The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 6: Limbic Exercise

Majid Ali, M.D.

Limbic Non-Huffing, Non-Puffing Exercise

Move What Nature Made Movable, Rotate What Was Made Rotatable


Fully Validated 22 Years After Publication of My Exercise Book

  • 25 Miles Per Week Without Any Cardiovascular Mortality Benefits 

A study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting in Dublin, Ireland, found that those who run more than 25 miles per week have no mortality benefit, compared with nonrunners.

  • Academic Exercise Studies Validate Limbic Exercise

The findings of some recent university-based studies are remarkable in their direct and full support of my personal experiential and scientific basis. Consider the following: James O’Keefe, 58, is a cardiologist at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. A self-proclaimed “exercise enthusiast,” O’Keefe says there was a time — decades, in fact — when he would routinely spend two to three hours a day running and working out vigorously. “I rarely took a day off,” he recalls.


But if you see O’Keefe exercising today, you’ll likely spot the MD on a post-dinner stroll with his family. He also enjoys practicing yoga or doing some gentle backstrokes in the swimming pool. (Try adding just 10 minutes of strength training a day with the “Fit in 10 DVD” and see results fast.)

What changed?

O’Keefe investigated the effects of intense physical activity on the human heart and body. The fruits of his and others’ research inspired him to dial down his own routine.

“If your goal is exercising for overall health and to improve your longevity, then walking is ideal,” he says.


 

Disease Is a State of Separation From One’s nature

The best definition of disease, in my view, is a state of separation from one’s nature. The best definition of healing, in this context, is bridging the distance that separates one from one’s self.


List of Course Seminars

  1. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 1: Introduction Being In Elements
  2. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 2: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 2: Being In Elements
  3. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 3: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 3: Limbic Breathing Limbic Eating
  4. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 4: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 4: Limbic Eating
  5. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 5: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 5: Spices, Seeds, Supplements
  6. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 6: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 6: Limbic Exercise
  7. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 7: The Way of the Pre-East – Part 7: Ethics and Authenticity of Information Sources
  8. The Pre-East Fear, Anger, Stress Course, Part 8: Avoiding Un-needed Drugs and Medical Procedures

Limbic Exercise Fully Validated 22 Years Later


I do daily exercise at home. This saves me much time. At 75 years, I need to awaken my body in the morning in order to reach the functional energy level I had in my forties. I find gentle rebounding exercise (jumping jacks) with light weight-lifting most suitable for this purpose.



Limbic Exercise

In my book “Ghoraa and Limbic Breathing” (1993), I introduced the term limbic exercise for gentle, spiritually-sustained non-competitive physical exercise. I described empirically-observed as well scientific findings to explain my personal research about such exercise.

Both my paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother lived to be 101 years. I never saw them do any “gymnasium-type” exercise during the last fifty years or so of their lives. Neither did my father do any “driven” or compulsive exercise during the last forty or so years. That was “scientific-enough reason” for me during the writing of my exercise book.


In my book, I based my recommendations on my study of the physiology of exercise within a broad historical, familial, and scientific context. Twenty-two years later, two important academic exercise studies provide direct evidence and validation of my work. My book is available in print and digital format from http://www.aliacademy.org.


 

Running Is Hard On Your Heart

In one of his studies, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, O’Keefe and his colleagues found that people who run most days of the week at a pace faster than 7 miles per hour have the same risk of death as sedentary individuals. Another study, presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting in Dublin, Ireland, found that those who run more than 25 miles per week have no mortality benefit, compared with nonrunners.


Both studies suggest that moving at a gentler pace — such as a brisk walk or a slow jog — for 1 to 2.5 hours every week lowers your risk of death by 25 percent. You can do much better by considering a lesson for heart health presented below.


Lesson for Heart Health

Here is what my patients have taught me about heart health. An open heart does not close its arteries; a closed heart cannot keep them open.

 

The Way of the Pre-East:  Exercise

My patients have helped me recognize the following seven paths of the Way of the Pre-East:

  1. Being in one’s elements
  2. Breathing one’s own breath
  3. Trusting one’s senses
  4. Healing ethics
  5. Freedom from  divisions of ethnicity, race, and creed
  6. Respect for food
  7. Body movement (spontaneous, non-huffing and non-puffing)

 

The Pre-Fear-Anger-Stress Course

A Course for Small Changes for Big Results

In this no-cost course, I address the endemic problems of fear, anger, and stress (the “Fear-Anger-Stress Continuum) looking through the prism of life experiences of our ancestors who lived in Africa 25,000 years ago or earlier. or more ago.

In my imagination, I recognize “raw humanism” in grandmothers of the time – free of ethnicity, race, ownership by men, polity, and faith superiority. They lived in their elements – with common sense, not with any convulated psychological theories.


 Small Changes for Big Results

“Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.”

Duke of Albany, in King Lear

William Shakespeare


In my book, The Cortical Monkey and Healing (1990), I recognized that:

  1. The Cortical Monkey loves to recycle past misery. When that is not enough it pre-cycles feared future misery.
  2. Psychosomatic and somatopsychic models of disease are artifacts of thinking.
  3. Pursuit of happiness makes people unhappy than anything else.
  4. Pursuit of perfection is paralyzing.
  5. Intensity of human suffering is profoundly influenced by the choices made in response to bodily insults.

Course Materials

In addition to the seven articles in the course listed above, I offer a large body of information at Science, Health, and Healing Encyclopedia presented with:

  1. Over 2500 videos (at vimeo.com and other video plateform
  2. Thirty five books (available in print and digital format at aliacademy.org
  3. Over 500 DVDs and video xeminars (40 to 90 minutes long)
  4. Over 2,500 articles and commentaries posted at the following websites:


Selected Videos

Fear and Anger Series Part 1 – Introduction

https://vimeo.com/140596313

Fear and Anger Part 2 – Beyond Definitions

https://vimeo.com/140596715

Fear and Anger Series Part 3 – In Elements, Not in Self

https://vimeo.com/140597383

Fear and Anger Series Part 4 – Beyond Right or Wrong

https://vimeo.com/140597637


 

 


 

The Way of the Pre-East

Medical technology of the West saves lives in acute Illness but mostly increases suffering long -term in chronic disease. By contrast,  the philosophy and remedies of the East are generally valuable in health preservation but wholly inadequate for treating medical crisis – acute heart failure, acute stroke, kidney failure, acute asthma attacks, pneumonias, and other medical emergencies. Beyond this are the frustrating and worsening clinical problems that cannot be controlled with the best of medical technology of the West and remedies of the East.

My struggle with the limitation of the medicine of the West and the East led me to explore yet other areas with healing potential. My efforts led me to imagine a land in which lived five African grandmothers in a  place I call gransmotherland,  100,000 years or more ago.

My African “grandsmotherland” was a land free of ethnicity, race, and pathology of control. It was free of any “enlightened ones” – pundits, philosophers, preachers, professors, and profiteers. That was a very time long before some “men-of-spirits” arrived to claim lofty a perches – higher ground where lightening storms spoke to them and ordained them as high priests of power. It was a long time before self-annointed men-of spirits proclaimed who owned what and by whom – men’s ownership of women was the prize  they cherished most.

In my imagined African Pre-East, I imagine a possibility of a “Way of the Pre-East” which creates opportunities for a life of health and healing, in one’s elements, following one’s own sense of the nature of existence. Specifically, it opens seven pathways listed above.


Growing One’s Own Guru

The Way of the Pre-East for Health and Healing Learning the Way of the Pre-East for Health and Healing

For individuals intrigued by the possibility of creating a Pre-East for their own health and healing, I present my discussion of such a possibility in my Science, Health, and Healing library of articles, books, videos, and DVDs for learning the Way of the Pre-East for Health and Healing. This encyclopedia includes several FREE courses on various subjects, and is posted on the following web sites:

  1. http://www.alihealing.org
  2. http://www.aliacademy.org
  3. http://www.alidiabetes.org
  4. http://www.Aliscience.org

The running theme in all my imagined Pre-East is that individuals interested in the subjects can only create their Pre-East. Specifically, no one can live in my Pre-East. The Pre-East that anyone might want to visit can only be imagined by that individual. will create they will create,


The Healing Way Medicine the Pre-East

I do not need to belabor my point that the remedies of the East are wholly inadequate for treating medical crisis – acute heart failure, acute stroke, kidney failure, acute asthma attacks, pneumonias, and other medical emergencies.

The Medicine of the West – Excellent for Acute Illness, Essentially Bad for Chronic Illness

The value of the medical technology of the West for crisis management of acute illness is not open to debate. The facts speak for themselves.


Wordsof My Shared African Grandmothers

I imagine a place called gradmothers’ land in which lived a tribe of grandmothers – a place in Rift Valley. A hundred thousand years ago or earlier my  shared African grandmothers lived true to their elements. Their words reach me as clearly as today as when spoken: Listen to Everyone and Honor the Words If They Unite. Shun The Words That Divide Politely If  They Divide.


God of My Shared African Grandmothers was No Holier Than Gods of Others

My Afro Grandmas shared their breath with people, plants, animals around them, beneath a shared sky and on a shared land benealth them. They were mothers before becoming grandmothers – conceiving babies, carrying them, nursing them, protecting them, nurturing them among their elements. When the babies became young girls and men, they helped the youngsters to make sense of elements around them as well as their changing bodies.


When not threatened by physical dangers, our shared African grandmothers lived with native elemental serenity, in equilibrium with their elements, born of nature, blended with nature, at peace with what they knew of their grandmothers returning back to the earth.


Girls, Boys, Young Women and Men of My Grandmotherland

I imagine my African “gransmotherland” was a land free of pundits, philosophers, preachers, professors, and profiteers. That was a very time long before some “men-of-spirits” arrived to claim lofty a perches – higher ground where lightening storms spoke to them and ordained them as high priests of power. It was a long time before self-annointed men-of spirits proclaimed who owned what and by whom – men’s ownership of women was the prize  they cherished most.


Women of My Grandmotherland Were Not Atheists, Nor Agnostics

I saw a documentary in New York Society of Ethical Culture about athieism. The preoccupation of this documentary was to proclaim that the easiet way to become a better human is to denounce all religions and God. Then the film-maket spoke to put what he thought was the final nail in the coffin of all religions.

Interesting idea! I whispered to Talat, my wife. Some people claim to become superior humans by denying a belief of others, not by doing anything. She asked me to raise that point. I didn’t think that “ethicist” would be open to that consideration. His mind was made up.

As for chronic illness, drugs and medical procedures of the West simply do not address the three root causes of chronic illness, nor do they control the three primary mechanisms of molecular and tissue damage:

Three Root Causes of Chronic Illness

  1. Fear
  2. Anger
  3. Absence of Curiosity

Three Primary Mechanisms of Tissue Injury

  1. Gut fermentation
  2. Dysfunctional oxygen functions
  3. Insulin toxicity

In over 2100 videos, over 4,000 articles and essays, and my 35 books, I present an enormous body of information to support the above statements.


The Medicine of the East- Often Good for Chronic Illness, Inadequate for Acute Illness

I do not need to belabor my point that the remedies of the East are wholly inadequate for treating medical crisis – acute heart failure, acute stroke, kidney failure, acute asthma attacks, pneumonias, and other medical emergencies.

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