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.

Minimalistic Footwear for Passive Prehab (pt. 2)

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!

The Structure of the Human Foot (pt. 1)

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…

Build Resilience Through Exposure to Hardship

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….

Free Guided Meditation by Aubrey Marcus

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.

The Decline of Physical Activity

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.