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Cosmic Download

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Soul Talk | 0 comments

Cosmic Download

In our recent yoga sutra studies, we’ve been contemplating the sutras on samadhi. Sutras I’ve struggled with ever since I first began reading them. What does samadhi actually mean and what are all these different types and levels about? Sutras on samadhi that in my humble opinion are obscure, daunting and hard to understand to say the least. So what is samadhi? It’s hard to explain because the word doesn’t have a Sanskrit to English translation or any other way to reference it. It is a process where through consistent practice and letting go of the attachment to the results of that practice,...

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The Returner

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Soul Talk | 0 comments

The Returner

Recently, I was in one of those places that jars your mind back to a lost memory, almost forgotten. The last time I attended a party at this place, some 25 or so years ago, my brother, despite my protests, was betting on me (with real money$!) to win at Ping-Pong. Player after player, to my horror, he bet that I would win. He did so because he knew that I had been trained and he was the one who had trained me. Once upon a time in my younger days, I was a fairly decent Ping-Pong player. Of course, I was laughable competition for anybody that really knew the game, but I was good enough to hold...

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Favorite Day

Posted by on Aug 17, 2019 in Soul Talk | 0 comments

Favorite Day

My husband Willie and I recently joined Ruben Vasquez and a group of yoga friends and family on a yoga retreat in Italy. During one of our classes Ruben quoted the famous English philosopher, Winnie the Pooh, who said, “Today is my favorite day” and challenged us to make each and every day our favorite day. That was easy at the 800-year-old Tuscan villa Locanda Cugnanello where you awaken each day to the sun peering over the mountains and the peace of the bird’s song greeting the morning. In Tuscany, every direction you turn offers a new panoramic postcard view of the...

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TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Anatomy | 0 comments

TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS

The Transvers Abdominis (TVA) is the deepest and in my opinion the most important abdominal muscle. It literally forms a “corset” of support around the spine and internal organs. The TVA attaches to the inside of the lower 6 ribs to the top of the pelvis at the iliac crest and ASIS (or hip points). It wraps around the waist from the thoracolumbar fascia in the back of the body to the linea alba (or midline) in the front of the body forming a “support belt” around the soft belly. The TVA has fibers that interdigitate with the diaphragm (our main breathing muscle) and some of the fibers also...

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