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Mark Foote
Post title: Not Knowing Isn't Necessarily Not Doing
(Jul 3 2014 at 10:17 PM)

Grand Canyon 7May2014Gautama mentions extending the mind of compassion in the ten directions to infinity, and says the perfection of such an extension is the realm of infinite ether (the first arupa jhana, or immaterial trance).

Lately I'm on a lot about proprioception in equalibrioception-- "with no part of the body left out", a singularity in the sense of

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Mark Foote
Post title: Study and Relaxation
(Jun 3 2014 at 12:32 PM)

This morning I realized that for me, my study of anatomy is the study of how to relax as awareness takes place.

Sometimes I'm aware of the obturators side to side hammocking hips from the pelvis, sometimes of piriformis and gluteous rotating sacrum and pelvis independently, sometimes of sides of the PC and rectus balancing a feeling of uprightness. Oftentimes the calves, sometimes the abdominals from the pelvis to where they connect two inches below the navel with before as behind, behind as

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Mark Foote
Post title: The Way the Chi Returns
(Apr 29 2014 at 12:58 PM)

Some people say that after the chi reaches the head-top, it returns to the tan-t'ien down the front of the body, in a kind of circulation. I do experience an odd kind of circulation, but the connection between the head-top and the tan-tien is not so direct for me.

Cranial-sacral theory is really near and dear to my heart. The premise there is that changes in the volume of fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and the brain cause flexion and extension of the entire body. The free movement of th

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