For example, "GM" stands for Glute Muscles (e.g. Glute Maximus, Glute Medius and Glute Minimus). I've learned after foolishly doing squats the improper way, that my inner thigh muscles became tight over time. In case you are reading this and are doing squats or thinking of hitting the gym, please be sure to have a good personal trainer supervise you at all times when heavy squatting, or simply don't do squats at all. Some kinds of injuries can sneak up on you. Make sure to lead with your butt first, open your hips and keep your knees in line over the feet (NOT letting them cave inwards) and stick your chest out with back straight. Squeeze your glutes while keeping the legs in line on the way up. Don't take it from me though, do a quick online search for better resources. I'm no personal trainer but that is just my warning as someone who made this mistake. Even when I thought I was already careful I still injured myself and have spent months and money trying to solve this problem. Because of all that, I've been dealing with some knee and stability issues and had to put my gym workouts on hold. This again is a physical manifestation of a shaky foundation. All because of the idea I had in my mind to put on muscle before I get the money.
To reiterate on a previous blog post, I have been focusing on building a strong foundation this year, especially with regards to my new business. Without the time freedom, financial freedom, control and automation of your own business, you simply can't live the lifestyle you want in this world, in the foreseeable future. Starting and running your own business is one of many things that I've accepted to be necessary to afford a good life and eventually your dreams. This is coming from a guy with an artistic and video gaming background, one who was nerdy and introverted (still am though) who used to think marketing and money was evil, and only those looking to take advantage of others would pursue those paths. The truth is that money is not evil like people have been thinking. After all, money = energy. We cultivate that energy by hitting accomplishments and contributing more for others, and the money will manifest. There are no shortcuts to money, and if there are any, the money won't last (see Karma). I am so blessed to be in my current business where the only way to succeed is by helping others.
Anyways, since my inner thighs were tight and messing up the knees, I learned from a few Pilates classes that I should work on the outer thigh and glute muscles to balance out the activity in my legs. So far it seems to be helping, but too much physical exertion and I get fatigued all the same. Hence, I'm trying to balance any activity with enough rest and meditation. Balance the yin and yang after all.
When you use the letters "G", "A" and "M", you can spell the word "gamma". I discovered this article tonight:
World's Happiest Man is a Tibetan Monk
The article says that he produced levels of gamma waves that were off the charts.
The character "M" and its counterpart "W", are based on the sine wave. Just look at them and how they resemble a wave when you put them side by side (MWMW). This year I also learned that to achieve optimal healing, one must learn to breathe deeply with equal effort on the inhales and exhales. This is coming from my time practising yoga and today after seeing a doctor, who pointed out to me a sine wave on his computer after testing my normal breathing patterns. Breathe like you want to heal and flow like the oceans.
"Be water my friend" -Bruce Lee
This is probably the craziest post I've made so far but it's okay. I see things differently and try to make sense of it all.