“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Benjamin Franklin Although Ben was personally known for his love of investment, for many it takes a problem or five to motivate one to take on the responsibility of self care. For some, regular flossing is only accepted when they find themselves getting repeated cavities […]
Across the broad spectrum of human endeavor, one major factor that separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the ability to hone and hold their attention in order to attend to a task, develop a skill, and/or achieve a goal. Whether the effort is akin to an arrow or a plow, great attention must be paid to ensure ones direction is accurate and effort effective. Indeed; no great achievement has occurred without focused, diligent attention to a purpose, cause or goal.
Both the pressures held to keep our body upright and the gases exchanged to keep our bodies going are intimately interwoven. Air moves in and out of our lungs to fuel and exhaust our cellular machine, and with it the pressures of our thorax and abdomen are effected. Both the driving muscles of respiration and core stabilization have a significant overlap, and with this there exists a complex connection between respiration and our bodies ability to hold itself up and against the challenges of our environment.
For many of us breathing sits as an unconscious action, often taken for granted until we have to hold it or have it cut off in an emergency event. For some, breathing is harnessed as a source of athletic power, or a tool to find focus or relaxation. For others still, breathing is a chore, a labor, a source of apprehension.
” We are arguably the ever evolving result of our past experiences, tendencies, habits, efforts and underlying potentials.”
Mobility is a term that has been thrown around quite a bit in the rehab and performance world as of the last few years, but the concept is nothing new. It has been recognized for centuries that if you can’t go there you really shouldn’t train there. Many different movement/training systems have mapped out what […]
“Sure you can go zero to sixty, but can you go sixty to zero?” A loved one begins choking during a meal. You react suddenly and precisely to clear their airway. Your heart is pounding, and it takes a while for it to settle down after. You are waking up early, and working long hours […]