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May 12th, 2007

Meanwhile: Yoga @ 08:26 pm

(some one asked me to "give some tips" on Yoga)

best i can say about it is this:

the word means Union
the act of Yoga is a meditation and prayer

very often the way it is taught
is as a stretching excersize to keep fit
which by far misses the meaning

in any pose that you do
try doing the most simple one you remember:
mountain pose; corpse pose

your intention should be to be present with every aspect of yourself
every muscle
each sinew
everything feeling and thought

and then further
to be present with every aspect of everything
thus, God
-- traditional yoga is from a hindu perspective
which gives the divine many different points of reference (they being polytheistic)
but the eventual goal, even then, is to become fully present with all existance

that is what yoga is about
and it makes those very difficult and strange positions much more interesting:
understanding your place in eternity
and what to do there...
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Date:June 1st, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday, Dominic! Hope you're having a great time, wherever you are!

Date:June 1st, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hello! We have a number of friends in common, so I think I'll friend you.

And happy birthday!
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Date:June 1st, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Dominic! I hope this year is filled with many blessings and joyous times.

You know, you and my little brother share the same name. :-)
And, I hope one day we get a chance to meet!

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Date:June 1st, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)


... i've often thought of you as my brother, actually
... i'm sure we'll meet
probably on your next visit to NYC
--- i'm moving back there in two weeks

thanks for the wishes!
i guess i should post somehting today.

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Date:June 1st, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)

Re: brothers

Funny...I've thought of us as brothers as well.
I look forward to our meeting.
Enjoy your day!
Date:June 1st, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

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Date:June 1st, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Dominic! I hope you're enjoying the day!
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Date:June 2nd, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! We're only 2 days apart (in birthdays)

(And you're cute!)
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Date:June 9th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Went to class at Kashi Yoga today, first in a long time.
Getting started I was getting more tense than mellow,
thinking "this is gonna hurt", feeling myself trying to work
hard, keep up w/ all those youngsters in class, huff puff
and then
Said to myself "Hey! chill buddy! This ain't aerobics class here,
this is yoga!"
(Sometime too, I remember that Johnny Clegg lyric
"Spirit is the journey
Body is the bus..."
And you know, it worked
I got back into feeling my self inside and around my body
Got to visualizing "chi" as I've learned from Tai'chi as clear, beautiful
water, like flowing bright ice
And whenever some physical position was difficult
and hurt a little or I tensed up, I'd send that icey flow
down to it and around it
And I had the most lovely refreshing and renewing time
Enjoying it still in the presence and stillness of my self
I still remember to pay attention to.
I'm sure this post had something to do to help me
"come to my senses" and into the flow of what was a much better
way of being and doing
so thanks
and thanks... again

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