Here are nine drills to start your day relaxed and coordinated.
- Lie on your back and bring one hand straight overhead. Inhale and extend your body to create the longest line you can between the outstretched hand and the opposing foot. Repeat for the other side.
- Lie on your stomach and lift all limbs and head in the air. Inhale and make the longest line you can between one hand and the same side leg. Repeat for the other side.
- Sit on your behind and lift both legs in the air and place your hands on the outside of your feet. Exhale and press with your hands inward and your legs outward. Use even pressure and your eyes forward and calm.
- Lie on your stomach and place your fingertips on the back of your head. Inhale slowly and raise your head up starting from between the shoulder blades with light resistance from your fingertips.
- Squat on the flat of your feet and place your hand on your ribs where they meet the spine. Inhale slowly and pull your ribs forward with light resistance from your spinal muscles.
- Stand upright and bring one foot in the air but under your body. Inhale and swing the leg forward as you swing both arms to clap behind you and then swing the leg back and the arms to clap in front of you. Repeat several times for both feet.
- Stand upright and look forward. Inhale and rise on your toes as you also raise your hands overhead from the sides. Exhale and roll back. Repeat several times.
- Stand upright and slowly exhale. As you exhale, slowly relax the spine from the top downward and on the slow inhale back up. Repeat several times.
- Stand upright and slowly exhale. As you exhale slowly relax the spine sideways and and with the moment of the movement move your spine around the hips. Repeat several times.
Chaos holds within it the stillness of the observer.
Holding onto the stillness one one moment is the chaos of the next. Letting go of the moment will keep us in the now instead of living in the past or future.
How to practice it ?
Pay attention to the little things in the now.
Your feet on the ground
The touch of wind on your face
The smell and sound of your surroundings
You are in charge of yourself all the time. Take charge and live this moment.
In this video we look at a different angle of static and dynamic holds. We use a wall or tree and much more is possible and will be shown in future videos.
Your anger is there for a reason. Your pain comes from something and fear is one of the things that keeps you going.
Nature does not waste but it does not mean we cannot.
We waste time and thought thinking of things that were instead of doing something in the time that passes. We bemoan our past and doings instead of feeling and thinking with the things in front and inside us. We waste and thus hoard waste inside us.
To clean up this inner clutter we need a bit of a split style of actions.
One part of us is the outside maelstrom of reactions and pondering that goes through our mind body and heart and the other part is the tranquil observance of the inner core which is not silent but continuously stays in the here and now.
Here is the split of actions to remedy the accumulation of dust on our inner and outer wheels.
Do something on a regular basis (daily I suggest) that comes from yourself. Write without filter, dance for your own pleasure, walk in nature and take it in with all your senses and express yourself without the push and pull of expecting results and repercussions.
Work daily on reaching your goals in a methodical manner. You want a stronger body ? Work to strengthen your connective tissue and nervous system and your muscles will respond in kind.
There is chaos in order and vice verse by the nature of encapsulation and manifestation. A right answer now may be wrong tomorrow so keep the clutter off your wheels by going in those two directions at the same time. With practice you will see they are one.