The living-room is empty, just like when we moved in.
Letting go of all that I no loner need is opening new space in my mind…
That is one of the hacks… Seemingly not yoga but totally yoga.
Then, whenever your mind lets go of the hold it temporarily has on you which is getting you stuck in its 4-year-old tantrum, you have the space waiting for you.
So there, this is a hack that works: just keep the ritual, forget the practice.
The benefit of it is that it dries the hands while at the same time sticking to the mat underneath it. It solves both problems.
Or, there are gloves that stick to the floor or mat…
I’ve never used them, but people from the newsletter told me they do and they like them… This are them.
What do you think about the gloves?
Some even shared them out loud which made us laugh and enjoy each other’s minds. It was fun.
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The last 90 days focus on helping others. There is where ideas become currency.
This means not just “wait for it to happen while creating the conditions” but that there are actually things we can get up and DO, how wonderful! The mind is all happy thinking it is in control again!
Heck I even created a book club around one of them [this one] because he spills all the secrets of pranayama yoga, so I was enormously grateful when he agreed to come to the yoga podcast.
His show will release soon, I will let you know, don’t worry.
In them…you switch “on” a button and suddenly al noise is sucked out of your ears
Well, notall of it but a significant amount, if I had to guess I’d say is about 60%.
When I use them I feel like I am in that white room in the Matrix.
It is one of those that I savor because it brings me back to relaxing all the things I try to hold on to, like: how do I look? Who loves me? How much money do I have? Is my family upset at me? Can I change others?
But I don’t care, I found it to be a gem because in facing death we can get more serious and yet more gentle about sitting, seeing the contents of the mind, observing what is going on there.
Even though some words slip in here and there from the Pali language and her Buddhist background is revealed, every word is inserted for a reason, not to show of or try to convince anyone to go Buddhist…
Because a friend of a friend DID wake up in a pool of blood for not getting that warning.
I cringe when I see cab drivers pulling heavy bags out of the trunks with curved backs and straight legs… squat, please squat.
Mind Over Back Pain, by John Sarno
Because financial fears are very debilitating.
I had trouble believing I had my own issues when my dad died four years ago, but the finances triggered a lot of hidden emotional family issues underneath.
And this can cause the back to “go”. For me it did. Reading these books and doing these exercises helps.
I started doing this after reading The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey and also interviewing him together with James. The KEY is to blend it… otherwise it IS too greasy.
Turns out the study from a few decades ago that caused a war on fats had left out half of their findings… !!! …
I mean c’mon! Leaving out? Gee!
I ate so many carbs in my 20s I am surprised I am not diabetic.
It helps me be less hungry and more focused both in practice, in the morning, and afterwards, for breathing and concentration practice and for writing ideas.
These glasses are less than 9 dollars in Amazon and they help filter out all blue lights, hence leaving you ready for sleep.
He proposes that if you lay down on something that offers a bit of pain (he has a blanket with plastic sticky things pointing out but I find the floor mat for the entrance of your door, those that are hard are probably just as good) and you relax onto the slight pain, then the body starts to release endorphins (the body’s morphine)
It had me thinking of fakirs.
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Then again I only started practicing this fakir type of practice for 20 minutes before bed a week ago, so the longer term may speak with further results.
Black-out curtains are critical for a good night sleep because any light (as well as cell phones or lights from LED clocks) again, disturb sleep because we don’t just absorb light with the eyes but also, hear this: with the skin…
The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. The Japanese Art of Declutering and Organizing.
It is LIFE CHANGING.
As soon as I got back home from Florida James and I took a whole Sunday to throw things out.
She recommends that as the first step, BEFORE thinking of decoration or moving things or buying anything…
At the moment there are 30 full garbage and recycling bags in the kitchen. I can’t even walk through… We are waiting for the freezing rain to stop to put it out for the donation pick up and the garbage pick up.
It is amazing what happened to the living room though…
There is space now…
All the books we had, with words jumping at us, are gone. There is a clean slate.
I love it.
We are interviewing her together for the James Altucher show soon, I am very excited about that.
I think getting rid of “stuff” is a yoga practice… It is aparigraha, or detachment, and it is using what we need only.
It brings back efficiency. It opens the room and the room in the mind.
This is how clean the living room looked like after the bags were gone:
Remember that all of these here are just suggestions.
What I’ve found so far to be of extreme use is to practice yoga every day so the body can get back to its original blue print of breathing and stretching.
Something you did not know last year and that you do use now and that is helpful.