Flexibility Expands Enjoyment

The observable benefits of flexibility abound in human and plant life. Trees that bend, don’t break in high winds. Limber muscles are able to stretch safely without getting torn or pulled. Buildings constructed of wood or flexible metal fare better in...

Be Nimble

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Regularity can be extremely beneficial when learning a musical instrument or a new language. But just repeating unconscious patterns out of habit can keep you playing...

Your Brain’s Plasticity

The human brain is amazingly adaptive. An experiment from the early 1890’s demonstrated that brains of people wearing glasses making them see the world upside down, were able to adjust to seeing the world right-side up after just 3 days. If the mind is that...

Be Flexibile, Don’t Break

The martial art of Aikido emphasizes the technique of yielding to oncoming opponents. If you place yourself directly in front of the approaching energy, you will absorb it’s force, possibly be knocked off your feet and maybe even sustain an injury. However, if...