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In your position, I’d take a deep book, a backpack of food and a tent and go walking for three months along the.au or .nz coast. You need to recalibrate your emotions through recalibrating your body. Emotions are body states. The mind can not be strong without strength in its relation to the body. ‘Whatever’ is then quickly answered; wake with the sun, take the next step, eat the next bite and behold people and chairs become a delight. It’s hard for you to see this now, since future visions are colored with present emotional responses. But these emotional responses are just another part of your flesh, built from the integration of your neurons and body. It’s material, stuff, like muscle, constructed from last weeks potatoes and environmental stimulus. You can strengthen your will through overcoming physical hardship Julian Assange IQ 2006
The arts of Movement for body mind strength, harmony, vitality. Amplitude, life flow. Workshops, Resources..
The Boot Sequence is a guided sequence of simple movements for day-to-day self-care. It is designed to wake up, warm up, unlock, stretch, strengthen, and so is recommended in the morning, before physical activity (including long hours of computer work), or as an interlude, to restore some flow in the body after prolonged stillness. The movements are soft, so they should be suited for most, and they will be efficient with regular practise, however light they seem. Note that there can still be contra-indications or precautions to observe if you are ill or injured (in that case, please be extra careful and/or seek medical advice).
We dedicated the Boot Sequence to people struggling for a good fair world, with a special dedication to Julian Assange of Wikileaks, whom, at the time of filming, was in his 2nd year of being immobilized inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, a situation effectively equivalent to detention without charges. More info Justice for Assange
* Coding your body, by Sophie Hiltner
In this 30 minutes talk she gave at 30C3, physical therapist Sophie Hiltner explains basic anatomy of the musculo-skeletal systems, the physical structures that hold us together and enable our actions. How is a little anatomy interesting ? Understanding the physiology and mechanics of the bones, muscles and connective tissues, leads to a better understanding of the constraints and stresses our postures exert on these systems everyday all day, and of the negative consequences these postures can have for the general well-being and health. Then with that basic understanding in mind, it because easier to avoid or revert the ill effects of poor posture and/or lack of movement…