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DrKEV crew
The spate of questionable deaths of alternatve heath leaders is also affecting the intentional community community.


Aslo see: http://www.healthnutnews.com/breaking-world-renowned-holistic-dr-sebi-dies-just-arrested-custody/
DrKEV crew
Emotions are spiritual make-up. They convey the state of your spirit with body language and tone of voice. It affects your posture.

Do you know how big the cosmetics industry is? Presumably, the money is spent to make people look more attractive.

Shyness, anger, fear, negative emotions, cause you to close down your 'heart space.'

When you have good posture, it makes you more attractive. It isn't merely that it makes the breasts more prominent, because women less endowed, and even men exhibit this closing down reaction when people notice them because of their good posture. You are more graceful when your posture is good, and that registers subconsciously as a sign of health and virility. Which translates into attractiveness.

It sort of baffles me that women who spend all that money on make-up, are embarrassed, even offended when they are noticed because of their good posture. And immediately slump to hide their spiritual beauty.

Not only does good posture make you look more healthy and attractive, but it actually helps keep you more happy, healthy, and attractive. It works a lot better than make-up. And it's free.

DrKEV crew
Understanding anatomy and biomechanics has greatly enhanced my practice of yoga. The psoas muscle turns out to be a common site of problems that we see in practice. Weakness, shortness, and imbalance between the R & L psoas muscles leads to low back pain, and can contribute to hip and knee problems. The key to keeping them, and you, happy is to internalize the information so you become aware of what and where your psoas musces are, what they feel like, and how they are integral to low back posture. Yoga is awareness! When you realize how big they are, and how much control they have over posture and movement, it becomes obvious how important they are. These videos should get you on the same page with your psoas muscles. 

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DrKEV crew

Open Source Ecology
is accelerating the growth of the next economy - the Open Source Economy - an economy that optimizes both production and distribution - while promoting environmental regeneration and social justice. We are building the Global Village Construction Set. This is a high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost platform - that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes - to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.


AvtarSingh crew
Bonding is innately and inextricably woven into the fabric of being human. When natural, healthy, wholesome bonding is made unavailable, people will bond to whatever else is.

DrKEV crew

Lately I've been noticing the spread of a meme regarding "Dunbar's Number" of 150 that I believe is misunderstanding of his ideas.

The Science of Dunbar's Number

Dunbar is an anthropologist at the University College of London, who wrote a paper on Co-Evolution Of Neocortex Size, Group Size And Language In Humans where he hypothesizes:

... there is a cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships, that this limit is a direct function of relative neocortex size, and that this in turn limits group size ... the limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity is simply on the number of individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained.

Dunbar supports this hypothesis through studies by a number of field anthropologists. These studies measure the group size of a variety of different primates; Dunbar then correlate those group sizes to the brain sizes of the primates to produce a mathematical formula for how the two correspond. Using his formula, which is based on 36 primates, he predicts that 147.8 is the "mean group size" for humans, which matches census data on various village and tribe sizes in many cultures...

DrKEV Sep 29 '15 · Tags: community, dunbar, tribe, population
DrKEV crew

Written by Steven Weiniger Written by Steven Weiniger on Wednesday, 24 June 2015. Posted in Research

Get up NOW!

sitting-at-work-computer-neck-pain-200pxIt seems like every month more research shows the health impact of sedentary lifestyles, and seeing these new studies so prevalently tells me that there is a growing awareness about the importance of posture on overall health and longevity.  Last month, I wrote an article, "Stand Up for Wellness," which was published in Chiro Eco, focusing on posture and motion as important factors for health.  

This month, in yet another new study, theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine1 reported growing evidence now linking a sedentary lifestyle with an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

Their conclusions provided prevention tips, including:... more

DrKEV Jul 7 '15 · Tags: posture, sitting, standing, stretch
DrKEV crew

By Dr. Matt Fontaine

In countries where people spend a great deal of time squatting on their heels with their feet flat, there is a much lower incidence of low back pain and degenerative disc disease.  The squatting posture separates the interspinous space between vertebrae.  Patients with an increased curvature of the lower back (hyperlordosis) should practice this posture until they can squat comfortably for a total of 3 minutes.  Typically, the worse someone is at this exercise, the more they need it.

3rdworld squat


How to do it, the finer points:

Hold on to the doorway jam or the pole of a squat rack or pullup rack.  This allows for better balance and you can squat deeper and hold the position.


DrKEV Jul 22 '13 · Tags: pain, squat
DrKEV crew
This week's STRETCH BREAK !!!

How To Stretch for Beginners, Safe Stretches for Full Body Yoga, Back &
Leg Pain Relief, Sciatica

Yoga Techniques : Basic Yoga Stretches

8 Yoga Postures for Beginners - LexiYoga

Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutation for Beginners

Single Leg Bridge Pose

Reviving Vitalism.

Short of believing in magic, vitalism is spiritual health. It is the
opposite of mechanicalism, which sees the world and health and your body
as materialistic machines.... more
DrKEV May 20 '13 · Tags: stretch, stretch break, break
DrKEV crew
The problem here is how "stretching" is defined, and performed. It is easy for researchers biased against stretching to not be diligent about finding and using the best stretching techniques. Also, 'warming up' and 'stretching' are not necessarily the same thing even though they use them more or less synonymously in the article.

Well - Tara Parker-Pope on Health April 3, 2013, 12:01 am Reasons Not to Stretch By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

But anyone who follows fitness science — or this column — knows that in recent years a variety of experiments have undermined that idea.... more

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