The focus of this site is sustainable movement. Osteoarthritis through joint misalignment is extremely avoidable. Virtually every person in our society has tight back, hip, and shoulder muscles. Correcting this problem requires a pattern shift to center the joints and float the bones - Gravitational Harmony. Gravity can be harnessed to effortlessly power movement while strengthening the joints for long life.
Qi Practice . 4/18/11
Just back from a six day Chi-Lel qigong retreat in Prescott, Arizona. Frank Chan and his wife Dr. Eva Lew ran a fabulous training. I highly recommend their "Medicine Begins with Me" weekend trainings and retreats; Frank and Eva bring a rare combination of knowledge, skill, and heartfelt dedication to their work.
Youtube channel and New Article . 3/27/2011
We now have seven video clips up on youtube.com at miketone56. There are some DVD excerpts, the music video and the lifting segment. This clip clearly establishes a safer and easier protocol for lifting. There are some short lectures that will clarify spinal structure. There is a nice clip about shoulder function with animations and an important demo and short lecture: How to get rid of your Gut (if you have one).
There is also a new article on the site under the same name.
Get Training . 3/2/11
Michael has been writing articles and continues to work with clients, but has also been developing material for high performance athletics consultation and safe workplace habits program implementation. The skills used in athletics, the workplace, and everyday living are patterned the same way. The principles of Gravitational Harmony are simple and recognizable; either the muscles are relaxing through relying on the structural integrity of the unified spinal column or the muscles tighten up in a desperate attempt to shore up a sagging, bent column. A healthy spine diving straight up into gravity (passive diving as demonstrated on the Making Peace with Gravity DVD) should allow effortless buoyancy, or freedom to twist and undulate without collapsing. Remember: full breathing supports the diving alignment and the diving alignment supports full breathing. Contact Michael for individual, team, or workforce training.
Lao Tsu knew . June 21, 2010
Gravity is the root of all grace and the foundation of all movement. - ancient Chinese.
Final version of DVD in. . 5/18/2010
Ok, we recieved eight boxes of the now fully animated Making Peace with Gravity DVDs today. New orders will be fullfilled with the fully animated version. The cover art is even better and the whole message of the project is organized and clear. Gravitational harmony is the plate techtonics of body mechanics. In light of our shared anatomy with quadrupeds, our spines and weight bearing joints make sense. All spines have gotten their direction from the front and humans are not an exception to that rule.
Green Lifestyles Film Festival Award . February 23, 2010
The new video has already won a Green Apple award and will be screened at the Green Lifestyles Film Festival at UCLA on March 19, 20, and 21. www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com/ I have recently edited the articles on the site and I put up an article on breaking new ground in the film. This latest article will help you to understand gravitational harmony and what it takes to experience it.
We did it! . 01/02/2010
The dvd, Making Peace With Gravity, is finally completed and going on sale! It took almost forever but we hammered it out; a step by step approach to learning to harness gravity instead of fighting it. Gravitational harmony is an idea whose time has come. Now you can see how the body's puzzle peices fit together to allow deep relaxation in movement. The back, hip and shoulder muscles do not have to tighten up against gravity. Empower yourself with knowlege and understanding how the body responds to gravity.
Making Peace With Gravity . Tues, May 14, 2009
News after a long break . May 12, 2009
I have been studying Chi lel qigong for about four years. Recently I had the honor of attending a Medicine Begins With Me weekend taught by Master Frank Chan and Dr. Eva Lew. This is by far the most accessable and powerful energy work that I have found.<><>
More soon. Thanks for clicking in.
News . Mid April, 2006
Notice: The April, 2006 issue of Mother Jones magazine has important articles on the state of the Ocean and the March, 2006 issue of Scientific American has one on rising ocean acidity. CO2 from fossil fuels lowering the PH, shipping pollution, ruthless fishing practices, third world heavy dumping, mercury from unfiltered coal burning, in the food chain. This is an ocean planet; we all need to come together on this huge task. Please make time to become informed, work locally and support the NRDC and others who are working towards sustaining life.
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