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Say Hello to Your Energy Field…

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Yes. This is what you really look like, that is, if you could see the energy field that surrounds your body. The shape this innate energy field forms is called a TORUS, and it’s the preferred shape that the Universe uses to create matter from energy. Take a look at the picture below and observe the similarities of structure in a tree, an orange, a tomato, dividing cells, the Earth’s magnetic belts, and the shape of the galaxies themselves.

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This toroidal structure of the human energy field has been mapped out by the Institute of HeartMath. They’ve used sensitive electrocardiographs (EKGs) to measure the electromagnetic pulses that emanate from the center of our torus, the heart. The field generated was measured to extend up to 12 feet around the human body. And, they discovered that humans (and other animals) can sense this energy field when in close proximity to each other.

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Have you ever felt your intuition sense if someone is a “warm hearted” or “cold hearted” person? I know I have. And scientists are saying that the heart field resonates at different rates in a warm, caring compassionate person as opposed to a black hearted scoundrel! We have the ability to sense others “vibes”, and it’s just a matter accessing and tuning into our own innate, inborn powers of focus and perception.

Shark Lateral-lineSound too woo-woo for you? Well let’s look at the shark, the ocean’s top hunter. Sharks hunt in the dark without the benefit of eyesight. Like most fish they have a special receptor organ derived from epithelial “hair” cells called the lateral line. This special sense organ can “feel” motion in the water as well as the electromagnetic field of other fish who may serve as dinner.

Although scientists have yet to conclusively find these same structures in humans, they hypothesize that we too may “feel” our surroundings, perhaps through modified “hair” cells of our own. We all know what it feels like when the “hair stands up on the back of our necks” in response to fear or danger.

breath energy flowIn my own decades long research on exercise, movement and physiological states of performance, I have found that we most certainly can train ourselves to access this most special of our innate powers. By focusing on breathing and movement exercises that emanate from our powercenter – the physical center of gravity of our body located an inch or two below our navel and an inch or two inside our bellies – we can become more attuned to the fields of energy, particularly human energy, that surround us.

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So remember this is what your energy field looks like, and I firmly believe that when we become aware of this field and learn how to tap its power, we can become healthier, perform better, be happier, and connect with ourselves and others at a higher level of existence.

That’s what this blog is all about, connecting, accessing and utilizing the innate powers that are inborn in each of us. And that’s why I chose the Torus as my new logo to represent innate power! Stay tuned because I have a lot of cool stuff I’m going to teach you so you can take this cutting edge information and put it to use in your life.

Please let me know your thoughts on this post and tell us about your experiences with innate power…

“Forging the Mind Body Connection” – Testimony From A Special Forces Soldier Who Does Yoga

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“The practice of yoga – breathing, being present and letting go – taught me to allow things to happen naturally.” – Doug Kiesewetter, U.S. Army Special Forces

In this powerful article with video, a Cross Fit trained, Special Forces soldier describes how he was left in a shambles after his first yoga session. But he continued and stuck with the sessions, eventually finding that it allowed him to access untapped strength and new found mobility. Although he lost 30 pounds, his Cross Fit totals stayed the same! And he claims that his results were mainly because of the mental benefits he gained from yoga.

Yoga helped him forge a mind body connection that created a more clear frame of mind. He found he had an improved ability to assess life situations clearly and react more calmly and effectively.  His optimized mind body connection improved his life, his marriage and his ability to operate with his Special Forces brethren (who also have found mental strength and clarity at yoga class.)

It reminds me of the fact that the real purpose of Chiropractic is to reestablish the connection of the brain to the body through the spine. Your spinal cord is the real-deal mind body connection, orchestrating billions of signals from your brain cells to every tissue cell of your body. When your free moving spinal joints lock up or spinal cord gets kinked, interference is created in this vital connection, hampering the coordinated function of your brain and body systems. It’s the Chiropractors job to free up the locked spinal joints and un-kink the spinal cord so normal signal flow can be restored and Life energy can flow.

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Respect that you have an innate, inborn intelligence within you that coordinates all the bodily and mental functions that keep you healthy and alive at any given moment. Chiropractic care and yoga share a common goal of creating a more optimized connection between all your body parts. The powerful result is greater awareness of your environment, improved mind body function, greater health, more resistance to disease, clearer thinking, and an optimal mind set of calm decision making and peaceful stress resolution.

It’s often said in Chiropractic philosophy that nature needs no help, just no interference. This is the new model of health and vitality. Trust your inborn, innate potential to grow, heal, function and express vibrant life through the regular practice of methods like chiropractic, yoga, clean eating, rest, and meditation. You’ll discover that you can enjoy your LIFE, and become more resilient when LIFE throws you the inevitable curve balls, challenges and obstacles.

Click here to read and view the Special Ops yoga article courtesy of Men’s Health Magazine. They also provide a do it yourself yoga routine to help get you started.

Click here to go to DrPete.com and learn how a chiropractic lifestyle can enhance the lives of you and your family.

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Special thanks to source:

http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/yoga-benefits-for-men

VIDEO: Innovative Exercises to Improve Your Low Back Strength

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Click here to go right to video, but I would read this first!

I’ve added a few new exercises to my daily core routine and I’ve been getting great results with them. The exercises were designed by my friend and chiropractic colleague, Dr. Eric Goodman, and I’m enjoying improvements of my own in the strength and flexibility of my low back, hips and hamstrings. These exercises hit what we call the posterior chain of muscles which basically include the spinal erectors, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Take a look at this guy…

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Here’s a great video produced by Dr. Eric for World Surf League Pro Lakey Peterson (6th in the world!) I’ve been passing this video on to a few of my practice members and they are loving it.

A few important notes:

The first exercise is the squat with body weight. Because my focus is rehab for my injured leg, I do these slow and in control throughout. You should too. As Dr. Eric instructs, push that butt backwards and counterbalance with your arms. You shouldn’t feel it too much in the knees. Go down slowly only as far as you can and still feel strong and comfortable with no knee pain.

The second exercise is great for surfers and athletes, but I don’t recommend it as a beginner exercise. I do these after I’m warmed up and at a  slower pace. I’m not a 21 year old female surfer anymore!

The third exercise is the one where I want you to pay particular attention to Dr. Eric’s instruction. This one, called the Founder, is the basis for Foundation Training and it’s a wonderful exercise. It may look like a yoga posture but I assure you that it’s specifically formulated to strengthen the posterior chain. Some call it powerlifting for your deep core muscles and I agree. But you have to get the technique and form down.

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The last exercise is an innovative variation of the standard plank called the 8 point plank. That’s because you are contacting the ground at your wrists, elbows, knees and flexed big toes. This may seem like an easier variation, and it is great for beginners, but believe me when I tell you that you can really feel this exercise where it counts – in your deep core.

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Enjoy the video and give it a sincere try…you won’t be disappointed. Go to FoundationTraining.com to check out all of Dr. Eric’s cool videos and books. For any of you local people who need help with this, you know I’m always available in my office to check your form and make sure you get it right.

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SLIDESHOW: Dr. Pete’s New Workshop Debuts at the Arnold’s Sports Festival

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I’m so honored to be presenting my new workshop at the ICA Arnold Symposium on Natural Fitness & Sports at this years Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio on March 5-7, 2015.

To think that just 5 months ago I was lying in a hospital bed with a torn up knee and cracked ankle. And now I will be leading an enthusiastic group of health and fitness professionals in a workshop that is the culmination of all my experiences over four decades in the physical culture world.

We’re going to have a blast at this workshop, learning to tap our inborn strengths through focus, breathe and movement. So wear loose comfortable clothes and it might not be a bad idea to bring a towel!

Here’s a taste of what’s to come! These are the slides I will be using as part of my presentation. There’s some useful information in here and the slides will give you an idea of what we’ll be covering, but you’ll have to attend the event to get the details! Watch for pictures and videos of the workshop coming soon…

 

Are the Five Tibetan Rites Really the Fountain of Youth?

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The 5 Tibetan Rites are a series of movements or exercises that stimulate energy flow throughout your body. Everything we know about The Five Tibetan Rites comes from a book written in 1939 by Peter Kelder that chronicles the search for the fountain of youth by a retired British Army officer, Colonel Bradford. His journey led him to the Himilaya mountains where the natives told him the legends of a group of Lamas, or Tibetan monks of a remote monastery who knew the secrets of the fountain of youth. He was intrigued by their stories of old men who mysteriously regained health, strength and vigor upon finding and entering the monastery.

Well, Colonel Bradford finally found the monastery and trained with the monks for two years. Upon his return, he shared his experiences of the daily habits of  the monks and their anti-aging methods. The Five Tibetan Rites are central to their secrets.

An edited version of the original book is available for free online, and this short book makes for enjoyable reading and is chock full of wonderful, healthful information. Especially helpful is the in depth instruction on how to make use of these movement exercises. In fact, they are much more than exercises, that’s why they call them rites. The movements stimulates spinning of your energy points (also called vorteces or chakras). And therein may lie the secret to a more rejuvinated, healthful mind and body.

I perform the Rites regularly and they are great for beginners (there is plenty of instruction on how to get started) as well as more seasoned athletes and fitness enthusiasts. If you need my help in implementing them, feel free to call, email or stop by the office.

Click here for the free ebook version of

The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth

by Peter Kelder

Keep Looking Forward…

Dr. Pete

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