Simple Human Engineering

Consider ourselves as a balanced engineered being. 

Skeletal, Muscle, Fascial and Organic. 

SKELETAL

Our skeleton is designed to distribute the force of gravity evenly throughout our body. Like any engineering feat, the slightest imbalance in our structure will cause a force to be shifted to an opposing structure, thereby causing an imbalance and a compensatory force to oppose that imbalance. 

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Big transitions

Big transitions, big moves, big stakes.

It really is amazing, finally making the decision to close down my Pilates and Yoga studio and make a big move to London.

Heart-wrenching is a was, moving away from all my clients, friends and a place home for 19 years.

Boston was very good for me and I learnt a lot from the experience.

Looking forward to new opportunities in London, hitting the sidewalks looking for employment, job interviews are totally new experience for me.

Imagine at the right old age or young age of 50 never having to interview for a job. That has all changed and now come time for employment, to be told far too much experience for the job question.

I am the eternal the optimist and I know there’s a place our there for me. I know I can be part of a dynamic team and make a contribution.

So if you’re reading this and know someone is looking for someone like me, make the connection, you’ve got nothing to lose. I have a large contribution to make to the fitness and wellness community.
Take the first step and I’ll continue the journey.

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My Original Home

I was tired of this illusory life of sense-pleasures.
I became quite disgusted with this prison of body.
I had Satsanga with Mahatmas.
I imbibed their nectarine instructions.
I started my perilous journey to Brahmapuri,
Which is otherwise known as Niralambapuri,
The distant Brahmic abode of splendour and glory,
My original Home of pristine purity.
I crossed the dire forest of love and hatred,
I roamed far beyond the world of good and evil,
I came to the borderland of stupendous silence,
I caught the splendour of the Soul within.
I stood in speechless wondor and delight.
A strange thrill passed through me.
The mind dissolved in the ocean of bliss,
The ego melted in the vast Unknown,
The illimitable realm of perennial joy,
Where there is neither time nor, nor thought, nor sorrow.

(a) Satsanga – Group Meditation, Chanting, and Discusssion.
Literally, ‘Fellowship of Truth’
(b) Mahatmas – Great Souls or Beings
(c) Brahmapuri – Dwelling of the Absolute
(d) Niralambapuri – Original Home of pristine purity

— Sri Swami Sivananda

Fat Flush Plan

The keys to overweight are liver toxicity, waterlogged tissues, fear of eating fat, excess insulin, and stress, asserts nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman. Her Fat Flush Plan addresses these problems with a targeted diet.

The Fat Flush Plan, filled with nutritional analysis and detailed explanations, is not a quick read. Despite Gittleman’s assertion that the plan is “as easy as 1-2-3,” it is quite regimented. No white flour, white sugar, margarine, vegetable shortening, artificial sweeteners, or caffeine. The diet emphasizes essential oils (e.g., flaxseed and GLA), protein (eight ounces or more, plus two eggs a day), vegetables, thermogenic spices (e.g., ginger and cayenne), water, and diuretic beverages (eight glasses/day of diluted, unsweetened cranberry juice). In its first two-week phase, the plan is a rigid, low calorie (1,100-1,200 calories/day), low-carb (no grains or starchy vegetables) diet. Phase two lets you increase your calories to 1,500 and add two “friendly carbs.” Phase three, the “lifestyle program,” moderately adds more dairy, carbs, and calories. Gittleman promotes walking and recommends strength training in phase three.

Self Awareness

It is a true lesson for ALL of us to learn.

Many questions come to mind, when we approach the topic of self awareness.

Is it all about looking inward, and finding our deeper selves?

Is it checking our behaviour, and accounting for our actions?

Just look around you, on a daily basis, how much further are we moving away from ourselves?

We have to keep ourselves busy, be it on the phone, headphones on with music blaring, totally engrossed playing games on our smart-phone !

For me, it is being true to mySELF. Acknowledging all the emotions in a given day, being thankful for where I am, taking in as much as I can see.

When last did you look up, and discover a new sight a building that has been there all along, flowers blooming in a garden, all the little things that we sometimes take for granted.

Take the time, look around you, there is so much more to every day!!!!

Hello world!

Welcome to the BODY BLOG, this is the very first posting for BODY IN SYNC.

I am looking forward to sharing “new” Pilates and Yoga information with you as we move forward towards 2012.

This year has been a year of GREAT changes for me, moving from Boston to London.

As we prepare to say farewell to 2011, it is time to reflect on the year that is passing us by.

Looking back at what we have accomplished and experienced, and looking ahead to what we would like to achieve and share.

I say THANK-YOU to everyone that has helped my with my achievements, and I looking forward to sharing more Pilates and Yoga in the future.

Stay well, stay strong.

Be True To yourSELF.

Rob