The first premises of our culture’s methods are being called into question on multiple fronts. This is a good thing as it will allow for a revolution in the way we look at health and go about caring for ourselves and others. To give a more complete view, let’s consider metabolism; the energy economy.
Finding a safe ground as a base for our thinking helps a lot. What do our bodies need in order to be healthy? What is the optimal environment for the organism?
If we are to move well, this depends not on building isolated muscles but building connections between them, connective tissue remodeling.. Our overall health depends on our organ function; digestion, respiration, circulation, nerve impulse.. Let’s call the sum of these parts our metabolism or energy economy.
These are the fundamental aspects of our being and we should see them take center stage. The way we move will create our body through Connective Tissue Remodeling. This relies in a big way on the food we eat, how we sleep and even how we feel.
Mechanical Stresses like walking, running and throwing will create rich cross connections of collagen fibers. Traditional training methods are much more linear and do not connect the body in the same way.
If we want our collagen net, the essence of our body, the glue that holds us together and keeps everything connected to be strong; we have to stimulate elasticity and specific force vectors in addition to taking care of it on the other fronts.
The movements that kept us alive for hundreds of thousands of years are fading away. The foods that nourished us and saw us through millions of years of evolution are gone in a historical moment. Our bodies are disconnected, our breathing is disconnected and even our very minds are disconnected. We live in a confused hurry, often overlooking what it is that we are doing.
This can become a hard time, especially when what we are doing is coordinating trillions of cells in an electrically and mechanically active collagen matrix. The energy economy is always open. Overlooking what we’re eating, how we’re moving, and what we focus on can prove costly.