Woman's Secret ~ "Paleo Pleasures" or What Hunter Gathers or even Herders Knew that our Sophisticated Society of Today, has Lost? But don't Panic, because it can be Relearned by YOU.
We hear so much information on the Paleo diet of today but most of us don't realize that the Paleo diet is merely a TIP of the ICE BERG on the secrets that this society enjoyed.
It is only recently as archeologists have made more intense studies have we begun to see what they knew that we no longer do today. and what we as human beings have LOST.
So going on my walks I have come up with what I call "Motion Theorapy". Today most psychology is of the Cognitative variety which is that if we can straighten out how a patient thinks in her head, and how we can make her think differently. then the happier she will become. It is a mind game of sorts of trying to attend to any self created booby traps of past, or present ways if thinking that the theorapist needs to address. My believe that there is a simpler way to all of this which I call "Paleo Pleasure".
I believe and the book reference, I added below suggest that Paleo's were the happiest society of mankind, but once we moved from Paleo to Agricuture; then to Merchantilists, and now into Information Overload, progressively the more complexity our lifestyles have become, the less happier we have become.
Returning to a "Paleo Pleasures", even it is for 30 minutes or more a day, I believe might offer ground you some more, and in fact, offer you a HAPPIER LIFE. All I can tell you is that it has done this for me.
So why Motion Theorapy different. Motion Theorapy deals with movement and physical and even emotional approaches you have added into your life due to being brought up to live a certain way. We all have learned our motions and how we breath and how we spend our time from our parents and our parents learned it from their parents etc.
The question I ask is what have you learned from them in ways that you are even unconsciously aware, such as walking and breathing and time you spend alone, is what you did learn disfunctional. Or is there a better way to apply any or all of these functions; my answer to you is a resounding YES, and it may surprise you that it is the Paleo's who knew more of all those 3 life fuctions than we apply today.
My suggestion is that because the Paleos were a lot happier lot, that it is not just diet, that we need to lexamine from them, but more importantly lifestyle. Even Bruce Charlton in dealing with psychologicla issues suggests the same.
I wish to talk about 3 areas in which I believe that if a person changed in her life, she would experience a huge change in daily happiness of what I have experienced myself. Are you ready to go.
1. We walk unpleasantly ~ Yes the way we walk today is not a more pleasurable approach. Paleo's because they walked on uneven surfaces as I walk each day in the desert, I walk more pigeoned toed today. Well that is how because of the ups and downs and movements here to avoid rocks is how Paleos walked, Today we have more flat surfaces and because we use our cars, we walk a lot less. In my personal study of motion theorapy, if you will learn to walk more side to side, like a cat's booty moves or walks, you will discover it is a more pleasurable way to move.
Besides when walking this way you will experience greater pleasure though an increase in endorphons. Not only this but even if you were a plain Jane and walked this way, I promise you would turn many men's heads. Why? It is because most women because Paleo life is too far back and also because you were never taught to walk this way life is no longer pleasurable for you, but once you learn to walk properly, I promise, you will blow the competition away. Let's phase it men are still Paleo even if you woman are not.
2. We breath from our upper lungs and not down from our diaphram. ~ So why is breathing properly way down instead of up high. It is because in breathing this way it is like billows and you are gaining more OXYGEN. And when you receive more oxygen your cells are so much happier and it reduces a lot of diseases too because cancer can't grow as well in a strong oxygen environment. But more importantly your endorphons too will increase even more with your cells becoming more oxygenated.
3. We need to add more Pleasure Time Outs Alone. ~ Did you know that Hunter Gathers had a lot of time to be alone and because they did, they created a richer and more affectionate lfestyle than the one we have adapted to today. Members even grooming each other was something they did which we know longer do today. Well you might say, daily spending time to do nothing like a Hunter Gather had done is simply a waste of time.
Sorry but I disagree, instead, think of when you are doing nothing that it is time for you to clear your head. In fact, whenever I take my daily time outs, I return with greater enthusism and with new ideas to share. In fact, Steve Jobs of Apple, used to take several hourly walks alone in Palo Alto to clear his head, and when he came back to Apple, they said he always came back with something new to suggest. Look at Apple under Tim Cook today, and now that Jobs is no longer there, I believe Apple is no longer the innovator that it once was.
I just dropped 3 ideas I have learned from taking my hour or more walks alone in the desert and in nature and what I learned along the way. I have learned from walking on uneven ground, and when I swing my arms it caused me to breath much deeper, and I continue whether on my walks or even throughout the day, take time outs here and there to gain a new perspective.
That is what I have learned more than from my own personal Paleo diet, that has caused a huge increase in personal happiness. Somehow this is something that we lost, but if we take the time, it is also something we can relearn, I
believe once you will relearn all of these 3 idea and if you include its diet too, your whole universe and happines will dramatically change.
Why Hunter Gather Society was much Happier than We are Today
"Bruce Charlton has made his a final proof of his 1999 book Psychiatry and the Human Condition available online in its entirety. The book book is described as, “an optimistic vision of a superior alternative approach to psychiatric illness and its treatment, drawing upon modern neuroscience and evolutionary theory.
In summary, the ancestral hunter gatherers experienced a way of life that was – in world historical terms – leisured and egalitarian, and enjoyed health and life expectancy at a high level. Of the three kinds of society as described by Gellner: hunter-gatherer, agrarian, and mercantile, it is probable that hunter-gatherers had the best life, overall.
Hunter gatherer societies are the happiest and peasant societies are the most miserable – while industrial-mercantile societies such as our own lie somewhere in between."
Don’t Believe Me Read this Literature on Walking Correctly
Your pace of walking may predict heart disease, mortality risk
A UK study reveals that middle-aged people who are slow walkers are twice as likely to have a heart-related death compared to brisk walkers.
The finding was seen in both men and women and was not related to other risk factors such as smoking, body mass index, diet or how much television the participants watched, suggesting that walking pace is an independent predictor of heart-related death.
The team also found that self-reported walking pace was strongly linked to how fit an individual perceived themselves to be, further suggesting walking pace is a good measure of overall physical fitness.
Swiveling (really rotating) your hips helps increase speed by reducing your side to side motion so that you have the most propulsion forward. The bent arm swing also helps by allowing the arm to swing more quickly, in sync with your feet. Pushing off with the front of your back foot speeds things up, too.