What is Akira?
Akira isn’t a “what”, but a “who”. Akira is David’s beautiful horse … Akira is a Japanese name meaning bright, intelligent, clear, anchored, and gentle strength … all of which he embodies. We believe in his wisdom and compassion, and it made sense to us to have his name associated with all we do. Meet Akira here.
I’m busy, how do I make time for this?
Busy is a mindset. It’s all about your priorities. We take great pride that our foundational advice, functional practices, longevity solutions, and life prescriptions can be worked into anyone’s day … it’s about tiny changes adding up to remarkable results, while working at your own pace.
How can you justify $125 for a book?
We choose to answer this question with a few questions. How much did your last pair of shoes cost? Your car insurance? Netflix for a year? A therapy session? Massage? Dinner out? Cell phone? It’s about priority.
What is Wellness Intelligence?
Wellness Intelligence is The Akira Concept’s “North Star” … it is the ability and capacity to learn, understand, use, and manage your own wellness in a positive and common-sense way. For a visual answer, click here.
How long does it take to discover my Wellness Intelligence and get results?
That’s up to you. You can choose to begin your journey right now.
How do I know if I’m doing your Functional Movement exercises correctly?
All of the practices, and movement patterns we suggest in our workbooks, trainings, and website are available online in video format for our clients. If you own a copy of The Akira State Workbook and do not yet have access, email us, and we will connect you.
I cannot afford organic food, is there another alternative?
There are always alternatives! Our work is all about “Kind Food”, which also includes creating a world where there is access to fair food for all.
How do I quiet my mind when I’m meditating?
That’s not what meditation is about! Try UnMeditating, The Akira Concept’s variation of traditional meditation, that un-complicates pre-conceived notions about breath and stillness. Learn more.
When I drink water I have to pee, and I don’t have time for that, what’s the solution?
No matter how full your days may be, hydrate and take care of you, so you can take care of all you would like to. Listening and responding to our body’s signals is such an important part of self-care. Try our Waterfall Ritual.
Do you agree with the saying, “No pain, no gain”?
Believe it or not, yes … but in an unconventional way. Change requires discomfort and growth, healing, and learning can be challenging … but it’s worth it. As for pain when it comes to fitness … pain should not be a benchmark of effort or a good workout.
How on earth did you ever get started in this?
Synchronicity and serendipity. You can read our story here.
Why do you make up so many new terms?
We want to express ourselves and pique your curiosity! We always kid that all of the words and claims in wellness are already “taken”, so our solution was to make up our own words … you can find our most frequently used ones in our Lexicon.
Is The Akira Concept just for the aging population?
Yes … you begin aging the moment you are born, so we are all the aging population!
Are your foundations a prerequisite to discovering your Wellness Intelligence?
Yes! The Akira Concept is built on Foundations. All of our trainings, experiences, and advising share these Foundations as a way to provoke thought as you work on discovering your Wellness Intelligence. Whether you choose to work with us in discovering your Wellness Intelligence or not, take the time to ponder our Foundations … it will strongly influence the way you learn and live.
What is the significance of your ladders?
Our Wellness Ladders (and our logo) represent scaffolding for your journey … about connection, taking steps, flow, progress, will, passage, potential, and infinite possibility.
Why do you have eight Dimensions of Wellness?
Trust us, we struggled to label and categorize the dimensions! We are confident in these eight dimensions to be all-encompassing and full-spectrum. When you explore them, you will see, feel, and trust that everything is connected.
Do you have proof that everything is connected as your claim?
Yes. Work with us, and you will prove this to yourself!
If your question wasn’t asked or answered here, please reach out to us directly. We invite you to be curious and look forward to being challenged.