.Continuing on low center of gravity (COG), have any of you noticed that after a long day in trees, when you're back on the ground, your legs feel deeply rooted, as if the soles of your feet are glued to the ground? No one could push you over. That stability extends up into your hips and abdomen, the upper body is free to move with strength for whatever task is at hand. It may be that you feel that way all the time and don't notice as much ;-) There are facts and there is mystery in this tree climbing activity. -AJ
YES>>ok, here goes..
Partially defining yoga exercises as tracing the animate stages of existence
(asanas named for animals except few cultural particular inanimates Tree, Lotus, Mountain etc.)
>>to distill extreme element expressed in that stage of development/animal >>needing refreshed in man.
Extend to, tree climbing in particular, is exercise of closest relative animate form.
Also, see that ONLY peoples walk upright as major transportation. Exercising only legs, and then overly so to compress not stretch spine occasionally as in climbing arm pulls.
Every other animal form compresses and massages internals specifically via mode of movement.
>>fly,swim, slither,quadro-ped walks etc. all massively compress/expand gut in movement. Total body exercised in movement but concentrated on gut area. Also, constant risks, elevating adrenlin, looking around etc. becomes full body exercise in muscle and awareness.
Only other bipeds do this same gut exercise and massage, full body, adrenalized exercise via tree climbing compression/expansion of large body gut cavity in stair stepping random motions, angles and extremes. And then relieves legs with arm loading randomly exercsing chest, arms as locomotion also. Common Earthwalkers of our kind don't do that. This thing we do is most perfect exercise to our form etc. by that examination.
>>tons of Eastern thoughts on balanced body/mind, body can't cleanse got therefore not mind, then not spirit etc. from there.
Even standing on limb off of ground, body constantly adjusting subliminally to micro imbalances etc. Constant risks, adrenaline pushing exercise more , awareness keyed up..
Plus, kinda see CoG as magnetic/+ electrical force called by Earth as - ground connection, tree time as some kinda tuning to most keyed in parallel form, by again mimicking movements of closest relevant form.
As anything, man's mind is double edge sword(yin/yang), Mind drives us far but then noise in head drowns out what rest of animals etc. are tuned into that we've lost; from the more Eastern view and how they try to recoup in undoing, to regain.
i kinda think just as every generation; finds advancements that makes life easier
>>as elders show fear of too much padding away from raw understandings they had; and knowing valuable more pivotal lessons, contacts AND exercise thus lost in trade.
Only on a much larger scale.
Yoga breath cleansing exercises and watching breath inside to channel helped control flow in gymnastics etc. Breathe exercise very important to Occidental thought, force channeling theory.
Also, Dr.Dyer(of "Your Erogenous Zones " fame) says wrote and spoke about power of intention for quarter of a century; before reading "The Active Side of Infinity " before surgery, only then writing the book "The Power of Intention"! As the fictionalized Carols Castenada prose was that different and illuminating to his target..
Rant Over!(been saving it awhile inside)