and it will keep moving to the degree that we use it.
Many people fail to recognize that your 60-, 70-, 80- etc.-
year-old future self is relying on you today.
- Bill Thomas, MD
Project to end ageism
In 1990, Yoga Master BKS Iyengar visited the San Diego Zoo with a group of yogis. There he pointed out a beautiful pink Flamingo. The magnificent creature was standing on one foot and was asleep. Mr. Iyengar asked the yogis "Could you do that - balance on one foot and fall asleep?"They answered 'no' but his point was this: “When there is balance in the body, then the mind becomes calm, serene, peaceful.”
“Balance is our sixth sense and the key to remaining independent.” - That statement is made by Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, a physical therapist who adds this: “It is my firm belief that anyone over age 65 should have an annual balance screen. Balance is our sixth sense and, I would argue, one of our most important senses. Balance is the key to our independence. Seniors must be educated about their balance system and how to keep it running at maximal capacity. Our balance system is plastic, meaning it can change and improve if worked on.”