In fitness, we have used the term "muscle confusion" for many years. But you hardly ever hear of this term when it comes to designing a yoga practice.
In the world of fitness the term "muscle confusion" implies "a method of cross-training and periodization achieved through switching the order of exercises and incorporating new and varied movements." Muscle confusion prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, resulting in continual improvement without plateaus.
In the same sense, our yoga practice requires muscle confusion. Not only for the physical body but Continue reading
We are coming into the holiday season which means “Tis the season to be grateful”. Some say gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. So by being grateful, we get to create a happy heart which is a wonderful gift to ourselves and every one around us.
From country music to the Yoga Sutras Continue reading
On Tuesday, September 27th is the beginning of Navaratri or Navratri (the Nine Nights or Nine Moons) celebrating the Supreme Cosmic Power in the form of the Female Energy or Shakti. Festivities take place for nine nights and 10 days throughout the world with different regions following their own customs.
According to the Vedic philosophy, the Navaratri celebration is especially important at this time Continue reading
It has been said that creating a daily routine (dinacarya) is one of the best ways to ground our selves. There have also been studies that say doing some sort of movement in the morning can help us lose weight and maintain clarity of mind. These two facts give us a good reason to build a daily routine. Deepak Chopra tells his clients to RPM. Continue reading
Once upon a time I used to read books, more so than in recent years. I was always pleased to see reference notes, lots of them, it seemed to add a degree of authenticity and I assumed they were there to prove and verify a point.
Then in the mid 90s when I started Positive Health magazine with Sandra Goodman they took on new meaning. We had, and still have, a monthly update of anything from 20 or more health updates published on the website. I thought this was great! Continue reading
Ayurveda, a science so old and yet so contemporary... So mystical and yet so scientific... So distant and yet so intimate... So simple and yet so complex...
Today, we would like to explore the framework of Ayurveda, the three doshas and their relationship to the Nine Planets (the framework of Jyotish). Most people know about doshas through online tests. Doshas are often used as labels for classifications of body types. But what is truly a dosha? Continue reading
How effective is alternative/complementary medicine? I have had some positive results from practitioners over the years, but I have also had some that were not effective even though I had thought these would be the easiest and most likely to have a positive outcome. Continue reading
It is fitting that I have been reading this book in parallel with revelations about the Rupert Murdoch News of the World / News International phone voicemail interception / hacking scandal which has riveted much of the UK, and to some extent the USA. The exposes have revealed murky, entangled webs enveloping politics, print media, broadcasting and which has spread to the police, involving corruption among many previously respected professionals. The sums of money involved, the wining and dining, the political patronage and how social networking sites can overturn super injunctions protecting rich sportspeople and celebrities have all created a firestorm revealing the public’s insatiable thirst for gossip and the no-limit means to satisfy it used by journalists and proprietors. Continue reading
Publishing Positive HealthPH Online has wiped out virtually all my time. Is this the prelude to burnout, or have I been in that state where work overwhelms my life?
Don’t know the answer, but undoubtedly will discover in due course. I have listened to interviews of several high profile editors and spoken with very well known publishers who have remarked that publishing has taken over their life or virtually bankrupted them, so I am familiar with that sentiment. Quite a number of individuals and organizations presently are teeter tottering along the plank to insolvency in various degrees. In fact just about the whole of the UK, Europe and perhaps the USA are in similar dire straits. Except of course for those rich with cash.
I have received copies of Martin Walker’s latest epic Dirty Medicine The Handbook, which is the latest strand in a long line of titles dealing with the nefarious side of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry and its political connections and cliques. I was fairly centrally involved and featured in Martin Walker’s first book in this area Dirty Medicine and in fact proof read the book at a time after the organic germanium tabloid debacle when it was banned on spurious grounds to prevent it being trialled for potential efficacy for HIV / AIDs. Continue reading
About a year ago we had a very mini cyber attack about an article on Radionics published in issue 43 of positivehealth.com. I say attack, but this is an overstatement simply because I wanted to write about it. It was, in fact, a series of comments made by the same person using different names, sometimes male sometimes female. The writer thought it a load of nonsense and kept telling us in so many different ways.
As has been said by others, “Radionics, it’s a load of Baloney!” and I tend to agree, except… Continue reading