The myotatic reflex keeps muscles from snapping. When we reach the end of the stretch, we feel a slight bounce back. That’s the myotatic reflex signaling. To keep from triggering it, we move slowly, creeping in under the radar.
Not So Sure
The ability to repair – be it your body or relationship – is a life skill. We’re not taught this. We’re a fast-paced culture that doesn’t encourage slowing down, but that’s exactly what healing demands.
Technology was suppose to make our lives easier, but all it’s really done is make our lives busier. We’re in the midst of a giant social experiment that our nervous system wasn’t designed to handle. We will, of course, because that is our nature. But at what cost?
Twenty minutes a day isn’t much effort to be rewarded with a strong, balanced body that uses energy efficiently and allows us to continue doing the things we love to do without pain or injury.
Our muscles are encased in a web of tissue that weaves in and around our body called connective tissue. Like a silk stocking, it literally is what holds us together and gives our body shape.
In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the race riots that followed. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.
I have fond childhood memories of going to the Angel Stadium with my dad. He loved baseball and his enthusiasm for anything was contagious. Swept in the memory of a simpler time, I checked the box with a “heck yeah” I’ll volunteer!