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Mark Foote
Post title: straighten the clothes and sit precariously
(Dec 30 2009 at 01:18 PM)

The Tai-Chi teacher Cheng Man-Ching mentioned an ancient Chinese description of meditation in one of his books: straighten the clothes and sit precariously.

When I sit, I remind myself that the two respirations (pulmonary and cranial-sacral) utilize the occurrence of consciousness to coordinate the activity of posture, and that relaxation and calm can allow the sense of location in the occurrence of consciousness to open nerve-connections to the surface of the body.

The activity generate

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Mark Foote
Post title: ...about full lotus
(Dec 3 2009 at 06:47 AM)

(Response to the thread "What is so special about full lotus?" posted by effilang, in the Discussion Forum on Tao Bums)

This morning a second question has occurred to me, and that is: why do they sit 40-50 minutes in the lotus, when most hatha yoga postures are only assumed briefly?

My answer would be, because we work loose, first the sacrospinous ligaments, then the sacro-tuberous ligaments, and finally the sacro-ilial ligaments. We work loose by settling in and accepting the stretch tha

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Mark Foote
Post title: ...about full lotus
(Nov 29 2009 at 09:20 PM)

(Response to the thread "What is so special about full lotus?" posted by effilang, in the Discussion Forum on Tao Bums)

Hi, effilang (hey, bums),

Are you familiar with cranial-sacral osteopathy? Allopathic medicine has yet to acknowledge that there is a significant respiration in the changes of fluid-volume in the dural sac (around the brain and spinal cord and all the way to the tailbone), but I think Sutherland was onto something. Upledger convinced me, through his writings.

ok, cut

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