The mind has a wonderful way of aging. It mellows, matures and through experience develops a sense of wisdom. It learns to laugh, appreciate and anticipate. The soul never ages. It just grows. It remains both playful and curious while observing and acknowledging the lessons of life. But the body is something different. Left to its own devise it weakens and deteriorates. We need to direct the body towards health and fitness so that we can experience quality of life. The number one predictor of a loss of independence is bone weakness. The bones are the skeletal frame of your body. But when we think about the bones we don’t think about the importance of the joints. The joints are what allow us to move. Joints are the connecting points between two bones. Some are small, some are large. Some move a lot and some move very little.
In our western culture we are beginning to lose some of the functioning of our larger joints such as the shoulders and the hips. As a result the smaller joints such as the elbows, wrists and ankles are taking on a larger load. So to maintain and improve our physical functioning we need to accentuate the movement of these larger joints. That is exactly what we do in Doctor Lynn’s Anti-Aging Yoga Dance. Today let’s work on building strength, flexibility and balance into the joints and the bones of our body
Just like the body the mind is the connecting point between actions and words. Some thoughts are small and some are large. Some thoughts move a lot and some move very little. As we move through life, body, mind and soul it is important to remember that quality of life means the ability to approach life with a sense of balance, flexibility, strength and peace.