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.
An understanding that what you choose to do today will have a profound impact on where you will be in 10,000 days. more >>
A moment of sudden understanding, insight, and discovery.
Lateral movement away from your body’s midline.
Occurs when you reliably deliver on your commitments. In The Akira State Workbook, every section concludes with an Accountability Checklist in order to support your actions and results.
The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. Precision with self-care.
Reciprocal innervation stretches.
Medial movement toward your body’s midline.
Using oxygen to break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins for energy. Part of Extended Conditioning.
The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another in order to live with balance and flow … in the Akira State.
A muscle in a state of contraction, opposed by the antagonist.
An ultimate example of dynamic, compound, functional fitness, supporting Extended Conditioning.
All or None Law
Muscles are either active or inactive … complete response or no response. What are yours doing?
Using energy stored in muscles or from the breakdown of carbohydrates without oxygen.
A muscle that can move a joint in opposite of the agonist.
An overused term that is lucrative in beauty marketing. We define it instead as the art of aging gracefully.
Beyond resistance and robustness.
The recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. more >>
Joint movement and mobilization.
Shrinkage in the size of your muscle fibres caused by inactivity. Opposite to hypertrophy.
Autonomic Nervous System
Your body’s involuntary nervous system oversees processes that you do not consciously control. It is always active and regulates your heart rate, breathing, metabolism, and other critical body processes.
Believing in potential and possibility. Understanding that everything is connected. Relaxing in your sense of self. Reacting mindfully to others and situations.
Practices that you can choose to replace with good habits and Rituals.
The ability to control the placement of your body’s centre of gravity in relation to your base of support. Also, a desired way of living achieved through discovering your Wellness Intelligence.
The recorded measure of a jumping-off point to track personal breakthroughs, growth, and progress. more >>
A functional core-breath practice that is vital to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. more >>
An area of development that involves different movements and systems including visual tracking and scanning, as well as depth perception and peripheral vision. It improves when you doodle!
An auditory phenomenon. A tone created in your brain when presented with two different frequencies at the same time. Induces relaxation, can be used in UnMeditation, and for creativity.
Innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes and to be drawn toward nature, to feel an affinity for it, a love, a craving.
The significance of the brain and spinal cord connection to all parts of your body and the resulting effect on longevity and wellness. more >>
Someone who provides therapeutic treatments involving manipulative therapy, breath work, touch or energy medicine, or a combination of these modalities. more >>
The brain’s wondrous ability to change and adapt continuously … throughout your whole life. more >>
Breath is everything … you must connect with it.
Use your Cardio Cube for exercises that elevate heart and respiratory rate.
The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen. Understand this through your Healthy Endurance and Off-Road-Speed-Play.
Organizing self-regulation strategies.
Stands for Controlled Hip Articulated Movement Patterns. They are dynamic stretch sequences that can be practiced supine, seated or standing supporting hip health. more >>
Flow … movement to and from or around something.
The movement of your hand, fingers or other limbs in a circular or conical pattern, using the sequential combination of flexion, adduction, extension, and abduction motions.
The centres of vital energy and spiritual power in your body. more >>
Coach or Therapist
Someone who provides verbal communications for mental and emotional challenges and who supports your self-care as well as all dimensions of wellness.
The idea that you develop resilience … a reserve of thinking abilities, from a lifetime of education, movement and curiosity that protects you against losses that can occur through aging and disease.
Otherwise known as chromotherapy, uses both colour and light to promote healing and to activate your body’s natural functions. more >>
Relationships and fellowship.
Strength and endurance-building exercises that involve multiple joints and work more than one muscle group simultaneously.
Shortening phase of the muscle during a contraction. Practice and understand concentrics.
An unstructured group of exercises that will improve not only your fitness level but keep you moving throughout your day.
When you purchase according to Empathy Economics and have an awareness of the impact of your decisions.
Contract and Release Stretches
Contraction and release of target muscle stretches.
When you engage in both competition and cooperation at the same time. A symbiotic relationship resulting in better. When we support each other, we all benefit.
The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. The ability to climb all Wellness Ladders with balance and flow.
Not just your six-pack!
Snuggling, cuddling, hugging, loving, and protecting all rolled into one.