September 2016

POTUS says: Don't Lock Your Knees!

I tell people all the time: "Don't lock your knees!"

It's nice to know that President Obama agrees!

Locking your knees can be dangerous. You can pass out quickly and fall flat on your face, because you won't be conscious enough to use your arms to break your fall. This is why people in the military learn to stand "at ease" with their knees loose.

After the Prez reached behind himself and caught a woman who was passing out
(click here to see that great move!) he told everyone to bend their knees and drink water, giving the crowd a "bio break" and succeeding in getting a group of hundreds of people bouncing to protect themselves!

You can watch it here

Michelle must be so proud!

Thanks again to Jonathan S. for bringing this great clip to my attention!

NIH lecture on T'ai Chi and balance

Lori, Ellen and Setsuko all attended the recent NIH lecture by Peter Wayne, PhD of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School on "Minding" Your Balance with T'ai Chi.

All reported it to be an interesting, useful and enjoyable.

You can watch it here