Our Lexicon is an alphabetical list of terms associated with The Akira Concept and living in The Akira State … some terms will be new to you, some will be very familiar, all are worth understanding. If you have worked with us or have any of our workbooks, you will have already started to adopt this language and vocabulary.
Outdoor intuitive training. more >>
The idea that ONE single thought, action, or experience can create momentum for a series of further positive thoughts, actions, or experiences. more >>
The Akira Concept’s safe stretch practice. more >>
An internal force that empowers us to change our lives and affect the world. Manifest your intentions.
Pure. Honouring what is simply good by nature. more >>
A progressive increase in load leading to strength gains.
A stretching and stiffening of the thoracic body, arms, and legs as you begin to move from stillness, often accompanied by a yawn.
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Otherwise known as your “rest and digest” system. It controls body function when you are in a relaxed state. Some of its activities include stimulating digestion, slowing heart rate, and helping the body relax. more >>
Perchloroethylene, a common solvent, often found in dry cleaning that is harmful to your health.
Exists in nearly everyone’s blood and poses serious health risks. Found in non-stick pans, furniture, cosmetics, cleaners, clothing, and packaged food containers. more >>
Relates to the care of your physical body for optimal health and functioning through movement, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and a commitment to yourself.
Practical reasoning regarding impact of action on the course of change.
The ability of a muscular unit or a combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
Power of Yet
The idea that you are capable of improving, growing, learning, and doing better. more >>
Primary foundational movement patterns which include, but are not limited to, lunges, push/pull, hip stabilizations, holding strength, and Off-Road-Speed-Play.
Principled action to engage uncertainty.
Derived from the Latin words proprius— “one’s own,” and percepio– “perception.” … simply put, it’s your ability to sense your body’s position in space … an awareness that is integral to moving and living well … often described as our sixth-sense.
Represents a perfectly imperfect example of a quality … the essence of something in its most concentrated, organic form.
Range of Motion (ROM)
The distance and direction a joint can move to its full movement potential.
Deep appreciation. The perception of pleasure. The path to enlightenment.
The contraction of a muscle accompanied by the simultaneous inhibition of an antagonistic muscle.
The exchanging with another for mutual benefit. Rewarding kind action with kind action.
Being connected to your true self makes a relationship healthy and beautiful.
To improve something, especially by making it more active, successful, and sustainable.
The number of times an exercise is performed in one set.
The movement of air into and out of the lungs. Inhalation and exhalation … breathing.
To flow, a patterned recurrence of movement. Try applying rhythm to your Rituals.
An enriching activity that we consciously choose to do for ourselves that nourishes body, mind, and soul. more >>
Anchoring. Core to locomotion. Disease to emotion. Foot to physical. Energetic grounding connection. more >>
The process of turning on a centre or axis. The cycle of growth.
A regular series of performed activities that you do at a particular time. Can be healthy, but be careful to not let them dictate your life. Try applying rhythm.
Moving in a straight line. See Linear Existence.
Via Glennon Doyle. Excited and scared at the same time. Vulnerable and trying new things.
Know yourself. Rely on yourself. Control yourself. Heal yourself. Value yourself.
The ability to understand and manage your behaviour, feelings about and reactions to what is happening to you. more >>
A group of repetitions followed by a rest period.
The sound of gently moving or escaping air, usually an expression of an emotion or feeling, calming.
The sense of visually taking in and understanding your surroundings. more >>
Habits, practices, and rituals that are conducive to sleeping well … consistently. more >>
The sense of detecting odours in your surroundings. more >>
The process by which the ideas, concepts, and beliefs of society are ingrained into us … be your own best expert.
Relates to the comfort of connection to contributing, belonging to, and interacting with your friends, family, colleagues, and community.
Somatic Nervous System
The body’s voluntary nervous system controlling what we are aware of and can control consciously, such as moving our head, feet, hips, and our limbs.
An immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are deeply relaxing and healing for your body, mind, and soul. more >>
Relates to the confidence that gives meaning to your existence and sense of purpose … how your actions affect your life and others’ lives … your beliefs, values and morals.
The rate at which something or someone moves, reacts or travels.
Habit stacking is a way to successfully implement activities you want to do in your life.
Rather than pairing a new habit with a particular time and location, you pair it with a current habit. Created by BJ Fogg, this method can be used to design an obvious cue for nearly any habit. For example: After I pour my cup of coffee each morning, I will meditate for one minute or while I brush my teeth, I will practice my balance.
A practical, effective, fun, and functional workout that is factored right into your
every day. Perfect for those who are always busy, this exercise routine is your best friend.
Start by Stopping
An important theory that encourages you to find a moment of stillness rooted in breath, to overview your current state of being, to raise your awareness in order to be fully present for the experience in which you are about to partake. more >>
Use your Strength Cube for exercises that build power.
Refers to co-regulation … the ability to get to a regulated state with another person.
A plank in motion … supports and strengthens the moving core.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Otherwise known as your “fight-or-flight” system. It controls body function for elevated activity. more >>
A result of doing something well (or not well). more >>
The sense of taste buds on your tongue identifying sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. more >>
Knowledge of change and variability.
Your three brains are like an orchestra of neurons working in sync with each other to produce balance and flow.
The epiphany and realization that everything you do is significant and matters whether you see the corresponding outcome or not … that is your legacy. more >>
Embracing impermanence. Practising what works. Doing what is infinitely sustainable and not on trend. Participating in what will serve you for a lifetime.
The sense of tactile information. more >>
Something that is poisonous or harmful. Can be people, places, things, or energy.
A change from one place to another, optimally with connection, balance, and flow. Your journey to Wellness Intelligence is full of transitions …embrace them.
A deeply distressing or disturbing experience that exceeds your ability to cope. Managed best through understanding self-regulation.
Constriction of the infinite into defined useable bites.