A Shift in Paradigm Paradox

It’s funny isn’t it, how we’ve been so quick to accept the status quo even though we know it’s not working, and yet so reticent to champion change even if more reasonable. This puzzling phenomena of defaulting to the lowest common denominator and adamant opposition to anything else (even though we might choose differently if we really thought it through) has a commonality that points to the cause, doesn’t it. Thought, or rather the lack of comprehensive thought.

Disconnected fragmented logic produces an odd resistance, for example we go to great lengths to handle passive aggressive vagrants and petty criminals with kid gloves (permitting possession of stolen property, trespassing, disturbance of the peace), and yet we’ve been loathe to extend respect to peaceful demonstrators with a higher aim in life. Even if it’s meant sacrificing our own democratic rights and freedoms, and sometimes to the point of tolerating police brutality. Could this be why as a society we’ve paradoxically defended environmental pollution, treated our own bodies as toxic dumps, criticized those who regard the truth as constructive and praised the harbingers of lies and deception?

Acting on engrained beliefs short circuits the cycle of a complete thought, and therefore takes very little effort. It’s already wired in, usually since early childhood, and perpetuated by movies and media to keep us all thinking the same way, yes a culture of bots (thanks to Steve Jobs Pixar Disney at least isn’t a fake  and what a noble heart John Carter Disney’s latest movie has). Even Twitter has become inundated with poseurs and phoney followers in recent weeks, notice that.) The synapses have fired so many times those neural pathways have become fully automated, and usually, most unfortunately unconscious. So it’s accepted as the norm without question.

It takes will power, spirit, to ‘think different’. Fulfillment of the true potential of our pre-established perfect pattern depends on the freedom to do so, it is innate to the well being of humankind. Fear of slipping to bottom of the heap has tended to replace honesty with nicety, and we’ve largely ignored the reconciling of cognitive dissonance, a shift in paradigm. The result of a shift is more enjoyable albeit much more difficult to achieve. It’s on that pain/ pleasure interface where brain and body literally have to develop new connections to accommodate innovative ideas that match pre-established whole cycles of reality rather than narrow mental constructs. And that takes internal work on one’s preconceptions doesn’t it.

There’s certainly a growing body of scientific evidence to support this:

How can we start to think different? It isn’t merely mental cleverness. A small internal shift can have a big external influence, and I’ve found a good place to start is making sure it’s a body fit, like pHx is. It builds the neural pathways for dealing with our illusions, especially in this day and age of conflicting information, so that mind can harmonize thought processes with emotional understanding rooted in the heart.


Currently Body’Fit pH Fitness™ (short form… pHx™) isn’t available to the general public, please contact Meta Living Design for details.

If static stretching doesn’t work, what does?

Doing my program this morning I noticed the comforting warmth that  spreads through my whole body releasing all the muscles as soon as I begin the sequence of exercises, and which leaves me with the feeling of resilience, and having stretched inside and out. It lead me to think about what was happening.

What would elicit such a wonderful feeling of supple elasticity during exercise without huffing and puffing or getting tired and overheated, or doing any static stretching beforehand? My heart rate and metabolism were going up, that was one thing, but then it does so with any other cardiovascular warm-up. What was the difference?

There’s two distinct groups of muscles that make two types of body movements. The large muscles, the muscles of strength that reach for things, and the small muscles close to the bone that repel and push things away. A balanced combination of these two muscle groups gives flexibility (capable of bending without injury). If one group of muscles dominates the other, the body is weak and inelastic. (e.g. Tiger Woods developed problems when the putting muscles of dexterity became imbalanced with the large driving muscles). Elasticity is is the midpoint between a body that is musclebound and one that has atrophied due to insufficient exercise. The dictionary defines elasticity as the ability of a muscle to stretch and  quickly recover its shape and size.

Doing a program that includes all the movements necessary for a complete kinaesthetic expression of the body in 5 to 15 minutes gives the greatest economy. How does the pHx™ program achieve flexibility through ROM and balance VO2max in both muscle groups at Peak Metabolic Potential™ (PMP™). The specialized pHx DynaStretch technique achieves both an isotonic and isometric stretch of all muscle groups. For example, the Transverse Abdominal (TVA) is a very important stabilizer of the low-back. It is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and the only one that runs horizontal. It activates prior to the muscles of the hips and thorax. The TVA is required for all integrated movements. If the TVA is weak it will allow bulging of the anterior abdominal wall increasing lordosis in the low-back and will also create a lateral bulge in (forward bending) or extension (back bending). For this reason all the exercises in the Body’Fit pH Fitness series begin by engaging the TVA isometrically n the correct foot position and body posture.

T0 fulfill the pre-requisite of muscle balance with weight bearing pull ups an body weight press downs for core efficacy, exercise needs to be designed with no competition for oxygen between large and small muscles or between deep organs. It’s necessary to open up the entire vascular network in the body, not just in the working muscles (so no huffing and puffing even though heart rate is at training levels). When all the tissues in the body, not just muscle tissue, become metabolically active for a higher overall BMR and MR there’s no overheating caused by deep vessel constriction. I especially like that there’s no metabolite build-up in muscles due to restoration of acid base equilibrium – resulting in faster conditioning, immune resilience, and easier weight loss. To find out more about why there’s almost no muscle soreness or stiffness after a long and vigorous muscle building session by including Body’Fit pHx™ with your sports specific warm-up cool down, google pH fitness…