Wednesday, December 22, 2010


You might enjoy re-reading some of these or perusing them for the first time.

MAY 2011

130. May 30, Monday: Mindful Eating, originally in Slow Sonoma,, over a thousand postings there, if you are energetic and don't mind practicing reading in wakefulness

129. May 18, Friday:  Tai Chi made "harder" and even more amazing with a foot/ toe connection to the opposite finger/ hand
128. May 16: Going beneath "feeling bad," essential to weight loss, and happiness


127. December 22: Tai Chi and Potency:
Wake up,
push out your belly,
thrust into life
smile, get off the computer: live, it's the solstice

126. Weeds and Seeds: Wild Amaranth in issue of Edible Austin

APRIL 2010

125 April 17: movement with attention in a chair

124. April 13: "Getting older" = turning 65, blah, blah
MARCH 2010

123. March 8, Orcas Island and a year later:
every day is a good day to restart everything
How to Be Healthy, a less sure but hopefully useful compendium


122. February 5, 2009: back to some thoughts on tai chi and yoga


121. Nov. 28, Friday, 2008: Day after Thanksgiving, Time to change Habits???

120. Nov 22, Sat. Essentials of Real Health, My take

119. Nov. 14, Friday, Maybe raw, maybe more greens, maybe healthier

118. Nov. 7: Friday, finally got to it: Learning, failing: Real Health


117. Oct. 24: things ending is a chance to live more fully

116. Oct 3, 2008: 3 L's for a Good Life


115. Sept 26, 2008, third blog of day: what to say: loving all of life

114, sept 19: how to eat better, simplified:

113. Sept. 12, 2008: losing weight is easy

112. Sept. 5, 2008: happiness and heat


111. August 29, 2008: Health, Stress and Undoing the Marlie/Chris thing

110. August 25, 2008: Fall Classes, Sept 6 thru Oct 9

109. August 8, 2008: Thoughts toward health and anti-aging

JULY 2008

108. July 18: have a wonderful day, it's good for your health

107. July 12: bee sting and sweet healing and the joy of gardens

106. July 6: what is love? an approach to discovery

JUNE 2008

105. June 28: Upgrading Your Life, Private Sessions, expensive

MAY 2008

104. May 8: Lose Weight, Get Smarter, Be Happier

103. May 2: Tai Chi, Yoga, Health, Weight Loss: Beyond Boredom, a beginning

APRIL 2008

102. April 21: Class Times: Wake Up Tai Chi/Yoga Brain and Learning Fun; Waking up to Movement and Flexibility and Learning; Waking up Thursday Nights

MARCH 2008

101. March 31: Loving Yourself More, Undo Emotional Pain, Improve Emotional and other skills

100. March 22: tai chi for non-dummies

99.March 10:Recovering from Surgery

98. March 7SOUL AND SOIL, sort of?? Maybe: health is...


97. Feb. 24: rains and reality

96. Feb. 20: importance of fresh air to health, mental and otherwise


95. Jan. 5: How to Lose Weight, part 44, or is it 7?


94. Dec. 31:
how to lose weight and stop waiting for..

93. Dec. 20: Free New Years Day Yoga Çlass

92. Dec. 20: Sufia Yoga: Strength, Unification, Flexibility, Intelligence, Awareness & Anti-Aging

91. Dec. 10: Life is good, even when you are tired


90// Nov. 29: Waking Up on Friday Nights

89. Nov. 28: Workshop in Waking, Jan. 5, 2008

88. Nov. 21: Clear Skies and the Waters of Inner Peace

87. Nov. 9: eating, waiting, real food, souls of life

86. Nov. 6: What is Health, and Love is just around the Corner


85. Oct. 29: Monday Yoga: Clarifying Tree Pose, 1

84. Oct. 22: Tadasana, Mountain Pose

83. Oct. 15: Yoga for a Monday, Vira 2

82. Oct. 8: Yoga for a Monday: Cat and Cow


81. Sept. 28: Waking Up to the Call of Health in the Moment

80. Sept. 21: Season's Change, Now is always

79. Sept. 17: Benefits of DNA Yoga

78. Sept. 12: Eating Less, and Habits, Ahhhhh

77. Sept. 11: Nine Eleven, did the Bad Guys get to Heaven?

76. Sept 6: Global Happiness


75. Aug. 30: Joy to the Word, Joy to the World, Joy to the Weird, Joy to the Now

74. Aug. 23: Weight Loss and the Ongoing Sleep Or, to robot, or not to robot. This is the REAL question.

73. Aug. 21: How to be healthy with windfalls and weeds and a good hearth and mind

72. Aug. 18: Shitty Food

71. Aug. 13: Transformative Yoga, DNA Yoga, Feldie Yoga, Yes Yoga, Yes

70. August 12: Classes for Fall 2007: Transformation and Illumination

69. Aug. 8: An experiment in regaining Break Fast each morning

JULY 2007

68. July 21: What is Yoga?

JUNE 2007

67. June 13: Weight Loss, Water Increasing, Gout routing Diet

66. June 4: Body Ecology Diet for radical healing

MAY 2007

65. May 23:

64. May 4: Real Health is Ours to Be Lived, Each and Every Day

APRIL 2007

63. April 26: FDA up to their usual tricks

62. April 21: Relationship Improvement and Movement Waking Up

61. April 9: Wonder Full Relationship, Workshop, and Private Sessions.

60. April 7: Health is our wealth

MARCH 2007

59. March 30: Eat in Season, or On Sale, and Go Cave Person for the Yum of it

58. March 18: Save your back, save your neck, breathe easier: Raise your computer.

57. March 7: Green Drink, Plus Organic Fruit = Nutrition and Fluid to Start the Day

56. March 3: Food and Fat: Loving Life vs. Self-Dislike, and 4 things to do, if you want to experiment.


55. February 28: Eating in Three Levels.... Yes

54. Feb. 27: Walking in Three Levels....Ah

53. February 22: Walking, and the beginings of Heaven

52.5: Feb. 20: Currently Offering These Classes

52. Feb. 19: Get in Shape, Race a Bicycle, or Less, and have Fun

51. February 16: Beautiful Day

50. February 13: The Importance of Happiness

49. February 10: Soaked Seeds and Nuts , a good idea.

48. February 6: Raw Chocolate Smoothie Porpoise of Life

47. Feb. 3: Jokes, Good for Hearth, Health, Soul and Brain


46. Jan. 31: Cave Man/ Cave Woman Diet::: A Possibility?

45. Jan. 28: Differentiation and a Headache 'Cure'

44. Jan. 25: The Joy of Healthy Eating, and Thinking

43. Jan. 22: To be Human, to be Healthy: Make Choices

42. Jan. 19: Enzymes and real Health

41. Jan. 16: On the fear of being cold

40. Jan. 13: Supper to end the day, as in... making it light.

39. Jan. 10: Food Combining, Healthy Lunch, Main Meal = on the way to health.

38. Jan. 7: Start the day off right with a Super Smoothie

37. Jan. 4: Food and Health

December 2006

36. Dec. 31: The Glory of Today

35. Dec. 25: Talking with Jesus on Christmas Day

34. Dec. 22: Overeating and Choices: Self-attack, self-love, curiosity

33. Dec. 19: Unconditional Love. What a concept, eh?

32. Dec. 16: Full Spectrum Lighting, for Health, Mood and Happiness

31. Dec. 13: Beyond Sugar: Raw Fat plus Raw Sweet = Great Taste, Great Health

30. Dec. 10: Food is Good

29. Dec. 7: Offerings, Classes, Workshops, Fees

November 2006
28. Nov. 26: The Glories of Feldenkrais

27. Nov. 22: Eating Healthy

26. Nov. 21: Functional Integration®: Amazing and Transformative (and feels great, too!)

25. Nov. 18: Raw Foods and Feldenkrais

24. Nov. 17: Learning by Healing, and Healing by Learning: Deep Tutoring for Real People

23. Nov. 15: Healing by Learning

22. Nov. 14: Tai Chi and Feldenkrais

21. Nov. 13: Super Wheatgrass for Your Health

20. Nov. 13: The Imortance of Sky

19. Nov. 12: Enhancing Excellence, Learning Acceleration and Waking Up

18. Nov. 11: Fitness, Health and Weight Reduction

17. Nov. 10: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

16. Nov. 9: Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

15. Nov. 8: Gifted and Athletic Children

14. Nov. 7: What is the Feldenkrais Method?

13. Nov 7: Who Was Moshe Feldenkrais?

12. Nov. 6: Longer Lists of Movies and Books

11. Nov. 4: Tuesday Night Mindfulness and Health and Stress Reduction

10. Nov.2: Children and Learning Difficulties

9. Nov.1 : Parent and Teenager Communication

October 2006
8. Oct. 26: Walking is Good for You

7. Oct. 24: Ericksonian Hypnosis

6. Oct. 21: What is Wake Up Feldenkrais?

5. Oct. 19: Ten Week Radical Health Improvement and/or Weight Loss Program

4. Oct. 18: About Marlie Wesner and Yoga and More

3. Oct. 17: Wake Up Feldenkrais Offerings

2. Oct. 16: Byron Katie work, Happiness Work, Relationship Work

1. Oct. 15: More Bio

Or: the joy of two arms
two legs
a smile
a spine
a pelvis
ten toes
ten fingers
a belly
two eyes
two ears

On November 22, 2008, I  wrote in my Life Potency blog
about tai chi,
and had some nice pictures
of going through the tai chi form
as a series of tucking in, coiling and rounding
as a pulling in and getting ready to strike

arching the back, pressing from the ground through the
lengthened spine,

Here's the link: Tuck and Coil, then Unfurl and Strike

So what more is there to say?

Tai Chi is fun.

I have another essay on why Tai Chi is grand for you,
with the usual suspects:
going slow,
connecting to yourself,
finding and knowing the use of all four limbs in space,
use of the pelvis,
use of the spine

And here I must interject that tai chi,
like yoga,
is often taught as rigidity
in the sense of demanding a "tucked in" pelvis,
which requires a tightening of the abdomen muscles
which feels like "strength"
and isn't

its a tightness that prevent injury
sort of
by preventing any movement

but, the minor problem
preventing movement
is preventing life

(he says, rigidly sitting at a chair
typing into his computer,
is funny:

and hey you: reading at this computer,
get up now
and do a little tai chi
make it up

any position will do,
just know where your arms and legs are
and then have an idea of the next position of your arms
and legs
and move there

tai chi is fancy walking
it's always shifting
from right to left to right foot

you and me and all of us and
play the tai chi



this is life: moving the legs,
moving the arms

and life is nothing
without being awake

and this is the real trick in standard tai chi
with its obsession with the form

perfection is death in a way
getting better and better and better
even by taking the detour of making it worse for awhile
is life

so how to be awake in tai chi:
feel the power from feet to finger tips in each

feel the coiling in
and preparing for power in each transition

feel the softness in the power
feel the power in the softness

this could be mumbo jumbo
could be a lot of fun

shut down your computer and do tai chi
or pretend tai chi
for the next half an hour

treat it all as a breathing
and skeletal awareness meditation
be aware of everything you see
and hear
as you do
all this


and maybe this as the final treat

breathe in,
get ready

breathe out
push out belly
push into ground and hands

brush knee this is called,
one hand pushes forward
one by the other knee