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Four Months No Gym Fitness Integration Challenge

Four months and no gym, so hiking, walking, bicycling, riding, and body weight exercises are the focus. Power walking is incredible for integrating the body, cardio, meditation, and proprioception. It is so easy to lose sight of something so simple!

Category: Balance, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: bicycling, fitness, hiking, power waking, riding, Selfseeds fitness

Creative Partnering Exercise

Hiking with four-leggeds and two-leggeds!!!

Looking forward to the Selfseeds for the Equestrian Workshop at the Strang Ranch tomorrow!

Selfseeds Carbondale 2017


Category: Emotions, Fitness, Partnering, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community
Tag: Carbondale, Colorado, hiking, horses, humans, Selfseeds for the Equestrian, walking

Starting The Walk At 7, 200 ft. Elevation


Starting a hike at 7,200 ft elevation and immediately walking up immediately tests one’s fitness. The raw beauty makes one feel profoundly humble to be part of something much bigger then one’s self. I will put the total experience in the Selfseeds Personalize 5 category even though the hike was several hours.





Category: Emotions, Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: Colorado, hiking, nature, raw beauty, Redstone, Selfseeds personalize 5

Walking, Walking, and More Walking


Walking, walking, and more walking in the local desert. The vastness, the solitude, the beauty, and the immersion on a body, mind, and soul level.



Category: Fitness, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: body, desert, hiking, mind, Selfseeds fitness, soul, walking

Cross country hike

Nothing like just siting a point on the horizon and start walking.  It felt great to head out into the countryside.  Jaipur is green right now, so you get a sense of freshness instead of the aridness which is more true to its desert characteristic.  There are a lot of rocks on the hillside–great for building fortress walls-so you really have to pay attention to your balance and weight distribution.  I know from training horses, the experts always recommended training on different surfaces, so the there was a proprioception aspect added into the  work.  As long as one is able, I cannot imagine that wouldn’t be a good point for humans too.  My foot muscles felt like they got a workout and I had to work a lot with coordinating my movements.  I was able to scale up some small rock slabs on the the top of the ridge and gingerly twist and turn through the thorny acacia trees that were everywhere, (no path which can be a shortfall to siting and walking vs. picking a clear path.)  I did get to a point where there was undisturbed landscape except for native animal tracks and tunnels passing through the brush.  It reminded me of  South Africa and the safari terrain:  this reminded me that there are tigers in the area, so maybe I had better find my way out of that rugged terrain.  It would be great to see a tiger, but not while I am on foot and without a weapon–I did learn that very clearly while in South Africa.  Or…could I count that as  a Selfseeds partnering?

Category: Fitness, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: exploring, fitness, hiking, photography, senses, travel, walking