What Is The New Age Movement?

If one remembers the 70’s and 80’s they would be aware of a shift from the conventional into trends inspired by Eastern cultures. Such things as the performance of The Age of Aquarius and other works lifted the spirits out of the doldrums and overturned the old for a new way of living. First came the pill that liberated women, followed by an open attitude to partnerships without marriage and acceptance of the LGBT trend based on love.

It was exciting and frightening at the same time. People previously held back because of convention and tradition were caught up in a global movement by the young to shed the chains of bondage. It has never actually stopped as one thing led to another and to a broadening of ideas in general.

Universities were suddenly places for open thought and action. They virtually led the way into the 21st Century with its populace movement. While it affected mostly Western nations the rest of the world is now catching up.

There is another aspect of the New Age that came unexpectedly from a spiritual perspective. As people shed religious notions of their forebears many found a new way of connecting to the Spirit of the Universe. This is highlighted in the Pentecostal approach to accepting that we have that promise that if we connect to the Spirit it will communicate back.

This is exactly what has happened. Following the spread of this philosophy miracle of healing and a resurgence of personal peace came into the mix.

Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to the Spirit this was an area of the new Age that made me feel at home. It is how the prophecies in the Old Testament determine things will be as we approach the end of the day. The massive population explosion is verification that all who have lived before are back, as per the promises.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.

Stretching Exercises Netball Girls Teams Need To Do

Netball is becoming a very popular sports for both men and women in different countries. In addition, kids can also have fun playing such sport. Because of this, individuals may find netball courts on their community. Some sports centre even invest to create indoor as well as outdoor courts. And, individuals may also find different playing surfaces. But, in order to enjoy an exciting game with your friends or loved ones, it is important that you do not forget to stretch before every game.

Stretching can sometimes be boring. However, stretching before the game can provide you with numerous benefits. For one, this will help you warm your muscles, which can improve your body movements. Next, stretching exercises can also help you be focused for the game since you can concentrate while stretching. And, stretching can also help you reduce injuries. Some of the injuries that individuals may encounter are damaged knee ligaments and jammed fingers. Not to mention, due to high speed game plays, some individuals may also experience sprained ankles. So, if you are playing with netball girls teams, you need to try out this stretching exercises below.

Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching is one of the most popular exercises netball players need to do. Dynamic stretches activate the stretch reflex and acclimate the body to coordinating neuromuscular movements. Other than that, this type of stretching can also lower the risk of injury and improve a player’s performance. Some of the most common dynamic stretching individuals can do are lunges, heel-toe walks, squats, kicks, trunk rotations and leg and arm swings.

Lower-Body Static Stretching

The next popular stretching individuals can do before netball games is lower-body static. Static stretching reduces muscle soreness after a workout or a game. Plus, it also extends a muscle’s flexibility beyond its familiar range of motion. This is possible since lower-body static stretching target muscle groups that have taken the most stress or load during a game.

Upper-Body Static Stretching

Finally, individuals can also opt for upper-body static stretching. This type of stretching also helps individuals to reduce soreness on their lower body such as the upper back, shoulders, chest and arms. This type of stretching is also ideal after a light cardiovascular activity. With this type of stretching, individuals can improve their performance during the game which will help them win.