"Other peoples opinions are still best dealt with, by lying alone in the sun and leaving your smartphone at home". (source)
"Can Tai Chi & Qigong Postures Shape Our Mood? Toward an Embodied Cognition Framework for Mind-Body Research": #Mindful #Health
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2018.00174/full The amount of fascinating scientific research on Qigong & Tai Chi in recent years is astonishing, the findings even more: https://www.semanticscholar.org/search?q=Qigong&sort=relevance
Chi Time interviews: Ken Cohen 2 History of Qigong. #Mindful
Five-Animal Frolics: https://archive.shine.cn/sunday/now-and-then/FiveAnimal-Frolics/shdaily.shtml
Peer Reviewed Article: Rapid Gene Expression Changes in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes upon Practice of a Comprehensive Yoga Program: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0061910 #Mindful #Health
"These data suggest that yoga and related practices result in rapid gene expression alterations which may be the basis for their longer term cell biological and higher level health effects."
“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.” - W. E. B. Du Bois
People who meditate could end up decreasing negative emotions not only in themselves but in their relationship partners as well, suggest new research:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ejsp.2599 https://www.psypost.org/2019/06/your-meditation-practice-may-reduce-negative-emotions-in-the-people-you-interact-with-53770 #Science #Mindful
Wolf Singer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Singer
Singer also demands that the lack of free will must have consequences for our conceptions of guilt and punishment: if no one can decide freely from a scientific point of view, it is not useful to make people responsible for their actions. Socially intolerable persons would have to be "locked away" and "subjected to specific educational programs"
Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade. #Mindful
"The man who invited Qi-Gong" - by John Voigt:
The shapes "Square Triangle Circle" were sketched by the Zen monk Sengai Osho (1750-1837), to illustrate one of the most essential principals of Zen: the journey to bring meaning out of something that seems to have none. #Mindful