e x e r c i s e
Exercise is your body in motion.
It is one of the core competencies of which you are capable, along with thinking, feeling and bioprocesses.
It is also a fundamental component of life.
We recommend a simple exercise program which you can do at home and everyday, covering the 3 categories above.
Make it an integral part of your life.
The benefits will follow in terms of increased ability and well being as your external and internal systems become optimised.
We are designed to be in action.
The most important thing is continuity.
Do simple exercises likes those above, using your own body weight.
Start with one repetition, don't strain. Do them every day.
With each passing day, add one more, untill you reach 20 or so, or whatever feels like a comfortable limit.
It is important that you stay within your comfort zone, so that psychologically it does not appear as a big effort.
This will allow you to be able to do these exercises every day, and that is important, keeping up a simple program for the rest of your life, counteracting the detrimental effects of the sedentary lifestyle which most of us lead today.
The program need last no longer than 10 minutes.
The aim is for general fitness to enable you to live well, not sports power or extreme endurance.
Add to these a run 3 times a week and a daily stretch routine to get you in close contact with your body and open up the channels within.
A simple daily Yoga program can also be very beneficial, but the emphasis again is on daily, allowing a re-imagining of the body and its abilities, which in time, becomes your new reality .
The Canadian Air Force produced a highly effective daily 11 minute program for men , the 5BX, and for women , the 10XBX, which are included here.