NLP Hacks to Mind Your Mind

One of the more interesting things I’ve come across in my journey to get stronger of body and mind is NLP.. Neuro Linguistic Programming. A truly fascinating topic, engaging Thought Modalities.. The way that we think. A lot of importance has been placed on what we think.. How we think carries just as much weight.Continue reading “NLP Hacks to Mind Your Mind”

Finding Neutral and Getting Strong There

Building on the idea of Tensegrity, we know that our resting posture is dictated by the Tensions present throughout the MyoFascial Matrix. These Tensions are the echoes of a lifetime of movement. Our pre-stress, the tension present in these lines at rest, is going to pull us into a particular posture. For most of usContinue reading “Finding Neutral and Getting Strong There”

Unsung Heroes of Vitality

What’s going on primal peoples? Today I’d like to follow up on unsung heroes of breathing with some unsung heroes of vitality. It’s a tricky word, vitality but one I really like over words like fit or healthy. Truth is our standards for what it means to be fit or healthy have been slipping overContinue reading “Unsung Heroes of Vitality”

Connective Tissue Remodeling

Connective Tissue Remodeling “Just because we don’t understand some forces at play in our physiology, does not mean they have any less impact on us..” -Juan Disla Take for example, Connective Tissue Remodeling. This is the reforming of our fascia in response  to mechanical tensions placed on the body. Force vectors, the direction and magnitudeContinue reading “Connective Tissue Remodeling”

Unsung Heroes of Breathing

A lot of good intention goes towards breathing but there are still some major players being left out of the conversation.. Today I’d like to shout out a few of the key players. Carbon Dioxide has gotten a reputation as purely a waste product of metabolism. While it is a byproduct of metabolism it isContinue reading “Unsung Heroes of Breathing”

The Oxygen Paradox: “Why Take A Deep Breath is Incomplete Advice at Best”

Working with myself and other people to re-train our breathing through the Buteyko Institute has been an incredibly valuable experience. Many people are feeling more grounded and focused, overcoming anxiety, allergies, chronic fatigue, hypertension and more by re-training their breathing pattern. It’s amazing just how far we’ve come from the natural way of walking, eatingContinue reading “The Oxygen Paradox: “Why Take A Deep Breath is Incomplete Advice at Best””

What is Fascia?.. You are.

“Fascia is the soft tissue component of the Connective Tissue System that permeates the human body, forming a continuous three-dimensional matrix of Structural Support. It interpenetrates and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones and nerve fibers creating the environment for body systems to function.”  -David Lesondak The sum total of material in the space outside theContinue reading “What is Fascia?.. You are.”

What is Tensegrity?.. you are.

What is Tensegrity?.. You are. Tensegrity is a term coined by architect Buckminster Fuller. This word comes from two words, tensional integrity. Sculptor Kenneth Snelson also plays a big part, having constructed the first of the structures commonly known today as Tensegrity models. These structures will give us a great insight into the interconnectedness inContinue reading “What is Tensegrity?.. you are.”

Awareness, Posture and Functional Patterns

Awareness to Posture One of the things I’m blessed to be learning is the system of Functional Patterns. Although I’m just scratching the surface I’m truly grateful for what I’ve learned and the results it has brought me in my life. Still more, I’m grateful to be a part of a much needed revisiting ofContinue reading “Awareness, Posture and Functional Patterns”