Monthly Archives: October 2010

Veg does it

from cnn.com Ultra Man fuels on plant-based diet.

Added On October 29, 2010

A California lawyer transformed from coach potato to Ultraman competitor on a plant-based vegan diet.

link to video

[Video] Miwa’s Creation

 

About this talk

Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece.

About Miwa Matreyek

Miwa Matreyek creates performances where real shapes and virtual images trade places, amid layers of animation, video and live bodies. Full bio and more links

Where does Halloween come from?

New KPJAYI Website

The KPJAYI website has a new look, updates, and new online registration.  Check it out!

KPJAYI.org

While you’re at it, Sharath’s 2011 Euro Tour has been announced and students made into the Mysore news.

Do you eat pork?

It turns out pig products are not just found in butcher shops.  From the shower to the human body, Christien Meindertsma traces the “afterlife” of pig 05049.

DN: Animals & Spiritual Experiences

Discovery News:
Animals Said to Have Spiritual Experiences

Ever have an out-of-body experience? Your dog may have too.

By Jennifer Viegas
Fri Oct 8, 2010 07:00 AM ET

Animals (not just people) likely have spiritual experiences, according to a prominent neurologist who has analyzed the processes of spiritual sensation for over three decades.

Research suggests that spiritual experiences originate deep within primitive areas of the human brain — areas shared by other animals with brain structures like our own.

The trick, of course, lies in proving animals’ experiences.

“Since only humans are capable of language that can communicate the richness of spiritual experience, it is unlikely we will ever know with certainty what an animal subjectively experiences,” Kevin Nelson, a professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky, told Discovery News.

“Despite this limitation, it is still reasonable to conclude that since the most primitive areas of our brain happen to be the spiritual, then we can expect that animals are also capable of spiritual experiences,” added Nelson, author of the book “The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain,” which will be published in January 2011.

continue reading at Discovery News

WSJ: Words and our reality

WSJ:  New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world

Discussed on Mental Floss, here are some snippets from the original Wall Street Journal article by LERA BORODITSKY

“These questions touch on all the major controversies in the study of mind, with important implications for politics, law and religion. Yet very little empirical work had been done on these questions until recently. The idea that language might shape thought was for a long time considered untestable at best and more often simply crazy and wrong. Now, a flurry of new cognitive science research is showing that in fact, language does profoundly influence how we see the world.”

“It turns out that if you change how people talk, that changes how they think.”

Read full article

Sharath 2011 European Dates via Facebook

Copenhagen

Sunday, September 4, 2011 – Sunday, September 11, 2011 (via facebook)
Ashtanga Yoga Copengahgen

Helsinki

August/September dates tba (via homepage)
Ashtanga Yoga School Helsinki

London

August/September dates tba (via Helsinki/Copenhagen)
Ashtanga Yoga London

Milan

Sunday, September 11 – Friday, September 16
(via Milano Ashtanga Yoga)