The Manimal's Wild Resource Guide
Becoming a Modern Humanimal means learning how to find the balance between your wild human nature and our modern, domesticated world.
Use the resources you find here to help give your body what it needs to finally become — Wild by Design.
Sleep is one of the most important activities to get right for a healthy body and mind. Unfortunately, modern day life negatively impacts your circadian rhythms and makes achieving quality sleep almost impossible. Reclaim your sleep by using the following tools in your home:
Red LED Lightbulbs and Strip Lighting After Sunset
Add red LED lights around your home so you can switch from bright, full spectrum lighting to red spectrum lights after dark.
Red LED lights don't interfere with melatonin production after sunset like traditional lights do improving the quantity and quality of your sleep.
To learn more about wild lighting, you can read my blog article on it here:
Complex Human Movement
If you don't use your body in complex ways over the course of your lifetime, you'll soon lose your strength, mobility and capacity for high-quality human movement.
A great way to bring complex and playful movement to your body on a daily basis is to pursue movement practices like martial arts or AcroYoga if they fit your style.
Below is a list of resources I've used to rehabilitate my body and cultivate more complex and fulfilling movement in my own body:
GYMNASTIC STRENGTH TRAINING:
Fundamentals, Foundations & Stretch Courses
Consistent training with the Gymnastic Bodies' Foundation, Fundamentals and Stretch series online courses have been some of the most transformational physical training I've ever undertaken.
Not only does it provide bodyweight training you can do wherever you are, it will turn your body in to a complex human movement machine!
Wild Workstations for Modern People
Let's face it, we all spend way too much time working in front of the computer these days...
Although many now say "sitting is the new smoking", the real danger is that most of us NEVER MOVE anymore.
To combat this, I've developed what I like to call a Wild Workstation. It's a traveling computer setup that encourages you to move through a variety of positions throughout the workday. Read my post on it and check out the components of my Wild Workstation below:
Adjustable Laptop Stand/Desk
If you want to put in hours of work on the computer each day, you need a desk that can be adjusted for multiple human body configurations. Primarily sitting on the floor, squatting or standing.
And adjustable laptop stand will help you do just that!
Books That Will Help You Transform
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Learn all about why high quality sleep is essential to healthy minds, bodies and interpersonal relationships.
Matthew Walker dives deep into the science of sleep and what you can do to rehabilitate and harness the power of your nightly coma.
Body by Science
DR. DOUG MCGUFF
Infrequent, low-volume, but High Intensity Strength Training has been a key part of my complex movement training for many years.
Learn how to build more strength with less gym time so you can focus more of your efforts on your high skill movement practices!
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