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Just Pro Wrestling News
Big Swole Leaves AEW. Debut Win On AEW Dark.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 4:18


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, December 1, 2021. This update is brought to you by the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Check out the new episode right now wherever you get your podcasts. (STINGER: AEW) The final ticket into the semifinals of the TBS Championship Tournament will be punched on tonight's AEW Dynamite. It's Ruby Soho vs. Kris Statlander in the final quarterfinal match. Nyla Rose awaits in the semis. Also announced for tonight...Cody Rhodes vs. Andrade El Idolo in an Atlanta Street Fight...Bryan Danielson vs. Dark Order's Alan “5” Angels...CM Punk vs. Lee Moriarty...and Sting & Darby Allin vs. Billy & Colton Gunn. Big Swole is now a free agent. She revealed Tuesday she decided NOT to renew her contract with AEW after speaking with Tony Khan and other company officials. On last night's AEW Dark… Infinito made his AEW debut with a win over Ray Jaz.. Skye Blue got a win...over La Rosa Negra. Also, Adam Cole beat Anthony Greene...Ethan Page beat Fuego Del Sol...Shawn Spears & Wardlow beat Bear Country...and the Varsity Blonds beat Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto. (STINGER: WWE) The final pieces are in place for NXT's WarGames show coming up on Sunday. Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner will challenge Imperium for the NXT Tag Titles. O'Reilly & Wagner earned the shot by beating Legado Del Fantasma last night. The team advantage in the men's WarGames match on Sunday will go to “Team 2.0” after Bron Breakker beat Johnny Gargano in a Ladder Match last night. The show opened with Kay Lee Ray beating Dakota Kai to secure the team advantage in the women's match for her team. Cameron Grimes beat Andre Chase...and Solo Sikoa beat Edris Elofe, who was making his NXT debut. Indi Hartwell learned in a backstage segment that Dexter Lumis is GONE from the hospital where he's apparently been staying. Also, MSK finally found the mysterious shaman...but that individual's identity was not revealed. The final of the Opera Cup tournament is set for tonight's MLW Fusion. It's TJP vs. Davey Richards. Also announced for tonight's show...Warhorse vs. KC Navarro MLW announced Tuesday that the current ROH Women's Champion Rok-C will be part of its show in Dallas on January 21st. (STINGER: New Japan) There's now a tie on top of the standings in New Japan's World Tag League. Both the IWGP Tag Champs Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. and Tetsuya Naito & SANADA are sitting at 10 points following Tuesday's matches. Naito & SANADA lost to Great-O-Khan and Aaron Henare...while Taichi & Sabre beat the team of Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano. The end of that match came after Taichi & Sabre were taped to part of the entranceway. As the referee was administering the 20-count, Yoshinobu Kanemaru came to the aid of his Suzuki-gun cohorts. Tanahashi & Yano returned but were outfoxed and ended up with their legs taped together. Taichi & Sabre got back to the ring and secured the countout victory. The World Tag League resumes on Thursday...with Naito & SANADA vs. Taichi & Sabre in the main event. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, December 1st. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Just Pro Wrestling News
WWE Raw Preview. Red Notice Prop Stolen.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 5:20


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, November 22, 2021. This update is brought to you by IndyWrestling.us. (STINGER: WWE) WWE is at the Barlcays Center in Brooklyn for a second straight night. Tonight's RAW is promoting that BOTH the RAW AND SmackDown rosters will be at the show....along with Vince McMahon - who is searching for the person who stole Cleopatra's Egg - the McGuffin from the Netflix original movie Red Notice, which is said to be valued at $100 million dollars! Vince McMahon...and the egg...appeared on last night's Survivor Series. As for the matches… Universal Champion Roman Reigns beat WWE Champion Big E in the main event. The main show opened with Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch pinning SmackDown Women's Champ Charlotte Flair. Lynch grabbed the bottom rope during a rollup to keep Charlotte down...right after the referee caught Charlotte doing the same thing. The RAW Tag Champs Team RK-Bro beat the SmackDown Tag Champs The Usos. Randy Orton hit an RKO as Jimmy Uso was attempting a top rope splash and that got the pin. RAW's Seth Rollins was the sole survivor of the men's elimination tag match. SmackDown's Bianca Belair was the sole survivor of the women's match. Omos won the 25-Man Battle Royal. On the kickoff show...Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura beat United States Champion Damian Priest via disqualification. Priest got sick of Rick Boogs playing guitar at ringside, broke the guitar, and hit both Boogs and Nakamura with it. Also last night, we were informed that Brock Lesnar's suspension is no longer indefinite. (STINGER: AEW) Tonight's AEW Dark: Elevation has...The Bunny, Penelope Ford & Emi Sakura vs. Kris Statlander, Ryo Mizunami & LEGIT Leyla Hirsch Plus, Riho vs. Trish Adora...Wheeler Yuta vs. Serpentico...and Frankie Kazarian vs. Joe Keys. (STINGER: New Japan) Eddie Kingston is now announced for New Japan Strong tapings in Hollywood on December 9th. On Saturday night's Strong...FinJuice beat Yuya Uemura & Kevin Knight. Juice Robinson pinned Knight. Bullet Club's Chris Bey & El Phantasmo beat Lio Rush & Ariya Daivari. Bey pinned Daivari. Also, TJP grabbed the ropes to steal a rollup win over Clark Connors. New Japan's World Tag League tournament resumes on Tuesday...with Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano in the main event. Both teams are in a 3-way tie for the top spot in the tournament standings. The third team sitting at 6 points is Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.. They'll face Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare on Tuesday. SHO remains alone on top of the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament. He beat BUSHI on Sunday. Also on that card...Jr. Champ El Desperado and Hiromu Takahashi fought to a 30-minute time-limit draw...and Robbie Eagles beat El Phantasmo. (STINGER: Impact) Deonna Purrazzo will get her rematch for the Knockouts Championship at the Hard To Kill pay-per-view. The match was announced after Mickie James beat Mercedes Martinez to retain the gold at the Turning Point special over the weekend. Impact also announced that Hard To Kill will see the first-ever women's Ultimate X Match. Getting back to Turning Point...Moose won the Full Metal Mayhem match over Eddie Edwards to retain the Impact World Championship. The Good Brothers beat Bullet Club's Chris Bey & Hikuleo to retain the Impact Tag Titles. Karl Anderson pinned Bey. Trey Miguel is still the X-Division Champion. He pinned Laredo Kid to win a 3-Way that also included Steve Maclin. The IInspiration beat Decay to retain their Knockouts Tag Titles. W. Morrissey beat Matt Cardona...after Moose interfered and hit Cardona with a spear. Also on the show, Chris Sabin beat Ace Austin…Eric Young & Joe Doering beat Heath & Rhino...and Rich Swann beat VSK. Plus, JONAH made his Impact debut on the show...by attacking Josh Alexander. On the Countdown To Turning Point...Jordynne Grace beat Chelsea Green to retain the Digital Media Championship...and FinJuice beat Rohit Raju & Raj Singh. Ricky Knight Jr. & Roy Knight won the RevPro Undisputed British Tag Titles from Aussie Open over the weekend. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, November 22nd. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

The Radiology Review Podcast
Wellness Episode: Tai Chi for Radiologists with Phillip Kuo, MD PhD

The Radiology Review Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 33:38


Dr. Covington interviews Dr. Kuo on tai chi for radiologists and other physicians. Discussion points include how to get started with tai chi and the potential benefits of tai chi for radiologists. Also, check out Dr. Kuo's YouTube channel for efficient how-to videos on Tai Chi: Tai Chi MD. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUKAi2wDtRxy4r5eJa8rkyg Additionally, check out some interesting research on Tai Chi: http://www.ischp.org/journal/index.php/jischp/issue/view/1

My Steps to Sobriety
209 Kip Brooks - the Past Does Not Equal The Future

My Steps to Sobriety

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 59:29


In Kip's words: At eight years old, I believed the only hope for my life was suicide. I was on the honor roll throughout elementary school and received the “Student of the Month” award many times so that they stopped considering me for it in order to give other students a chance. I was smart, caring, and hardworking. Always seemed happy and willing to help so no one ever thought for a second that I was praying every night that I wouldn't wake up the following morning. By the time I reached middle school, my grades plummeted to Ds and Fs and that was just the beginning. At age 15, I kept a bottle of liquor stashed so I could take shots each night just to go to sleep. By the time I reached 21 years of age, I had been arrested multiple times and been involved in a life of drugs, dealing and doing. One night as I held a gun to my head, something in me snapped and I became angry. Angry at myself, angry at the world, and angry at my situation. I was angry that I felt that way, that anyone would ever feel that way and I wanted it to stop. I vowed then and there that if there was a way out of that feeling then I was going to find it, and that once I did I would come back to get others and show them the way out too. It was a long journey because first I had to learn to heal myself and I didn't know where to go. I started with numerous doctors and psychologists. I spent a few years on a cocktail of medications they prescribed and realized that wasn't working so I decided to look elsewhere. I began working with experts in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Fitness, Shamanism, Energy Healing, Soul Healing, Regression, Neuroscience, E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Therapy), Qigong, Tai Chi, Massage, Chiropractic, Yoga, Hypnotherapy, N.L.P. (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy, Psycho-Cybernetics, and M.E.R.® (Mental and Emotional Release®), and more. I was desperate to find a solution and cure so that I could move on with my life and help others do the same. I dove so deep into these healing arts that I picked up several certifications along the path as I began using the best techniques of each to gain more and more healing. My learnings along this journey of healing myself and my clients along with Marina's have been combined to create our work through Brooks Empowerment Academy. The tools that would form B.E.A. have helped me to overcome physical, emotional, and mental abuse, addiction, the loss of a child, divorce and much more. B.E.A. has saved my life and became my life's purpose. I've learned that even when you feel like you're all alone, living in your own world of solitude, you can still manifest a life of happiness and success as long as the conversations you have with yourself are focused on the goal ahead. Staying focused on that goal is more than possible and downright easy to do once the baggage is released and you understand how to communicate properly within those conversations. https://brooksempowermentacademy.com/kip/ Wait, there is more!!! Have a look at  www.mystepstosobriety.com  to see which other books and projects I am involved in!  And follow me on Instagram, Podcast, Facebook and Linkedin! https://stephanneff.podbean.com/ https://www.facebook.com/stepstosobriety/ https://www.instagram.com/stepstosobriety/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephan-neff-author/

Lost in Translationmon - A Digimon Podcast
Digimon Ghost Game Episode Six - Aaahh!!! Real Digimon

Lost in Translationmon - A Digimon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:53


May, Quinn, and Chloe discuss the rise and fall of Digimon Ghost Game and the return of Taichi the spotlight thief.LinkdumpSegmentsIntro: 00.00-01.45Discussion and Decisions: 01.46-31.26Postmon Pat, Pondering, and Predictions: 31.27-49.31Outro: 49.32-54.54Got something cool you wanna send us?We have a PO Box!May Fisher-GuestPO Box 6258Dandenong, Victoria 3175AustraliaCheck out our website for information about the show!Check out our Redbubble!Thank you to our current supporters on Patreon; Joe, Steven Reeves (WildWing64 on Archive of Our Own), Kaida Washi, Chisai (Who you can follow on tumblr at chisai236), Kyle, Lizmet (Elecmon on tumblr), Neoboo, Nicholas, Sam, Emory (From 'Gon x Will x Hunting: A Hunter x Hunter Rewatch Podcast'), Magnus, Lucas, Jaceymon05, Patrick, Jason, GreyTanuki, J David, and Shelby!Become a Patreon supporter for as little as a dollar per month and we'll love you forever!You can also donate to the production of this podcast using PayPal here or Ko-Fi here.Our Gmail is: LostinTranslationmon@Gmail.com| Apple Podcasts | Deezer | Facebook | Google Podcasts | Instagram | PlayerFM | PodBean | Spotify | Stitcher | TikTok | Tumblr | Twitch | Twitter | Whooshka | With the Will | YouTube |

Sci Guys
135: Sleep Paralysis Therapy & Dream Science (with Dr Baland Jalal)

Sci Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 81:26


This week sleep science expert Dr Baland Jalal joins us to chat about sleep paralysis & dig into his research! You can WATCH the podcast over on our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/SciGuys Help keep the show running by supporting us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/sciguys If you'd like to see more of us, follow our socials! Facebook http://facebook.com/SciGuysPod Twitter http://twitter.com/SciGuysPod Instagram http://instagram.com/SciGuysPod Follow the SCI GUYS @notcorry / @jampkin / @lukecutforth References & Further Reading Dr Baland Jalal https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/baland-jalal https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?bj272 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Baland-Jalal/publication/262397186_Evidence_for_Tai_Chi_as_a_Therapeutic_Mind-Body_Intervention_for_Sleep_A_Commentary_on_Raman_et_al/links/0c9605379e7ea0f3c8000000/Evidence-for-Tai-Chi-as-a-Therapeutic-Mind-Body-Intervention-for-Sleep-A-Commentary-on-Raman-et-al.pdf MR Therapy https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00028/full https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2020.00922/full Sleep Paralysis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8060736/#!po=22.4138 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00207148108409169?needAccess=true https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1363461505050710?url_ver=Z39.88-2003 https://www.thecut.com/2016/07/a-neuroscientist-tried-to-help-me-overcome-my-sleep-paralysis.html https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Baland-Jalal/publication/258831277_A_Comparison_of_Self-Report_and_Interview_Methods_for_Assessing_Sleep_Paralysis_A_Pilot_Investigation_in_Denmark_and_the_United_States/links/0deec52ff95124e325000000/A-Comparison-of-Self-Report-and-Interview-Methods-for-Assessing-Sleep-Paralysis-A-Pilot-Investigation-in-Denmark-and-the-United-States.pdf

Awakin Call
Gunther Weil -- Portals to Presence

Awakin Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


“A ‘Portal to Presence’ is exactly what it says,” writes Gunther Weil, “a simple doorway that points to the realm of Consciousness or Presence. It would be stretching the meaning of the word 'technique' or 'method' to apply it to this idea. One just walks through the portal as one becomes aware of its existence…. The portal opens, and Presence arises spontaneously.” Weil is a Harvard-trained psychologist, executive coach, and lifelong student of consciousness. His diverse and colorful life includes working as a music business executive and being instrumental in the production of Aerosmith’s first album; teaching at Brandeis University, recruited and mentored by psychologist Abraham Maslow; coaching international executives in leadership, wellness, organizational development, and conflict resolution in the private and public sectors; studying and teaching Tai Chi and becoming a recognized master teacher of Qigong; and perhaps most famously, pioneering the mass consciousness movement that began in the 1960s with Dr. Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (a.k.a., Ram Dass), Ralph Metzner and others that popularized the field of psychedelic therapies.  As a young child, Weil and his parents fled the Holocaust “on one of the last boats leaving for America.” They settled in Nebraska, then Milwaukee, with psychology, philosophy, and classical music infusing their family culture. His father was an internationally regarded psychologist and pioneering researcher in Europe on synesthesia, the phenomenon of crossed senses, like smelling colors or seeing music. Education was of paramount importance; it was his father’s academic work that was their ticket to the US. Weil went on to study psychology and philosophy at Kenyon College, receiving a Fulbright scholarship to study in Norway. While there, he often visited Paris in his free time, inspired by the expat beatniks, literati, and jazz musicians who preceded the hippie generation. Upon returning to the States, he earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard University. His assigned faculty advisor was a prominent researcher in the field of personality — Dr. Timothy Leary. Among their research studies was the Concord Prison Experiment, a randomized, controlled study designed to evaluate whether psilocybin mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy, could have a healing effect on young adults convicted of felonies in a maximum-security prison. In addition to improved recidivism rates (the degree of which has been debated), personality tests before and after these interventions showed positive changes.  In the 1970s, Weil worked in the music industry, as CEO at Intermedia Recording Corporation and senior vice president of Intermedia Systems Corporation, a publicly held multi-media production firm. Two of his numerous music projects were the 1973 debut album, “Aerosmith,” and the 1978 recording of the song “Jet Airliner,” by the Steve Miller Band, which hit both gold and platinum for sales exceeding two million. The bulk of Weil’s life work sits at the intersection of his formative influences of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, bringing others to what he calls a Portal to Presence — a simple doorway that effortlessly opens to an expansive awareness. He has conducted personal growth seminars in leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence and wellness for executives and their organizations throughout the world. He is certified in the HeartMath Inner Quality Management Program, Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT), and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and is a Master Values Mentor of the Minessence Group. In 2001, he was personally invited by Eckhart Tolle, bestselling author of The Power of Now, to teach and facilitate the Practice of Presence. An important Portal to Presence for Weil has been the internal arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. Fifty years ago, Weil began his studies in New York City in the Yang Style Cheng Man-Ching lineage, followed by the Dong Family Yang style and Chen Beijing style lineages. He deepened his experience of Qigong by traveling the world co-teaching with Master Mantak Chia, a renowned teacher of Taoist Inner Alchemy who, Weil recounts, “would scribble down Qigong practices like the microcosmic orbit onto scraps of paper,” with Weil scrambling to pick them up and study them. In 1996, Weil became the founding chairman of the National Qigong Association and has studied or taught with direct lineage holders in the wisdom traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Advaita, and The Gurdjieff Work.  Please join David Bonbright and Cynthia Li in conversation with this quintessential student of life and consciousness. 

Awakin Call
Gunther Weil -- Portals to Presence

Awakin Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021


“A ‘Portal to Presence’ is exactly what it says,” writes Gunther Weil, “a simple doorway that points to the realm of Consciousness or Presence. It would be stretching the meaning of the word 'technique' or 'method' to apply it to this idea. One just walks through the portal as one becomes aware of its existence…. The portal opens, and Presence arises spontaneously.” Weil is a Harvard-trained psychologist, executive coach, and lifelong student of consciousness. His diverse and colorful life includes working as a music business executive and being instrumental in the production of Aerosmith’s first album; teaching at Brandeis University, recruited and mentored by psychologist Abraham Maslow; coaching international executives in leadership, wellness, organizational development, and conflict resolution in the private and public sectors; studying and teaching Tai Chi and becoming a recognized master teacher of Qigong; and perhaps most famously, pioneering the mass consciousness movement that began in the 1960s with Dr. Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (a.k.a., Ram Dass), Ralph Metzner and others that popularized the field of psychedelic therapies.  As a young child, Weil and his parents fled the Holocaust “on one of the last boats leaving for America.” They settled in Nebraska, then Milwaukee, with psychology, philosophy, and classical music infusing their family culture. His father was an internationally regarded psychologist and pioneering researcher in Europe on synesthesia, the phenomenon of crossed senses, like smelling colors or seeing music. Education was of paramount importance; it was his father’s academic work that was their ticket to the US. Weil went on to study psychology and philosophy at Kenyon College, receiving a Fulbright scholarship to study in Norway. While there, he often visited Paris in his free time, inspired by the expat beatniks, literati, and jazz musicians who preceded the hippie generation. Upon returning to the States, he earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard University. His assigned faculty advisor was a prominent researcher in the field of personality — Dr. Timothy Leary. Among their research studies was the Concord Prison Experiment, a randomized, controlled study designed to evaluate whether psilocybin mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy, could have a healing effect on young adults convicted of felonies in a maximum-security prison. In addition to improved recidivism rates (the degree of which has been debated), personality tests before and after these interventions showed positive changes.  In the 1970s, Weil worked in the music industry, as CEO at Intermedia Recording Corporation and senior vice president of Intermedia Systems Corporation, a publicly held multi-media production firm. Two of his numerous music projects were the 1973 debut album, “Aerosmith,” and the 1978 recording of the song “Jet Airliner,” by the Steve Miller Band, which hit both gold and platinum for sales exceeding two million. The bulk of Weil’s life work sits at the intersection of his formative influences of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, bringing others to what he calls a Portal to Presence — a simple doorway that effortlessly opens to an expansive awareness. He has conducted personal growth seminars in leadership, creativity, emotional intelligence and wellness for executives and their organizations throughout the world. He is certified in the HeartMath Inner Quality Management Program, Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT), and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and is a Master Values Mentor of the Minessence Group. In 2001, he was personally invited by Eckhart Tolle, bestselling author of The Power of Now, to teach and facilitate the Practice of Presence. An important Portal to Presence for Weil has been the internal arts of Tai Chi and Qigong. Fifty years ago, Weil began his studies in New York City in the Yang Style Cheng Man-Ching lineage, followed by the Dong Family Yang style and Chen Beijing style lineages. He deepened his experience of Qigong by traveling the world co-teaching with Master Mantak Chia, a renowned teacher of Taoist Inner Alchemy who, Weil recounts, “would scribble down Qigong practices like the microcosmic orbit onto scraps of paper,” with Weil scrambling to pick them up and study them. In 1996, Weil became the founding chairman of the National Qigong Association and has studied or taught with direct lineage holders in the wisdom traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Advaita, and The Gurdjieff Work.  Please join David Bonbright and Cynthia Li in conversation with this quintessential student of life and consciousness. 

Just Pro Wrestling News
AEW Full Gear Preview. AEW Rampage Results.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 6:52


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, November 13, 2021. A special welcome to those of you listening on WrestleMap.com . If you want to bring our updates to your website...email us: desk@justprowrestlingnews.com. (STINGER: AEW) AEW presents its Full Gear pay per view tonight. THREE title matches are on the card - none bigger than Kenny Omega defending the AEW Championship against Hangman Page. On last night's Rampage, Hangman confronted the Young Bucks backstage and promised to “ruin” them if they as much as lay a hand on him during tonight's title match. Dr. Britt Baker puts her AEW Women's Championship on the line tonight against Tay Conti. The Lucha Brothers defend the AEW Tag Titles against FTR. Bryan Danielson will collide with Miro in the final of the World Title Eliminator Tournament. Plus, CM Punk vs. Eddie Kingston... The Inner Circle vs. Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page & American Top Team's Junior Dos Santos, Andrei Arlovsky & Dan Lambert... Darby Allin vs. MJF... Adam Cole & the Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express & Christian Cage... And Cody Rhodes & Pac vs. Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo. The main show starts at 8PM Eastern. The Buy-In pre-show begins at 7:30PM Eastern...and that will have Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose & Jamie Hayter Getting back to last night's Rampage… Matt Hardy beat Orange Cassidy in a Lumberjack Match after The Blade hit Cassidy with a pair of brass knuckles. Dante Martin pinned Ariya Daivari with his double springboard moonsault. After the match, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs & Hook invited Martin to join Team Taz. Jungle Boy beat Bobby Fish. Adam Cole's plan for a post-match attack fizzled...and Fish was left alone to deal with the consequences, which included a Killswitch from Christian Cage. Jade Cargill made quick work of Santana Garrett. (STINGER: New Japan) New Japan is running a major show of its own on U.S. soil tonight. It's Battle In The Valley from San Jose. Jay White will defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii. IF Ishii loses, he can never challenge for that title again. Kazuchika Okada will go one-on-one with Buddy Matthews, who will be making his New Japan debut. Other matches include... Juice Robinson vs. Moose. Will Ospreay vs. Ren Narita.. And Josh Alexander vs. Yuya Uemura. The show begins at 11PM Eastern. English commentary for the live broadcast will be exclusive to FITE TV. New Japan World will only have the Japanese language commentary when the show is live. This is an incredibly busy weekend for New Japan. Back in Japan...the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament begins on Saturday... And on Sunday, the World Tag League kicks off...with six tournament matches, including Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI...Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi...and Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku. Pro-Wrestling NOAH has a big show of its own on Saturday with three title matches on the card, including Kaito Kiyomiya & Masa Kitamiya defending the GHC Tag Team Titles against Naomichi Marufuji & Keiji Muto. Plus, Kenoh challenges Masaaki Mochizuki for the GHC National Championship. (STINGER: WWE) It seems no one's spot is safe when it comes to the teams for the elimination tag matches at Survivor Series. Jeff Hardy beat Sami Zayn on last night's SmackDown. As a result, Zayn is OFF the SmackDown men's team. No replacement was named. Sasha Banks, Naomi & Aliyah beat Shayna Baszler, Shotzi & Natalya. Aliyah reversed Natalya's Sharpshooter into a rollup to get the pin. Naomi had a hand in the finish. That apparently upset Sonya Deville, because moments later backstage, Deville informed Aliyah that she's off the SmackDown women's team at Survivor Series...and there's no replacement named for that spot either. King Woods got a win over Universal Champion Roman Reigns via disqualification after The Usos interfered. This was a non-title match...BUT it was stated before the match that the loser must “bend the knee” to the winner, and if Reigns did not adhere to this..he would be stripped of his title and banished from SmackDown. Reigns was on one knee after the match after The Usos beat up Woods, so I guess he technically delivered on the stipulation. Also last night, Los Lotharios beat the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs. And NXT's Von Wagner appeared backstage during SmackDown...apparently as backup for Adam Pearce. WWE responded to Keith Lee stating earlier this week that he paid for his own medical bills and expenses. WWE released a statement Friday, saying “Lee's recent comments implying WWE failed to pay his medical bills are erroneous.” That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, November 13th. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning. That's right. We're with you all weekend long. So, be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Shame Piñata
S2E9 Do You Need A Ceremony? (Pt 3, The Deep Dive)

Shame Piñata

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 8:24


Sometimes we feel a call to deepen, to learn, to grow and while there are many amazing teachers in the world, one of the greatest resources we have is our own intuition and our unique connection to Spirit. But in day to day life, it can be difficult to tap into these sources of wisdom. How can we create an intentional space to hear their voices?   Music by Terry Hughes Rate This Podcast   Other episodes in this series: S2E4 Do You Need a Ceremony? (Pt 1, Significant Moments)   S2E6 Do You Need a Ceremony? (Pt 2, Reinventing Ourselves) Sometimes we feel a call to deepen, to learn, to grow. And while there are many amazing teachers in the world, one of the greatest resources we have is our own intuition and our unique connection to Spirit. But in day to day life, it can be difficult to tap into these sources of wisdom. How can we create an intentional space to hear their voices?   This is Shame Piñata. I'm Colleen Thomas. Welcome to Shame Piñata, where we talk about creating rites of passage for real-life transitions.    This is the 3rd episode in a 3-part series called "Do You Need a Ceremony?" In part 1, we looked at significant personal moments, times when something important happens in life that might call for a moment of reflection, or celebration, or silence. We talked about how ceremony can be a helpful tool in honoring these event or milestones. In part 2, we looked at how ritual can help us reinvent ourselves when things get hard, when we're forced to let go of something we love, or when we just feel ready for a change.    Today we will look at how ritual can help us learn more about ourselves and deepen into our own inner wisdom. Let me say more about what I mean by this. Sometimes when I'm feeling lost or when things are especially hard, I look around and wish there was someone there to tell me what to do. Even when I am standing there all alone, it's amazing to remember that there is someone there who can do that for me - potentially several someones. For me personally, there's Spirit, my Ancestors, and my guides… As mythic astrologer Caroline Casey says, "Co-operators are standing by...." But also - perhaps most importantly - there's me, the deeper, wiser, older part of me, the part of me that I call "intuition", "gut feeling" or "body wisdom".    For you this may be different. You may experience Spirit differently or not at all. You may not experience any cooperators standing by, but you always have your internal compass, your knowing, your truth. And if by chance you've lost sight of that recently, know that that's something I don't believe we can ever truly lose.    This inner knowing can help me when I'm needing advice, looking for wisdom or when I just want to get some perspective on what's going on in my life and heart. For me, it's almost like my day-to-day mind keeps my attention on what needs to happen next and then next and then next to stay focused and meet my goals, while my deeper self holds the expansiveness of my being, the arc of my life, the complexity of the worlds I move through, the wonder of everything happening in each moment. And connecting to my deeper self bring me into that expansive space where it's all so much bigger than what I conceptualize as "me" and once I'm connected to that space, I can much more easily receive guidance or information from the co-operators.   Now, there are a myriad of ways you might already have cultivated to connect with your intuition. You might sort out the complexities of daily life while you're running or doing yoga. Journaling might give you space to put out all out there on the page so you can see the next steps forward. You may find calm and deep connection through a meditation or mindfulness practice. What I'd like to share with you today are some thoughts on how ritual can create a container to let you take a deep dive into your inner wisdom, like in a specific period of time. We'll be right back.   [MUSIC]   It's wonderful to have you with us today! In this 3-part series, we're exploring how ritual can help us mark significant moments, reinvent ourselves, or go deeper. What about you? Have you created a ceremony that changed you, helped you start over, or took you to a new level of connection within yourself? If so, we'd love to hear how you did it. Tell us about it through the contact page at shamepinata.com.    Here are some examples of times when you mighty feel a call to go into a deep-dive of self-connection: - at the new year, whenever you might celebrate that - during the bleeding time of your cycle (if you have one) when intuition can be heightened - when you need a reset - when you're feeling lost - when something particularly difficult is going on or when you're struggling with something in your heart - at significant astrological moments, such as your birthday, half-birthday or Saturn return and speaking of astrology, Mercury retrograde is a great time to stop, deepen and reflect   All of these are examples of times when you might sense a desire to create a kind of power-moment to connect with the deeper self.    If you're resonating with this idea, I invite you to sense into an upcoming moment that might feel like a good match for a deepening ceremony. It could look like setting aside a few hours before your birthday party to meditate and read Tarot cards to wrap up the last year of your life. It could be an intentional dinner on your own where you really taste the food and notice the memories that come along with each flavor. You might take a weekend workshop to create some structure for your solo journey. You could do an all-night vigil on the longest or shortest night of the year.    These can be very rich internal experiences where we connect super deeply with ourselves and build trust and gain knowledge. Some modalities of connection to our wisdom are: dreamwork, Tarot, reiki, Tai Chi, freeform movement and dance, freeform painting, drawing or sculpting, journaling, or collage. We can invoke the Ancestors, listen deeply to their wisdom and create art based on what we hear. We can set up a mirror and take a deep dive into our eyes for hours by candlelight.    But wait, this might all sound silly and selfish and kind of weird! There are so many wonderful things and so many challenging things in life. The challenging ones can wear us down. In order to be our best, show up as fully as possible for the people we love, ceremonies like these can fill us up so we can be more available to the people we love, more available to our world.    It's all about asking for what we need and being open to receiving answers to our questions and prayers. It's not so much making the thing happen as deeply listening to what is needed, taking our problems to the river or the ocean and listening to what we hear back. Trusting in what we hear back.   Our music is by Terry Hughes. Please follow us on IG or Twitter at shamepinata. And subscribe to the podcast on Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite player. I'm Colleen Thomas. Thanks for listening.

Just Pro Wrestling News
AEW Full Gear Contract Signing On Tonight's AEW Dynamite.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 5:50


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, November 10, 2021. This update is brought to you by the Wrestling Mayhem Show. Check out the new episode right now...wherever you get your podcasts. (STINGER: AEW) AEW begins the final drive toward the Full Gear pay per view on tonight's Dynamite. AEW Champion Kenny Omega and Hangman Page will meet for a contract signing ahead of their title match on Saturday night. Also tonight...Bryan Danielson vs. New Japan's Rocky Romero... FTR's Dax Harwood vs. Pac. AEW Women's Champ Dr. Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter & Rebel vs. Tay Conti, Anna Jay & Thunder Rosa... And Lio Rush & Dante Martin vs. Matt Sydal & Lee Moriarty. Martin pinned Frankie Kazarian on last night's Dark...thanks to a timely bit of outside interference by Rush. Also on last night's Dark, Sydal & Moriarty beat 2point0. The Gunn Club beat Dark Order's Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & Colt Cabana. Austin Gunn surprised Uno with a rollup - and grabbed the top rope - to steal the pin. Austin Gunn still has a perfect record in AEW. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs beat Dark Order's Alan 5” Angels & 10. Angels took the pin. Thunder Rosa, Kris Statlander and Ryo Mizunami beat Emi Sakura, Jamie Hayter and Rebel. Rosa pinned Rebel. There was some post-match tension between Statlander and Ruby Soho ahead of their second round match in the TBS Championship Tournament. Christian Cage, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus beat Matt Hardy, The Blade & Isiah Kassidy. Jungle Boy forced The Blade to tap out to the Snare Trap. Darby Allin pinned QT Marshall with the Coffin Drop. Plus, Too Fast Too Fuego beat Nick Comoroto & Aaron Solo, who took the pin. (STINGER: WWE) On last night's NXT… Pete Dunne pinned the North American Champion Carmelo Hayes in a non-title match. The end saw Johnny Gargano reach up from under the ring and grab Hayes' foot. That distraction set up Hayes for the Bitter End. Toxic Attraction beat Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter. Gigi Dolin pinned Carter. Shirai's former tag team partner, Zoey Stark, confirmed on Tuesday that she suffered a major knee injury...and is now recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus. Getting back to last night… Joe Gacy got a win over Boa via disqualification. This was what you'd expect until the lights in the arena started flashing. This apparently affected Boa because he grabbed Gacy with a choke hold and wouldn't let go, leading to the DQ. Kay Lee Ray pinned Sarray. Solo Sikoa pinned LA Knight to win a 3-Way that also included Grayson Waller. The Creed Brothers beat Kushida & Ikemen Jiro. Xyon Quinn turned down an invitation from Elektra Lopez to join Legado Del Fantasma. NXT's War Games pay per view is now set for Sunday, December 5th. Makeup and special effects artist Jason Baker told the news outlet Metro in the United Kingdom that he and Windham Rotunda - the former Bray Wyatt in WWE - are “starting a film at the end of the month.” (STINGER: New Japan) New Japan announced the teams for the upcoming World Tag League tournament. The current reigning IWGP tag champs, Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr., are in. So are the Guerrillas Of Destiny...Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano...Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma...Hiroyoshi Tenzen & Satoshi Kojima...Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask...Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI...Tetsuya Naito & SANADA...Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare...EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi...Bad Luck Fale is back, tagging with Chase Owens...and Minoru Suzuki will tag with another returning name, TAKA Michinoku. The tournament begins on Sunday. Juice Robinson told Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso his current contract with New Japan will expire in February. (STINGER: ROH) On this past weekend's Ring Of Honor TV...Bandido successfully defended the ROH World Championship against Alex Zayne...and Josh Woods beat LSG to retain his Pure Championship. Major League Wrestling and The Crash will co-promote an event in Tijuana, Mexico on December 3rd. Finally, a pair of deaths to report. Angelo Mosca - a legendary sports figure in Canada - died on Saturday. He was 84. And Judy Bagwell - mother of former WCW star Buff Bagwell and yes, a former WCW Tag Team Champion - passed away at the age of 78. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, November 10. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Artfully Told
Episode 075 - Kelsey Aicher

Artfully Told

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 45:55


In today's episode, I welcome Kelsey Aicher! Kelsey is a trapeze artist and coach, as well as the Artistic Director of Aerheart and the Training Company Program Director for Kansas City Aerial Arts. She shares her experience with mental health issues and why she's so passionate about opening conversations about it. She shares with us her heart behind her latest show "n0rmal" (premiering in Kansas City and on livestream soon!) and some of her exciting future plans. (Fun fact: the cover image for this episode is part of the show image for "n0rmal"!)   Get in touch with Kelsey Aicher: www.kansascityaerialarts.com | kelsey@kansascityaerialarts.com Enroll in Lindsey's dance and wellness courses: www.elevateart.thinkific.com  Support Artfully Told: www.paypal.me/elevateart Artfully Told links: www.facebook.com/artfullytold | www.artfullytold.podbean.com | elevateartskc@gmail.com Get a free audiobook through Audible!  http://www.audibletrial.com/ArtfullyTold Schedule your own interview as a featured guest with Artfully Told! https://calendly.com/artfullytold/podcast-interview   Episode 75 - Kelsey Aicher [00:00:00] Lindsey Dinneen: Hello, and welcome to Artfully Told, where we share true stories about meaningful encounters with art. [00:00:06] Krista: I think artists help people have different perspectives on every aspect of life. [00:00:12] Roman: All I can do is put my part in to the world. [00:00:15] Elizabeth: It doesn't have to be perfect the first time. It doesn't have to be perfect ever really. I mean, as long as you, and you're enjoying doing it and you're trying your best, that can be good enough. [00:00:23] Elna: Art is something that you can experience with your senses and that you just experiences as so beautiful. [00:00:31] Lindsey Dinneen: Hi friends, whether you are just getting started or you're a seasoned professional looking to up your game, I have an exciting opportunity for you. Did you know that I am actually the creator of 10 different courses online that range from ballet, jazz, tap. They also include a mindset detox course and two Stretch and Tone courses. So if you're looking to start a new hobby or get a little bit fitter, or you're looking to do a deep dive into your mindset, really perform a true detox, I have the course for you, and I would love to help you out with that. So if you go to elevateart.thinkific.com, you will see all of the different courses I've created. [00:01:26] You don't have to step in a classroom to take your first dance class. I teach a signature 20 Moves in 20 Days course that allows you to learn 20 steps in just 20 days. It's a lot of fun. We have a great time together. And I think you're going to absolutely love the different courses. And Artfully Told listeners get a little something from me. So if you go, you'll sign up and use the promo code "artfullytold," all one word, and when you do so you'll get 15% off the purchase of any and all your favorite courses. All right, listeners, enjoy that. Again, it's elevateart.thinkific.com. See you there. [00:02:11] Hello and welcome back to another episode of Artfully Told. I'm your host Lindsey and I am very excited to have as my guest today, Kelsey Aicher. She is a trapeze artist and coach. She is the Artistic Director of Aerheart and also the training director for Kansas City Aerial Arts for their training company. She's the director for that. And I am just absolutely thrilled that she is joining us here today. Thanks so much for being here, Kelsey. [00:02:43] Kelsey Aicher: Thank you for having me. [00:02:44] Lindsey Dinneen: Of course. Well, I would love if you wouldn't mind sharing just a little bit about your background, maybe how you got involved in art in general, and then specifically in aerial arts and let us know a little bit about what you're doing now to, if you don't mind. [00:02:58] Kelsey Aicher: Yeah. So I have a very strange accidental journey to where I am right now. I've always been really good at math. And that's honestly what got me into art was, I was just, I skipped a grade in math and in third grade and was always advanced. And I was so bored in all of my math classes in high school because I just felt it was too easy. So I started writing short stories instead of paying attention in class. And that's when I fell in love with writing. I started taking creative writing classes, realized I love writing short stories and wondered if I could make a profit or like make a career out of it. So I started studying screenwriting by reading every book that I could. And when I was a junior in high school, I took a summer screenwriting camp at Drexel University and studied screenwriting intensely with the professors and fell in love, went to NYU at first and then switched to Columbia College to finish my Bachelor's in Screenwriting. [00:04:01] And then my life pulled me into Portland. My ex-husband got a job there and I didn't know what to do. And so I was freelancing as a screenwriter doing commercial scripts. I started taking aerial classes to do something, to feel, to feel productive. It was just a hobby. And then a year later I started performing and coaching. And a year after that, I was hired professionally to perform trapeze and just somehow accidentally became a trapeze artist. I don't think that's most people's journey. And now moving to Kansas City, I moved here four years ago. I've been able to combine my love of writing and my aerial arts by writing circus stage shows for the training company, student company, and the professional company. [00:04:54] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. That's amazing. I love that you've been able to incorporate both of your passions into this one cool endeavor that you've been able to undertake. So that's, that's really interesting. So, like you said, sort of the accidental everything coming together, but it sounds like it, it came together pretty, pretty, perfectly, so that's, that's great. So you talked about, you know, starting with the background in, in writing. And so I'm curious how that transition has been, because you were talking about screenplays and whatnot. So, so how have you found that background to be obviously incredibly helpful as you plan out shows, but then also, how has it changed or evolved over the years just because it's necessary to do so with producing a, an aerial show versus let's say a movie? [00:05:45] Kelsey Aicher: So starting at NYU for college, they have your freshman year, you have all the --all dramatic writing students are combined to a class. So it's playwrights, TV writers, and screenwriters. And the first semester, all we did was study plays. And then the second semester we started moving into TV and films. So I actually got a lot of training in playwriting as well as part of my education into screenwriting. When I write a show: one, I think just in general, any type of writer, whether it's short story, novels, whatever, there's still always standard structures of a story. They're generally three acts and character development, multiple plot points. So just understanding story, I think, helps with creating any type of show on stage. Even if it's silent, like ours are-- I shouldn't say silent, but free of dialogue, like ours are-- in a circus show. But having the playwriting understanding actually helps me more. I treat it like I'm writing a musical, so I still outline all my habits and stuff like that like I do for screen writing. I write like my treatment, my outlook. [00:07:01] But then when I think about it, conceptually, I think of it like a musical, because a musical has this narrative story, but then the idea of having a musical number where you're just singing is so removed from reality that it's like a large moment that's just capturing one tiny little feeling. And that's kind of what I do with aerial is like, okay, we're having this story flowing through. And now we have this character locks eyes with this character. And instead of singing a song about it, we're going to have three aerialists on silks doing a whole dance that's showing how these two characters have just fallen in love at first sight. [00:07:41] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, I love that. Yeah. I can completely see that. It's so helpful to have that background of understanding the, the building blocks of creating a story in order to translate it to an art form that you really can't do as much with as far as-- well, you could, I suppose with dialogue-- but traditionally you don't. So yeah, I think that's, that's really neat. And I'm curious, has there been one show in particular that you've worked on, perhaps that has been the most difficult to translate from your concept in your head and like, "I know I want to get these messages across" to put it on, you know, an aerial production where they can, they can interact with each other? Yes, you can see those very human moments and these connections, but still to get across your main point, you know, what was, what has been one of the most challenging that you've experienced so far? [00:08:36] Kelsey Aicher: I think the one that has not actually been released yet. I wrote a show for the training company, Kansas City Aerial Arts called "The Spaces Between," and it's very conceptual. I started writing it-- honestly, I think it was the first show I started to write. But it just didn't make sense to have them start with the students, start with like a really highly conceptual show. And so I put it on hold for several years and we finally were doing it to debut on April 3rd, 2020. So we spent six months building up for this show, getting everything ready. And the three weeks before the show, we shut down the whole studio. And so we actually just filmed it in this past April, April 2021, and it's still in the editing process, so I haven't seen it yet. So that's why I'm interested to see if it goes across. [00:09:33] In the past I've written really, really narrative shows. We've did one about the story of Prometheus and the one that we did before "Spaces Between" was called "Masked: A Superhero Love Story." And it was very clear that here's our hero, here's our villain. And they fall in love and like everything that's happening. So generally I go very narrative where like one person is playing a character and it's the whole through line. With "The Spaces Between," there was a narrator that was just telling the story about growing up, dealing with parents' divorce and death of her sister and escaping, using her imagination to escape what was the stress of what was happening in her life and going to your imagination by thinking of like the worlds that are created in the space inside of bubble or the space between two pages of a book. So it's interesting to make things really, really highly conceptual, where people are just like in normal clothes. And it's not really obvious. They're not heavy characters. Even if the narrator is talking about bubbles beforehand, will people be able to tell that these three lyra performers are supposed to be fairies come to life in this magical world between bubbles? [00:10:46] So I, I think that that's the hardest one, but I also don't know yet the end results, since it hasn't been released yet. It's not fully edited. So I'm when we interested to see if the whole concept and idea that comes across. I hope it does, but I know that that's definitely-- it's a lot harder to convey a concept, especially when we're doing everything very conceptual anyway. Like falling in love is easier to do with dialogue than with aerial, but at least we can create a lot of set up with the right music and costuming and movement to convey it, than trying to convey something like-- I'm trying to think of an example. Oh, there's one where it is-- they're portraying the space between notes in music and on trapeze. And whether that's going to come across or not, I don't know. [00:11:45] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. Yeah. You know, on some level I think every time I write and produce a show is, you know, I, I have some level of confidence having been able to produce shows that I'm proud of in the past, but there's always that, you know, when you produce something new, is it, is it going to read, is it going to come across to your audience or did you just create this cool thing in your head that everyone's like, "oh yeah, that was interesting," but they don't quite get. So I can certainly relate to that. But I'm excited for that, that show. That sounds really interesting and unique. And I think, I think that will be a really cool concept to watch. Well, a series of concepts to, to watch in a, in an aerial show specifically. Well, I know that you're currently working on a show that is coming up pretty quickly here, just a few weeks away. And I would love if you wouldn't mind sharing that. I know it's a very, you know, personal thing for you. And I don't want to give anything away ahead of time. I want you to speak to it, but I would love if you would share just a little bit about maybe your next upcoming production that is finally live again. So exciting. [00:12:56] Kelsey Aicher: I am very excited to be back to live theater. It is, I don't enjoy filming things that were meant for stage, despite my screenwriting background. Yeah. So I am making, I've directed the student company before. This is my first time directing our professional company, Aerheart. It is also my first time directing a show that I'm performing in since I'm in Aerheart, but the show is called "n0rmal." Doesn't sound so exciting, but I want to spell this out. We're spelling it lowercase n, the number zero, r m a l. I put the zero in because I wanted to show that like no one is free from mental health or no one is untouched by mental health topics. Like everyone is affected. We're not alone. So I put the zero in there, one, to make the spelling a little bit quirkier, but to, to show that like we're all in this together, no one is exempt from dealing with mental illness or mental health issues. And that's the subject of the show we are talking about trying to normalize talking about mental health and suicide prevention. [00:14:07] Yes, you mentioned that it is a more of a personal story or personal project for me. One, in the pandemic, I saw a lot of my friends have more mental health issues. And for me, I went deeper into my depression, which I've been dealing with since I was 14. And more on a very personal level, I had an addiction to self-harm, to cutting specifically when I was in high school, and I struggled a lot with it. I was hospitalized in college for self harm and I have struggled on and off, but I've been pretty good in my adult years. And during the pandemic with everything being as hard as it was and depressing that it was, I picked up the habit again and it was a struggle and it was a thing that I didn't like. And so I resumed therapy and got back out of the, I stopped it before it became an addiction or a habit again. So I was already dealing with like, "okay, I'm having a tough time. And I know I'm not the only person having a tough time, but none of us are talking about it." [00:15:17] And I'm coming from a place of privilege like that I get to create art all the time. I have been in therapy. I am willing to talk about my own struggles with anyone. But not everyone feels that safety because there are so many reasons to feel like talking about having depression or having suicidal thoughts is taboo. It's going to be a sign of weakness or people just don't understand. And people end up feeling isolated and alone for that reason because they feel like they're the only one feeling what they're feeling. So I wanted to create a show that was to say like, "Hey, you aren't alone." We all experienced this thing in different ways, but it's okay to talk about it and there is support out there. So that's kind of how "n0rmal" started. [00:16:09] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. Well, first of all, I just want to say, you know, for me personally, but just for, for the world, for people in general-- I, I'm so thankful that you are willing to, to address this and to address it in a way that brings people together and says you're not alone, that, that many of us struggle daily with various, you know, mental health concerns. And I think that, you know, I agree with you a lot of times we're led to feel like we're the only ones experiencing something, and that's just not true. And I've noticed for myself that the more honest and open I can be about my own struggles with, you know, with the appropriate people-- not, not everybody-- but with the appropriate people that there's this extremely supportive community in the feeling of, if I can be honest, that allows other people to be honest too. And then we can support each other, but if we don't know what's going on and we can't be honest, then we're stuck in this loop of, of feeling like we're alone because clearly nobody else is going through this. Everybody else has their lives together when that is so not true. So, yeah, I, so I really commend you for, for doing this, and I'm really curious to me, this sounds like one of those concepts that is extremely difficult to translate to an aerial show. So I'm curious how that process has gone for you. And are you sort of tackling different aspects of mental health per piece or is there like a very clear running narrative throughout the whole? [00:17:55] Kelsey Aicher: It is more the former. So I have a description that has some statistics and my, my apologies if this number is wrong. If you come see the show, the correct information is on the program, but it's-- I have a two paragraph description, one paragraph for each act, and the first act talks about some statistics. Like the first piece is called-- and I'm going to get this number wrong, I'm so sorry-- 48,481, I think is the number, which is the number of lives lost to suicide in the year 2020 in the US. Wow. Which is a lot. And so I start with the first act being a lot of statistics and things like psychosis, depression, and substance use disorder are three of the highest risk factors for suicide. Things like being a member of a minority community, especially LGBTQ, or having experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, veterans. There are a lot of risk factors that show signs like that go into complete suicide. And so the first act kind of covers a lot of the different warning signs or common risk factors that can lead to suicide. [00:19:28] And then in what I think is the hardest piece in the show, like not hardest physically, but the hardest piece to watch is an acro number where-- I'm in this piece, of course, my partner and I at the end commit suicide. And then the second act is more about like, okay, so we know that there are these problems that people are facing. There's these mental health issues. There are these risk factors. There are certain groups that are more at risk than others and it's really prevalent. So then the second act is about like, okay, so people might be drawn to suicide because they feel like they're a burden to other people or because they want their pain to end and we can support them. And what you're talking about with the, having the conversation to find out, like, by actually saying like what's going on and you end up finding that you're not alone and that there's a support system. The second to last piece-- which I'm also in-- apparently I'm in the hard pieces emotionally. [00:20:29] It's called "Honest Conversation." And it's performed with my duo partner, Elena Sherman, and my real life best friend. And we are-- our piece is duo lyra, and we're having an honest conversation where in this piece we are through aerial saying like, "Hey, I have been feeling this way." And then all of a sudden hearing, "oh, I've been feeling this way too, and I love you." And we love each other and maybe we can like support each other. So having that honest conversation, just talking about it. So it's very conceptual because there isn't like a strong through line, but I did have these two paragraphs written in the program. And the title of each act is in bold and caps in the paragraph. So if you want to kind of follow along, so you're just like, "I don't even know what's going on right now," you have that safety backup to find out like what we're talking about with psychosis, hopefully like in the piece specifically about psychosis, where we have two people that are kind of like the same sometimes, and then moving further away from each other at other times, hopefully you can kind of get that sense of having -- not multiple personalities-- but having conflicting feelings and manic and depressive states that are sometimes together and sometimes battling each other. Hopefully in the piece about depression, you get the sense of just feeling defeated and depressed. But there is that option of go back and look at the paragraph and you can figure out what we're doing. [00:22:00] Lindsey Dinneen: That's awesome. Yeah. And I know this show is coming up pretty quickly. So do you want to share the details of how we might be able to watch it, whether we're local to Kansas City or not? [00:22:12] Kelsey Aicher: If you are local to Kansas City, we are going to be performing this show live at City Stage at Union Station on November 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. You can buy tickets at kansascityaerialarts.com. There'll be a link to our EventBrite page. If you are not local to Kansas City, and you want to check out the show, we are going to do a live stream on the Friday, November 19th show, and you can buy tickets through our same EventBrite page there. And if you do the live stream, you'll be able to not only watch it live on Friday, but you'll have access to watch it at another time after that, that weekend. So I know some of my students that are coming to see the show in person that have family members that are in different states are also gifting a live stream to their family members so that everyone they want to share it with can see this show. [00:23:06] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, that's a perfect option. Thank you for sharing all about it and the process and all of that. And I'm wondering how it's been for you personally, and you can go into as little or as much detail as you want, but this is obviously-- like, we've kind of touched on something near and dear to your heart. And I, I, I know from my own personal experience that sometimes taking something that is really, really difficult, and frankly, even just difficult to talk about regardless of your comfort level of it, it's just still hard. I'm, I'm curious how that's been for you to translate that for yourself as a performer and then watching your creation come to life. How has that process been for you? I mean, I can only imagine that you are, you're needing to do a lot of self care on the side to really you know, not go down a rabbit hole of, of, of you know, reliving some of those harder moments, but, but, but still able to portray it. Do you mind speaking to that? [00:24:11] Kelsey Aicher: Yeah, of course. Yeah, I feel like I've been sharing my story more in the last few weeks than I ever have in my life, but I have, I've decided about five years ago that I was going to stop worrying about covering up my scars and not worry about telling people that I have depression, like not trying to hide it. I grew up in a Catholic small town, rural Wisconsin, conservative family. And when the school counselor told my parents that like I had talked about suicide ideation and that I should seek counseling, my parents were really upset that I would need extra help. My mom would drive me to and from therapy in silence and she would always like give me a doctors' note, like that I had a doctor's appointment. Like she would not let the school know that it was for counseling. I was told that I was not allowed to tell anyone, like none of my friends. So I went through my teenage years, dealing with an addiction to cutting, dealing with depression, dealing with starting meds for major depression and anxiety. [00:25:24] And my parents wouldn't talk to me about it. And I couldn't talk to any of my friends. And so I grew up being like, everything that I'm dealing with is something to be ashamed about. And even when I was hospitalized in college, it was only because some one saw --a neighbor in the dorms. I started like bleeding through my shirt and I didn't realize I was bleeding through my shirt from all of my wounds that I had self-inflicted, and they're the ones that took me to the hospital. And then coming back from that break, my parents and I really didn't talk about it. So it's just been like this whole, like life of like, you're supposed to be ashamed of having depression. You're supposed to hide it. You're not supposed to talk about it because like it's improper and it reflects poorly on your family and everyone else around you. [00:26:09] And in Portland, I had a coach who was wearing tank tops all the time and I could see her scars. And I asked her about at one time, like really like hesitantly about like, "Why do you feel comfortable showing your scars?" And she's like, "I get hot easily. I don't want to wear sleeves when I'm training." And it was just like this whole idea of like, "oh, this isn't a big deal." And so I made it a goal for myself that once a week, from them that point on, I was going to wear either shorts or short sleeves or something that revealed at least a scar once, once a week. And it wasn't necessarily around people I knew, or to like my aerial classrooms, and that it would be like to the grocery store, but I was just going to like gradually become okay with like having my scars exposed because I would like literally wear long sleeves and pants. And I like cover absolutely everything. [00:27:02] And so when I started getting comfortable with like my body and people seeing this, and I started like realizing. There's this other person that has this thing. And then we start talking these other people and they have depression. I was like, "oh, I'm not alone." And "Hey, I can start talking about these things." And I've found for me that the best thing for my own mental health and my own control of my problems with self harm has been being honest in talking about it. So I think for me, because I have been now for like, six, seven years been very open. Like if anyone asks me about something that's going on or my past experience, I will tell them. I will be honest. And it's just been something that's been so helpful for me. So I think along this journey, working on this show, even though it is so personal to me and personal to all the performers, I've already-- I don't want to say made my peace but it's the best phrase that's coming to my head right now-- made my peace with that that I don't feel super vulnerable to it. [00:28:00] That said, I am reading something on stage that I wrote. And I have found that when I listened to myself say these words, I have a really tough time. That's when I get triggered. So I have to, there's a piece where I'm reading something I wrote while a contortionist is performing to my words on stage. And anytime she sends me her videos to show me like, "oh, this is what I'm working on," I have to turn the sound off because if I hear myself saying these words, these about having anxiety and feeling stressed out, I get like, I have a physical reaction. So I have found that like, that's my one like trigger in this show, everything else I've been okay with. I've seen a lot of the performers, so many of the performers, if not every performer in this show has started putting their own emotions, their own feelings and their own experiences into this show as well. And so I've seen it more, I've seen more reactions from the other cast members seeing like how their real feelings are getting into the pieces and sometimes disrupting it. [00:29:09] And so I've talked to some of the newer performers. And the way that I keep my, the way I picture it is, you want to be you adjacent. So I think like, there's this character and then there's yourself and you want to have them next to each other so that they're just touching enough that you can pass the emotions and the feelings of your own experiences into your character, but you don't want them to be overlapping and you don't want them to be the same. Because if you are now becoming your reality into this piece, it's going to be so hard as a performer. It's going to be too easy to break down and to not actually separate yourself from the art that you're working on. So I talked to someone else about this and they just decided that they described it as a mask work, where you don't want your mask to be so tight fitting that it's yourself. You want to have a little bit of space between you and your mask that you're presenting. I think of it as being adjacent. Either way, it's this idea that you need to put all of your feelings and your experiences and your person next to your character that you're being. So pull on your experiences of self-harm and depression in this piece about depression, but don't make it actually your real experiences. If that makes sense. [00:30:25] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, and that's great advice. And I wish I had heard that advice a few years ago. I performed a piece where my character was the subject of some pretty intense bullying and, you know, a lot of gossip swirling around the character and the character had to deal with it. And, and it was very difficult to, to be adjacent to that character, having experienced some, some similar kinds of-- not the same obviously things-- but similar things to have those feelings brought back up, right? And so, yeah, that is such a good piece of advice. Yes, draw on your own experience to be able to portray it, to be able to share with the audience, "this is how this feels to me," but not so much that you get to a point of reliving the difficult, like-- I mean, trauma is a strong word-- but you know, things are traumatic, so don't relive the trauma exactly. But yeah, but, but be willing to sit with the feeling. And stay a little bit separate. I like, I like the way that, that you talked about that. Yeah. That's really important. [00:31:33] Kelsey Aicher: And you don't want to completely remove yourself from it because then your performance is inauthentic. Like you still want to give an honest portrayal, but that's why I always think of it, like as adjacent, like touching but not overlapping. [00:31:46] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. That's, that's fantastic. And I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have that support system growing up. I think there-- there's still is-- but there were for many, many years just so much stigma surrounding any sort of mental health difficulty. And I'm so thankful that you have a great support system now, from the sounds of it. And again, we, we are all touched by it. I love what your concept of that is, is nobody has been untouched in some way, whether it's you yourself or, or somebody that you love deeply or whatever. It's, it's there. And so being able to have those honest conversations and draw on the support of others and professionals. And I'm a huge advocate for therapy. I, I think therapy is for absolutely everyone. [00:32:30] Kelsey Aicher: Yes. I think that is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Like we go to the dentist twice a year to make sure that our teeth are still okay. We go to the doctor to make sure that everything's okay. Why don't we do this same thing for our emotional and mental wellbeing? Like everyone should be just at least once in their life should get that like tune-up. We do it for our cars. We do it for everything. But we should do it for our brain as well. [00:32:54] Lindsey Dinneen: Yes. Amen. Fully on board with that. Yes. So I'm sure that you're a pretty wrapped up in, you know, everything that is "n0rmal" right now, but then what is on the horizon for you? Where do you see yourself heading to next? [00:33:12] Kelsey Aicher: Well, always more things. I'm sure you already know that our training company is doing this production in December with VidaDance, called "Cracked!" So I'm simultaneously working on training and getting everything together and directing "n0rmal" while also doing some choreography and coaching for the training company for "Cracked!" And the training company at KCAA is already starting to work on our spring show which is a pop goth, gender neutral fairytale retelling, called "The Glass Combat Boot." So I'm already doing auditions for that and choreography and getting everything lined up. That will be in May, again at City Stage. And then, because I'm always thinking so far ahead, I'm getting the concept ready for their Fringe show and I'm already working on Aerheart's show for next year, next fall. So I'm constantly, I always like to stay one year ahead when it comes to writing the show that we're going to do. [00:34:17] So I kind of have a system of "alright, idea for next year's show needs to be done at least one year in advance. I need to have an outline at least 10 months in advance. I need to start auditions and choreography" by the time that we have started by the time we're in production of the previous show. So I'm going year-round constantly thinking of like what the next project is. It helps that I always like to create, so I get excited about things and the people I work with, both in Aerheart and in the training company, they're so inspiring. And so sometimes they'll just say something or do something and I see an image and that sparks a whole entire show. [00:35:02] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, absolutely. Well, and I have the privilege of actually knowing you in real life, not just, you know, over the, the podcast. And so, yeah, you are one of the most organized people I've ever met, which obviously you have to be, considering you always have like 15,000 things on your plate, so kudos to you. [00:35:21] Kelsey Aicher: I don't usually feel that way so thank you for the compliment. [00:35:24] Lindsey Dinneen: Well, yeah, and I understand that the not feeling that way, but clearly, you know, you are very. So good, good for you, but yeah, that, that is awesome. And for those who haven't had the chance to experience Kansas City Aerial Arts yet-- first of all, I just have to say the company, the professional company Aerheart, and then of course the training company, but the students in general are just amazing people first and they're amazing performers second, but they are just-- you have to watch, you have to watch their shows, frankly. Just shameless plug, but like, it just, you have to do it because they're, they're so good. And one of the things that I enjoy so much about watching them perform is how much they enjoy performing together. It's just obvious. [00:36:11] Kelsey Aicher: Yes. Yes. 100%. This is the most supportive community I have ever known. Like, I am constantly baffled by them. We hold auditions and it's almost like people get more excited to find out that they didn't get a solo because they're excited that someone else got the solo. It's, it is so crazy how much they all support each other and love each other. And like you said, it just shows on stage. [00:36:38] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. It's, it's magical. It's a really special atmosphere that you all have obviously carefully curated and support, but it is awesome the kind of people that you draw in and the way that they interact with each other. It's, it's always a blessing when we get to interact with y'all, but just in general, it's so much fun to watch you. And I would highly also encourage that if anybody is local to Kansas City and has any interest in aerial art, definitely that's the way to go. Like I said, they're extremely supportive people. Even if you've literally never done anything aerial before, they're not going to make you feel goofy or anything. I mean, I did an intro lesson one time and I was so like, I, you know, don't have the upper body strength or anything, and everyone was just so supportive and sweet and you know, that's the way to go. Well Kelsey, you know, thank you so much in general for, for being honest and open with, with us and specifically with the show. I'm really excited that you're doing this and I commend the work. I think it's extremely important that you're doing it. So thank you so much for that. I do have a couple sort of generic questions that I like to ask my guests if you're comfortable with that. [00:37:50] Kelsey Aicher: Yeah, of course. [00:37:51] Lindsey Dinneen: Awesome. Well, first of all, what is one change that you would really like to see in the art world? It could be really anything-- could be a very serious sort of change that you feel like needs to be made or something fun. Just what's one thing you would like to see changed about the art world? [00:38:10] Kelsey Aicher: One thing that I really struggle with is I don't feel that artists receive the same respect as someone that works like a standard nine to five. Like we're constantly asked to work for experience or do work for free promotion, but you wouldn't ask an architect to build a design your building for free, just for exposure. And I think that artists frequently thought of as, "oh, you're just doing it because you love it. And so you should just do it for the love and you don't have to worry about getting paid or getting paid equally." And I don't know, I feel like it's kind of like, you know, people that are computer programmers, they don't just write code because they want to make money. They do it also because they enjoy it, and artists do their work because they enjoy it. But why are we expected to just enjoy it and not seek compensation? So I do wish that there was a little bit more respect financially for artists. [00:39:12] Lindsey Dinneen: Yes, yes. And amen. Yep, absolutely agree. And then is there something arts related that you still want to explore that you haven't yet? So maybe another form of art that has it kind of, you know, prodded you here and there that, "oh, try me!" But you haven't had the opportunity or, or haven't gone for it yet? [00:39:38] Kelsey Aicher: Hmm. That is a really good question. I tend to be a person who-- I don't want to say impulsive, I'm impulsive light. So if there's something that interests me, I usually go for it and I dive in to it. So most things I feel like I have tried. I do still have the goal and it's not new. I, I love writing and I still write regularly. I still have the goal of writing a novel someday. But I'm trying to think of other art forms that I haven't dabbled in that I had just like really would like to try. I can tell you that one of my favorite art forms to watch is, I love watching dance. I love watching all types of dance and I just get mesmerized by it. And when there's an aerialist and a dancer on stage at the same time, the audience is almost always watching the aerialist because that's the thing that they haven't seen so much. And for me, I'm always watching the dancers cause I'm like, "But, but the dancer!" But I, I have tried dancing. I'm not great at dancing. I really respect everything that you guys do. Because I, I'm not a great mover on the ground by any means. [00:40:43] Lindsey Dinneen: But maybe something to further explore someday if you feel like it! [00:40:46] Kelsey Aicher: Possibly. Yeah. I mean, things in the circus arts, I know I want to get better at hand balancing and I've even considered-- it's just like, not professionally-- but like, I'm like when I retire from aerial, I think I might try to get a little bit more into contortion. You know, cause someone just gets into contortion for fun. But yeah, I think that my art, I just like to, I like being creative. I like, I like to move my body a lot, so I think it'd be something along those lines or even in the martial arts, I know. Not everyone considers that to be an art, but there certainly is a movement and an art form to things like Tai Chi or TaeKwonDo. So I think maybe the martial arts would be something I would try out. [00:41:30] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah, absolutely. Great. And then my final question is-- so at the end of your life, what is one arts related experience that you would want to experience one last time for the last time? [00:41:45] Kelsey Aicher: Directing a show with aerialists. It's funny that I have fallen in love with it in the last few years, because I, when I was in film school, I really just wanted to be a writer. I had no ambition to be a director, almost everyone I was in classes with was like director, director, or writer, director. And I was like, no, I really do not want to direct. And the last four years with Kansas City Aerial Arts and working with the student company in particular, like being able to see us, all that team effort put in heart and soul from choreographers and performers and coaches and make a vision come to life. And it's not just like this vision that I have, like, I love seeing their reaction. Like "Masked" was my favorite show that we've done so far on stage. And after "Masked," so many of the students came up to me were just like, "We can do this again, right? Like we should just like, get the, the theater again next week and just keep performing this show." And that joy and that excitement of "we did this together as a team, we got this concept, we were the best artists we could be and we executed a vision." It's just so incredible. And so I imagine that like at the end of my life, I just want to direct one more show with this community again. [00:43:06] Lindsey Dinneen: Yeah. I can understand that. Certainly relate to that. Yeah. Well, Kelsey, thank you so very much for being here today. I'm just so inspired by what you've been talking about and your courage in speaking out about things that are important, that matter to you, that matter to everyone. So thank you for doing that. And if, if people are interested in connecting with you specifically, is there a way for them to do? [00:43:33] Kelsey Aicher: Yes. You can go to kansascityaerialarts.com and you'll be able to find my bio and my contact information. If you want to email me, it's kelsey@kansascityaerialarts.com. I am not very good about social media, but I do have an Instagram account, which is mindfulaerhead. Airhead is A E R. So M I N D F U L A E R H E A D. So mindfulaerhead because I am really into mindfulness while being in the air. And yep. So you can follow me on Instagram there and message me that way as well. I will do my best to respond. I'm working this year on improving my social media presence, but it has been a thing that I have been removed from for several years. [00:44:23] Lindsey Dinneen: Oh, I can relate to that. Well, thanks again so much for being here. I really appreciate it. And if you are feeling as inspired as I am after listening to this episode, I'd love if you'd share this with a friend or two, and we will catch you next time. [00:44:41] If you have a story to share with us, we would love that so much. And I hope your day has been Artfully Told. [00:44:51] Hi friends. I wanted to share with you another podcast that I think you're going to fall in love with just as I have. It's called Harlem with a View, and it is hosted by Harlem Lennox, who was a previous guest of mine on Artfully Told and a dear friend. Just because it looks easy doesn't mean it is. There is so much that goes into the work of your creative. She wants to know how the artists got into their line of work, what inspires them, but most importantly, what keeps them going? She'd asked them about how they make it through the blood, sweat, and tears. She wants to know what it's like to live this creative life: the good, the bad, the ugly, and even the magical. So she goes behind the scenes with creatives, from different genres and she explores their history, their take on life and talks about the business of art and the dedication of making art. She has a brilliant, brilliant platform. I think you will fall in love. I highly recommend that you search for Harlem with a View. Thanks!

Kamurocho Radio
Episode 52: The Drag-diddly-agon of Dojima-roonie

Kamurocho Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 88:29


More orphan drama this week before we finally head back to Kamurocho. Riona and Koji are cancelled. Taichi thinks all landlords should die. Kiryu may or may not be aware of the United States. We talk about Oval Pawffice and DogRates in this one. Argyle | Jordan Twitter | Discord A Noise Space Podcast

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - ROBERT MORNINGSTAR - Is there a UFO-UN Connection OR Is This More UFO Propaganda

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 45:17


Robert D. Morningstar is currently Co-Editor of UFO Digest. RDM is a civilian intelligence analyst, and photo analyst living in New York City. He is a graduate of Power Memorial Academy ('67) with a degree in psychology from Fordham University ('74). While at Fordham University, Robert D Morningstar was recruited as a research associate in some of the earliest studies of "Artificial Intelligence" in a program sponsored by ONI & IBM. During the 1970s, Robert D Morningstar became a "China Watcher," specializing in Chinese language studies, as well as, a Yang Family Tai Chi master, acknowledged by the Hong Kong Tai Chi Masters Association and the highest-ranking masters in. RDM has taught Tai Chi for the East Asian Studies Department at Oberlin College (1980-81) and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College (1994-95), City University of New York. From 1992-1994, he served as a consultant and movement therapist in the Behavioral Sciences Department at The International Center for the Disabled in New York City teaching Movement Therapy, Stress Management and Behavioral Modification Programs. During the 1990s, Robert D Morningstar dedicated himself to investigating the JFK Assassination and exposed the doctoring of the Zapruder Film and the alteration of the medical and forensic evidence in the Warren Commission Report. Robert has been studying UFOs since the mid-1950s and has had several close encounters while airborne and on the ground (most recently in September '07). Morningstar is a civilian pilot, FAA-certified Instrument Ground Instructor and a USG certified Weather Specialist. Robert D Morningstar works regularly with victims of alien abduction around the world (via Internet) and uses Tai Chi, Taoist meditation methods to relieve trauma resulting from PTSS (post traumatic stress syndrome) of ETAP. Morningstar teaches psychic and psychological skills (like Remote Viewing) to combat "intruders" and thwart psychic attacks and alien abductions. *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - ROBERT MORNINGSTAR - Is there a UFO-UN Connection OR Is This More UFO Propaganda

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 45:17


Robert D. Morningstar is currently Co-Editor of UFO Digest. RDM is a civilian intelligence analyst, and photo analyst living in New York City. He is a graduate of Power Memorial Academy ('67) with a degree in psychology from Fordham University ('74). While at Fordham University, Robert D Morningstar was recruited as a research associate in some of the earliest studies of "Artificial Intelligence" in a program sponsored by ONI & IBM. During the 1970s, Robert D Morningstar became a "China Watcher," specializing in Chinese language studies, as well as, a Yang Family Tai Chi master, acknowledged by the Hong Kong Tai Chi Masters Association and the highest-ranking masters in. RDM has taught Tai Chi for the East Asian Studies Department at Oberlin College (1980-81) and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College (1994-95), City University of New York. From 1992-1994, he served as a consultant and movement therapist in the Behavioral Sciences Department at The International Center for the Disabled in New York City teaching Movement Therapy, Stress Management and Behavioral Modification Programs. During the 1990s, Robert D Morningstar dedicated himself to investigating the JFK Assassination and exposed the doctoring of the Zapruder Film and the alteration of the medical and forensic evidence in the Warren Commission Report. Robert has been studying UFOs since the mid-1950s and has had several close encounters while airborne and on the ground (most recently in September '07). Morningstar is a civilian pilot, FAA-certified Instrument Ground Instructor and a USG certified Weather Specialist. Robert D Morningstar works regularly with victims of alien abduction around the world (via Internet) and uses Tai Chi, Taoist meditation methods to relieve trauma resulting from PTSS (post traumatic stress syndrome) of ETAP. Morningstar teaches psychic and psychological skills (like Remote Viewing) to combat "intruders" and thwart psychic attacks and alien abductions. *** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free)To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - ROBERT MORNINGSTAR - Is there a UFO-UN Connection OR Is This More UFO Propaganda

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 45:17


Robert D. Morningstar is currently Co-Editor of UFO Digest. RDM is a civilian intelligence analyst, and photo analyst living in New York City. He is a graduate of Power Memorial Academy ('67) with a degree in psychology from Fordham University ('74). While at Fordham University, Robert D Morningstar was recruited as a research associate in some of the earliest studies of "Artificial Intelligence" in a program sponsored by ONI & IBM. During the 1970s, Robert D Morningstar became a "China Watcher," specializing in Chinese language studies, as well as, a Yang Family Tai Chi master, acknowledged by the Hong Kong Tai Chi Masters Association and the highest-ranking masters in. RDM has taught Tai Chi for the East Asian Studies Department at Oberlin College (1980-81) and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hunter College (1994-95), City University of New York. From 1992-1994, he served as a consultant and movement therapist in the Behavioral Sciences Department at The International Center for the Disabled in New York City teaching Movement Therapy, Stress Management and Behavioral Modification Programs. During the 1990s, Robert D Morningstar dedicated himself to investigating the JFK Assassination and exposed the doctoring of the Zapruder Film and the alteration of the medical and forensic evidence in the Warren Commission Report. Robert has been studying UFOs since the mid-1950s and has had several close encounters while airborne and on the ground (most recently in September '07). Morningstar is a civilian pilot, FAA-certified Instrument Ground Instructor and a USG certified Weather Specialist. Robert D Morningstar works regularly with victims of alien abduction around the world (via Internet) and uses Tai Chi, Taoist meditation methods to relieve trauma resulting from PTSS (post traumatic stress syndrome) of ETAP. Morningstar teaches psychic and psychological skills (like Remote Viewing) to combat "intruders" and thwart psychic attacks and alien abductions. *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

Clear Tai Chi
S06E08 - How to Help People With Tai Chi, Part 3 - Audio

Clear Tai Chi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 81:29


Part 3 of our discussion on how to help people by using Tai Chi.   For more on Clear Tai Chi & Internal Power sign up for our Free Practical Guide to Internal Power: https://InternalPowerGuide.com   Copyright © 2021 by Clear Tai Chi All text, graphics, audio files, Java applets and scripts, downloadable software, and other works on this web site are the copyrighted works of Clear Tai Chi. All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized redistribution or reproduction of any copyrighted materials on this web site is strictly prohibited.

Clear Tai Chi
S06E08 - How to Help People with Tai Chi, Part 3 - Video

Clear Tai Chi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 81:28


Part 3 of our discussion on how to help people by using Tai Chi.   For more on Clear Tai Chi & Internal Power sign up for our Free Practical Guide to Internal Power: https://InternalPowerGuide.com   Copyright © 2021 by Clear Tai Chi All text, graphics, audio files, Java applets and scripts, downloadable software, and other works on this web site are the copyrighted works of Clear Tai Chi. All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized redistribution or reproduction of any copyrighted materials on this web site is strictly prohibited.

SuperFeast Podcast
#139 How To Become Flexible with Benny Fergusson

SuperFeast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 67:01


Benny Fergusson, aka The Movement Monk, joins Mason on the podcast for an insightful discussion around how we can be more adaptive in our physical practices, embody flexibility with integrity, and bring a broader range of diversity into the way we approach movement. Bringing 20 years of experience and wisdom to the table, Benny comes versed in many forms of physical practice; Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Shaolin Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Yoga, Bodyweight training, to name a few. But what really lights him up and continues to evolve his work is providing people with unhomogenised frameworks of physical movement; Connecting them back to their unique bodies, their nature, and supporting them to thrive and achieve what they never knew was possible. Through his business (The Movement Monk), Benny and his team offer personal support, coaching, and an epic range of transformational online courses that hone in on movement exploration, better physical performance, and personal growth. In this episode, Benny explores many notions of movement and flexibility. He encourages the listener to look beyond mainstream prescribed ideas of physical workouts towards a limitless realm of movement exploration; One that isn't bound by body image, a singular goal, or a season. Mason and Benny also move around the concept of approaching both life and physical practice with more flexibility and connection to the body/self; With less dogma and more diversity, allowing us to change and adapt with ease as we go through the different seasons of life. Benny is a pioneer revolutionising the way we approach movement. Tune in now.     "With regards to movement, the body is always changing. My body now, in my thirties, is different from what it was in my twenties. There's a different context, and it's going to continue to change and evolve. And because of this, I need greater diversity to choose from. So I can adapt to an ever-changing environment, to the different seasons and how I'm feeling. In times where I'm feeling more lethargic. How do I work with that? There might be times when I'm feeling less grounded; How do I work with these things? There might be times when I'm feeling tired or when I'm feeling looser. To be able to continue to look at things and then go, oh, okay, cool. I have a series of choices that I know that I can make continually to keep the process of life going".    - Benny Fergusson   Mason and Benny discuss: Hypermobility. Hypomobility. Embodied flexibility. The quality of flexibility. Flexibility, stability and injury. Benny's process of movement. The explorative mobility method. Sustainability in physical practice. Chronic tension and pain in the body. Not letting our bodies do not define us.    Who is Benny Fergusson? After living with chronic scoliosis & pain for years, getting no lasting relief from mainstream fitness and therapies.. Benny embarked on a journey to heal his body and get to know himself better. Through years of research and the practice of movement & meditation arts, Benny found a way to restore his physical freedom, leading to profound personal growth. Benny now shares his findings with his students at MovementMonk.xyz   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON APPLE PODCAST    Resources: The Freedom Academy Embodied Flexibility Course The Movement Monk Website The Movement Monk YouTubeThe Movement Monk Facebook The Movement Monk Instagram Use The Code MASON10 For 10% Off     Q: How Can I Support The SuperFeast Podcast?   A: Tell all your friends and family and share online! We'd also love it if you could subscribe and review this podcast on iTunes. Or  check us out on Stitcher :)! Plus  we're on Spotify!   Check Out The Transcript Here:   Mason: (00:00) Hey, Benny. Welcome back.   Benny Fergusson: (00:01) Thanks for having me again, Mase. It's good to be back   Mason: (00:03) [crosstalk 00:00:03] Yeah. You've been on long enough. I think you'd say friend of the podcast. Regular.   Benny Fergusson: (00:10) Friend of the podcast.   Mason: (00:11) Yeah. You're a regular. I think it's been a decent amount of time since we've been chatting on here.   Benny Fergusson: (00:19) Yeah.   Mason: (00:19) Even as much for the people that haven't met you before, but for those who haven't heard you for a year and a half or two years since you've been on. Do you just want to give them a little bit of an intro to what you do? But for you, where you're at with your movement practise that could just help frame out what you're doing in the world a little bit?   Benny Fergusson: (00:44) Yeah, well, a little bit like you, a lot can happen... I'm always evolving. I'm always growing. I'm someone that I never rest on my laurels. I love this work. I love the process of having a body and exploring it and how that then intersects with who we are as people and what life is and what it can be. So, I'm always growing. Flexibility practise is something that just continues to be a cornerstone of my life. I think because my body is always reflecting back to me. Flexibility is very symbolic of how I meet my edges in life, how I adapt and stay supple. I continue to run a business, Movement Monk, and we provide online education and I'm always looking at how can we serve our members better?   Benny Fergusson: (01:50) How can we get the message out? There's just so much homogenised physical exercise out there that doesn't open up people to themselves. So, I'm always pushing my edge within myself to see how I can educate better and also see what I'm made of. So, I've been continuing to grow in my personal practise. One thing that has continued to evolve is looking at the same situation, say like a stretch. What are the multiple ways that we can look at that so that we can be adaptive? Like when we're talking about embodied flexibility and that whole notion of what it means to embody something. In this case, the quality of flexibility. It's something that is not just... you're not a one trick pony.   Benny Fergusson: (02:52) It's not just like I stretch in this way and then that just works infinitely. I've tried that and it doesn't actually work like that. You start to stagnate. We see this in so many different schools of thought, Philosophy, movements where you become a product of your own dogma, and then you're no longer living. You're just a series of regurgitated thoughts and actions repeated and nature doesn't work in that way. It's always adapting. It's going through so many different cycles. Having gone through this, maybe the hard way, I don't know, doing it for 20 years, you start to come to these realisations and realise that you need greater biodiversity in the way that you approach things. I'm really interested in that from a physical practise perspective.   Benny Fergusson: (03:53) With regards to movement, the body's always changing. My body now, in my thirties, is different to what it was in my twenties. There's different context and it's going to continue to change and evolve, and I need a greater diversity to be able to choose from, to adapt to an ever changing environment, to the different seasons and how I'm feeling, whether there might be times where I'm feeling more lethargic. How do I work with that? There might be times when I'm feeling less grounded, how do I work with these things? There might be times when I'm feeling tired or when I'm feeling looser. To be able to continue to look at things and then go, oh, okay, cool. Maybe not have all of the right answers, but I have a series of choices that I know that I can make continually to keep the process of life going.   Benny Fergusson: (04:51) So, these are the things that have been evolving. Like when I started this process with Movement Monk, and even this course in body flexibility, it happened around the same time, about nine years ago, in the online space. I was inspired by Shaolin practises, particularly Shaolin Qi Gong and stretching practises and that came through a lot in that process. That's where it was a lot about not just stretching for an end result, but also who you become in that process. Then, you put it out in the world. I was stoked about sharing that and I'm like, "oh, I've got to get this out to people, It's really helped me". Then, you get almost 3000 people come through and you get all this feedback, and it's just wonderful and it's humbling and you get all these different perspectives and then you come back and [inaudible 00:05:50] and you saw it and you go "okay, what can I do with this feedback?"   Benny Fergusson: (05:53) How can I continue to grow and be better and provide something that is able to go to that next level, rather than be overly prescriptive of "do this, do that, do what I do and get what I got". It's now more about, these experiences have helped me, but use this process as a way to get to know yourself, and at the end of that, then you've got these tools to start to go "okay, how would I like to apply it? I can actually keep using these skills for a long time."   Benny Fergusson: (06:27) The idea is that you could use these principles and practises for the next 10, 15, 20 years. A lot of the time we don't think about that in this transformational world of befores and afters in the realm of movement and fitness. I went from this amount of flexibility to that amount of flexibility.   Benny Fergusson: (06:50) And that's cool. I think that's useful. It's an important part of the process, but then where do you go from there? Where do you go to keep your heart alive in your practise? Rather than just "Yeah, I've got the splits now what ?", "has that changed me?" "Does that touch the very fibre of who I am?"   Benny Fergusson: (07:08) Is that just something that gave me some social currency and validation amongst my peers to go "whoa, you're really cool because you can do this thing", but I think this starts to then go deeper and go "okay, cool, Our bodies do not define us".   Benny Fergusson: (07:28) We enter this bit of a paradox, yet here we are in this physical existence, living in this proverbial meat sack. It gives us a wonderful learning opportunity and it grounds us and thrusts us into these kinds of challenges and opportunities for growth, and brings us back to deeper questions about perhaps there's more to me than just my body. So, to come to that point through a physical practise is something that, to me, after 20 years of being interested in this, or more, 20 years of structured cultivation and exploration, it still keeps me yearning. There's a thirst to continue, to learn and grow, and also through that process to realise what I've accumulated and to be inspired to unlearn as well and come back to our essential nature, whatever that is for whoever we are.   Mason: (08:37) Yeah. Uniquely. [crosstalk 00:08:42]I'm looking forward to checking out the new, improved, current reflection of everybody's flexibility, really reflecting on where it's all at and what's developed. What I like about the idea of embodied flexibility, it's an initiation process. Some people might come with the intention solely around what you're talking about. It might not be flexibility in particular that they have any specific goals revolving around, but they might feel the more metaphysical or emotional like, "Hey, if I bring this flexibility to my body, I'm going to be able to use that to bring adaptability and flexibility to the way that I think", or "I'm with my kids or when I'm in my job or running my business" or whatever it is. Likewise, I think if I went in there, I'd probably, at this point in my life, I'd probably be like "You know, I'd have a few mobility goals that I'd really be"...   Mason: (09:45) I think the reason I got pleasantly surprised going through it probably eight years ago that I had those mobility intentions around maybe getting my forehead closer towards my shin, moving closer towards the wide split. I won't even talk about the front split yet. That's... maybe I can bet. That's a horrendous stretching for me. I love it, but you go in and you move towards those goals, but then you also get that pleasant surprise of, hang on... I said it in the live we did earlier, you make yourself and the system just that little bit too slippery that you can't just hook into an ideological outcome or an ideal outcome of what you're going for or attach what you want to you or any of the other instructors.   Mason: (10:38) It just keeps on falling back into the self. And if you keep on going with the practise, so I'm [inaudible 00:10:43] understanding this. I imagine the new courses, especially particularly designed to just show up and keep on having faith in this process and keep on showing up in your practise in the way that we've loosely built it. You can still explore for yourself and through the other side; one, you probably do have some serious improvement in your mobility than when you're in your actual flexibility, but then there's that pleasant happy accident for many people that "wow" and all those things you're talking about, I'm feeling way more adaptive in my everyday life because I've altered the way that I relate with being uncomfortable, seeing that there's ways that I can explore being uncomfortable, move beyond that and see that things do move, even though it was very hard when I first arrived there. Does that sum it up a little bit ?   Benny Fergusson: (11:33) Yeah, totally. It's an ongoing... To put this in an online course format that's digestible... It's a process of art and to give what our intention has been and is with this is to provide structures and frameworks and clarity that then open up someone to exploration. So, first and foremost, we put the focus on really two key things, the methodology rather than it. So, for example, to highlight an evolution, we started off with a simple process of in the first version of embodied flexibility, it was a series of dynamic stretching movements. So, you'd move in and out of the range to acclimatise with what you're doing, and then you'd focus on generating good quality contraction in your end range to stabilise and give your nervous system an opportunity to go "Okay, I'm safe here."   Benny Fergusson: (12:37) And then a natural result is your body is more confident and able to move into deeper ranges. Which was good, really useful. That, at the time of my research was a very widely applicable process. It had to evolve, then, to different questions of "okay, well, what if I have a natural propensity toward hyper mobility?" So my joints are a little bit more lax and they can hyper extend and all that sort of stuff. What do I do? I've done a lot of strength training and my body is hyper mobile. My muscles can contract well, but they have trouble letting go. I've got a lot of armour, so to speak, real stoic warrior vibe, but how do I learn to put down my shield and surrender into deeper layers of the body.   Benny Fergusson: (13:33) So, you can't do that with just one type of stretching, and you see what happens then in my observations and experiences in lots of different realms of movement is... you see... and none of this is a negative on any of them, but you see the necessity of how they've popped up, for example, Yin Yoga is a lot about surrendering into deeper postures and it's a psychological, physiological unravelling process through surrendering to what is. It's kind of a meditative process and unfurling, which is wonderful. Yet, what often happens is people who have that natural propensity toward that quality gravitate toward it. So they just get more of what they're already good at and then other people, it can be really beneficial, but then it can reach a point of your physiology needs more diversity.   Benny Fergusson: (14:30) So, this is where one of my intents is to provide options so we can see the benefits of all of these different approaches, but then we can change and adapt. For example, my body started off and I was into strength training. I was into strong man. I was into CrossFit-like activities before CrossFit existed. So, that came naturally to me and I could put on muscle and all that stuff. But, when it came to flexibility, that was not a natural realm for me. So, I need to find ways to work with my body, but then there's the other side of the coin as well. People who maybe are a little bit lighter in their frame, that their joints don't have as much structural and integrity and all that sort of stuff.   Benny Fergusson: (15:24) So, with all these questions and as working with thousands of people now, over the years, you start to get a greater diversity of the different types of bodies, and that brings up the question, how do we make a method that is adaptive to the individual?   Benny Fergusson: (15:40) So, this is where the method turned from a rhythmic strength stretching as we started, to now the explorative mobility method, which is what it sounds like. We combined four different types of stretching as options. So, you can go into the same stretch, but then realise, "Oh my God, I've got four key different ways which each have different physiological impacts and also different mental approaches to elicit an effect in the same stretch", which is really, really cool. So, it means that in a practise you can either, let's say you like that variability, that's a part of your constitution.   Benny Fergusson: (16:24) I don't want to just be locked in a box with one thing, and that's a part of the individual's makeup that is not just physiological. Then you give that space for that part of the beam to flourish, and then there might be another type of beam that's, "No, I want to focus on one clear thing to get this outcome". We can do that, too. And then once we satisfy these parts of the beam, then it's like, "okay, cool, what else is there? How can I start to actually grow into new space, that is beyond what my natural inclination is?"   Benny Fergusson: (17:03) So, that's a big part that I was actually surprised that it came out. I started coming back and taking all this feedback and then looking at what do we need to do to do better.   Benny Fergusson: (17:18) Then this came along the way and I was actually also really surprised. I continued to bring it into my practise and then just seeing how it gives structure, but then also gives someone a sense of personal agency that they have choice of that overwhelm in a flexibility practise.   Benny Fergusson: (17:35) So, that's one of the cornerstones that's in this new process and it's something that if I had have seen it around in the world, I wouldn't have had to do it. So, this is a driving force of going, "Okay, we deserve more options when we're working with our body. We deserve more ability to personalise and find something that not only suits us where we're at now, but gives us space to grow." So, these sorts of things that are exciting me at the moment.   Mason: (18:13) I had a really new, sapling thought when you were talking about the bulking muscle men and women. Again, don't have this to take anywhere. I just wanted to share it with you quickly. Especially in relation to when I was in the live, I was talking about the spleen. For most people with deficient muscle, you're going to see deficient capacity to create strong bonds and have strong boundaries within your relationships and with yourself, because that's the virtuous nature of the spleen. I was just thinking about that, that being jacked up and high, having that hypermobility, you can see that it's a hyper bond. It's like "bro! You're my bro!"... Same with the women. You just see that the bonds between them is so intense and the boundaries between their tribe and other tribes seem really intense and really defined as well.   Mason: (19:11) You know what, I can really just see those bonds and boundaries becoming excessive. Maybe using a little bit of that medicine of... I guess a little bit of flexibility could be coming in, especially from the liver, for those of you that have the Taoist incline to help bring some balance into that. Especially, some balance to the frustration and anger that can come up in that from that world, which the liver has to deal with. I just wanted to talk about quality of flexibility when we talk about stretching, quality of stretching, quality of flexibility, because I know my colonised mind, my reductionist mind still hears you go "you know, flexibility" and I'm like, "oh yeah, yeah, cool. Yeah. I need more flexibility and doing some stretching in your practise."   Mason: (19:59) Yeah, yeah. I got it. I should stretch and it's all the courses and I read every... Anyone who's focused on doing... It was an athlete and now I got in. Then, of course, I stretch. I stretch at the end of the day. And I'm like, "what do you mean, You know?" I know you've just said that you've got four different types. So, it's not just one myopic concept. I remember you've talked a lot in the past about someone who... and you brought up hyper mobility and how some people might think, "Oh, that person's going to breeze through embodied flexibility."   Mason: (20:37) But, can you talk to a little bit about what that process would be like for someone with hypermobility? And then I'm sure that can take us into whether we're hypo or hyper...   Benny Fergusson: (20:47) Yeah.   Mason: (20:47) What's that quality of flexibility that you're looking for? And does it necessarily just mean going to your furthest range that you have right now?   Benny Fergusson: (20:57) Yeah, yeah. Well, qualities... Probably one of the... So, I don't like to be too hierarchal in the way that I think, but if I have a look at my evolution as I've journeyed into the body further, I started off with techniques, which is what a lot of people do. It's like I do a stretch. Now, what I realised with a technique is you bring yourself to that technique under the illusion that you think that that technique is going to somehow magically change your wiring. So, what often happens is that we then highlight... The practise reflects back to us, ourselves, like a classic case is... like the technique of stretching is just so open and ambiguous. It's like going to what someone has described as a stretch. What does that mean? It's going to mean 10 different things to 10 different people.   Benny Fergusson: (22:08) So, it's not enough for you to then have some sort of personal agency in the experience. So, then you go a little bit deeper into principles. So, what are the things underneath, the cogs that turn to make that technique work? Why that technique came about? So, principles are really useful because that then starts to take a little bit deeper into the conversation you start to look at. Ah, okay. Rather than just doing, focusing on the tip of the iceberg, I then start to look at all of the supporting structures that allow it to float, because it's such an illusion. This tip is everything that you need to create that reality. It doesn't work like that. We need foundations and those foundations are principles which I'll go into some of the ones that I find really useful, in a moment.   Benny Fergusson: (23:10) Then you go a little bit further and you start to talk about qualities. Like when we start to look into different qualities of being, qualities of mind. So, if I go into something and my intention is very strong, very attachment based, very future focused, then that quality will be reflected through the activity that I do. In this case, a stretch. An example... I'll give more examples in terms of how we apply this to someone who's hyper mobile. For me, at the start of my journey, I wanted to get flexible. We're talking about, I wanted the splits, I wanted the backbend. To be honest, I'm still interested in those things as much as I was when I started.   Benny Fergusson: (23:58) However, the level of attachment has significantly loosened off. It's something that is less future-based and now more I'm appreciating where I'm at in the process of where I'm going. So, the quality of patience has emerged. The quality of, for want of a better term, flexibility, to be able to adapt with what is, because I'll wake up and some days I might be tighter, and if I push my body on that day, my body's going to give me some sort of feedback to say whether that's okay, whether that's not okay.   Benny Fergusson: (24:38) It's like anything in nature, you just can't force it to grow. It grows through a product of being supported to grow. So, rather than trying to force... and you can see these other types of qualities, if this is underlying factor driving the being, so that quality of pushing, of striving, of achieving, then you will get a result, but it will reach a ceiling pretty quick, because it's out of the accordance of natural law which has cycles and interrelationships and all of that sort of stuff.   Benny Fergusson: (25:15) So, when you look into qualities, that's when things start to get rich into How does our level of being influence what we do and then interrelate to what we have. It's that very classic notion of be, do, have.   Benny Fergusson: (25:30) So, who I am will then inform what I have, what I experience. So, if we track it back and look at someone who's hyper mobile, someone who has maybe less joint integrity, less structural integrity, more gravitation toward flexibility. This is what a lot of people... you see it in the yoga world... a lot of women demonstrate wonderful flexibility and you get the guys going, "I could never do that", or some women who don't have that quality naturally going "Oh, well, yoga is not for me because I can't do those [inaudible 00:26:11], those postures from day dot". Maybe that person who's demonstrating it has cultivated it over years.   Benny Fergusson: (26:20) Maybe, also, they've just always been that way. So, either way we need to find ways for... because there's also people who are hyper mobile, who don't feel stable, who get injured easily, who are also not very flexible. So, there's all of these wonderful, different variants in someone's body.   Mason: (26:43) Yeah. There was that woman, I don't know her name, not that I want to share it, but I remember Tahnee, Tahnee keeps me up to date with all the scandals in the yoga world.   Benny Fergusson: (26:52) Yeah   Mason: (26:52) She was a pretty famous Ashtanga teacher ? [crosstalk 00:26:56]   Benny Fergusson: (26:56) Yes, yes, yes.   Mason: (26:57) The classic lunge. The really sexy knee over the ankle, one calf right up on the thigh and her back acetabulum popped out ?   Benny Fergusson: (27:08) Yes. [inaudible 00:27:10]   Mason: (27:09) Just popped out. Hip just popped out. Popped right out of the hip, I should say. And I think that's a perfect example that what you're talking about.   Benny Fergusson: (27:20) Yeah.   Mason: (27:20) Right.   Benny Fergusson: (27:21) Totally, totally. So, here we are with unique circumstances of the body. If we focus on an external posture being the primary goal, we push outside of what our internal needs are. So, if we go back to that layer of principles and we just start first, this is a really useful place of starting at something easy.   Benny Fergusson: (27:50) I think a lot of the time we, in my experiences, focus on flexibility and that end goal is really clear. I know where I want to get to. So. you put yourself in a stretch that maybe you've seen on YouTube or someone's shown you, or you learn in high school or something like that. Then you go directly at that path, but it doesn't tend to work like that if you don't yet have the underlying foundations to support that.   Benny Fergusson: (28:21) So, if someone is hyper mobile or even hypo mobile, this will work for both sides of the coin, which is great, you find a space that is reflective of where you'd like to go, but it's easy, and what starts to happen in the mind is you go, "oh, okay, cool, I can do this". What also can happen in the mind is, "is this enough for me to improve?", and that's another little hook that can come up. "Do I need to push myself harder in order to get the gains?" This is where you see it can challenge people's ongoing sustainability in their practise.   Benny Fergusson: (29:04) So, first I feel when we're coming to the conversation of flexibility, we need to understand those two spaces, the space of ease. So, "What can I already do?", "What is the ease or quality that I already possess that's already there?"   Benny Fergusson: (29:22) Then, that space of challenge. "What do I do when I get to that space?", "Is that a positive incentivizing experience for me to go harder?", because it's the whole, no pain, no gain adage, or "Is that something that I've become hypersensitive to, and I tense up in the experience of, and go into fight or flight?", and then I don't give my body an opportunity to open up into its innate potential because we are actually all naturally flexible, and that's the thing, it's an innate state, we've just lost touch with it.   Benny Fergusson: (30:05) So, starting with that space of ease, whatever you need to do, maybe you take that... I remember we were talking about the pancake and that being a more challenging position for you. We let go of the attachment of what it needs to look like and we find that basic pattern and then we go, "Okay, what's my space of ease within that basic shape?"   Benny Fergusson: (30:27) Then we get accustomed with that first. Then the hyper mobile, or even hypo mobile, you'll notice that a lot of these things, what it does is it brings together to then just focus on our experience as we're going into spaces of ease and spaces of challenge. So, then everyone will have different noticing. As that hyper mobile person goes into it, they might notice, "Ah, as I go and I bend forward, my knees start to hyper extend, or my hips start to push into the socket and that sort of thing. So, you can feel when it starts to come on and then adapt and go, "Okay, that doesn't happen when I'm in this space of ease."   Benny Fergusson: (31:20) Then, as I go into that challenge, it starts to come on. So, rather than just put yourself into it, system's all kind of hyper stimulated, and then it's just too much sensory information to be able to make a clear decision. That's a really, really useful principle, so basic, but how many people apply it and value it as a thing? So, that's one thing that I want to bring out is sometimes it's the obvious things, but to really let people know from someone who has not just done this with themself for 20 years, but observed thousands of different bodies and different people for probably the last 15 years of working with people one-to-one and 10 years of doing it in an online space to realise, keep going with this, it's worthwhile. Pull that thread.   Mason: (32:21) I just wanted to speak to you a little bit to your process. You mentioned about some people just want to go real hard and they would just want to give it their all. It's almost like you've got that dominating kind of approach to your practise in life. I think that's a great quality you brought up that you're still just as interested in those and getting into those extreme poses, say, but there's just other elements there. I think I'll just reiterate for everyone, you can still go hard. This is a challenging approach where you can go hard, but there's just other qualities there like that back off patients breathe, explore. It does enable you to go way further and way deeper into this. So, you don't have to relinquish that part of you that's, "Oh, I like to just get after it."   Mason: (33:10) You will be able to get after it in here, [crosstalk 00:33:13] and one of those areas I just wanted to reiterate you've gone into that big view of around, especially like if you're hyper mobile, what happens, but can you just talk a little bit as you go down the road a little bit, that relationship between just having extreme flexibility where there's a floppiness versus where that intersection of strength, flexibility, having stability comes into effect, and how does that... just tack onto the back of that... I think about this often in terms of injury. I think about football players and athletes getting knees and hip injuries constantly and crutch injuries constantly that are debilitating and I often think about your work. Could you just give us a little insight there and to how that all works?   Benny Fergusson: (34:11) Yeah. The way I look at it is I love woodworking, so I relate to it with the quality of wood. So, if you have a certain quality, so let's say strength, you focus on that. If you look at a lot of athletes, they strengthen themselves, or they do specific movements to improve that thing that they're doing. That's one thing that athletes can benefit from to reduce their rates of industry injury, massively, which is actually more diversity in movement, and you've seen it in MMA fighters, like Conor McGregor is a great example of this, how he's challenged the typical ways of MMA people training. He has brought in a broader approach of movements and you can see that in his fighting style.   Benny Fergusson: (35:09) Also, it reflects on him as well as a person and his general outlook. Of course, I don't know him, but I can just observe, but we've got one quality, like strength. That's like a groove. The more you do it, the deeper that groove gets in the wood. Eventually you can dig yourself a trench. The same as flexibility. If you continue to focus on the end posture, you dig yourself a trench into that posture.   Benny Fergusson: (35:40) We often don't have a spectrum between those two qualities. We want to equally focus on both. Not separately, but at the same time. So, then we're starting to get a wider spectrum. If you had the choice... You got a highway and you wanted to spread the load across multiple lanes, that road is going to get worn out a lot less quickly than if you just had one or two lanes where all the traffic goes down.   Benny Fergusson: (36:15) These things are the breeding ground for injury. So, when it comes to bringing that into the context of training flexibility, we need to start to not just look at the end space we get into, but bringing... What's the thing that merges it all ? Movement. Can I move in and out of these postures ?   Benny Fergusson: (36:37) So, then you realise that flexibility's not a static thing. It's not an end goal. It's a continuum of me being where I am and being able to move in and out of where I'd like to go with the quality of ease. So, the end goal I find... It's like a car... if you're always redlining the car, you're always pushing it to its maximum capacity. Shit gets worn out faster.   Benny Fergusson: (37:05) It's like that with injury. If you're a sportsperson, you're always doing that turn or doing that adjustment to the edge of your current ability. Then the circumstances that breed injury are going to be higher. You see it in... If you watch enough 100m races, the tear in the hamstring doesn't just happen gradually. It's a buildup, and then, boom! It's done. It's a lot of pressure built up in the system over time to one glorious culminating moment and, boom, you're injured.   Benny Fergusson: (37:41) So, if you create, this is the beautiful thing of creating more than what you need. This is a very abundant mindset. This is the thing that keeps me struggling. Yeah, it's cool to get these outcomes and it looks cool and people will celebrate it, but for me, I look at... I just started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu again. So, if I go into that class, I know my ability and I know where I can go more and I can play in my 80-90 percent zone.   Benny Fergusson: (38:16) If I want to really dial it up; if I get into a challenging situation, I can, but it doesn't have to be a constant where I'm always struggling, I'm always redlining and then I'm setting myself up for the injury.   Benny Fergusson: (38:31) When I work with another person, I can start to feel "Okay, where am I at in my spectrum ? Can I play?" and then also bring context with going "Okay, I'm challenging this situation. This is where I need to focus to give myself a bit more space."   Benny Fergusson: (38:48) Then, I'm not always pushing, pushing, pushing right on that edge and setting myself up for potential injury. Sometimes things happen. I don't actually believe you see a lot. We talk about bulletproofing the body. It's bullshit, to be honest, because shit happens.   Benny Fergusson: (39:08) Through the process of training flexibility, I've torn my adductor twice. I've torn my hamstring twice. It's been big setbacks. They were big ego moments of where my mind, my sense of striving, achievement was pushing further than what my body was ready for. I wasn't listening to the subtle signals.   Benny Fergusson: (39:28) So, my body had to go "Hey, dude, I'm going to give you a really clear message that you can hear, that's going to reflect back to you your way of living, and this is not sustainable. So, get your shit sorted and come back to the foundations, so we can be more robust."   Benny Fergusson: (39:46) In short, look at the picture of movement, how it interrelates rather than just these fixed states and linear ideas of what flexibility is. Strength, flexibility and them merging together into one as you practise is really, really useful, and highly applicable. We do become more resistant to injury. Will it completely stop injury ? Well, that's a personal choice.   Mason: (40:20) This might be a bit of a weird question. You've got quite a large community now and the community is growing. We know, not for everyone and not in definitely every movement, so [inaudible 00:40:38]. Largely, when we begin to talk about movement, the people who are motivating us, or we're learning from, have a real high aspiration for a shiny thing. They may say it's not about achieving this thing, but yet their life revolves around, quite often, achieving a big thing.   Mason: (41:03) Do you find a lot of people... Again, not a bad thing... I've got large goals that I'm uniquely going for as well. I'm also someone who can get quite quickly... If I fall into step with someone motivational, I can quite quickly, maybe in the past, get hijacked and think I've got to go and achieve something amazing, physically, through running or something like that. All of a sudden, it's marathons and ultras are on the mind.   Mason: (41:34) Do you find a lot of people gravitate towards your community with those... Maybe they're athletes and maybe they're really focused, maybe not on the process of being an athlete, but on that shiny thing. Do you find when they come into your community... Do you help them ? I know you don't have an agenda, there... Do they continue to be obsessed with the shiny thing ? Do they stop looking for it, sometimes ? Do they continue to go for it, yet find substance in the middle ?   Mason: (42:07) Or, do you find the people that come to you are those who are no longer thinking that that's the pinnacle, to find the shiny thing and they say they wanting something else ? I'm curious about that world.   Benny Fergusson: (42:24) What comes to mind... What I will say first is that people that tend to come into our space, they've done and tried a lot of things. That might be, "I've done this type of yoga", "I've done this", "I've done Crossfit", "I've done these different modalities and I've seen benefits in them. I'm interested. I feel there's something more. I don't know what it is, but I feel like there's more potential within me to explore. Just putting that label on it, I now know there's a limitation."   Benny Fergusson: (43:07) So, that's one type of person. That can also go on the other side where "I've had pain, discomfort. All that... I've done the Chiro, I've done the Physio, I've done the Osteo, and all of these are beautiful. I've done the Chinese Medicine or like you were talking about, the colonialized versions of it. I've done all these things, but I need to come back to a place of taking personal responsibility, rather than building reliance on any one person or one thing."   Benny Fergusson: (43:41) We do have people who have those goals. We have Martial Artists. We have rock climbers. We have adventurers. People who would like to experience more out of their body. A great example that comes up is one of our senior teachers, Marcus, based in Austria. When we started, he had been a personal trainer for a long time. He didn't come in green. He came in with a good level of physical ability and strong level of aspirations. He wanted to do the splits. He wanted to handstand. He wanted to do all these sorts of things.   Benny Fergusson: (44:20) So, the wonderful thing is, because I've been walking this path for a long time, I can empathise with that because that was me at a certain point, too. I used to, and we've talked about on the podcast, run a facility in Melbourne called Cohesion. We had classes just on handstands. How to get the handstand. Is that sustainable? That's questionable, because a lot of people come into it and they go, "ah, my wrists are hurting" and all that sort of stuff.   Benny Fergusson: (44:49) So, it highlights when we overly focus on one thing and then neglect the foundations that support that thing where it naturally happens. Wonderful thing that I've noticed. I used to train handstands daily for, sometimes, an hour plus, which is not actually extreme compared to the handstand world. You've got people, by their choice, and I'm not taking away from that choice, but they might be spending one, two, three plus hours a day focused on that specific skill. Now, I look at that, and I'm like "Oh God, I may be able to make the time, but why would I choose that particular thing just to get a handstand, if I'm not working for Cirque du Soleil ?"   Benny Fergusson: (45:33) I have a friend who performs in Cirque du Soleil and the training he goes through for that is immense, but it's contextual to his life. That's the one thing that tends to happen in our community. Rather than make something a negative, like "Ah, cool, just because you want to do a handstand or do the splits, you're less of a person". I celebrate that and those goals and those achievements. What tends to happen is the self reflective nature of[inaudible 00:46:09] movement practises that we share, get you to question your deeper "why". "Why would I put in this amount of effort for that outcome?" "Does that really align with me?"   Benny Fergusson: (46:21) What tends to naturally happen is people start where they start, wherever that is. Then, they get reflected back their deeper drive. Then they make choices. So, Marcus started off and when we were working together seven years ago, might be a bit more, I nurtured that. I was like "Cool, you want to do a handstand ? Let's do a handstand. Let's do that. Let's do the things you want to do and we'll do some other things that maybe you haven't considered, that are nurturing for not just your muscles, but also your organs and your general quality of how you experience your body. We'll start to do some reflective practises where you get to know the nature of your mind and listen to the way you're breathing affects your physiology, and all that sort of stuff".   Benny Fergusson: (47:11) So, through that process, you start to ask bigger questions. You start to go, "Ah, okay, I'd like to still do this, but there's something bigger that's calling me."   Benny Fergusson: (47:23) So, if I then fast forward into what that has looked like for Marcus, myself, in this example, we still like to do a handstand and still can do a handstand. Maybe not quite as well as when we were practising x amount of hours a day, but I remember there was a little kid who was like "Can you do a handstand?". I was like "I can't remember, it's been a little while", and up into the handstand and all that body memory was there. Plus all of this deep awareness through the whole system rather than just this specific skill.   Benny Fergusson: (47:56) There I am in a handstand, surprised, going "Oh, this is the easiest handstand I've ever done and I haven't systematically practised it for many years." So, I look at that and the freedom that comes with. It's just incredible to know that I can honestly say I've enjoyed the process, the challenges along the way so much more because it's provided so much more diversity than just at the end. Pouring my heart and soul into one thing and just having a handstand that doesn't really enrich my life at a deeper level. That's one of my observations. I don't always know how our community is going to adapt because I'm always on the edge of my game as well.   Mason: (48:44) Yeah   Benny Fergusson: (48:45) It's a common thing where I do my best to not control, but to give people an opportunity to reflect and make choices. That's a consistent thing that I notice is they do tend to look a little deeper into their underlying intention for why they are practising .   Mason: (49:05) Yeah. It was a very broad question. What just came up at the end there when we were talking about the handstand. If we're not objective, if we don't have an objective, focused, outlook, or community. But, more of a community, a process that focuses on creating possibilities, or potential. Creating that ecosystem. It makes me think of... You heard of [Rostiano's 00:49:34] Tonic herbs ? Like Ashwagandha. One of the ways they describe what they can do is create an environment where you have a great capacity to have spontaneous joy. "So, we're not focusing on a shiny thing, being joy. I'm not doing this so I can have joy all the time. There's just the potential for joy to emerge".   Mason: (49:55) And if there's an ecosystem, an environment created, where "Ah, there's joy", and "Ah, actually I'm feeling patient", "Ah, I can actually climb under a fence, pretty easily", "Ah, I can get up that tree pretty easy", "Ah, I'm [inaudible 00:50:08] and I've got mobility", "You can't just push me over, and I don't have to worry as much about breaking my hip by falling over, because I know I have stability". These things just emerge. Versus, "Hey, here's this course to create stability for seven year olds", and that might be really good as a starting point. Like in here. It's a structured entry point. Like the Embodied Flexibility course and the challenge you've got going on. Like, "Hey, let's get flexible", "Hey, let's get stable and let's do that" and then "Oh, my gosh, look what's on the other side of this".   Mason: (50:45) These secret treasures hidden within that makes it... It's not just about stability. It's not just about flexibility. And that flexibility or stability, let's just pretend there is a geriatrics course that you have, so elders don't fear falling over and breaking their hips. On the other side, there's all these other diverse outcomes that are applied to everyday life, rather than just sticking straightly [inaudible 00:51:11].   Mason: (51:11) I think it's good, man. I think you've created something special, as always, because as you said, you're always on the edge of your own creativity and your own process, yet in this trail, this business you've created, this organisational structure that you've got behind you, are these places where people can safely go in and it's super clear and obvious what they need to do to start stepping into that place where they do have greater mobility and they can adventure around their body and their practise and their physical practise however they want. That's the fun thing.   Mason: (51:53) You go in and you go "Benny's doing it his way" and, again, it's hard to attach. That's the way. It's just not there. The same with Marcus. It's not what's generated. You can't just go "Ah, I have to be like them and aspire to them". It's just within your own practise.   Mason: (52:13) A practise that has integrity will take you and connect you to your own nature and the qualities within yourself. That self informs your path, through your practise, which I think is really cool how you've... It's one thing to talk about it right now. It's a hell of a thing to create a landscape of community and courses and also the academy, I love. It helps breed it.   Benny Fergusson: (52:38) Totally. Yeah. I think that's one of the things that I'm really inspired by is how do we continue to integrate the notion of human design, technology and community, altogether with physical practise, or [inaudible 00:53:03] and physical practises. That's where we're going. To continue to push the boundaries of what can we do with technology, how can we utilise that as a tool to not separate people, but bring them together, open up conversation. For us to just discover what the heck lights us up. At the end, take that last breath and go "Ah, you know what, that was a wonderful story. That was a wonderful movie that I participated in. I'm at peace."   Benny Fergusson: (53:43) It's wonderful. I look at... continually, just asking the question, "What can I do to contribute ?", "How can I share my experiences ?", "How can I create space for someone to make it their own, rather than just to always be held under me ?"   Mason: (54:09) Putting it that way, the glass ceiling being "held under" either an ancient particular philosophy or movement patterns or teacher ?   Benny Fergusson: (54:24) Totally   Mason: (54:25) That's an interesting skill. That's something I know we've talked about the nature of developing that skill to teach and be a leader without actually placing yourself up there, which is a natural... Naturally, you gravitate there, or people try and put you there. All of the time, be the source of my inspiration and where I need to go next. To do that a little bit, infusing what you're talking about as well.   Benny Fergusson: (54:54) Yeah.   Mason: (54:55) That's a skill you learn in your practise, right ?   Benny Fergusson: (54:57) Yeah, I think the thing that I've continued to learn through... Physical practise is something that I talk about. It helps me so much. It's a part of the relationship that I've established with myself. Getting to know myself and being okay with who I am and being okay that that's... I'm still discovering who that is, even though this is part of me that just knows. Moving beyond my conditioned self. What I get to is, "Okay, the best that I can be, the best leader I can be, is being me."   Benny Fergusson: (55:43) If I can then support other people, give space for them to just be themselves, what ends up happening is whatever level of achievement someone gets to, someone might be more flexible or stronger or have different mental capacities or different energetic qualities in another person. It might appear on the outside, "Ah, that person's achieved more than what the other person...", but if we then start to meet in a space of, "You're you, I'm me, here we are having an experience of life". Living to the highest level that we can, then we don't meet in a space of competition. We meet in a space of collaboration.   Benny Fergusson: (56:32) That's the thing that's helped at least myself as I'm a sharer of information, an educator, as my intention. It's taken out the "me holding back" out of fear that someone will take all of my knowledge and be better than me and then, I'll be irrelevant.   Benny Fergusson: (56:54) I know that no one will ever be me. I know that I will never be anyone else. I've tried and it just doesn't work. There's something in me that's like, "This is not you, this is not your nature". Let other people be themselves. That's what inspires me to educate. That's what inspires me around community where we all do come to a point of self agency and we exercise. Some people are more inherent in leadership. That is a quality that I notice that I have that's just a part of me. It's partly cultivated, partly just innate, in me. I've been averse to that for a long time of being "The Guy" who has all the answers, and "Come this way. Off we go. Do what I do. Say what I say. It's the way of virtue".   Benny Fergusson: (57:50) To a point now, where I go, "Okay, I can lead people and inspire them to maybe something greater than what they thought they could get to within their own belief structure, within their own environment". I can inject that new vibrancy into their physical goals, into these sorts of things. I also love to just, once they're running, step away and see what they make, and we meet at this space. That's what I notice is happening and, God, I don't know how it's happened, because I couldn't have done it with just a product of strategy and all of that sort of stuff. These things light me up at the moment.   Mason: (58:35) I can tell. I love it, man. I just encourage everyone to... If you're new to the community, Benny is... been a part of the Super Beast family for a long time. He's come out back in the day, when I used to run retreats, fasting retreats. Just basic lifestyle upgrade retreats. I think you came out to every single one of those and held a workshop. We're going to get you in doing more workshops with the Super Beasts as well when we can. I think we've been friends for, it must be coming up, nearly 10 years.   Benny Fergusson: (59:19) Yeah. [crosstalk 00:59:20] Close to that   Mason: (59:22) About that point, and I couldn't recommend the offerings through movement month, enough. We'll pop links down in the Bio for you to go and find the Embodied Flexibility Course. The website. The Freedom Academy. The Freedom Academy is where you can move around and have endless access to all these various movement patterns and styles of cultivating flexibility and strength and peace within. It's really wonderful. You can also use the code MASON10 through the website movementmonk.xyz   Mason: (01:00:06) Cool, man, thanks so much for coming on.   Benny Fergusson: (01:00:08) Thanks for having me, Mase. It's wonderful to keep the conversation going. I think one last little thing I'd just love to share is off the back of the new course. We're bringing out teacher training soon. Any people in your community. Yoga teachers, personal trainers, movement coaches, and all that sort of stuff, I'm looking forward to sharing the conversation with them and providing ways on which we can facilitate journeys for people to transform. Not just in the short term, but in the longer term in their physical practise. With their flexibility.   Mason: (01:00:46) So, that module of teacher training is revolving around the Embodied Flexibility [crosstalk 01:00:52] ?   Benny Fergusson: (01:00:52) Yeah, we've built it around all the frameworks and with that, we basically have more personal support. It's a 12 week journey and, at the end, basically what happens is someone produces case studies on how they've applied [inaudible 01:01:08] We take them through everything from what happens in situations if someone's results stagnate or if they are hyper immobile, or hypo immobile. How do we adapt these things ? One of my thing is I love to get into any situation, working with different types of people that I've never worked with before. Different challenges. There's some confidence that's being built within me of like, "Okay, cool, I do have value here, and that's something that I'd like to impart"   Benny Fergusson: (01:01:39) It's a really wonderful thing. Just when you're confident working with people, in the realm of flexibility. It's just like, "Okay, cool, I don't have to have all the answers, but I've got some really good frameworks to then support this person to thrive", rather than, "Ooh, God, what am I going to do in this session", scrounging around, reading books, and then you piece it together and underneath the surface, you're like a duck paddling on water and at the end of it, I just would like to support people to just be relaxed and confident in what they're sharing. We're doing that in the realm of flexibility.   Mason: (01:02:13) Magical!   Benny Fergusson: (01:02:14) Yeah!   Mason: (01:02:16) movementmonk.xyz again. For people to get details for that.   Benny Fergusson: (01:02:21) Yeah. We'll be talking more about how we... I think one thing I'd like to continue to focus on is how we bring herbalism and all of that sort of stuff. The physical practise. The things of what we do is the part of it. What's the engine underneath in our physiology that's supporting the robustness of the physical regeneration? That's why I just love what you guys are doing.   Mason: (01:02:51) When you go into the core... Let's go to the core of the foundation. When the Taoists have... They've gotten to that point. They've dedicated to their practise and they're disciplined. Not just the Taoists. Those who are... They've gone next level and they're cultivating something special. It's herbalism and physical practise. [inaudible 01:03:14]become the foundations of what's going to then lead to that greater capacity to have potential. As we said before, not looking for a shiny thing. Just creating this landscape within us, where the potential and the possibilities can blossom.   Mason: (01:03:30) So, as you said, the physical regeneration, bringing physical herbs in there to do that regenerative work and then getting to that point where... when you're self sustainable and you're flowing and you just looking to bring this opening up through your fascial system, through your capacity to stand erect and strong, become flexible.   Mason: (01:03:51) We start looking at mushrooms coming in and the Chi herbs nourishing the fascial system. The Yin liver herbs. The ones in beauty blend. Goji. Schizandra. Bringing that capacity to yield and become flexible. Those Yang liver herbs, like Eucommia Bark bringing that upright bamboo erectness. They fall all into the same tribe. Once you've got lifestyle dialled, then your potentiation, when you're going towards potentiation, that practise, that physical practise breath, movement meditation and herbal practise, they come in and they just light it up. I'm with you, man. I'm glad that we hopefully dial in and work together more and more in that space, and I think a lot of people have already got it in this community.   Mason: (01:04:40) I'd love to see them dip into the movement, Monk World, and take it to another level. Especially because a lot of people are like, "Should I do QiGong or Tai Chi, or Kung Fu ?" or these kinds of things.   Mason: (01:04:52) Yeah, you can, and they're amazing. What's at the heart of them ? You should go and explore those worlds, but when you go into Movement Monk World, Benny's been through lots of Tai Chi, and Qi Gong, Shaolin practise, Kung Fu practise, lots of Martial Arts, both the Yin and Yang nature.   Mason: (01:05:15) A lot of those principles that are there and those attentions you will find there, as long as you can stay consistent, as long as you can show up to your practise. I'll put it out there. Even though this is a place, you can see Benny's a very gentle, grounded, person. Once you get in there, you can get gritty with yourself. In terms of, "Come on, I know you don't feel like it. Show up. Show up".   Mason: (01:05:44) There will be a reflection practise and I think you'll be generally gentle and soft, "Okay, let's approach why that is." But, at the same time, I'll come in and, because this is generally what I need... Come on, I can't find anything super legitimate right now around why you don't want to get in there and have a sustainable, exploratory, stretch.   Mason: (01:06:04) I think you're just avoiding what is going to become opened up and therefore the potential and the peace that you're going to be able to find in yourself, because you're going to have to dredge through a little bit of shit. Then you forget, "I can go slow and I can go sustainable and gentle", but nonetheless, that shit's going to get dragged up and I am going to find out that I can really start accessing some beautiful things within my body. Openness, flexibility, adaptability.   Mason: (01:06:33) You don't get that reward without the discipline. Through that structure. It's something I'm feeling more than ever. I'm feeling it in the business, and I know a lot of you love structure and you go, "Yeah, whatever Mase". That's fine. Then I challenge you to go into the Magic and exploring the vision of what's possible to keep on going into the nether lands of your body.   Mason: (01:06:55) Once you start opening that up. But, a lot of you are such free flowing. You're already Peter Pans and Wendys. Never wanting to grow up. Flying off in Neverland. Grow up for a little bit. Come and get structured. Allow that structure and discipline into your life. Allow those qualities to be cultivated and the freedom and the capacity to dream and step back into the Magic.   Mason: (01:07:23) When you've created that next platform, it's beautiful and it's your life, breathing through different processes. You're coming in. Maybe you need that structure right now. Don't fight it, because if you're fighting it, it will always come again, but you can miss that opportunity of your life for a little bit. That stage of your life.   Mason: (01:07:45) Don't fight it. Grit your teeth. Get in there. Then release the tension from your jaw, because you're doing Benny's work. [inaudible 01:07:54] Grit your teeth and get in there and accept that things are evolving and changing and trust that process. That's one thing I've really experienced in your work. I just wanted to share. I think a lot of people listening to this would need to hear that. Create a new relationship with that showing up and experience the freedom that's going to come from that discipline. For others, experience the Magic. The further discipline that will come for you and the further structure that will come for you. If you step into exploring the unknown.   Benny Fergusson: (01:08:31) Hmm, powerful, man.   Mason: (01:08:34) Yeah   Benny Fergusson: (01:08:34) Yeah, truth.   Mason: (01:08:37) As a friend, more than anything, but as a teacher, you've helped me get to that place a lot. So, I just wanted to make sure that that was sharing my little piece and testimonial on the backend here and as I said, everyone, I really encourage you to either do The Embodied Flexibility Course. Maybe you've got a shitload of tension in your body and you start there with the tension release. Is that right ?   Benny Fergusson: (01:09:02) Yeah, literally.   Mason: (01:09:02) Maybe some people are here with chronic pain ? Do you want to just quickly share that with the entry point for people with chronic pain ?   Benny Fergusson: (01:09:08) Yeah. The best way is in the physical freedom academy. At the moment. Inside that, we've got all sorts of different processes. We run a call every week for people with chronic tension and pain. First, just know, from someone who has been through chronic pain. You're okay. It's okay. You're not broken. And there are other ways that we can move forward. It doesn't have to be something that just lives at a dull level in the background. That's where me sharing this process called Break Through Your Pain is based around key questions we can ask ourselves to then start to really have moments of truth and go, "Oh, okay, I see that I have power in this. I see that I'm not a victim to my circumstances. I can stand up and go, you know what, yeah I'm in pain and I can work with it, rather than through it. To just be something that I manage and wrap myself in cotton wool and then just become limited in what I feel like I can do in my life."   Benny Fergusson: (01:10:17) I know how that feels. I've been there and it's time to stand up to it. You can, irrespective of what you're told. That's one of the reasons why I think I love working with all different types of people in different situations is to realise that there is a space where we can connect that is maybe a different conversation than what's in your family or your friendship circle. That's why we exist. To create high level conversations to start to really call people to truth. We do it through physical practice.   Mason: (01:10:59) That's powerful, man! Alright, thank you so much. Big love to you. Hope I can see you soon. All the way up there in Queensland.   Benny Fergusson: (01:11:08) Yeah, we're so close, but yet so far, at the moment.   Mason: (01:11:10) Forbidden Land.   Benny Fergusson: (01:11:12) Yeah.   Mason: (01:11:14) Alright, man. Have a great weekend. Thanks for coming on.   Benny Fergusson: (01:11:17) Thanks Mase. Thanks for having me.   Dive deep into the mystical realms of Tonic Herbalism in the SuperFeast Podcast!

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The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:26


Judy Carroll was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1952 into a family of Creole, English and Romany (Gypsy) heritage . A participant in ET contact since early childhood, Judy feels strongly that this unique blend of cultures helped her to assimilate ET encounters into her daily life. Judy left high school at 15 to pursue a career as a professional flamenco dancer, following in the footsteps of her grandmother. During a 1983 encounter with ETs, she was instructed to study Reiki. She spent several years as a practitioner before completing the master level, which qualified her to teach. She also teaches Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Judy's lifelong encounters with Greys, or Zetas, have given her deep insight into the field of ET/Human con- tact. At 30 she had a fully conscious daytime encounter in which she recognized the visitors as "family." In 1995, during an encounter at a sacred site in England, the visitors asked Judy to write two books, one about her contact experience and the other about sharing the Zetas' perspective of Earth human reality. Human by Day, Zeta by Night is the story of the Greys and their connection to us. In 2000 she "coincidentally" met Helene Kaye, with whom she co-authored The Zeta Message. Judy also wrote Looking Through Eyes of Love and Looking Through Eyes of Wisdom. *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com Now listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv or www.xzoneuniverse.com *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network
Rob McConnell Interviews - JUDY CARROLL - Australian Extraterrestrial Contact

The 'X' Zone Broadcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 41:26


Judy Carroll was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1952 into a family of Creole, English and Romany (Gypsy) heritage . A participant in ET contact since early childhood, Judy feels strongly that this unique blend of cultures helped her to assimilate ET encounters into her daily life. Judy left high school at 15 to pursue a career as a professional flamenco dancer, following in the footsteps of her grandmother. During a 1983 encounter with ETs, she was instructed to study Reiki. She spent several years as a practitioner before completing the master level, which qualified her to teach. She also teaches Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Judy's lifelong encounters with Greys, or Zetas, have given her deep insight into the field of ET/Human con- tact. At 30 she had a fully conscious daytime encounter in which she recognized the visitors as "family." In 1995, during an encounter at a sacred site in England, the visitors asked Judy to write two books, one about her contact experience and the other about sharing the Zetas' perspective of Earth human reality. Human by Day, Zeta by Night is the story of the Greys and their connection to us. In 2000 she "coincidentally" met Helene Kaye, with whom she co-authored The Zeta Message. Judy also wrote Looking Through Eyes of Love and Looking Through Eyes of Wisdom. *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com Now listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv or www.xzoneuniverse.com *** AND NOW *** The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.com The ‘X' Zone TV Channel Radio Feed (Free - No Subscription Required) - https://www.spreaker.com/show/xztv-the-x-zone-tv-show-audio The ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewspaper.com (Free) To contact Rob McConnell - misterx@xzoneradiotv.com

SiKutuBuku
Cara Belajar yang Efektif | The Art of Learning

SiKutuBuku

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 8:56


Saya membahas buku The Art of Learning karya Josh Waitzkin. Buku ini membahas bagaimana cara belajar yang optimal untuk menguasai keahlian tertentu. Josh bercerita tentang kisahnya sendiri yang merupakan top performer. Dia menjadi juara catur nasional pada usianya sembilan tahun. Ketika beranjak dewasa, Josh mencoba hal baru yaitu Tai Chi Chuan dan berhasil mendapatkan gelar World Champion. Rahasia suksesnya di bidang catur dan Tai Chi, bukan karena Josh hebat di dua bidang tersebut, tapi hal yang paling dikuasai adalah seni belajar optimal.

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts
New Jabroni Pro-Wrestling w/ Daniel and Bonesaw: Final and Retrospecticus

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 137:26


Crack open the bottles, because Daniel and Bonesaw have finally made it to the end of G1 Climax 31! The boys talk about the tragic results of the G1 Climax 31 final between Kota Ibushi and Kazuchika Okada! Then, after discussing Okada's radical proposal for his future in New Japan, the boys finally dole out awards in this year's biggest ever Retrospecticus! Konpai!

Podcast on Fire (Podcast on Fire Network)
Podcast On Fire 312: The Tai-Chi Master

Podcast on Fire (Podcast on Fire Network)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 74:35


The mythical origin points of Tai Chi and its creator gets covered in high flying fashion in Yuen Woo-ping's The Tai-Chi Master from 1993. With Kenny B and Stewart Sutherland of the Films & Swearing and Lager Logs podcast! Running Times: 00m 00s – Intro/The Tai-Chi Master production background. 17m 35s – The Tai-Chi Master review […]

Podcast On Fire Network
Podcast On Fire 312: The Tai-Chi Master

Podcast On Fire Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 74:35


The mythical origin points of Tai Chi and its creator gets covered in high flying fashion in Yuen Woo-ping's The Tai-Chi Master from 1993. With Kenny B and Stewart Sutherland of the Films & Swearing and Lager Logs podcast! Running Times: 00m 00s – Intro/The Tai-Chi Master production background. 17m 35s – The Tai-Chi Master review […]

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend
You Can't Really Know Yourself 'Til Your Chi Punched In The Face with Energy Master Richard Wickes

Open Loops with Greg Bornstein: Conversations That Bend

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 127:17


If you enjoy this podcast, please leave rate this show and leave a review! Even a few words will help. Just go to ratethispodcast.com/openloopsTo catch Open Loops LIVE, make sure you follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OpenLoopsPodConsider this episode an early Halloween treat...'cause it's weird and magical.  Richard Wickes has a background in Tai Chi and Kung Fu. He studied hypnosis, NLP, EFT, shamanism, Daoism, remote viewing, mindfulness and saw one thing that connected them all, and was even more powerful: energy.  He hosts the Discovery Energy Work podcast and he joins Greg to talk about his life dedicated to what some have termed "spooky action at a distance."  Energetic sucker punches, the subtle differences between Eastern and Western metaphysics, and permanently frozen monks stuck in the state of enlightenment. Loops, loops, and more loops.  A true mind-blower....Richard's Links (Courses, Podcast, Sessions, Training): https://www.discoverenergywork.com/  

Clear Tai Chi
S06E07 - How to Help People With Tai Chi, Part 2 - Audio

Clear Tai Chi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 83:13


Part 2 of our discussion on how to help people by using Tai Chi.   For more on Clear Tai Chi & Internal Power sign up for our Free Practical Guide to Internal Power: https://InternalPowerGuide.com   Copyright © 2021 by Clear Tai Chi All text, graphics, audio files, Java applets and scripts, downloadable software, and other works on this web site are the copyrighted works of Clear Tai Chi. All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized redistribution or reproduction of any copyrighted materials on this web site is strictly prohibited.

Clear Tai Chi
S06E07 - How to Help People with Tai Chi, Part 2 - Video

Clear Tai Chi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 83:13


Part 2 of our discussion on how to help people by using Tai Chi.   For more on Clear Tai Chi & Internal Power sign up for our Free Practical Guide to Internal Power: https://InternalPowerGuide.com   Copyright © 2021 by Clear Tai Chi All text, graphics, audio files, Java applets and scripts, downloadable software, and other works on this web site are the copyrighted works of Clear Tai Chi. All Rights Reserved. Any unauthorized redistribution or reproduction of any copyrighted materials on this web site is strictly prohibited.

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts
New Jabroni Pro-Wrestling w/ Daniel and Andy: A and B Block Finals

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 93:02


Bonesaw tagged out to Andy on this one so he could save all of his strength for the G1 Climax Finale episode! Daniel and Andy discuss The A and B Block Finals, which featured decisive main events to determine A and B Block Champions! Kenta takes on Kota Ibushi for A Block supremacy, and Jeff Cobb takes on Kazuchika Okada for B Block supremacy, to which we may just hear from Bonesaw about after all! Also, Daniel and Andy make a proposal about Tanahashi so scandalous that merely giving the idea breath has put bad juju into the ether!

Honens Piano Podcast
Meet the Quarterfinalists: Élisabeth Pion performs Liszt

Honens Piano Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:17


Today, we are pleased to share Élisabeth Pion performing Gretchen am Spinnrade, Liszt's arrangement of a Schubert lied.Élisabeth, a 26-year-old Canadian pianist who is currently studying in the UK, is also very interested in Tai Chi. In fact, she has been training at Wu's Tai Chi Chuan Academy in London for about a year and is loving it. Élisabeth believes that the deep and rich heritage that sustains the practice of Tai Chi is similar to music—poetic and supple, yet powerful and strong—with an endless journey of learning. -Watch the video edition of this excerpt here. 

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts
New Jabroni Pro-Wrestling w/ Daniel and Bonesaw: Nights 15 and 16

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 73:46


Daniel and Bonesaw lament about the lesser quality of Nights 15 and 16 of the G1 Climax, but they do delight in the prospects that are to be had for the finals (well, the A Block finals, anyway)! Shingo and The Great-O-Kahn close out Night 15 with an absolute war, however, and Jeff Cobb takes on Evil on Night 16 in a match that will determine whether or not a lot of you will continue to subscribe to New Japan World!

Evolving Past Alzheimer's
Working with Trauma in Alzheimer's & Dementia

Evolving Past Alzheimer's

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 68:18


Untreated and unresolved trauma is now considered to be a risk factor and contributor to Alzheimer's dementia.    Trauma can be defined as any event that alters how we process, react to, and recall memories, by overwhelming the individual's central nervous system. Additionally, trauma is defined as any event in which a person feels helpless and unsafe. It is not only an occurrence that happened in the past; instead, trauma is an event that leaves an imprint upon the body and the brain which persists to the present day.   Our guest for this episode, Dr. Ilene Naomi Rusk completed her PhD in Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology in the UK , and Fellowships in Neuropsychology.  She has dedicated her career to studying novel treatment strategies for Alzheimer's Disease and sees trauma as a root cause of many illnesses. She is the author of several peer reviewed articles. Dr Rusk co-founded the Brain and Behavior Clinic over 25 years ago and currently directs the Healthy Brain Program in Colorado.   4:20 - Defining trauma through reflecting on a patient story  7:26 - How trauma influences more than just the brain  16:06 - A trauma informed approach to treating neuro degeneration  21:50 - Identifying cognitive decline symptoms in patients who struggle with other mental illnesses or trauma  33:24 - Classic signs of unresolved trauma in the older generations  42:44 - How to deal with unresolved trauma in someone before it becomes cognitive decline  56:12 - How long does it take to see improvement when working with trauma-informed techniques?    Strategies to improve the brain and nervous system: traditional talk therapy (eg with a psychologist) Simple deep breathing dance and movement waling Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga other coregulatory exercises DisasterShock.com is a resource for people struggling with the stressors and traumas. It includes: opportunities for social connection/coregulation (including on-line) craft projects walking For more many more tools and strategies visit Ilenenaomirusk.com   To learn more about the BrainFit program at Kemper Cognitive Wellness visit kemperwellness.com

The Innovative Mindset
How Slowing Down Can Help You Go Faster

The Innovative Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 19:03


In this week's show, I explore how slowing down can help you get more productive and creative. It's counterintuitive, I know. We tend to think that to achieve more, we have to do more. But oh my stars, that isn't always true. Do you have to do something? Sure. Do you have to do everything? Nope. Here's how you can get more attention so you can give more attention. First, try the one-minute breathwork assessment. Try it for a week. Note how you feel before you do this 53-second exercise and then note how you feel afterward. You can find the video on the Back To Basics Meditation page. You'll also find a link to an easy little assessment you can do for yourself. You'll see the proof with your own eyes. It's super easy. Click the link to the document. Make a copy of it for your own use (Go to File and select Make a Copy) Enter how you feel (the date and time will appear automatically right next to your feeling). Do the super short activity video. Enter how you feel (the date and time you do it will appear again) After a week or two, evaluate the difference. I'm betting you'll see one. Here's what the document looks like. Get in touch and let me know what differences you notice in how you feel before and after. I'd love to hear from you. Connect with me https://www.instagram.com/izoldat/ https://www.instagram.com/innovativemindsetpodcast/ https://twitter.com/IzoldaT https://www.linkedin.com/in/izoldat/ https://IzoldaT.com https://podcast.izoldat.com Episode Transcript [00:00:00] That's one of the best reasons to slow down. You begin to notice things again, instead of letting them streak by you. You actually have enough attention to pay attention. [00:00:16] Hello, and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. Izolda Trakhtenberg on the show. I interview peak performing innovators in the creative social impact and earth conservation spaces or working to change the world. This episode is brought to you by brain FM, brain FM combines the best of music and neuroscience to help you relax, focus, meditate, and even sleep. [00:00:36] I love it and have been using it to write, create and do. Deepest work because you're a listener of the show. You can get a free trial head over to brain.fm/innovative mindset. To check it out. If you decide to subscribe, you can get 20% off with the coupon code, innovative mindset, all one word. And now let's get to the show.[00:01:00] [00:01:01] Hey there and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. My name is Izolda Trakhtenberg, I'm super thrilled that you're here and I'm excited to talk to you about this week's topic. It's about a surprising thing that you can do to increase your overall productivity, creativity, and sense of wellbeing. And here's the surprising thing it's slowing down. [00:01:25] I believe that we're so busy with what we should be doing, that we don't really think about what we want to be doing. And I'm recording this episode the day after the big Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram crash, or whatever it is that happened. And it was amazing to me how often mindlessly, I was going to Facebook and to Instagram to check in, even though I knew. [00:01:50] But there was nothing going on there that there was nobody that the sites were down, but it didn't seem to matter. There was a mindless sort of, oh, let me see what's going on. [00:02:00] And so when I slowed down a little bit and started thinking about it, it changed a lot. For me, it changed how I was looking at. [00:02:10] Downtime, slowing down time. And, and the question to ask is what if you took that time, how would it be? What might you do if you were slowing down? Would it be okay? Does it work. Are you feeling pressured and pushed into directions? You don't want to go and therefore don't really take the time. Right. So, so let me ask you, what did you do with the time that you couldn't be on those platforms yesterday? [00:02:38] I mean, I spent more time on Twitter, but I also spent more time looking at the cool art on the walls of the study room at the New York public library, which is where I spent the day where. And I see, I find a need, a change of venue to create as well as my trusted brain FM app. I have to admit that, but yeah, I take the time to [00:03:00] go take the subway and go to the library and I go outside of my home. [00:03:06] So I use the subway ride to chill out and I used to try to listen to podcasts or send emails or read emails, but I've stopped doing that because I can't hear much because of how loud it is. And it's hard to write. So nowadays, when I ride on the subway, I daydream, I imagine I come up with new ideas or even. [00:03:24] I meditate. And how hilarious is it to spend 20 minutes in deep meditation and forget where you are to open your eyes and see a guy speaking with deep love to his cup of coffee, surrounded by people in various stages of napping or yapping, but it lets me be here now. And that's a cool place to be. The other day, I noticed the core graffiti, some enterprising artist has painted in the dark tunnels in the space between stops. [00:03:49] There are miles of darkness and there are sometimes small lights that punctuate the darkness to sort of illuminate the space maybe for workers or something like that. And someone or [00:04:00] a number of someone's painted cool art right below the lights on one of the lines. You see a sort of movie unfold as you look at the lid spots. [00:04:07] Two people meet, try to be romantic decide they can't be, and instead become friends. And I'm not sure if it's there still, because since periodically someone from the subway comes along and paints over the art to base it black, but it's super cool when you notice it. And if I didn't take the time to slow down, I would have never noticed it. [00:04:26] And that's one of the best reasons to slow down. You begin to notice things again, instead of letting them streak by you, you actually have enough attention to pay attention. And I wouldn't see any of that if I didn't slow down and I love art where you find it, right, art, illuminates life for us, it highlights the bizarre, the fun, the tragic, the on inspiring the human condition. [00:04:52] And so when you take the time to slow down even a little bit, you get to take in. All of this other amazing and cool [00:05:00] stuff. And it also gives you time to imagine, to get new ideas, new thoughts, new insights. So I wanted to talk to you a little bit about different ways to slow down. My favorite of course is meditation, but you don't have to do that unless you want to. [00:05:15] And I'm going to talk to you a little bit more about that in a sec. You can doodle, you can daydream, you can take time off social, right. And taking time off social does something very interesting. It helps you stop consuming content. So your brain is more free to create it. And I don't mean create content for necessarily posting on social media or whatever, but creating new ideas, new creative ways of doing something. [00:05:41] Thinking about something of what you're going to cook for dinner. It doesn't matter what, what the creation is. It lets you be creative. Instead of watching other people be creative or listening to other people be creative. And it also helps you stop the comparison game, right? It gives your eyes and your ears arrest. [00:05:57] It helps you stop comparing your life to. [00:06:00] Because you're the only person living your life. You're the only person telling your story. So giving yourself permission to do that is an incredible thing. And one of the ways to do that is to take a little time to slow down and not consume content as much as so many of us do myself included. [00:06:16] Right. It also resets your mind, right? So going for a slow walk, it gives you time to sort of breathe and be and chill out and you can also do. One minute slow down to breathe, right? It's a way of filling the, well, it gives you the opportunity to do that. Very thing to just sort of go, okay, that's it. [00:06:36] I'm going to slow down and. I'm going to give you a mission, right? If you meditate, keep doing that. If you don't consider starting, and I'm going to talk to you about that right now. So how do you start? If you, if you don't meditate, how do you start doing it? How do you get into that space? Well, I've created a start where you are a meditation and that's great. [00:06:58] If you're already set, if you [00:07:00] already know where you are, that's terrific. But if you don't, if you're a little bit lost, then it becomes tougher to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. And this is where I come in. So meditation, why, why do people meditate? We've sort of talked a little bit just about that earlier. [00:07:17] Right? Slowing down is beautiful, but it also, there are lots of reasons, right? If you're a monkey, you might do it because it's a way of getting closer to God or closer to whatever you hold sacred. If you're a lay person, you might want to do it because you want a greater sense of peace in your life. A greater sense of patience, a little bit more stability, that kind of thing. [00:07:33] And that's the whole point, since we're talking about how you can be more productive and creative. Yeah. Slow down. Meditation helps with that because it gives you space in your mind and your body and your heart and your soul to have that well, be filled with something that's positive and creative and maybe even productive, but at the very least positive and creative. [00:07:54] So there are lots of different reasons. There are people, like I said, who use meditation for [00:08:00] opening up their creative channels. Some people use it for developing better relationships, you know, with yourself as well as with other people in your life. For me, meditation has been about being creative without meditation. [00:08:11] I wouldn't have read it written seven books, but it's also about learning about yourself, you know? What the lessons are that you need to learn to know yourself better and to also be connected to something greater than yourself. If you, if you take that time, in my case, if you knowing myself better, that's about the earth and all the critters on the earth. [00:08:33] Right. But it could be whatever it is that makes you feel like you're connected. It's also way first and foremost, for me to get back into myself, finding that space within me, that helps me reset. And especially if I'm. I use a lot of breathing techniques to help with that, to help with being stressed, to help with releasing some of that Trent stress or anxiety. [00:08:56] I feel with my history, I have a lot of reasons [00:09:00] to be anxious. And I work through that often because as a, as a survivor of child abuse, as an immigrant, as someone who lived in a war zone, as someone who overcame a huge public speaking phobia, there are lots of reasons for me to be. And sometimes that anxiety rears its ugly head. [00:09:19] And I need to have tools in my toolbox to figure out how to deal with it and how to release the anxiety and as much as possible, the stress, right? That's the whole point of that. But again, it depends on who you are and what you want out of it, but a lot of it is going to end up, use it for what works for you. [00:09:39] If meditation is something that works for you, it's going to work for you. If it doesn't. Then my suggestion is. Keep trying until it does, but you're going to have to make your own way. Whatever meditation means to be. There are some tried and true techniques that work, there are some tried and true techniques that you start with. [00:09:55] And in the show notes, I'll, I'll give you a link to a meditation. That's [00:10:00] all about. The really simple breathing exercise and your mission to begin a very easy practice. It does not have to be a huge, I'm going to sit for half an hour, a day kind of thing. It just doesn't to begin with. You can do something very simple and very easy, and there are lots of different ways to meditate. [00:10:20] And we're going to talk about that in the weeks to come, but at its root, most of the time meditation is going to have some sort of breath work. When we do that, right? It's going to be with just simple breath work and, and meditation exercise. And as you develop your practice, you're going to have to see what works for you, because what I'm doing might not work. [00:10:44] There are apps you can use. There's calm and Headspace and balance. And my current favorite brain FM, there's listening to music. Vegging out as long as you've edge out without falling asleep, that's kind of meditative. And in fact, I dare say that there are gurus out there, [00:11:00] meditation teachers out there who would say that if you do anything mindfully that washing dishes can become a meditation, Allah tech, not Hahn, certainly something like Tai Chi is a moving meditation. [00:11:10] Things like that. There are lots and lots of different ways to meditate and that I'm developing and I'm going to be releasing meditation packs of different sorts of meditation in the coming weeks. But for today, we're just going to do a very back to basics kind of thing. Right. We're going to just breathe and that's your mission, right? [00:11:30] So here's, here's what I'm going to ask you to do in the show notes. There's a link to a little YouTube meditation that I developed. That's all about breathing. Very purposefully if you will, for even less than a minute. And here's the mission, the mission is that I'm going to ask you to go to the Google doc that I have. [00:11:55] There are two things to do here. I know more than one is, can be confusing, but the reason I'm [00:12:00] doing this, because there are two different things for you to do here, right? Developing an assessment or evaluating for yourself, how you feel before you meditate and how you feel after you meditate. And since breathwork is the root of meditation, we are going to do a very simple breathing meditation that takes less than a minute, but here's the thing. [00:12:24] If you go to the Google doc and you can see the image of what the Google doc looks like in the show notes, if you go to the Google doc, there's a little thing that says, how do I. And you're going to make a copy of that Google doc. So you can do this for yourself and you're going to write out how you feel. [00:12:42] Do you feel stressed? Do you feel anxious? Do you feel good? Do you feel hungry? How do you feel? And then. Once you do that a little date and timestamps is going to show up. And once that date and timestamp shows up, that's the before, right. And then do the breathing exercise in that little YouTube video. [00:12:59] So click [00:13:00] on that link and you're going to see that that actually gives you another sort of minute of that breath work that we were just talking about. And after you've done with that, go back to that Google doc and then. Type in how you feel now. So you're going to have a, before I do the breath work and after I do the breath work kind of thing happening, and the link to the YouTube video that does this little 53 seconds of meditation is right there in the Google docs. [00:13:31] So all you need to do is go to the Google doc, go to. Got to make a copy, make a copy. Cause you can't add anything into the, into that file so that lots of people can use it, but then you'll get a way of assessing for yourself. Does it make a difference? Right. I'm very practical when it comes to this stuff. [00:13:47] I love having the notion of does it make a difference and can I measure it? So that is what we're going to do. Right. [00:14:00] And w the way to look at meditation to begin with is that right? You, you have to give yourself permission to stop the rush every once in a while, take a minute and breathe. And so that's what this, this sort of test for yourself is going to be right. [00:14:17] You're going to write down how you feel beforehand, and then you're going to write down how you feel afterward, just so that you can have this notion of. Breathing and meditating and see if it makes any kind of difference for you. Try it for a week and note any differences for yourself. And I'm going to bet that you can just see some and you'll notice how much even a minute of sewing down will help you feel better and think better. [00:14:43] And if you decide that you want to go even further, then I'm going to invite you to go to yet a third thing to do. I can't believe I'm putting so many things in the show notes here. But there's a, there's a back-to-basics meditation that you can grab for yourself. And it's just just an MP3 file of me [00:15:00] talking you through this back to basics meditation. [00:15:03] What does it take to get to very, very beginning of breath work and you can feel free to grab it. It's yours for the keeping it's right there on that page. You can just grab it. And in fact, what I think I'm going to do now that I think about it is I'm going to put the link to that Google doc and the link to that YouTube meditation right there, so that you can have all three in one place. [00:15:26] And you'll notice that one of the things that happens when you do this before and after. Breathing assessment. You're going to notice changes in how you view everything. And once you notice those changes, you're also going to notice that you have more awareness to some of that, that stuff that let's use slow down, and some of the stuff that's going on around you, that you've been too busy and too stressed to notice. [00:15:48] That's really cool and really beautiful. So I'm going to invite you to do that and see. What it does for your productivity, because if you approach this stuff from that place of, I feel [00:16:00] peaceful and I don't feel stressed and rushed, you won't forget things as much. You'll have an easier time completing things. [00:16:06] You'll have an easier time of conceptualizing things, which means you're going to be able to see the whole picture, which is a beautiful thing when you're trying. Productivity to be part of your life. And you'll also see inspiration. And that's where that creativity thing, that creativity piece for me happens most when I slowed down enough to see it, to pay attention to it when it happens. [00:16:28] So if I, if I believe, and I do that, that innovation happens when. Someone who's creative sees a problem that they can solve and comes up with this really cool creative way of doing it. That's innovation. Well, if you want to innovate, if you want to create something, no one's ever created before first, you have to have the mental and sort of heart emotional space. [00:16:52] To be open to the inspiration, which is what a really easy, simple meditation practice will allow you to do. I hope that [00:17:00] you've enjoyed today's episode. I know that it's a lot of stuff to think about. Please head over to the back to basics meditation page it's is old, a t.com/back to basics. Made it back to basics meditation. [00:17:12] Oops. I said the wrong URL is older t.com/back to basics meditation. There, you will be able to find a Google doc that lets you do that. Evaluation the link to the YouTube video. That is the less than a minute of breathing. That's the thing to do when you're doing the before and after, and also the back-to-basics meditation, the exact, how the heck do you start a meditation that will help you? [00:17:38] Into that space of breath, breath, work, and breathing. I hope you've enjoyed the episode. I'd love for you to let me know what you think. If you're doing this for a week or even a few days, and you notice a difference, please let me know. Drop me a line is older@hisoldat.com. And if you're enjoying the episodes themselves, please rate and review the show, tell a friend [00:18:00] about the work that we're doing here and the cool stuff that we're exploring until next time I remind you to listen, learn, laugh, and. [00:18:07] A whole lot. [00:18:13] Thanks so much for joining me today. I really appreciate you being here. Please subscribe to the podcast if you're new and if you like what you're hearing, please review it and rate it and let other people know. And if you'd like to be a sponsor of the show, I'd love to meet you on patrion.com/innovative mindset. [00:18:31] I also have lots of exclusive goodies to share just with the show supporters. Today's episode was produced by Izolda Trakhtenberg and his copyright 2021 as always. Please remember, this is for educational and entertainment purposes. Only past performance does not guarantee future results, although we can always hope until next time, keep living in your innovative mindset.[00:19:00]  

Alicyn's Wonderland
Ezra Weisz - Miraculous Ladybug, Cable Girls, Megalobox | AW 26

Alicyn's Wonderland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 84:02


Nearly everyone uses their social media accounts to market themselves these days. However, our guest this week begs to differ. This week, we are joined by none other than the multi-faceted and multi-talented voice actor and ADR director,  Ezra Weisz, who is currently directing the English dub of Miraculous Tales of LadyBug and Cat Noir. Ezra has done voices for many anime shows including Code Geass, The Outlaw, Bleach, and Vampire Knight, as well as a number of animated films such as Akira and Paprika. Ezra truly embodies the spirit of an entertainer! In this episode, Ezra talks about his life and his journey into becoming one of the most prolific voice actors in the community. He also lifts the veil to give us a glimpse of what it's like to be a voice actor and ADR director working in Hollywood. Plus, he also shares incredibly interesting tidbits about his personal life and how he maintains his brand of authenticity despite his fame and achievements. If you've been wondering about what being a voice actor in Hollywood is like, let Ezra give you a front-row seat with his anecdotes!Timestamps:[4:34]Ezra talks about why he doesn't follow social media marketing “rules”[12:05]Ezra talks about Tai Chi and Marathons [19:01]Why You Should Never Rush, According to Ezra[31:09]Ezra talks about being a warm up comic [37:51]What does a voice director do?[1:12:04]How to start your voice acting career according to Ezra WeiszFollow along with Alicyn's Wonderland on:Instagram: @AlicynTikTok: @alicynpackardYouTube: Alicyn PackardTwitter: @Alicyn 

The Spectrum of Health with Dr. Christine Schaffner
Science of Self-Healing | Kelly Kennedy with Dr. Christine Schaffner | Episode 116

The Spectrum of Health with Dr. Christine Schaffner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 17:16


Beyond our body's innate ability to heal itself, there are many additional ways we can influence self-healing. Many of these activities can include yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, biofeedback, etc. Research even shows us that many of these approaches may improve a person's psychological AND physical conditions. In this episode, Dr. Christine Schaffner is joined by Kelly Kennedy to discuss their experiences at Bioregulatory Medicine Institute's recent conference. Their discussion is empowering as they talk about the power of sound, breathwork, and the importance of letting go. To get the full version of the show notes - please visit http://www.drchristineschaffner.com/Episode116

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts
New Jabroni Pro-Wrestling w/ Daniel and Bonesaw: Night 14

Jabroni University » Jabroni U Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:15


People are getting eliminated left andinand right as we journey into the home stretch of the G1 Climax! The boys talk about the events of night 14, which included a superemly entertaining main event between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jeff Cobb! Then the boys successfully do math in real time to figure out exactly who can still the win the B Block after the next two B Block nights! It's math, and it's thrilling!

Wrestling With My Girl
Episode 242: YouTube Queue G1 Edition

Wrestling With My Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:48


Today we dip back into our YouTube queue for four matches featuring some of this years G1 Climax participants: Kenta, Zack Sabre Jr, Taichi, and Tomohiro Ishii.  Kenta vs Takayama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C47lGbGBT0 Chris Hero vs Tomohiro Ishii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4-WSSzAX3I   Email: wwmgpod@gmail.com Twitter: @wwmgpod

Fresh Focus
Fresh Focus #44: Moving With Pain

Fresh Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 19:47


Did you know that the human body is absolutely meant to move and that Movement, activity, and exercise, can all relate and to pain management? Let Fresh Focus get you started by having a discussion on ways to improve your functional independence and freedom. One way to begin is to identify ways to overcome any of your barriers and for most of us that includes reducing pain.     Exercise can be an effective treatment for chronic pain!Exercise and movement can help you to lose weight, which can lower inflammation and stress hormone release.  It can help decrease inflammation, increase mobility, improve joint health, slow arthritis progression, as well as decrease overall pain levels. It's important to note that pain tolerance varies from person to person. Two people with the same injuries will perceive them very differently. That all has to do with the complex interconnections within our central nervous system, as well as various other things. But regardless of our starting point, we can still use exercise to calm the brain, and what it might potentially perceive as a threat.  From what we know so far, cardiovascular activity and mobility exercise, such as Yoga and Tai Chi, seem to have the greatest effects, but any exercise you enjoy doing will be a great start and will provide a multitude of benefits.  Keep in mind  you should start any activity/exercise routine with the mindset of safe, slow, and easy. Pace yourself. But don't worry. You will be able to progress as you go.    Exercise helps to balance neurotransmitters in the brain-Anytime we talk about effectively treating chronic pain we always want to talk about brain rewiring. Our brain is our computer. Exercise increases the production of those feel-good chemicals, such as those endorphins we always hear about. Pacing is the gradual return of functioning one step at a time.  This method of gradually exposing yourself to activity that requires finding a safe, comfortable starting point. Incorporate breaks, stretch, and rest. It's all about time, effort, and persistence. You can pace for any activity, anywhere from activities of daily living like grocery shopping, favorite hobbies like hiking, cycling, dancing,  or something like soccer. Remember  you are not alone, research shows that 80% of adults feel chronic pain over their lifetime. By reducing and overcoming that barrier we can continue to live the life we want to live! Tune into Fresh Focus episode #44 to find out more ways help pain and inflammation in the body and what lifestyle choices  you can make starting today to reclaim your life and your brain.  

Science & Spirituality
106 | The Ancient Wisdom of Tai Chi Gung with Master Lama Rasaji

Science & Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 53:05


We have the honor of having some truly amazing guests on this podcast and we love every minute with them. We learn so much from them and it is such a beautiful experience to share the space and the energy with others. In today's episode we are especially honored to have a mesmerizing guest, Master Lama Rasaji with us. Master Lama Rasaji has an amazing story from his childhood into his early 20's that led him down the path of such deep spirituality and ultimately becoming one of 12 Master Lamas in the world. His experience as a child is simply astounding. It was mesmerizing listening to him speak and tell his story. The experiences he shared with us left us almost speechless and in awe. We are delighted to bring this episode to you. Listen along so you can learn: Who is Master Lama Rasaji How he came to be one of 12 Master Lamas What is Tai Chi Gung Why Tai Chi Gung so powerful It was very powerful to listen to Master Lama Rasaji's story and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you would like to learn more about Master Lama Rasaji or connect with him, you can find him on the following platforms: Website: https://rasaji.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLieB6iSv8bKRXrgfl67iw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RasajiCircleofLife Happy listening :) Master Lama Rasaji's Bio Master Lama Rasaji is one of only 12 Master Lamas in the world. He lived and trained at the original Tai Chi Gung Lamasery in Tibet. Master Rasaji has been trained in Lao Tzu's regenerative health system for more than 50 years and has been teaching for over 40 years. This is a health system for longevity that has been passed down from teacher to student in an unbroken lineage for more than 3,000 years. He is the founder of Circle of Life and is helping his students overcome challenges and teaching them how to know and live abundantly in all aspects of life: health, finances, relationships, and service to the world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/science-spirituality/support

Just Pro Wrestling News
WWE Raw Preview. Knockouts Knockdown Results.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 4:19


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, October 11, 2021. This update is brought to you by IndyWrestling.us. (STINGER: WWE) Tonight's Raw is promoting a clash of mismatched tag team partners. It'll be SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch & Raw Women's Champ Charlotte Flair teaming up to face Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair. (STINGER: Impact) Decay is STILL the Knockouts Tag Team Champions. They beat The Influence in the main event of Impact Wrestling's Knockouts Knockdown show Saturday night. Mercedes Martinez won the one-night tournament to earn a future shot at the Knockouts Championship. The current champ Deonna Purrazzo won a non-title match over Masha Slamovich. Savannah Evans pinned Alisha Edwards to win a 4-Way Monster's Ball match over Alisha, Jordynne Grace and Kimber Lee. There were also a couple big announcements. Awesome Kong will be inducted into the Impact Wrestling Hall Of Fame. And the team formerly known as The IIconics - now calling themselves The IInspiration - will make their Impact debuts at Bound For Glory. The Lucha Brothers successfully defended their AAA Tag Team Titles at AAA's big show over the weekend. They beat Laredo Kid & Hijo del Vikingo. After the match, the Lucha Brothers were confronted by Dragon Lee & Dralistico. Plenty of news coming out of GCW's shows over the weekend. On Saturday, Jon Moxley beat Nick Gage to retain the GCW Championship. Matt Cardona saved his GCW career and won back the Internet Championship from Effy...thanks to an assist from Chelsea Green. The Briscoes showed up to confront Mance Warner & Matthew Justice. Lio Rush and Thunder Rosa also made surprise appearances. (STINGER: New Japan) New Japan's G1 Climax tournament resumes on Tuesday...with matches in the B Block. Kazuchika Okada and Jeff Cobb will both look to keep their perfect records intact. Cobb faces Hiroshi Tanahashi. Okada goes up against Chase Owens. The only other man who still has a shot at winning the B Block is EVIL. He has a match against Hirooki Goto. Also on Tuesday's card: YOSHI-HASHI vs. SANADA...Taichi vs. Tama Tonga. Kota Ibushi now sits alone on top of the standings in the A Block. Ibushi beat Great-O-Khan on Saturday… Meanwhile, Zack Sabre Jr. suffered his second straight tournament loss...at the hands of KENTA. In Saturday's other tournament matches, Shingo Takagi beat Tanga Loa...and Toru Yano beat Yujiro Takahashi. FILTHY Tom Lawlor is still the Strong Openweight Champion. He beat Ren Narita on Saturday's New Japan Strong. Also on that show...Jay White beat Robbie Eagles...and Minoru Suzuki beat Fred Rosser. Back in Japan… There is a new GHC Heavyweight Champion in Pro-Wrestling NOAH. Katsuhiko Nakajima dethroned Naomichi Marufuji on Sunday. Also on Sunday, NOSAWA Rongai & Eita beat Atsushi Kotoge & Hajime Ohara to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles. At Stardom's show on Saturday, Ruaka beat Unagi Sayaka to win the Future Of Stardom Title. In Tokyo Joshi Pro...Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki won the Princess Tag Team Titles from Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, October 11th. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Just Pro Wrestling News
SmackDown vs. AEW Rampage Next Friday!

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 6:16


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, October 9, 2021. A special welcome to those of you listening on WrestleMap.com. If you want to bring our updates to your website...email us: desk@justprowrestlingnews.com. We won't call it the Friday Night War just yet...but WWE's main roster is set to go head-to-head against AEW for the very first time...and it's gonna happen next week. WWE is promoting a “Supersized” SmackDown airing on FS1 next Friday night. TV guides are showing that episode will run from 8-10:30PM Eastern...putting the final 30 minutes up against a LIVE episode of AEW Rampage. WWE is promoting the return of Brock Lesnar for next Friday's SmackDown. Plus, Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks. Next Friday's AEW Rampage will have The Inner Circle's Chris Jericho, Jake Hager & the TNT Champion Sammy Guevara vs. Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page & former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos....and CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal. (STINGER: AEW) Punk opened last night's Rampage...with a win over Daniel Garcia. He forced Garcia to tap out to the Anaconda Vice. The Lucha Brothers are STILL the AEW Tag Team Champions. They beat The Acclaimed on Friday night's AEW Rampage. Ricky Starks got assists from Powerhouse Hobbs AND Hook...and beat Brian Cage in a Philadelphia Street Fight...to retain the FTW Championship. Plus, Jade Cargill steamrolled Skye Blue. The Lucha Brothers are back in Mexico for a big AAA show on Saturday. They're set to defend the AAA Tag Titles against Laredo Kid & Hijo Del Vikingo. (STINGER: WWE) The King Of The Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments got underway on Friday night's SmackDown...with TWO first round matches from both brackets. Finn Balor beat Cesaro. He'll meet Sami Zayn in the King Of The Ring semifinals. Zayn advanced by beating Rey Mysterio...after some miscommunication between Rey and his son Dominik. In the first round of the Queen's Crown tournament...Carmella beat Liv Morgan...and Zelina Vega pinned Toni Storm with a Code Red. We also now know the other half of both tournament brackets. The other Queen's Crown first round matches are Doudrop vs. Natalya...and Dana Brooke vs. Shayna Baszler. The first round matches on the other side of the King Of The Ring bracket are Jinder Mahal vs. Kofi Kingston...and Xavier Woods vs. Ricochet. Sonya Deville challenged Naomi to a match on next week's SmackDown. And Friday's show ended with Edge challenging Seth Rollins to a match inside Hell In A Cell. That'll happen at Crown Jewel. (STINGER: Impact) Impact Wrestling presents its Knockouts Knockdown show tonight. It's an Impact Plus exclusive starting at 8PM Eastern. Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will be in action...in a non-title match...against an opponent chosen by Mickie James. On Friday, we learned that the opponent will be Masha Slamovich. Decay will defend the Knockouts Tag Titles against The Influence - Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne. There will be a 4-Way Monster's Ball Match: Jordynne Grace vs. Alisha Edwards vs. Kimber Lee vs. Savannah Evans. Plus, a one-night tournament...with the winner getting a future Knockouts Championship match. The bracket is out there. Here are the first round matches: Tasha Steelz vs. Jamie Senegal...Chelsea Green vs. Renee Michelle...Lady Frost vs. Rachael Ellering...and Brandi Lauren vs. Mercedes Martinez. (STINGER: New Japan) New Japan's G1 Climax tournament is running Saturday...with matches in the A Block. Meanwhile, Kazuchika Okada and Jeff Cobb both remain undefeated and tied for the spot in the B Block. Okada beat Taichi on Friday. Cobb beat SANADA. EVIL pinned Hiroshi Tanahashi...hitting Everything Is Evil after striking Tanahashi in the head with the IWGP United States Title belt. Also on Friday, Hirooki Goto beat Chase Owens...and YOSHI-HASHI beat Tama Tonga.. Saturday night's New Japan Strong has a Champion vs. Champion main event: NEVER Openweight Champ Jay White vs. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champ Robbie Eagles. Also, FILTHY Tom Lawlor defends the Strong Openweight Title against Ren Narita… And Fred Rosser vs. Minoru Suzuki. Back in Japan...Stardom is running a major show on Saturday… And on Sunday, Pro-Wrestling NOAH has a big show with Naomichi Marufuji defending the GHC Heavyweight Championship against Katsuhiku Nakajima in the main event… GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion HAYATA defending against Daisuke Harada A GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Hajime (HA-jeh-may) Ohara & Atsushi Kotoge (c) defend against the Los Perros del Mal de Japón team of Eita (ay-tah) & Nosawa Rongai. Plus, a tag team showdown: Keiji Mutoh & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kaito Kiyamiya & Kenoh. (STINGER: ROH) Ring Of Honor's weekend TV has ROH World Champion Bandido in action. He's tagging with Rey Horus against The OGK - Matt Taven & Mike Bennett. The process of deciding the next challenger for the ROH Women's Title will begin with a 3-Way between Angelina Love...Miranda Alize...and Willow. The winner will move on to face the winner of another 3-Way match. Also on this weekend's episode...The Soldiers of Savagery vs. Dalton Castle & Dak Draper. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, October 9th. Our next update comes your way MONDAY morning. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Fresh Focus
Fresh Focus #41: Understanding Pain Basics

Fresh Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 16:06


Have you ever thought that what is on your plate could make a difference in your level of pain?  Healthy food choices can improve your overall health,  help with weight management, give you more energy and even help reduce pain. The Fresh Focus team thought it was a perfect time to start discussions on the pain and nutrition connection in episode 41 as they interview a VA nurse who is very involved in facilitating a Pain Workshop.    Understanding pain response is important. Successful pain management involves setting identified goals and a treatment plan that is agreed upon by patient and Provider. Physical pain is transmitted to the brain by stimulated nerves. When this happens the Pain Gate is open. Pain, whether acute or chronic, is multifaceted and can be modified and managed by using multifaceted approaches  such as physical, cognitive, and emotional interventions. For anyone experiencing pain this can be empowering to know and helpful in pain management.   Whole Health means thinking about and approaching your health in a new way.  Looking at what really matters to you can help you live life to the fullest.  The VA has numerous resources that can help assist with pain management such as Physical Therapy, Behavior Medicine, Chiropractic, Meditation, Acupuncture, Whole Health, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Nutrition and the MOVE! Weight management program can all be a part of your pain management.    Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) develops and provides comprehensive evidenced based nutritional services for our Veterans and their families across VHA's health care facilities. Regisstered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) promote wellness and disease prevention by providing effective nutrition education and counseling.  RDN's also work with you to help you modify what you are eating and drinking to improve your health.  In this series we want to focus on and look for more ways to eat to reduce inflammation.   Please reach out to your primary care provider for information in your area for pain management resources.  And remember to contact your local VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen YouTube Channel for recipes and tips on planning your very own anti inflammatory plate to help reduce inflammation.  

That's Wrestling Podcast - AEW & NJPW
NJPW G1 Night 7 & 8 - B Block Is Going to be a Race to the End - That's Wrestling - October 5, 2021

That's Wrestling Podcast - AEW & NJPW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 38:25


If you prefer Twitch for Live content please follow us at: http://www.twitch.tv/thatswrestlingJoin Our Discord: https://discord.gg/eFNpQsg Co-Host: Trae Twitter: @wrestleism►G1 Night 7 - Tokyo - September 30, 2021Yujiro Takahashi vs BushiTanga Loa vs Tomohiro IchiiGreat-O-Khan vs Zack Sabre JrToru Yano vs Kota IbushiShingto Takagi vs Kenta►G1 Night 8 - Hamamatsu - October 1, 2021Jeff Cobb vs Tama TongaChase Owens vs EvilTaichi vs Yoshi-HashiKazuchika Okada vs Hirooki GotoHiroshi Tanahashi vs SanadaAEW Review Show - LIVE on YouTube 6pm Eastern on ThursdaysFor Live NJPW Review Shows be sure to subscribe and hit the bell notification so you're alerted when a show is scheduled. If you'd like to send comments, questions, feedback or discussion topics to me you can do so by sending am email to eric@thatswrestling.comFollow That's Wrestling on Twitter @thatswrestling1https://twitter.com/thatswrestling1For future live show be sure to go over to subscribe to the That's Wrestling channel over on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWTS_C9pY0CAhJpx5ka0TRg

Just Pro Wrestling News
Big Additions To WWE Raw, Tag Teams Split & NXT Call-ups On Night 2 Of WWE Draft.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 6:20


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, October 5, 2021. A special welcome to those of you listening on OccupyProWrestling.com. If you want to bring our updates to your website...email us: desk@justprowrestlingnews.com. (STINGER: WWE) The top pick on the second night of the WWE Draft went to Raw...and it's SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch. That creates an interesting situation...because the Raw Women's Champ Charlotte Flair is now part of the SmackDown roster. I'm sure it'll get sorted out somehow. Also, moved to Raw during the draft last night: Seth Rollins...Kevin Owens...the Street Profits...Finn Balor...Carmella...and Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson. New names joining the SmackDown roster: Sheamus...Shayna Baszler...the Viking Raiders...Ricochet...Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo...PLUS, a couple call-ups from NXT: Xia Li...and Ridge Holland. Even more picks were announced - and a number of teams were split up - during last night's episode of Raw Talk. Tegan Nox is going to Raw. Shotzi is staying on SmackDown. Tamina is moving to Raw, leaving Natalya on SmackDown. Jinder Mahal and Shanky are moving to SmackDown...but Veer is staying on Raw. Also announced as moving to Raw late last night: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode...Liv Morgan...and Mia Yim. Some notable names that were NOT drafted: Asuka, Bayley and Eva Marie. Anyone not drafted is now considered a free agent. WWE has stated that the new rosters will go into effect the day after Crown Jewel on October 21st. Several new matches were announced for Crown Jewel on Monday. Big E has agreed to defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre. Those two men teamed up to beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on last night's Raw. Randy Orton & Riddle will defend the Raw Tag Team Titles against AJ Styles & Omos. Plus, Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley in a No Holds Barred Match. Getting back to last night's Raw… Damian Priest beat Jeff Hardy to retain the United States Championship. After the match, Austin Theory attacked Hardy. Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. are still the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. They beat the former champs Natalya & Tamina. Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston beat Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin. Shayna Baszler beat Dana Brooke. Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza beat Mustafa Ali & Mansoor. The main event between Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair ended with Becky Lynch attacking Belair. But then, Sasha Banks ran out to take down Lynch. Tonight's NXT has LA Knight vs. Odyssey Jones. An 8-Man Tag: MSK teaming with Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen to take on the Grizzled Young Veterans and Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams. Plus, the debut of Tony D'Angelo. (STINGER: AEW) Tonight's AEW Dark has Eddie Kingston vs. Anthony Henry. Plus, Daniel Garcia is in singles action. On last night's AEW Dark: Elevation…The Pinnacle's Wardlow & Shawn Spears beat Marko Stunt & Fuego Del Sol. Wardlow pinned Stunt. Sonny Kiss got a win over KM...then, got the better of Joey Janela & Kayla Rossi...as Kiss evaded their attempted post-match attack. Also, Emi Sakura beat Skye Blue. Tonight's NWA Powerrr has an intriguing main event: Nick Aldis & Tim Storm vs. Aldis' Strictly Business cohorts Thom Lattimer & Chris Adonis. Plus, Kylie Ray vs. Lady Frost. (STINGER: New Japan) A major upset in New Japan's G1 Climax tournament on Monday. Chase Owens beat the IWGP United States Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi…pinning him with the package piledriver. Other results from the B Block on Monday: Kazuchika Okada kept his perfect start to the tournament going...pinning SANADA with the Rainmaker. Jeff Cobb also stayed unbeaten in this year's G1 with a win over Taichi... Plus, EVIL beat Tama Tonga...and Hirooki Goto finally got his first win in this year's G1 by beating YOSHI-HASHI. The tournament resumes on Thursday. (STINGER: ROH) On this past weekend's Ring Of Honor TV… The open challenge issued by the VLNCE UNLTD's Brody King, Chris Dickinson, Homicide & Tony Deppen was answered by the team of Danhausen, Demonic Flamita, PCO & Sledge. And VLNCE UNLTD prevailed. King pinned Sledge with a Ganso Bomb. Also, The Briscoes beat Alex Zayne & Taylor Rust. Rust took the pin. A pair of 3-Way matches will lead to a match to decide the challenger for Rok-C's ROH Women's Championship at Final Battle. (STINGER: Impact) The first match in Impact Wrestling's Digital Media Championship tournament premieres today on Impact Plus and Impact's “Ultimate Insider” YouTube channel. It'll be John Skyler vs. Zicky Dice. Rachael Ellering is now announced for the one-night tournament at Knockouts Knockdown. Turning Point will be an Impact Plus exclusive airing LIVE from Sam's Town in Las Vegas on November 20th. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, October 5th. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Living 4D with Paul Chek
EP 157 — Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD: The Healer Within

Living 4D with Paul Chek

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 212:38


How do you launch a healing practice like tai chi or qigong? What are the benefits or differences between them?Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, explains the differences between doing 99 days of daily practice versus 100 and how your body produces the most profound medicines in needs on its own in this healing Living 4D conversation.Learn more about Roger's work at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and on social media via Facebook.For Living 4D listeners: Roger is offering a free membership to his private Tai Chi and Qigong Way web portal. Also, you can save $75 on Roger's Healer Within Medical Qigong video program and $46 on his Breath Medicine program. No promo codes are required to receive these discounts.Show NotesHave you lost touch with your inherency? (11:33)“The most profound medicine is produced within the human system for free.” (23:22)The four baskets of practice. (30:15)A series of accidents. (40:42)How qigong and tai chi differ. (57:50)Cultivation and presencing determine how successful you'll be in getting results in a healing practice. (1:11:20)The four levels of chi in a human being. (1:17:11)A simple way for urbanites to get in touch with nature. (1:23:18)Does it take 99 days or 100 for a sustained gong commitment practice? (1:40:13)How do we liberate ourselves from default behaviors that harm us? (1:52:25)Paul talks to his Momma Plant. (2:00:44)The benefits of being in a state of no mind. (2:13:06)Do you have a paleo brain? (2:19:15)Roger's diagnosis for humanity from the POV of Chinese Medicine: Deranged chi. (2:29:38)Immortality herbs. (2:43:15)What happened to the humans? (3:03:26)Are there really 35,000 different forms of qigong? (3:14:06)Paul's new best friend. (3:23:53)ResourcesThe Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques to Release Your Body's Own Medicine, Movement, Massage, Meditation, Breathing and The Healing Promise of Qi: Create Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi by Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMDThe Second Book of the Tao by Stephen MitchellMore resources for this episode are available on our website.Thanks to our awesome sponsors: The CHEK Academy, BiOptimizers (save 10 percent on your purchase by using the code Paul10 at checkout, PLUS, for a limited time, BiOptimizers is also giving away free bottles of their best-selling products, P3OM and Masszymes, with select purchases), Cymbiotika (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK15 at checkout), Organifi (save 20 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK20 at checkout), Paleovalley (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code chek15 at checkout) and Essential Oil Wizardry (save 10 percent on your purchase by using the code living4d at checkout).As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

Just Pro Wrestling News
WWE Draft Continues On Tonight's WWE Raw, Picks Announced Over The Weekend.

Just Pro Wrestling News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 4:13


Listen and subscribe at www.JustProWrestlingNews.com I'm Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, October 4, 2021. This update is brought to you by IndyWrestling.us. (STINGER: WWE) The WWE Draft continues on tonight's Raw. The first picks were announced on Friday's SmackDown...and more were revealed over the weekend during Talking Smack. Chad Gable & Otis...Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez...and Zelina Vega are moving to Raw. Jumping to SmackDown: Mace - who is now split from T-Bar...Mansoor & Mustafa Ali...and Aliyah, who gets the callup from NXT. In addition to the draft, Goldberg is being promoted for tonight's Raw. (STINGER: AEW) Tonight's AEW Dark: Elevation has Emi Sukura vs. Skye Blue. Plus, Wardlow & Shawn Spears vs. Marko Stunt & Fuego Del Sol. Also in action on tonight's episode: Santana & Ortiz...The Acclaimed… Daniel Garcia & 2.0...and Kris Statlander. (STINGER: New Japan) Tomohiro Ishii handed Zack Sabre Jr. his first loss of this year's G1 Climax tournament on Sunday. Ishii pinned Sabre with his vertical drop brainbuster. Sabre still leads the A Block with 8 points. There's a 5-way tie for second place at 6 points. Other results from the A Block matches on Sunday… Kota Ibushi pinned the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagai after a pair of Kamigoyes. KENTA used a schoolboy to pin Great-O-Khan. After the match, Great-O-Khan hit KENTA with The Eliminator. And Tanga Loa beat Yujiro Takahashi. Toru Yano beat BUSHI in a non-tournament match. The G1 continues on Monday with matches from the B Block: The unbeaten Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA… Jeff Cobb, who also remains perfect in the tournament, vs. Taichi... EVIL vs. Tama Tonga… Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens... And Hirooki Goto vs. YOSHI-HASHI. FILTHY Tom Lawlor is still the Strong Openweight Champion. He choked out Lio Rush on Saturday's New Japan Strong. After the match, Ren Narita came down to the ring and laid out Lawlor. Also on the show, Chris Dickinson submitted Royce Isaacs...and JR Kratos beat Fred Yehi. Back in Japan...Katsuhiko Nakajima is the winner of Pro Wrestling NOAH's N-1 Victory tournament. He beat Kenoh in the final on Sunday. Nakajima is now set for a GHC Championship match against Naomichi Marufuji next Sunday. There was a title change in Stardom on Sunday. Maika, Himeka & Natsupoi are the new Artist Of Stardom Champions. They dethroned Tam Nakano, Unagi Sayaka & Mina Shirakawa (STINGER: Impact) Chelsea Green, Tasha Steelz and Jamie Senegal are the latest names announced for the one-night tournament on Impact's Knockouts Knockdown special on October 9th. The tournament to crown Impact's first Digital Media Champion begins on Tuesday...with John Skyler vs. Zicky Dice. Wednesday, we'll get another match: Hernandez vs. Crazzy Steve. Both matches will premiere on Impact Plus and Impact's “Ultimate Insider” YouTube channel. That's JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, October 4th. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review.. I'm Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening. ~~~Full run down at www.justprowrestlingnews.com ~~~ • • • • • wwe #wrestling #prowrestling #smackdown #wwenetwork #wweraw #romanreigns #ajstyles #NXT #raw #njpw #wwenxt #SethRollins #TNA #johncena #RandyOrton #wrestlemania #ROH #WWF #summerslam #tripleh #aewdynamite #professionalwrestling #aew #allelitewrestling #aewontnt #DeanAmbrose #nxt #KevinOwens #wwesmackdown 

Dream Power Radio
Cheryl Ilov – How You Can Be Forever Fit and Flexible

Dream Power Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 30:05


Let's face it. You can be the most enlightened and conscious person in the world. But it would be all for naught if you were too tired or in too much pain to make it through the day. Our bodies do so much for us and if we want to make it into our golden years we have to pay attention to how we treat them. This was a lesson my guest, author and fitness expert Cheryl Ilov, had to learn the hard way. She was faced with a life of chronic pain and her journey to fitness has made her an advocate for modalities that can keep you active and vital throughout your lifetime. In this episode of Dream Power Radio, Cheryl explains:•how she healed her chronic pain•why pain is not synonymous with aging•tips on making the floor your friend•the best way for staying fit while sitting in front of a computer•the one practice anyone can do at any age to keep your body limber No one needs to feel that getting older equates a sedentary lifestyle. Get tips on how you can stay pain free and active by listening to this lively episode of Dream Power Radio. Cheryl Ilov is an author, speaker, physical therapist, martial artist, dancer, and former chronic pain patient. She published the award-winning and best-selling book, “Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond" in 2016. With over 20 years' experience as a physical therapist in private practice, she has helped thousands of clients recover from pain and injuries by integrating the science of physical therapy with the art of movement. Cheryl believes that everyone can enjoy vibrant health and vitality, at every stage of life. She is also a second-degree black belt in an ancient Japanese martial art called Ninpo Tai Jutsu. From her own experience of beginning training at the tender young age of 47 and becoming her teacher's first female black belt 10 years later, she discovered that there is an incredible amount of strength and power in each and every one of us, just waiting to be unleashed. Go to Cheryl's website https://www.cherylilov.com to receive her newsletter and free Meditation Through Movement recordings.

Trans Resister Radio
Book Notes, MindWar, The Age of Transitions Bonus Podcast clip #043

Trans Resister Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 2:17


Aaron talks a bit about Michael A. Aquino, and his book MindWar. A self-published book that has surprisingly not garnered much attention, MindWar reads very much like your standard fare conspiracy oriented paperback. topics include: Left-hand Path occultism, Church of Satan, Temple of Set, Stephen Flowers, propaganda, PSYOP, psychological operations, US Army, titles of nobility, mystique, General Paul E Vallely, QAnon, Fox News, mind, logic, consciousness, subconscious mind, electromagnetic fields, technetronics, fringe topics, conspiracy culture, JFK assassination, Iraq wars, Jose Delgado, Persinger's God Helmet, spectrum of light, hypnosis, magic, mentalism, flaming sword symbolism, original form of Tai Chi deadly, Civil Affairs, ParaPolitics, false flag terrorism

The Produce Moms Podcast
EP182: 7 Minutes to Less Stress and More Energy with Lee Holden

The Produce Moms Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 34:02


"Qi Gong helps us get into that flow state where we feel our best selves and bring our best selves into all the activities of our lives."Lee Holden (8:56-9:08)   Would you like to be able to release stress and gain energy in just a few minutes?   By practicing a form of ancient Chinese medicine called Qi Gong, you can do just that. It's is an easy feel-good practice that can be done in just a short amount of time to access your internal energy and clear stress and tension out of your system.    Qi Gong involves stretching and breathing exercises along with flowing movements and is easier than either Yoga or Tai Chi. It is actually the most widely practiced form of exercise in the world - even though it's not well-known in the western hemisphere.    Lee Holden, a doctor of Chinese medicine and a world-renowned teacher of Qi Gong, is working to change that. By bringing it to public television and working with corporations like Weight Watchers, Lee has been able to make Qi Gong more mainstream and accessible to westerners.  "What you've done is taken this ancient practice of Chinese medicine and translated into the modern western lifestyle."   - Lori Taylor (4:47-5:03)   The key to Qi Gong's overall effectiveness is doing it consistently and habitually. Just as brushing your teeth is meant to be done at least twice a day, doing Qi Gong twice a day will bring the results you desire. Doing Qi breaks of seven minutes or so throughout the day recharges your whole system and makes you more efficient.    Lee often calls Qi Gong “mindfulness in motion.” By practicing Qi Gong, we can meet life's demands with relaxation and flow instead of stress and tension. Qi Gong is a means of gaining energy to flow with life's demands and not get stressed out, tense, and depleted.    Fruits and vegetables are the ultimate Qi.    In connecting Qi Gong to fresh produce and healthy eating, Lee emphasizes that eating is really about gaining energy (Qi) to give our bodies the sustenance it needs to perform. The Qi (energy) of food is important, which is why getting organic, locally produced, and good sources of fruits and veggies is so important. They give us that Qi that we need to get us through our days and keep us healthy.    "Our bodies have tremendous healing power. And if we remove the blocks and charge up the system, our bodies heal themselves."   - Lee Holden (23:41-23:50)   In our western mindset, we often think that we need to take something to make ourselves feel better. However, in the long run, taking something can create other problems. Having tools and resources to take charge of our own health and healing is tremendously empowering. The practice of Qi Gong is one of those tools.   Visit Lee's website for 30-day Qi Gong challenge that only requires seven minutes of your time each day! It's great for moms (and dads) to do with their kids each day to give everyone a nice dose of energy and stress relief.  Qi Gong will give the whole family a wonderful resource to deal with all of life's demands. How to get involved Join The Produce Moms Group on Facebook and continue the discussion every week!  Reach out to us - we'd love to hear more about where you are in life and business! Find out more here.    If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a quick review on iTunes. It would mean the world to hear your feedback and we'd love for you to help us spread the word!