practitioners. That statistic frustrates many tai chi teachers. Tai chi is moving meditation which can be practiced nearly all day long at work, leisure and play. Compared to mainstream yoga, that's an amazing value for the money. Here’s the top 6 reasons for tai chi's slow growth.
One way to begin strength training is to buy a set of dumbbells and start moving them around. Over time, bit by bit, we come to understand that we can get better benefits by being more precise: we start organizing our lifting into sets and reps, measuring the amount of weight lifted, planning out which days to train, and so on. What a good trainer understands though, is that there is a step missing here.
This past week has been really busy. Actually things have seemed rather busy for a while now. It is at the point that the piles of 'to be done when I get the chance' on my desk have dates at the bottom of the pile that would be way past due if they were cartons of milk. Some of it if it were packaged cheese. At least I am not at the dried bean stage.