Exercising in the Yellow Zone

Exercising in the Yellow Zone

If you’re really in tune with your body, you’ll know when the time is right for you to exercise and when it’s time to rest. But, what if you’re not sure? Sometimes, you’ll arrive wherever you train and feel good getting there, but when you start exercising you may find you’re having a hard time…

The Breathing Squat

The Breathing Squat

Zone Exercises are designed to move energy through different regions of your body. What’s unique here is that zones are areas where we want to bring our intentions, awareness and energy through breathing. When I developed Zone Exercises based on the anatomy and physiology of the body and its subtle energy system, I wanted to…

Stretching The Flexor Chain

Stretching The Flexor Chain

The flexor chain encompasses the many muscles that flex the body or bend it forward, which is why you need to keep it as flexible and supple as possible. However, many people forget or ignore that advice as they maintain that muscular, sculpted “six-pack” look. Unfortunately, this drive to look good comes with a price.…

Anxiety and Breathing

Anxiety and Breathing

Anxiety is a health problem that has a wide range of sources, from nutritional imbalances and toxicity (heavy metal poisoning) to recreational and drug side effects, breathing pattern disorders and, of course, stress. One of the most common causes of anxiety I see in the people I’ve worked with over the years is fear of…

The Ab Clock Exercise

The Ab Clock Exercise

People tend to use short, isolated movements to condition their abs without realizing that shortening them under a load often leads to poor (forward head) posture. In this video, I’ll show you how to perform the Ab Clock, an exercise I created many years ago when I was developing multidimensional core conditioning techniques, along with…

Rest and Decompress

Rest and Decompress

Any time you’re carrying a heavy load — doing walking lunges with dumbbells in both hands or holding weights over your head — you’re experiencing what’s called axial loading (loading the spine along its vertical axis). Because many of us don’t have core functionality for a variety of reasons, over time, we’re not able to…