Feeling tired?  By the time we get into our fifties and sixties we might be feeling very tired indeed. The demands of life have caught up with us and we start to slump with fatigue.  But even though we might feel tired and exhausted we can’t seem to rest.  All those demands keep demanding or so it seems. We are running on empty but we can’t stop running.   We are convinced there is no rest for the weary and never will be.  Our minds keep blaring at us “do this, do that, go here, go there”.  It often takes a disease or disability to put us off ourRead More →

    The diaphragm is a key muscle and our principal breathing muscle.  One feature of its anatomy, I have noticed from diagrams (see below), is that the tendons of the diaphragm, called the crura,  wrap around the aorta as it descends through the body.  Tighten this muscle and it looks like the aorta is put into a scissors grip by these tendons.  I think this is one way we keep our blood vessels pressurized and our heads charged with energy.  Free the diaphragm and we can take a lot of pressure off our blood vessels and our brains.        The crura are theRead More →

I like this little chapter from the Tao Te Ching. It is an argument for surrender and hints at what we might be surrendering to. To remain whole, be twisted! To become straight, let yourself be bent. To become full, be hollow. Be tattered, that you may be renewed. from the TAO TE CHING Chapter 20, Translation by Arthur WaleyRead More →