Greetings to you! With our recent celebration this week of Chinese Lunar New Year, “Year of the Snake”, I am reminded how here in beautiful, sunny Southern California (most of the time, anyway) in just a few weeks we will be able to enjoy our wonderful Southland Springtime accolades.
It’s floating all over the Net. … You may have seen or heard how a very interesting article was recently published on December 13, 2012 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention, titled:
Ability to Sit and Rise from the Floor Is Closely Correlated with All-Cause Mortality Risk
Test of musculo-skeletal fitness is 'strong predictor' of mortality in the middle-aged and older
Many similar versions of this notable article can now be seen in many different websites such as in the Science Daily, European Society of Cardiology, as well as in several other documented sources.
You may like to check out the following link:
where it is written:
"If a middle-aged or older man or woman can sit and rise from the floor using just one hand - or even better without the help of a hand - they are not only in the higher quartile of musculo-skeletal fitness but their survival prognosis is probably better than that of those unable to do so."
Here’s the link to read the same article on the Science Daily:
The Science Daily writes within their rendition of the story:
"A simple screening test of musculo-skeletal fitness has proved remarkably predictive of all-cause mortality in a study of more than 2000 middle-aged and older men and women. The study, performed in Brazil by Dr Claudio Gil Araújo and colleagues at the Clinimex -- Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, is reported today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention."
If this all sounds intimidating, as an Injury Rehab Therapist, my background being a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, I can greatly help you with this.
This “going-to-the-floor article” validates and reaffirms what every Feldenkrais Practitioner already knows, that being the importance of movement education. There have been many recent articles and documents of late publishing how 90% of the brain is attributed toward movement or sensory-motor learning skills. Thus, the desire for working with improving our movement skills fortunately carries over into the education and improvement of all of our Being.
Thus, when a high priority is placed on establishing for ourselves to be able to gradually learn how to move about more easily, this ultimately equates to improving our overall health into all areas of life.
I greatly enjoy working with Seniors as well as those of you experiencing movement challenges, helping you to learn body awareness, how all of your body comes together, how it is all connected, in order to be able to ultimately give you an inner knowing for finding your optimal way to very comfortably get to the ground or floor, and to also be able to easily and elegantly return to standing. This is Movement Re-education!
Wearing my hat as a Feldenkrais practitioner, I will give to you a sensory motor experience of what it feels like to move easily, effortlessly and comfortably from sitting to standing, and from standing to sitting.
Please feel free to ask me more about how I can help you with this.
Health is so important. After all, as my business logo since the early 1990’s declares:
"Health is All that Matters!"
The best to you for a wonderful Chinese Lunar New Year, "Year of the Snake"!
Guan Yin Acupuncture & Feldenkrais® Center
Dr. Lin Cheng Speer, LAc, OMD, PhD
James Speer, Injury Rehab Therapist
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®
1003 Wilshire Blvd. Suites #203, #208
Santa Monica, CA 90401
"Health Is All that Matters!"