The Benefits of Minimalistic Sleeping

Michael Tetley's "Instinctive sleeping and resting postures" promotes a minimalistic way of sleeping and resting, without the use of expensive soft mattresses or pillows for comfort. According to Michael, forest dwellers, nomads and animals suffer fewer musculoskeletal lesions than “civilised” people. A shift towards their resting habits could help us treat many musculoskeletal and joint problems. Could … Continue reading The Benefits of Minimalistic Sleeping

Minimalistic Footwear for Passive Prehab (pt. 2)

Minimalistic Footwear

The last couple of months I have been delving a little bit deeper into what it means to have healthy and strong feet. A weird obsession? Maybe. I guess it stems from my deep fascination with monkeys. I've always kind of wished I had hands for feet. Just imagine the possibilities! Before starting any (p)rehab … Continue reading Minimalistic Footwear for Passive Prehab (pt. 2)

The Structure of the Human Foot (pt. 1)

A Pair of Naked Feet

In this series, I will be taking a closer look at our feet and how to keep them healthy and strong for your movement practice. Our feet are our first direct connection to the earth. They are the first part of the structural chain that prevents you from collapsing (your skeleton). You could compare them … Continue reading The Structure of the Human Foot (pt. 1)

Build Resilience Through Exposure to Hardship

Bare Feet in Snow

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon an article that read "You May Be Strong ... But Are You Tough?". That's when Khaled Allen, author of the Warrior Spirit blog, showed me the difference between strength and toughness. For years I had made no distinction between the two, somehow I thought they were the same thing. … Continue reading Build Resilience Through Exposure to Hardship

Free Guided Meditation by Aubrey Marcus

Dreamy Landscape

Skip the reading and go straight to the free guided meditation: go to the bottom of Aubrey's blog post and sign up with your e-mail adress. PREVIEW: it's recommended to use headphones and closing your eyes. We all instinctively know meditation is an incredible tool to manage your wellbeing. Science has done a great job … Continue reading Free Guided Meditation by Aubrey Marcus

The Decline of Physical Activity

Children Balancing on Beams

This is how children and teenagers used to play pre-computer era. Sadly we are very far removed from this nowadays, which is very clear in the decline of physical capability in people of all ages. Reintroduce your children to this way of playing and it will give them long lasting happiness and health benefits. But … Continue reading The Decline of Physical Activity