“Body, mind, and soul are interrelated,” the Master said. “You have a duty to the body- keeping it fit; a duty to the mind-developing its powers; and a duty to the soul- daily meditation on the Source of your being. If you fulfill your duty to the soul, body and mind will benefit, too; but...

Very rarely only one muscle is involved in movement. To create stability around the joint and gain precision, we co-contract several muscles with each movement. Co-contraction of the agonist muscles (the prime movers, who mostly get the credit) and the antagonist muscles (the opposing muscles that create stability and support in the joint) occurs to ensure smooth...

We have fine control over our movements with our muscles. We make precise movements thanks to our nervous system' s innervation of the muscles. But what is connecting everything in the body like a matrix? Connective tissue: There are 10 times more nerve endings in our fascia than in our muscle. They are providing us feedback: we know...

When muscles and joints are not being stressed or stretched, the muscle loses its strength: Atrophy. Muscular atrophy arises quite quickly when a joint or limb is immobilized, with changes occuring within the first 48 hours. Around 30% (!!) Of muscle mass can be lost after only 3 days of immobilization, and this can rise up...

  [gallery ids="594,576,577" type="rectangular"]   Krishnamacharya kwew 3000 asanas but claimed that his teacher knew 7000. This was back in 1930. Since then, creative teachers with martial arts or gymnastic background have continued to develop more and more postures, variations and movements. But how many of those tens of thousends can a human actually do according to our individual and...

We need to move, to walk, to breathe, to stretch, to work on strenghening the muscles and stressing our joints.When we move, when we breathe, walk, stretch or compress our body, we are sending mechanical signals throughout our matrix. Our trillions of cells are listening, waiting to hear what instrucions we are sending. Think of this...

We are all under some level of chronic stress these days. By learning to activate your parasympathetic nervous system, and reducing the effect of your sympathetic nervous system, you can reduce the stress on your heart, digestive system, immune system and more. This will not only make you a happier person, it will also help to...

Volgens de yoga zijn er 3 bewegingen die we dagelijks zouden moeten beoefenen voor de gezondheid van de rug: vooroverbuigingen, achteroverbuigingen en rotaties. Een gezonde rug, een gezond lichaam, aldus de Yogi. Los daarvan worden we naar mate we ouder worden stijver in ons onder lichaam en zwakker in ons boven lichaam. Genoeg om aan te...

Health is the balance between creation & destruction: we need to both create new, stronger tissues and clean up old, damaged ones - B Clark Bijna alle vormen van sporten zijn stress (spanning) voor je lichaam. We beschadigen bijvoorbeeld spierweefsel tijdens krachtsport en stressen we onze longen tijdens hardlopen. De magie zit in de rust periode daarna: na...

Yoga beoefenen stimuleert de Nervus Vagus (de 'wandering" nerve), de belangrijkste parasympathische zenuw van het autonome zenuwstelsel en staat in verbinding met de hersenen, en bijna al onze organen. Het parasympathische zenuwstelsel is het deel van het autonome zenuwstelsel dat de organen zodanig beïnvloedt dat het lichaam in een toestand van rust en herstel kan komen....