Our family has a little black dog who weighs about 13 pounds.
He’s the friendliest dog you can imagine – and used to prove it by jumping on everyone who visits.
To control himself, the dog came up with a plan: when he goes to the door to greet you, he bites onto a slipper or sandal and runs around you until you acknowledge his presence.
In this way he doesn’t upset the visitor or get admonished.
As a dog’s friend, you come to realize how often the canine will stretch its limbs.
The dog has only one stretch – but that’s all it needs because it’s a powerful stretch.
This dog or cat’s stretch is not for the muscles, though, even though the muscles do get stretched.
Primarily, an animal’s stretch is for strengthening and stretching the tendons and ligaments.
The dog or cat’s stretch is not designed to build big, bulky and tight muscles.
It’s designed for functional strength and flexibility.
It’s designed to give the animal running and jumping speed, agility and power – as well as to maintain a connection to the center.
A baby is similar, until he or she loses what came naturally, and that doesn’t take long.
But a dog (or cat) never loses its center, never loses its core connection.
Which begs the question, if a dog or cat suddenly forgot to do its powerful stretch each day – or was not allowed to do so –
would the animal remain as connected?
I doubt it.
The next question: Can a human being regain his or her connection to the center, to the core, to the trunk of the body?
Yes, and the way to do so is through exercises that stretch and strengthen the tendons and ligaments of the body.
I’m going to be putting many of these exercises up on the FureyFaithful.com membership site in the near future, so you can learn and practice them each day.
Once you begin doing them, chances are you’ll do the same as the dog and cat. You’ll make sure you do them every single day. You wouldn’t feel normal or natural without them.
Do they take a long time to do?
Each stretch take about as long as a dog or cat takes to stretch, which last time I checked, was a few to several seconds.
For now, you can do some Hindu Pushups from my best-seller, Combat Conditioning, to get the idea of the dog and cat.
Combat Conditioning, as well as many of my other books, are available for an immediate down load when you become a member of the FureyFaithful.com site.
That’s all for today, my friend.
Remember to stretch before you leap.