In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers concluded that playing chess or bridge, learning a new language or a musical instrument, were among the most effective ways for adults to strengthen their brains and prevent dementia. Further study suggests that it takes about 15 minutes a day of learning something new and challenging to keep your brain in good shape as you age.
We also know that exercise is, as 88 year old gerontologist and marathoner Walter Bortz M.D. emphasizes, “a 30 year age offset.” Regular exercise prevents depression, elevates mood, stimulates circulation and oxygenates your brain and body.
What if you could learn something new and challenging - a form of gentle exercise "from the inside out" - that took about 15 minutes to practice once you learned it? And, what if every time you practiced it you could learn something new about the subtleties of the movements?
Well, that’s why I’ve named this form AGELESS POWER!
We also know that stress is a major cause of many of the ailments associated with aging, and this practice is a remarkably effective way to calm and organize the nervous system, release stress and allow life energy to flow.
I’ve been interested in the most effective ways to promote healthy aging since the beginning of my career, but now, more than 40 years later, it’s personal! This form is one of the core practices that I do every day and that’s why I’m sharing it with you in the BodyLearning: Life Energy Fitness classes.