In this transcribed excerpt from "Healing at the Speed of Sound" with Don Campbell and Alex Doman, -- CEO of Advanced Brain Technology -- talks about how very much sound affects all the time, what we acclimate to and why, and the importance of how our auditory experience impacts our world.
I want to spend some time talking about our relationship with sound. What is our relationship with a sound within our environment and within ourselves? It’s a very important consideration to make. And sound can be something that’s healthy and nurturing and nourishes and feeds us, or it can be something actually does harm, causes disease, and leads to ill health, so it’s about finding the balance of sound versus noise,
In this transcribed excpert from Harville Hendrix's audio workshop on the "Four Essentials of a Dream Relationship", Hendrix once again emphasizes that the concept of healing relationships is really quite simple. Enjoy...
I want to get back now to the core, to the title. So you kind of got the set up about how we get into marriage, what causes the trouble in a committed partnership, and what you have to do to get out of it. Now I want to get… what I’ve sort of done is set up boxcars like the relationship. Then I’m going to talk about what has to go into those boxcars and here they are.
Want to try doing yoga at home but not sure how it would be without a live teacher in the room? Then check out this transcribed excerpt from "Beginner's Instructional Power Yoga" with Beryl Bender Birch. Birch takes us through each pose with such precision and clear instruction, it makes doing yoga on at home, on your own or with friends, at your own conveninece, a breeze.
Position 1: Inhaling, bring the arms straight up over the head with the palms together. Look up. Don’t arch the back. Inhale again.
Position 2: Exhaling, bring the palms to the floor and bend the knees.
Position 3: Inhaling, lift the head try to put the hands flat on the floor.
Position 4: Exhaling, walk your legs back. Make the body like a plank and slowly lower your chest to the floor as in a push-up. Keep breathing here. Elbows are tucked in at the sides. Hold yourself off the floor if possible. Okay, now relax for a minute.
Position 4, 5, and 6 we will do frequently throughout the practice, so let’s get them right.
Position 5: This posture is called Urdhva Mukha Svanasana or upward facing dog. Flatten the tops of your feet on the floor. Now, inhale and lift the body up on the hands and knees. Now straighten the legs and lift the knees. Don’t let the buttocks sag and don’t compress the lower back. The lower back should not bother you here; if it does, keep your knees down. Now turn the toes under and on an exhale push up and back into an upside down V.
This is Position 6. Adho Mukha Svanasana or down facing dog. Take five breaths in this position. Two - inhale and exhale. Three - inhale and exhale. Four - feet and hands should be about ten to twelve inches away from one another and parallel. Five - inhale and exhale. All right.
Position 7: Inhaling, look up. Walk your feet back up to your hands.
Position 8: Exhale. Tuck your nose into your knees. Bend the knees as much as you need to make the tuck, but don’t squat.
Position 9: Inhaling, come all the way back up to standing arms up over the head, palms together, and exhale back to Samasthitih or attention position.
Okay again: 1 – Inhaling, arms up, buttocks tight, thighs lifting, and palms together. 2 – Exhaling, palms to the floor, tuck your nose into your knees. 3 - Inhaling, look up, lift the back. 4 - Exhaling, legs back, drop into your push-up, use your arms and lower to the floor.
The late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach offers profound wisdom in how to love wholly in this beautiful transcribed excerpt from "Carlebach Teachings of Joy and Oneness & Other Stories." His words are touching and deep, with instruction for us all.
We are living in a world which needs healing. The whole world needs healing. The whole world needs fixing. The saddest most heartbreaking thing in the world when parents look at children and they think, “You know – hey! What’s going on? Why didn’t you have A+ every subject? Why aren’t you the best in piano playing? Why aren’t you the best in everything?” So this is why a child is born in your house? Because never has a child thought before it was born, he had two people who love me enough to fix me.
I want you to know the deepest, deepest, deepest depths, and I don’t mean you meet someone with something wrong with them, that we have to stay in order to fix them. You have to love people a lot. Even to have the urge to fix them, right? But then once you know something
Harville Hendrix -- one of the foremost relationship experts of our time -- guides listeners through the four most important elements to the kind of relationship we all want in "Four Essentials of a Dream Relationship". In this transcribed excerpt from his workshop, Hendrix talks about how having a healthy relationship is not only beneficial to ourselves, but to the world.
Having a healthy relationship is the best health benefit that anybody can have for themselves, for their children if they have them, and for the culture they live in. And because of that, in my old age I have decided I’m going to spend the next 40 years of my life… I’m 75 I figure I’ll go to 120, which is the life span if human beings are healthy, I see no reason to die. It seems like a terrible inconvenience, especially since I have things I want to do, which is to transform all couples on the planet so that we can end war and violence in all its forms. And that the best thing you can do for that is to have a great relationship with your partner because that’s what a global couples movement would be about --- is a healthy relationship is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Robert Bly -- poet, author of the international best-seller Iron John, and mythopoetic mens' movement leader -- gives a fascinating talk using 12th century Provence (France) as his basis to offer an overview of the literal, psychological, and mythological influences of the time, including ecstatic love. A wonderful free gift just in time for Valentine's Day!