It is a constant in life that opposites go always hand in hand. In that statement there is already alignment, which is already a contradiction in itself (how can opposites be aligned?). The foundation of the universe is opposites, polarities. There is no universe in unity, only eternity. Eternity is beyond the universe. You may think that this is way too far fetched or philosophical, but what is life if one doesn’t think? I think, therefore I am – someone said 🙂
Ultimately, weight loss is down to calories consumed vs. calories burnt. The different training modalities allow you to lose weight by burning either fat or carbs (hopefully, not muscle).
We often get the ‘feeling’ of something, it goes normally accompanied by the ‘knowing’. There’s no knowing without feeling. Feeling is first. In order to know (I am talking about inner knowing, not knowledge, please note), we must feel first. The soul comes before the mind. We can push down the feeling with the mind, but the feeling is always there, no matter what. Feeling is the secret. It’s a simple, yet powerful concept.
You read that right. Having your entrails coming out of your mouth with exhaustion and deadly pain in your muscles doesn’t mean that you’re burning the calories of your life (while exercising, that is), although it may seem to you that you’re dying 🙂 In fitness terms we call this RPE (rate of perceived exertion) vs. HR (heart rate, i.e. how fast your heart is beating, meaning you’ll need more oxygen the faster it beats).
There is one curious piece of information that has stayed with me from my years as a singing student. Such thing is this: “Your tongue is the biggest obstacle to Singing, yet it is one of the most powerful muscles in your body”. And no wonder, as the tongue is highly responsible for holding our head upright, forming all the subtleties of our language, and helping digest our food. The tongue (the tongue is actually a group of 8 muscles), together with the diaphragm and the larynx (what a coincidence, the main Singing muscles!) are the only skeletal muscles that can function independently from the skeleton, that means you can move them without moving your ‘frame’, without being noticed.
Think about it. You eat something, which separates into nutrients, and then chemical elements. Those go into your blood and cells and build your body. They become you. If they are mostly aluminum, you’ll be Wizard of Oz’s Tin Man 🙂 and if they are mostly oxygen, or carbon, you’ll be an organic person 🙂 . It’s quite easy to comprehend. In the same manner, if you eat acidic foods, you’ll get acid thoughts.