This piece will be one of the most important posts I'll ever write. It's an amalgum of observations I have gleaned from teaching people from all walks of life, with different bodies, histories and temperaments. And I'm writing it because so many people who are active and fidgety tell me 'Meditation is just not for … Continue reading Meditation for movers, shakers and those who hate sitting still
Jocko Willink, an Ex-Navy Seal and BJJ black belt sat down with Ryan Holiday and gave his two cents on the topic of having your ass kicked recently, mostly in the context of Covid, but it still applies to many of life's ass-kickings that get handed to us along the way. “I have a consulting … Continue reading If you’ve had your ass kicked recently, feat. Jocko Willink
THE MOVEMIND model This post is an overview of the Movemind approach to building an optimal educational paradigm. If you haven't read this article yet, which goes into more depth about how to structure an optimal educational paradigm in the face of an unknown future, start with that first. Let's take a look at what … Continue reading The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm
How do you begin to educate people about the importance of physical education, including mental health? If these topics are really that important, how do you go about your own educational journey? And why have you never been formally taught how to create a path for lifelong learning? These are valid questions and important ones … Continue reading How to create the optimal educational paradigm for an unknown future
https://youtu.be/HHGWvko43qE About Phil Phil Wittmer is a performance coach and co-owner of West Coast Strength and Movement, a private training studio in Downtown, Vancouver. This episode of the MoveMind podcast was brought to you by CBD Mountain, the sport and fitness CBD. Head over to CBD Mountain for a range of soft gels, skin balms, … Continue reading Phil Wittmer on Your First Handstand, 1-Arm Chins, and Staying at Sub 10% Body Fat All Year Round (#4)
https://youtu.be/MCjDJFlEC1Y ABOUT ZAHIR Zahir Akram is an author, yoga teacher and owner of Akram Yoga studio in Surrey, UK. Really enjoyed talking to one of my great yoga teachers. We explore some ideas in Zahir's new book, “Yoga, Meditation or Madness” around the path to self-realisation, teaching teachers and how to approach doing yoga if … Continue reading Zahir Akram on Self-Realisation, How to Teach a Teacher, and Why Yoga Might Not Fix Your Back Pain (#3)
“Practice implies a certain methodology, involving effort. It has to be followed uninterruptedly for a long time, with firm resolve, application, attention and devotion, to create a stable foundation for the training the mind, intelligence, ego and consciousness.” B.K.S. Iyengar This is a basic version of the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar A. It is … Continue reading Breaking down the Sun Salutation; step by step.
'Physical Education' or 'P.E.' was the title of a class I had to attend in school up until age 16.It always felt like an extra form of recess to me. Really, we just played games. Formally, we were taught next to nothing. It was play time during school time, we were allowed to let off … Continue reading Why is physical education so important?
Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar A Yoga - an ancient, non-religious system designed to assist humans with the intricacies of living life, developed around the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Tibet. Asana - translated from Sanskrit; to sit . Asana is 1/8th of the 8-limbed system of Yoga, which we now understand as creating … Continue reading The restorative power of Yoga (Asana)