Stop and Go

I often tell classes when I have them in a rest period, to drop all tension from the previous exercise. What happens after a tough pose or movement is that the mind wants to stay ready so the student keeps the body tense in anticipation of another tough exercise. When you're done with something, an action, a job, an exercise, then you should drop everything associated with it and become neutral. There's a time for action and a time for rest. The applies to everything in life. The mind is, in part infinite and we often carry around much more than we need anticipating the next tough thing in our lives.

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Sideways People

The first question that came to mind was, "Why are there some people that really bug the shit out of me?" The answer that came was like an impulse and the thrust of that impulse was the idea: "Sideways." I let that float around me-- not thinking but feeling it and a rush of understanding came in. People who are in your life on a regular basis that bug you for no apparent reason whenever you come into contact with them are "Sideways People."

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