The Woman's Secret ~ Looking at how you move tells people volumes about what you think of yourself and before you say a word. Change your gate and your world will change too.
“Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso.” Clark Gable on Marilyn Monroe
The thing I am interested here is the way Marilyn learned to move her butt, whenever she walked.
Somehow, over time we stopped walking and lost the pleasure of walking too. Hopefully, DIVA's like Marilyn, can point us into the right direction even within our Hi Tech way of living.
I added this picture above which was the last Walking Club held in the US which was in the year 1910.
So why don't we walk as much today. It was after the invention of the Model T Ford, and from that period on, is when walking as a pastime and walking clubs disappeared. And this was the day the our crisis with pleasure walking began.
Before we go on, I want to ask you one question and this question may surprise you.
If you don't experience pleasure in walking then you must be doing it wrong?
My belief is that for many Americans, the lack of enjoyment in walking I believe could be a large part of our obesity problem and it is not only what and how much we eat, but we try to walk less and not as far.
In the Article "The Crisis in America Walking" it suggests why Americans are in a crisis walking mode which could be accelarating our problems with Obesity.
So let's address those statistics as to why American's walk so little which statistics get worse and worse each year.
"The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. Studies employing pedometers have found that where the average Australian takes 9,695 steps per day (just a few shy of the supposedly ideal “10,000 steps” plateau, itself the product, ironically, of a Japanese pedometer company’s campaign in the 1960s), the average Japanese 7,168, and the average Swiss 9,650, the average American manages only 5,117 steps."
Notice how American's walk half as many steps or as far our European counterparts each day. This gives rise to what might constitute a major reason for our Obesity crisis.
The article continues.
"Despite these upsides, in an America enraptured by the cultural prosthesis that is the automobile, walking has become a lost mode, perceived as not a legitimate way to travel but a necessary adjunct to one’s car journey, a hobby, or something that people without cars—those pitiable “vulnerable road users,” as they are called with charitable condescension—do.
To decry these facts—to examine, as I will in this series, how Americans might start walking more again— may seem like a hopelessly retrograde, romantic exercise: nostalgia for Thoreau’s woodland ambles. But the need is urgent.
The decline of walking has become a full-blown public health nightmare."
The reason I wish to talk about walking is because we in the US Americans walk 1/3 of their waking hours to 1/2 of the time for Europeans.
The question is first why was walking so important and second are we walking properly.
Let's discuss the first.
When Homo Erectus began to move from walking on all 4's to walking on 2 feet, it wasn't simply to gain greater vision, but he also discovered that walking became a pleasant activity. In fact, it was said, that man in his hunter and gather stages would walk from about 5 to 20 miles a day so there must have been some pleasure other than food, as to why walking on two legs and not on 4's was to his advantage.
If insteach you believe in Adam and not the Cave Man story. Even Abraham was a herder and being a herder would have to walk his animals every few days from pasture to pasture. So even following the Abraham story and not Homo Erectus, walking was not just a necessary but I believe was also an enjoyable activity.
Also after spending close to two years of writing this blog, I asked myself this week, if I had to boil everything down to the simplist and I believe one of the most important activities a woman and I also believe a man could learn, and that would be to enjoy walking.
I believe after moving from Hunter Gathers, to Farming, then the Industrial Revolution and today, into our Tech World, To us today, WALK is a similar 4 letter word like WORK. And I believe over time that we have lost not only the ART but also the PLEASURE of walking. So how do I believe this is true?
When Walking Properly Swivel Your Hips
"Now that your hips are loosened up (from practicing the super model walk), add a little swivel to help you go faster. You want your hips moving forward and backward—not side-to-side like you're on a dance floor. Think of your legs extending all the way up to your belly button. This is not just an imaginative exercise. Some of your walking muscles do, in fact, go up into your abdomen. As your right leg steps forward, your right hip should sway forward. Then that right hip should sway back as your right leg extends behind you. Pull your belly button in, and feel your ab muscles work as you swivel your hips.
This forward-and-back hip swivel is not a big movement. Warm up first with the super model walk, then practice the hip swivel for a minute or so. Intersperse a few minutes of focused hip swiveling into your walks, but don't spend all your time on it. Over time it will start to click and become more natural."
Walking Boosts Mood and Relieves Depression
"Walking and other exercise leads to the release of the body's natural happy drugs -- endorphins. Walkers who walk at a brisk walking pace to raise their heart rate will notice this effect more than those who walk at a slower heart rate pace. But even at a slower pace, most people notice an improvement in mood.
Many physicians recommend adding regular walking and exercise as a natural treatment to relieve a bout of depression. The cause of depression is related to brain chemistry. By getting your brain to release more of the happy chemicals -- the endorphins -- you achieve naturally what many prescription drugs and herbs try to do artificially.
Depression can be a serious and life-threatening disease, so consult your health care provider if your mood is leading to problems in your life or if you have suicidal thoughts. Use walking as a part of effective treatment for mood disorders, which may also include talk therapy and drugs.
Studies publishes in 2015 found that walking in a natural environment reduced rumination and anxiety."
Now I would like to address the second question as to why walking today might not be an enjoyable activity other than the automobile, reducing its need. But I also believe that today we lost how to walk properly.
I have been walking in the desert not for close to 15 years and I have noticed something that most people never have investigated. We all are so unconscious as to how we walk that we have never asked ourselves, in walking is there a better way to walk then we culturally do? My answer is yes.
I have studied in my walking in the desert how ancients have walked. Today we walk on flat cement sidewalks and ashfalt parkways. So why we have lost how to walk is not only our main use of the car, but we walk on flat surfaces. In doing so, we have lost the pleasure of walking right.
So what do I mean by walking right? When Homo Erectus, Abraham or even walking as a Roman centurian, they all walked on an uneven surface. Have you ever seen how a cat walks from side to side? What I noticed when I began walking on an uneven road or path, that I walked very much like cat and even lik eMarilyn as my torso to moved from side to side. I began walking similar to how a DIVA walks.
So what has this all to do with pleasure. As I began to walk from side to side, my arms would move back and forth, and just like billows, I also began to breathe not only from my lungs but down to my diaphram and getting more oxygen into every breath in the process. As I got bette at it, it also became an instant approach to mediation.
So what does this have to do with making you as a woman more confident and attractive to men?
Scientists say that a certain strut can make you seem instantly sexier and more successful from 20 feet away.
"Left, right, left, right...we all know how to walk, right? But taking a stroll isn't just about getting
from A to B. Researchers from Queen's University in Canada recently had men rate different female gaits and discovered that there's one saunter that captivates them. This wasn't news to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, PhD, author of Why Him? Why Her?
"Women have developed ways to get and keep a man's attention as we've evolved, and this walk is one of them," she says. A man-melting stride doesn't just turn heads — Fisher says women who do it are also instantly associated with a slew of positive traits. Um, how did we not know about this before?
Walk This Way
Odds are, you've seen The Walk or done it yourself without realizing its power: It's a slightly tamer, SFW version of the Victoria's Secret model strut.
So How Should You Walk Properly
Your head is up, shoulders are back, and you lead with your boobs. Your arms swing loosely back and forth while your hips swivel from side-to-side. Your weight is more in your heels. It may take practice to make it your go-to gait, so repeat this mantra to yourself when you walk: "Shoulders, hips, heels.…"
Once you get it, the stride pays off big-time. The combo of your symmetrical body alignment and
rhythmic movements sends a subliminal message to onlookers that you're in touch with and in control of your body (sexy!). And that makes them assume you're also in control of your life.
Walking this way won't just make you look hotter. You'll also feel sexier and more confident, says Diana Kirschner, PhD, author of Love in 90 Days, since your mind will eventually buy into the message your body is sending."
What is more important to me, finally what I have found is the more I walk this way (even Home Sapien ancient men used to walk this way and not just their wives) , and when I walk this way too, I receive so the more pleasure in walking, and the more pleasure I sicovered, the more time and frequency I spend walking each day. That is why I walk for over two hours and 7 miles a day.
I hope you too will experience not only time in walking but learning how to walk properly.
Change Your Walk to change your life
In the article above Change Your Walk to Change Your Life, The Secret Ingredient of Feeling Good in Your Body is to experience pleasure in movement according to this author . Also in watching the video below this author suggests the following facts and tells women how to experience pleasure in movement. Don't forget to watch the video below.
'91% of woman don’t like being in their bodies". Pleasure feeling of happiness or some sensuality to be happy can be achieved by in experiencing pleasure in how she has learned how to properly move in her body. Enjoy!