Here in California the water continues to fall from the heavens. Reservoirs overflow their dams, waterfalls heave over their rocks, and our babbling creek boasts her widening waistline.
As with many words in the English language, the word flow can evoke diverse images and feelings, making way for imagination and creativity.
The flow of conversation, the flow of music, of dance, of physical expression. The flow of syrup onto waffles, of olive oil into a decanter, of wine into a glistening goblet.
And then there is blood flow.
Blood flow, unlike water flow, is not subject to political debate.
Blood flow determines tissue, respiratory, and sexual health.
Perhaps the most important area of blood flow is to the brain–for without adequate infusion of blood, the brain malfunctions. Memory fogs.
Although some of us concern ourselves with fading muscle tone (and push-ups), the most significant reason to exercise is to stimulate blood flow to all parts of the body.
Especially to the brain.
To that end, I am now doing 50-100 jumping jacks a day. Not all at once, mind you.
I challenge you to increase your blood flow and brain function by doing the same.
Just try it for a week. See if your brain works better.