Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Cochlea Homepage

The Cochlea Homepage has detailed information on the vestibular system. Another website introduces the vestibular system with this paragraph:

"The first sensory system to fully develop by six months after conception is the vestibular system, which controls the sense of movement and balance. This system is the sensory system considered to have the most important influence on the other sensory systems and on the ability to function in everyday life. Directly or indirectly, the vestibular system influences nearly everything we do. It is the unifying system in our brain that modifies and coordinates information received from other systems. The vestibular system functions like a traffic cop, telling each sensation where and when it should go or stop."

Crossfit.com discussion board: After Gymnasts Hang Up Their Grips...

This is an interesting thread on the Crossfit.com discussion board about adult gymnastics, particularly why many former competitive gymnasts quit not only competing in gymnastics, but the practice of gymnastics itself altogether.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sound of India

Sound of India is an informational site on Indian classical music, by an Indian musician who is also an enthusiastic researcher of microtonal music theory.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The American Girevik

The American Girevik has a report on the US National Team's trip to Moscow to participate in the 2005 World Girevoy Sport Championships.

I understand the Americans placed 6th, beating out Germany, Hungary, and others. The Russians, not surprisingly, continue to dominate the sport, though these particular Americans continue to learn and work hard at the sport.

Friday, November 11, 2005



For those of you looking for sample tracks from Kate Bush's latest album, here is a good place to look.

Sounds like it may be a good modern pop album...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

New link added - HOMOPLASMATE

I got this link from the Acoustics, Health and Sufism blog, which I started reading when I learned of the connection between Persian classical music and Sufism.

The book Da Vinci Code seems to have revived public interest in alternative forms of Christianity, particularly Gnosticism. I just bought a hardcover edition of the Gnostic Bible and look forward to reading it.

yogalila: November Yoga Challenge - Core Power

This is a good article on using yoga for abdominal strength training. For those such as myself who have discovered that situps/crunches are useless for ab training and are looking for alternatives from the Yoga world, this is a good resource.

Art De Vany: Flu Season

Professor De Vany's personal flu preparation plan involves Vitamin C, glutathione, restricting glucose consumption, and maintaining muscle (yet another reason for strength training!). Note that it does not include vaccinations. He describes his plan in detail here.