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Very interesting… a combination of sorts I was certainly not expecting, but somehow find pleasantly thrilling!
Too bad I probably won’t be able to make it.
has anyone been to the classes in LA, I have looked on the website and saw the times, just have not gone yet and would like to hear from someone who has first hand experience from goign there. 😆
Hey, if you haven’t stumbled across it yet then check it out:
If you haven’t watched the Unbending Intent DVD or the Tensegrity Vol. 1, 2 or 3 ones, there’ll be a couple of extra Passes in there.
Tell us what you think about the interview. I have a favourite moment, but I’ll let you watch it for yourself first…
For those who have practiced with this CD: are there specific passes that correspond to the music or can you practice any passes with the music?
I am thinking about starting magical passes. I am going to do them everyday and I was wondering if anybody has a suggestion as to which series I should start with.
I’ve been doing research on the Alexander technique to help fix my back and found this on the “monkey position”:
The Alexander Technique teaches us that it is not just a matter of what we do–staying upright and moving–but how we do it: using inhibition and direction. In fact, it transpires that our “monkey”(an Alexander Technique term for a standing position in which the knees are bent and the torso is tilted forward from the hips) is one of the best stances during pregnancy and is particularly advantageous during labour. In “monkey”, as the mother leans forwards, her abdominal wall becomes a kind of hammock for the baby, while the tilt of her pelvis makes more space for the baby’s head to enter the pelvic brim; thus the baby is encouraged to move into the optimal position for birth. At the same time, the force of gravity–the weight of the baby–aids contractions and makes them stronger and more efficient.
It reminded me of “The Monkey Breath” pass in The Mixing of the Left and Right Bodies Group.
Anyone else found correlations to Tensegrity from seemingly “normal” activities/exercises/techniques?
For guys who practice these magical passes, I find it difficult to gently rub the energy that’s gathered directly onto the genitals. I’m thinking about the ones where your fingers make a V shape.
For women, you’d be rubbing the energy where your ovaries or womb is- a much larger surface area. Or for some of the passes, should guys be rubbing the energy where our wombs and ovaries would be?
Any discoveries concerning this “cramped” issue?
I prefer to hear from people who actually practice the passes.
I’m sure that many of you have heard the name. Probably have also heard that Tensegrity was stolen from Lee, a man that Castaneda admired. Does anyone know what Lee’s Light of Life movements are like? Tried to find videos on you tube. Nothing.
Now i have an important question (for me) to ask you: i remember when reading one of your posts, you mentioned a brief encounter with kung-fu. I am just beginning to learn the Magical Passes (from the book and also the DVD), and read there that Juan Matus recommended Marshall art, and that one of the ladies in his group (or earlier) traveled to the East to study it. I have always been fascinated with marshal art (mostly the discipline and spiritual part of it); do you think that the Magical Passes can substitute entirely kung-fu, Tai-chi-chuan etc? I hope it is, and want your opinion.
I don’t want to in any way imply that I am an authority on this matter. But here’s an opinion from my personal experience.
I have practiced the magical passes very intensly at times and then not so intensly at other times. I know that there is enough force and magic in them to completely take the place of any other form of physical exercise. However, my personal preference is to have numerous physical activities going on at the same time.
I read somewhere that Don Juan had suggested that Carlos practice martial arts to gain discipline and force in order to apply that to his magical passes. And I have found this to be true for myself as well. But I don’t think it necessarily has to be martial arts. It could be anything I suppose. Yoga, running, walking, weight lifting, swimming, sports… anything physical, done impeccably, could give more impact to your magical passes and vice-versa.
And it certainly doesn’t hurt to eat well too 🙂
Are there any Passes involving the balls and paperweight that are not in the book?