The earthquakes (which the Hindi’s would recognize as Shiva Dancing) expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux…that everything we build – be it family, finances, temples, et. al – can all be wiped out in a m(om)ent; so we should prepare for it.
Big Medicine Day for feeble ilg..i re-visited after a couple of decades my old ‘office’ of Eldorado Canyon where during a decade i was engulfed in a tidal wave of sacred creation; where once i put up dozens of First Ascents which to this day, legions of rock climbers still monument my original ascents…oh, baby, have things changed since my near daily pilgrimages to this unspeakably precious crayola-colored canyon hallmarked by a clear, wild creek rushing over still tumbling (though be it in slow-motion) boulders.
We are human. We are upright. We are beautifully, uniquely our own Self. We are meant to fail at any given turn for that is how we Rise Higher. Take the time to understand our voluntary athletic suffering and we may be able to contemplate and amplify our Higher spiritual intentions to become better in the process and in turn understand our Wholeness; become our own medicine man.
i transformed one of my students of yoga/bodywork – a former National Champion in his sport – back to the top ten of last weekends’ National CycleCross Championships in Austin, TX. one year ago? his body was like the fabled tale of Zumbaks’ Suit; all twisted and contorted and full of deep cellular, neural, and hormonal imbalance from decades of professional cycling without a wholistic coach in his corner.
in the past 12 months…
i missed the first one cuz i got to Dewa-sit while Joy taught…i’m truly visualizing making this one!
how about you?!
7+ years ago; BRRRRING! goes our doorbell at “Two Tree Manor” our precious home in Kinlani. Joy was in her full-on Ganesha Mode; hugely, beautifully pregnant with our chi-ld…
“PACKAGE FOR THE ILGS!”
how prophetic would soon bec(om)e that shout out from Chris. You see, Chris was our UPS Guy…and on that fine evening of September 10th, 2007 Chris delivered our package and – typical of mountain folk – he hung out a bit to chat with Ganesha Joy and i….when suddenly,
“Uh…Honey?” there was a distinct twinge of something between wonder and anxiety in her voice.
“Yeah?”… i replied feeling a sudden wave of my life changing…
“You better get our hospital bag…”
feeble ilg, bridging East/West fitness modalities since 1981, shown here recently in his h(om)e studio gettin’ his Vagal Tone on via Bharadvajrasana…”eventually the Outer World will catch upto – and at least acknowledge – the incredible pioneering force of Wholistic Fitness®…or maybe not..it’s all Go(o)d…”
We all know that yoga does a body (and a mind) good. But up until recently, no one could really say with any degree of certainty why—or even how—it improves conditions as varied as depression and anxiety, diabetes, chronic pain, and even epilepsy.
Now a group of researchers at Boston University School of Medicine believe they’ve discovered yoga’s secret.