A strong core is the trunk of our tree of life. Energy can flow upward and downward without kinks and twists. Living life from a centered place enhances our feeling of being balanced, connected to our roots and reaching outward to the world around us.
I remember a broadway play years years ago called, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. The title stuck with me. Often, amidst the busyness of life we forget we can stop, take a breath and regain inner calmness.
The trick is using a neutral posture. When we stand balanced, our body language reinforces our feelings of relaxation rather than making us feel we are 'taking a position on something’.
Have you ever collapsed into a chair and strained to get back up? Wondering if there is another way? Watch our latest So Easy video and learn how to safely and gracefully sit down and get back up.
The Swiss Army Knife was my trusted tool for many years when backpacking through wilderness areas, and years later when I cruised through the Bahamas. The handy scissors, tweezers, knife, screwdrivers, and awl were my favorites. Now I rely on the Leaning Plank Series as a handy tool to swiftly get my body into balanced alignment. Here are the many benefits you can expect.
To help my dance teacher Anna return to greater mobility following a spinal fracture, I introduced her to the Leaning Plank exercises I had been developing. She’d been in pain and inactive for a few months. We were at her oceanside home at Sea Ranch. From the kitchen counter we could watch the coastal cypress