The 21 Tools
The Ageless Grace® tools include right and left-brain activities and numbered sequences of physical movements in patterns that play ‘games’ with the mind. There are also mind-body directions that allow the brain to consciously choose and direct the movement of the body in either a random or specific sequence.
The 21 Tools have vivid, easy-to-remember names and include imagery, creativity, playfulness, variety, polarity, sound, expression, words and games. They are used to stimulate and release endorphins and engage the nervous system.
Each of the Ageless Grace® tools emphasises different anti-aging techniques:
- Joint mobility
- Spinal flexibility
- Right-left brain coordination
- Bone density
- Kinaesthetic learning
- Cognitive function
- Systemic health
- Fall prevention
The 21 smart moves – intelligent, mindful exercises for life-long comfort & ease.
If we can move our joints regularly in a pain-free way we can maintain our mobility
Upper Body Strength
We need to keep our upper body strength by looking after it as
The five areas of the Brain
Scheduling and planning; Memory; Analytical Thinking; Creativity and Imagination; Kinaesthetic Learning
Allowing us to live a full and active life, unhampered by our inability to do more than one thing at a time
Not only massaging our body systems and organs but also maintaining core strength
Stability in the Ligaments/Joints
Helping in fall prevention
Helping ourselves live in comfort and ease
Ability to Respond, React, Recover
Prepare yourself for the unexpected so that you can continue along your merry way
The brain’s wonderful ability to regenerate itself
Hip Flexors and Lower Body Function
Our gait is dependent on our hip flexors, legs and feet
We need to keep moving all parts of our spine to maintain or improve our spinal health and function
Mobility, Strength and Agility in the Entire Upper Arm
We use our shoulders and upper arm extensively. We need to look after them
Power and Leverage
We use our own body strength and increase it using tools
Release of Tension in Face, Head and Neck
Let’s exercise our fascial muscles, exercise our eyes and release tension
Balance and Fall Prevention
Loss of balance is a major concern
Oxygenation of Cells
The breath of life. As our body changes with age we may need to give our breath a bit of help. Or use it to help us relax
Dexterity in the Fingers, Hands and Wrists (ADLs)
We need to demonstrate our ability to look after ourselves as we age. Dexterity in our fingers and hands is an important part of that
Keep the connective tissue healthy to keep mobile, agile and pain free
Muscle Mass and Coordination
As we do less our muscles weaken and we can no longer do things that we used to. Do movement that stops the decline of muscle mass
The Heart Muscle/Cardio Conditioning
Sit in a chair to get your body moving to increase your heart rate – all good, healthy movement
Important to express our emotions.
Anti-aging Benefits of Ageless Grace
The 21 Tools have creative, imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home. The movements are designed to be performed using a chair. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions.
Ageless Grace addresses all five functions of the brain.
Each of the Ageless Grace Tools emphasizes a different anti-aging technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness The easy-to-learn Tools promote the “three Rs” of lifelong comfort and ease—not reading, ´riting and ´rithmetic—but the ability to respond, react and recover efficiently and safely.
Intentionally nourishing the mind-body connection on a daily basis can help improve health and well-being, reduce stress, keep the brain agile and the body responsive. When body, mind, spirit and emotions are in balance, health and well-being follow. Ageless Grace offers something for each of these dimensions.
For the mind, there are right- and left-brain movement activities, numbering sequences of physical movements in patterns that play games with the mind; and there are mind-body directives that encourage the brain to consciously choose and direct the movement of the body in either a random or specific sequence.
For the emotions, there are sounds, words, expressions and “pretend” emotions that are used to inspire, stimulate, and release endorphins, while simultaneously allowing the body to release tension and tightness.
For the spirit, the movements incorporate imagery, creativity, variety, playfulness, polarities, sound and games, all performed to a wide range of music that encourages self-expression, nourishing the authentic self.
And finally, for the body, particular attention is paid to: range of motion and optimal function of the 13 major joints of the body; the 20 digits; the relationship of all the parts of the body to the whole; the redevelopment of the ability to move from the floor to standing and back again; the use of sensations such as flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength to restore and rejuvenate the body; the mind-body connection; the brain as stimulus for the central nervous system; and improvement of both cognitive and motor function, including balance.
Practicing the Ageless Grace Tools for just eight to ten minutes a day will help the body function with optimal efficiency, and with comfort and ease throughout your life. It’s never too late to begin Ageless Grace, and it’s never too early to start.