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Saturday, February 22, 2020

As follow-up from yesterday's anatomy discussion; revisited importance of learning and understanding the 8-limbed path of Raja Yoga- Niyamas (intra-personal,) Yamas (interpersonal), Asana (physical postures,) Pranayama (breathing.) Pratyhara (sensory,) Dharana (concentration,) Dhyana (mediation,) and Samadhi (self-realization). Viewed Rue Paul video segment about cultivating one's unique self What do you emphasize as a construct of self??… Continue reading Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Opened February training by continuing Anatomy module Unit 3; Strength, Flexibility and Movement- very informative Revisited Asana; relevant Raja yoga terminology, physical posture Viewers asked to consider above as "coiling inward" for inquiry with self, while inhaling and exhaling - to be interested in self , "Live Your Life"-actively undoing; Discussed how flexible is enough?… Continue reading Friday, February 21, 2020

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Day 14: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

My purpose… I have been focusing on what my purpose is for some years now and I’ve gotten closer and closer to the answers. Yes, answers. I know I am to work closely with people on an emotional level. Let’s see.. there have been so many things that I’ve wanted to do in various fields… Continue reading Day 14: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location

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Jan 19, 2020

Final anatomical topic-Muscles Learned that there are three movements -concentric-muscle contracts -ecentric-muscle extends -and isometric-muscle stays the same. Learned importance of balance; not overstretching and avoiding rigidity As yogis we are to encourage people to "experience" their bodies as perception of self.

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Jan. 19, 2020

Continuing with Anatomy study Strength, flexibility and mobility As an elder citizen, I am acutely aware of the importance of these anatomical topics. The average 60+ individual regularly speaks of pain and general stiffness, say, upon awakening. I want to focus my practice on this age group and will work to retain this important information.

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White male body image issues – J. Dale Shoemaker – Sunday, January 19, 2020

For a really long time, I’ve hated my body. When I was little, I hated that I was short. Kids would make fun of me for being small, or short, or not fast enough, or whatever other physical failing was present at the time. When I became a teenager, I had pretty bad acne and… Continue reading White male body image issues – J. Dale Shoemaker – Sunday, January 19, 2020

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The universe wants to keep you alive – J. Dale Shoemaker – Saturday, January 18, 2020

The big realization I had on this day of the training was actually just a basic scientific fact: Air will always move from an area of high pressure to low pressure. It seeks balance. At sea level, we learned, air pressure is 14.1 pounds per square inch. When our lungs have no air in them,… Continue reading The universe wants to keep you alive – J. Dale Shoemaker – Saturday, January 18, 2020