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
This is a culmination of observations I've made over the last decade and comes from a desire to genuinely help people control their own minds. Since meditating as a practice came into my life over ten years ago, my awareness also began to pick up on people's resistance towards it. Specifically, movers and shakers who … Continue reading Why meditation doesn’t work for you
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
“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.
Kai Martin has doubled Daniel Craig as one of his stuntmen, for over a decade. He's been a stunt performer for over twenty years and I had the pleasure of preparing him for Bond #25 for a solid eighteen months. My job was to coach Kai in the martial art of Muay Thai, or Thai … Continue reading 5 things I learned from coaching James Bond’s stunt double
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)