Why a wheel instead of a circle? The wheel feels dynamic and full of life. The circle feels linear and more narrow. In riding a horse, the principles are taught to ride from a circle of aids, (seat, legs, and hands.) The application of the aids is how we communicate with the horse, but…

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Making it a habit to find some way to exercise everyday has been very important for my balance, fitness, digestion, and mental well being.

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  The Most Effective Ball Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing by Jenny Sugar Don’t just walk by your stability ball! It’s one of the best fitness tools you can own, so put yours to good use with these incredibly effective moves. Get ready to target your arms, abs, butt, and legs — you’ll definitely be…

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  The possibility of sitting cross-legged without external support and for long periods of time is starting to emerge. If one can sit supported from the core enough than no extra pressure is put on the limbs, neck, shoulders, feet, etc. it is as if one is in a balanced state while seated. One step…

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An example of living with the Selfseeds Template while I am in India.  Create your own and get started on your Selfseeds garden! 1. Selfseeds Fitness:  Running an hour a day and adding 30 minutes to an hour with TapouT XT, P90X, ball, or Hip Hop Abs.  A big key to fitness is just doing…

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  Part of rehabilitation has included a corrective lesson on running properly.  Ok, so I like the feeling of the “frolicking/slow motion running across the beach” style, but it is not supportive of much distance.  Running so my stride length and arm swing are related (horse’s front and hind legs move in proper timing through…

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Do you think weight distribution is important? What is the big deal about weight distribution?  Everything!!!!!  How we move, alignment, posture, joint symmetry, etc. are the keys to structural health. WE ALL WEIGH SOMETHING, but what and how we move that living vehicle is the awareness piece inward and outward.   Instead of struggling with…

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Photo note–I could not balance like this without understanding my core and how it helps with balance. Thank you Max, Hans, and Charlotte!!! Ok,  I am going to have to be careful not to become an “I” band evangelist, since it is so remarkable.  It can be life changing.  How do we begin to understand…

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When do we need posture and alignment?  The better question would be when do we not need posture and alignment? Everything about the body design is focused on alignment and posture, so the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones can operate with minimal distortion, pain, or injury.  For many  repetitive stress, accidents, genetic composition, and…

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