a key ingredient to the success of my injury-liberating, wholeness-gathering Path of training has been the yogic principle of ‘Ahimsa’ or ‘do no harm’ to your body, mind, or spirit while training. many more body-oriented fitness systems bulldoze the American public with their version of the “The Next Big Thing,” for personal fitness, leaving behind them a wake of non-Awakened, injured warriors. Realistically? One must honor the spiritual, mental, chemical, hormonal, and neural energetics first and foremost if you’re still gonna be cranking your fitness into your final chapters of your Sacred Journey called life….below, i answer a young Seeker’s question about my integration (or lack thereof?) of Kettle Bells into Wholistic Fitness®. Enjoy, and may your Practice benefit..
Maybe our Mayor is the misguided one? Dewachen seems to consider public parks full of Dandelions just Dandy…how about you? Want you and our children to play in Dandelion-studded organic parks or toxic-waste dumps?
“…many have the predictable (if not obbessive) capacity for high intensity sweat….how few, however, have the equal intensity or capacity to Sit Still?” Wholistic Fitness® by Steve Ilg, because Specialization is for Insects… When you meditate, breathe naturally, just as you always do. Focus your awareness lightly on
you know, feeble ilg actually spends a LOT of hours contemplating which people should play the Game of Leading where truly,
let’s be honest, no true Leaders lead…yes, politics. By Tradition, yoga teachers are apolitical, preferring to give our lives and sweat toward increasing and amplifying the Pranic Wholeness of people and then allow their enhanced Wisdom/Intuition to govern their choices…however, as my life is an open book, for better or worse, and for those of you that have Trusted in my humble, sweat and dharma based Path over the past 35 years? here is how i casted my ballot today…
These are my happy times, when the Aspens can no longer whisper their cheers to me… when, lower, the harvest begins to wane and the Bear Beings begin etching their long nocturnal nap beds…. when I force myself time and again to my lonely walk and work to the utmost upon this aging body of mine… There is warmth in the valleys
“A beautiful fall day for a run in my back yard. Ai Imawa Fit Kit” THANK YOU, FIT KIT!!! so…what’s YOUR ‘go-to’ Backyard Run look like?! send ‘em JPG’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
My master had a student called Apa Pant, a distinguished Indian diplomat and author, who served as Indian ambassador in a number of capital cities around the world. He was also a practitioner of meditation and yoga, and each time he saw my master, he would always ask him “how
Dewa and Amma ( Joy Kilpatrick ) grinding corn in an ancient Mataté…awes(om)e lower back opener…any wonder that our ‘modern civilization’ which has removed itself so far from functional fitness for everyday tasks and nature suffers from so many dis-eases of body, mind, and spirit? it’s no wonder to me, in fact, it’s embarrassing how soft and weak our species has become due to an ever growing addiction to comfort…