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Physical Visualization Exercises (Images that Induce Feeling)

Physical Visualization Exercises (Images that Induce Feeling)

Learn to use these Physical Visualization Exercises to help you get in shape.Each of the movements described here is based on a familiar image, and each affects specific body parts. Choose a movement that responds to your body’s present needs, or invent your own, based on your observations of nature and the way others move.(…)

Breathing

Breathing

Learn all the secrets to breathing well!Have you noticed how you hold your breath when preoccupied with a task that requires exertion?This is exactly when you need to remind yourself to breathe slowly, to bring oxygen into the body.“What do you mean I don’t know how to breathe? I’ve been breathing all my life!”— Read(…)

Posture Exercises

Posture Exercises

  These posture exercises will guide you into your own, unique, ideal posture.Ideal posture is unique to each of us and cannot be achieved by imitating a standard model (a perfectly proportioned body with erect stature, shoulders back, and in perfect alignment—usually found only in an anatomy textbook). Imitating someone else’s “good” posture contorts your(…)

Pain As A Teacher And The Pain Paradox

Pain As A Teacher And The Pain Paradox

In order to get out of pain, you have to get into it! The temporary pain of breaking down and rebuilding your posture reduces the debilitating pain of dysfunction. Gliding is your personal joyful journey through the anatomy of pain.The type of pain we seek is Shiatsu’s joyful pain.It is often said that Shiatsu “hurts(…)

Basics Of Gliding

Basics Of Gliding

The principles presented here are fundamental to understanding the exercises, movements, massages, and advanced topics on this site.   Cardio (Aerobic and Anaerobic) DEER Factor Increases Effectiveness Do the Inverse One Long Warm-Up and Cool-Down Wonkiness One Body Part Affects Another You Breathe, Therefore Thou Art Aerobic In the context of fitness, cardio refers to(…)

Essence of Gliding – Body Movements

Essence of Gliding – Body Movements

  The Essence of Gliding Body Movements is the  “mind-body connection”.Add the 10 basic exercise ingredients of the Gliding recipe and combine them in the right way. Gliding is the action of putting the ingredients together. The result is a gradual improvement and restoration of your body’s best form and posture (or shape-shifting). The Mind-Body(…)

Posture and Fitness Problems – Causes and Solutions Revealed

Posture and Fitness Problems – Causes and Solutions Revealed

Have you tried the pre-packaged “fitness solutions” that are offered?Do any of them deal with the causes of the “Shape you’re in”? Do any of them improve anything about your posture or fitness?Revealed here are the causes of the shape you’re in. The causes are all directly related specifically to you: your movements, habits, injuries,(…)

Evolution in Fitness

Evolution in Fitness

During the 1970s, I began to witness an evolution in fitness—away from jarring, damaging, high-impact methods of running, exercising, and (so-called) aerobics routines. This movement has been, and continues to be, towards low-impact methods of becoming or remaining fit without injuring yourself in the process. At least one pioneer (Elizabeth Kenny), 100 years ago, made(…)

The Birth of Gliding – Body Movements

The Birth of Gliding – Body Movements

  In 1970, in my late teens and already overweight, I knew that I had to get up and move. I have always enjoyed swimming, and so I swam. I also enjoyed bicycling, and did that sporadically as well. In 1975, I started doing Iyengar yoga where I learned ease of movement! As I flew(…)

Introduction To Body Fitness With Gliding

Introduction To Body Fitness With Gliding

  If you followed the latest and greatest body fitness programs that have come and gone since the 1950s, your life might look like the one described here.     You would own several pieces of expensive, unused fitness equipment. You may have injured yourself, possibly permanently, from lifting excessive weight before learning the importance(…)