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#436033 - 10/09/13 10:52 AM Flexibility, strength and longer life
iaibear Offline
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The November Discover magazine pg. 16 has an article discussing the above. The author found a relationship between the three. He equates the ease of sitting and standing unaided on a smooth floor with longevity. The more assists with hand or knee, forearm or thigh, the shorter the remaining life span.
I have been going in and out of seiza for 21 years because of the martial arts I practice.
BTW, I just turned 83.

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#436034 - 10/10/13 09:38 AM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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Congratulations! I can't sit for very long like that. Meh.
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#436173 - 02/14/14 10:25 AM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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Committing part of your life to tai chi strengthens body and mind!

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#436177 - 02/18/14 05:18 PM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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Hm, interesting. do you got link for that article? i need to show it to my father smile

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#436181 - 02/24/14 12:45 PM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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#436186 - 02/24/14 12:56 PM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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If you feel you have nothing to live for, then your life is reduced. If you have something to live for, you have will.

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#436201 - 03/11/14 04:15 PM Re: Flexibility, strength and longer life [Re: iaibear]
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I have been starting to train seriously again after my working overseas has ended and I have a lot of time and financial means again.

But sitting in seiza is hard for me... Mainly for my feet I don't know if it's a flexibility thing or my form is bad but I am hoping it will get better with practice, if anyone has any tips for making the progress more efficient please do share.

Another thing that really sucks is that after a hard leg day at the gym sitting in seiza is like grilling my hamstrings laugh

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