State of the art, proven methods and breakthrough products to help you live vigorously and feel optimistic about getting older.
Elegant, Pain-Free Movement
Dynamic, Youthful Posture
Advanced Cellular Healing
Fitness for the Brain
You can feel younger at any age.
Does that sound like hype, or something unrealistic?
On the other hand, doesn't the idea of feeling a little younger, moving more easily, seeing new possibilities for yourself, and regaining some capacity you have lost along the way - sound appealing?
If you're honest, and you're over 45
I think you'll have to admit that feeling a little bit more mobile, more energetic, having fewer aches and pains, getting better sleep, walking and moving with more elegance, having better posture without trying - really does sound appealing. That's what Optimistic Aging is all about.
New Local Program: Renew & Revitalize
for residents of Central Kentucky.
Renew & Revitalize
a 90-Day Optimistic Aging Intensive.
10 Tips for Optimistic Aging
our new e-booklet.
This 20-page amusing
informative and practical booklet shares ten+ powerful tips for replenishing your energy and creating more dynamic posture after the age of fifty. These are tips you can put to immediate use!
Proven New Strategies for Feeling Younger at Any Age, by Meriah Kruse. an excerpt from the Introduction.
"You can learn to move more freely and gracefully, with less effort - and improve your posture.
You can regain some of the confidence you had as a younger person and have more energy. You can have fewer aches and pains, sleep more soundly, and improve your mental clarity. You can slow down the physical and mental decline that accompanies aging and add firepower to your prevention efforts. And, because of all of this, you can feel youthful again, in ways that may surprise you, and thus rekindle a great spark of enthusiasm for the next chapter of your life.
This is a book about Doing. It's not a book for savoring - it's intended to incite action.
If you just read, and don't take action, not much is going to change for you. Throughout the book you'll see Action Steps. Some are quick steps that just take a minute; others are more complex and can become lifelong habits. You have plenty to choose from. Go ahead - Try something new! You'll be glad you did."
What is Bones for Life
by Lexington Bones for Life® teacher Meriah Kruse (certification pending).
This 12-year old discipline
derived from the much older Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education®, uses 90 gentle, slow movement and awareness lessons to teach improvements in posture and balance - and to teach a new way of building stronger bones. Founder Ruthy Alon initially set out to develop a system for combating the accelerating incidence of osteoporosis. She wanted to help older adults stay active longer and be less likely to fall. Bones for Life® is the result of her innovation.
Most of us have a distorted notion of what good posture entails.
We think of 'standing up straight' - and yet we were never designed to be 'straight.' Straight things are poles, walls, doors, sign posts. Virtually nothing in the organic world is straight, except parts of the microscopic designs of such things as snowflakes or leaves. Just look outside your window! How many 'straight' things do you see that are part of the natural world? Being a part of this organic world, people are not straight either. In fact, the natural healthy spine has LOTS of curves, and the spine is the key to good posture. So, to stand up straight is no kind of goal at all.
Ruthy Alon, the Founder of Bones for Life, has an interesting way of putting it
"Natural (posture) is a contest between body weight and the gravity pull of the planet. A creature without a skeleton (such as a snake) is able to achieve movement in the environment by recruiting its muscular effort, contracting the body, and releasing it to expand. Creatures with a skeleton (like us) have an advantage, since the skeleton can outsmart gravity and spare the work of the muscles."
Her mentor, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, explained it anatomically
Only two small sections (of the skeleton) are arranged more or less vertically: the top vertebrae of the neck and (those) between the chest and the hips. No other bone in the entire skeleton is placed in a precisely vertical direction.
After working one-on-one with dozens of students
and observing their often remarkable progress with Bones for Life, I've concluded that "Good posture" is something that must be experienced from the inside out, and it is not the same for every person.
arises from: the contact our feet have with the ground; the spring in our ankles; the give in our knees; the responsiveness in the pelvis; our relationship to our environment; our self concept; and the relationship between all the 26 bones in the spine from the tailbone to the two inside the head. We have to rediscover our natural posture, and it is not straight. In other words, don't stand up straight. Learn to stand up naturally instead. I don't know of anything that helps teach this more rapidly - and painlessly - than Bones for Life. It borders on the miraculous.
Here's what We Do To Help
What actually happens if you sign up to work with Meriah Kruse? Here's a brief overview of what you can expect:
First, we identify personal goals that are important to you.
Second, we ask questions to understand more clearly where you are now
any injuries or other life circumstances that have brought you to where you are today.
Next, we design a customized lesson plan for you.
With each lesson, we build on what you already know, and make adjustments according to what you are experiencing.
Depending on your needs, we may recommend other products or services
that can help you reach your personal goals.
As you move toward your goals and your awareness expands
we continue to add new lessons from the vast repertoire of Feldenkrais and Bones for Life lessons according to your individual needs.