“In order to persuade reason to rise above itself it is essential to arrange its ascent in a manner not repugnant to it by violating any of its own jealously guarded principles.”
Gopi Krishna

Kundalini – The Evolutionary Energy in Man

Yoga & Breath – Ujjayi Breathing

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Now that you have some familiarity with your natural breathing we can take another step forward into Ujjayi (u-jay-ee) breathing. The core idea with Ujjayi basic is to create a mechanism by which you can control and manipulate the structure of your own breathing. You can think of Ujjayi technique as a valve in the throat which regulates the flow of breath. Without using the valve your breath flows freely within the fully capacity permitted by your phyiscality – the size of your windpipe. In Ujjayi breathing we use musculature to narrow that pipe down so that the passage of air is more constricted – we close the valve a bit. How much we close it effects the flow of breath.

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Beautiful House

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I recently visited one of the most beautiful, pleasant and spacious houses I encountered in Israel. It also happens to be for sale – so if you are looking for a wonderful place – you might be interested in it : ) It sits on 8 acres of land which includes two houses & beautiful stables (11 stalls). It is located in a place called Udim – about 20 minutes north of Tel-Aviv and a few minutes drive from the beach. It is two minutes away from the main Israeli coastal highway – but the house is in complete silence. It is all about space and quality. Behind it are more fields great for long walks and horse-back riding. It’s a very special place! It is on the market for 7 million Euro’s. I wish I could put a bid in – but its not yet my time. Maybe its yours? If you happen to be interested and want the contact details pleaes feel free to drop me a line (iamronen@iamronen.com) and I will gladly put you in touch with the owners.

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Higher Education, CDNow & Sting

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Many years ago I attended an official university for one year (it was a default thing to do in life). It took me the first half of that year to realize that I didn’t wan’t to be there and the another half to come to terms with that conclusion. My class attendance was slowly replaced by hours at the computer – taking advantage of the internet via dull textual green screens – then available only on university campuses. One of the small treasures was CDNow – I think it was one of the first online shops ever. Using a textual interface of scrolling menus I was able to get my hands on music that I couldn’t get in stores. I spent a long time (I recall it took more then a year, so it must have continued when I could get internet from home) hunting down an audio recording of Sting performing Message in a Bottle in The Secret Policemen’s Ball – until I was finally able to get my hands on a copy. Now the video is freely available for all.

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g-speak

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Remember the user interaction Tom Cruz operated on Steven Speilberg’s “Minority Report?”. It’s coming:

g-speak overview 1828121108 from john underkoffler on Vimeo.

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Living in a Fractal & Playing the Stereo loud & (what the heck do I know about) World Economics

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During my recent visit to Tel-Aviv, a friend I met, (who lives in Tel-Aviv) asked if we (my wife – need to find a better word for that! – and I) would accept an invitation to join her for dinner some time. I replied that the chances were slim. I don’t get to Tel-Aviv often (and avoid it altogether when possible) and keep my travels to a minimum. I am trying to keep my life simple and inexpensive – two years ago I gave up the luxury of money for the luxury of creativity and happiness.

As I was driving home with my wife (that word again!) I shared with her an image that came to me right there and then. My experience these days is as if reality is squeezing me into a tighter and tighter spot. It seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Yet I want and need to experience life with plenty of space. So I am surrendering to this shrinking bubble that’s wrapping me and “shrinking” myself – so that I still have a sense of space within my perceived limitations.

This morning as I was sitting on the beach I had a glimpse of some clarity. I recalled a fractal image I read about and saw many years ago (Chaos: Making a New Science) and as I drew it in the sand the shrinking metaphor (and I) expanded …

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