Although comprising only 2.5% of the body’s weight, the brain requires one fifth of all the energy produced by the body, and 9 gallons of blood every hour. Thousands of electrical impulses per second travel at speeds of 300 feet per second to connect our inner and outer worlds. Innate intelligence uses this vast communication network, coordinating and harmonizing the organs to create a living, adapting, healthy being. Innate is a person’s natural recuperative, self regulating and creative power.
Your excellent posture gives you energy and stamina for improving the quality of your life. Yoga teachers emphasize that it is impossible to make a healthful impression without perfect posture. Posture expresses to others “who you are” and shapes the function and structure of the nerve energy lifeline that is your spine. Research has shown posture to significantly affect the mental, structural, and chemical balance of the body and its organs. Posturally speaking standing is fundamental. It is the training and proving ground for a strong, healthy life from a well-balanced stress-free spine.
Here is a simple exercise that you can do at home with no equipment.
It works the peroneus longus/brevis, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior, gastrocnemius, soleus muscles.
The purpose of this exercise is to improve muscular endurance, ankle strength, and proprioception.
By doing this exercise you can have the benefits of Improved stability, functional strength and injury prevention.
Begin seated in a chair with good posture.
Attempt to write alphabet from A through Z with toes, moving ankle in all directions.
Repeat for prescribed sets.
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