Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * – Days 5 & 6

Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day***

Pictured left, “Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day

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Preview at end of post below.

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”

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Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in Tweets

Days 5 & 6

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Intro

below, are my real time tweets for days 5 & 6 of my yoga teacher immersion training with lex gillan

i cleaned up a lot of the stuff that shows up when you copy a tweet, and kept one picture of me from one tweet

footnotes have added “after-thought” to some tweets 😉


Please Note:

tweets normally show as most recent on top, but, to reflect a narrative, i’ve rearranged the sequence so these will read top down, earliest first

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Day 5

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day 5 lex gillan immersion: cool clear trip to houston this am; got gas near immersion, prince playing on speakers, often quoted by lex 😉

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: morning meditation today: just sitting…gotta remem….just sitting…….she said s…..just sittin’………. [1]

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: the yogic breath, emphasized from day 1, the natural breath we were born-spark-spanked to do – deep as our core

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: full am of 3x yesterday’s practicum poses critiques; water went out for blocks around, a line break, made do [2]

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: teacher pose instructions: make real time; stretch hamstrings, fwd bends, statically; benefits, mods, variety [3]

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: more yoga business: wholesale book sources, sitting pillows, bkcases – profit margins; yoga insurance sources

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: impromtu afternoon assignment: @ of us present 15 min vinyasa to the class & lex for critique, full day of poses

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: class mbr opening “warm” style studio w/wife in nw houston http://www.suntouchyoga.com – “sun touch” nice

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: immersion is now officially more strenuous challenging 4 me than 4 wkshps in a wk last nov incl 2 zumba wkshops!

26 Jan


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day 5 lex gillan immersion: also no doubt this is a “teacher” training, emphasis on what “we” as teachers must can & will do to succeed

26 Jan


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much much homework to do – good night all, after great hot meal need warm bath but gonna skip shaving 😉 namaste, con dios, god be with you

26 Jan


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ok, 1 more tweet, what “must can will” a teacher do to succeed? communicate, create a line of understanding with another, another live soul

26 Jan

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Day 6

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day 6 lex gillan immersion: clear trip in today but several cars trucks chasing very speeding this am, 1st time this week, not good cowboys [4]

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: need meditation to realign reconnect recharge this morning, good thing i think this is fun 😉

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: adv meditation most of this morning, began w/chant & 3 ohms o = external, m = internal, complete ohm joins the 2 [5]

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: pt2 short fast vinyasa + “long” solid static sequnce w/guided breathing imagery, then relaxing breath 5:10 ratio [6]

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: pt3 just sitting w/guided imagery releasing consciousness from head to soft belly, totally differing experience

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: pt4 partner easy pose sitting face 2 face w/eye-focus concentration 4 alternating consciousness communicaton wow [7]

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: pt5 (of morning meditation) …savasana………

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: meditation afternotes: integrate breath into visualizations, start w/heart chakra center of up-down energy flows [8]

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: lex’s 30+ yrs 1st hand experience: children’s yoga; studio partnerships; celebrity hosting – decades of it 😉

27 Jan


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day 6 lex gillan immersion: afternoon – full practicum pose critique reviews: voice, clarity, presence, focus: on asanas, students, purpose [9]

27 Jan


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gonna get a jump on bath (not shaving 😉 supper & studies; practicum approaching – need to integrate humor focus & clarity with inspiration

27 Jan


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footnotes:

[1] the meditation technique is called “just sitting” and it’s anything but…

start with five minutes and work to 15 or more, concentrating on remaining in the now, or, more accurately, returning yourself to now; it’s an experience 😉

[2] water main break was down the street and took out service to a wide swatch of bldgs, water back near end of day

[3] real time cueing, another important simple concept that took (us) practice to get down; the initial tendancy was to pause for someone to “catch up,” but then, by the time the instructor-in-training (ie, any of us in class) gathered up to give the next cue, other people had been waiting too long in suspended-pose

the idea is, give the cues, in real time, and people will fulfill the pose at their respective paces, having heard all the info they needed to complete the action

[4] i grew up in houston when there were no freeways (really!) and i knew this was a cautionary sign regarding tempers on houston freeways; if safety and courtesy continued deteriating on the freeways, it’d mean it was only a matter of time before something happened

if you already drove defensively, now was the time to strap in and double up; if you hadn’t been driving defensively yet, this was a good time to start

and if you weren’t sure what being in the now really meant, this was also a great time to become aware of it…

[5] this was the right day (for me) to have our most intensive meditative day

it’s hard to describe the immense value and impact of the meditative sequences in the following tweets

the three ohm level chant was a great place to start: external internal merged

[6] the experience of a relatively “fast” flow followed by really really long held poses infused with guided imagery tapered with the relaxing breath ratios, was, well, this you do need to experience 😉

[7] the most powerful partner meditation i’ve ever experienced

have absolutely no idea what the others were doing, into to it, nervous with it, nothing – total authentic focus with my meditation partner

[8] this is a great point where metaphysical speculation and physical science merge –

start with the heart, the center of feeling and spirit and intuition, from whence all love and life and meaning begin –

start with the heart, the center from which the blood and oxygen and nutrients flow, both upward and downward –

the heart is the center – is humanity far behind?

are we the center between heaven and earth?

self-conscious life – dust and life poised on a small planet?

[9] the afternoon crush of critiques and practice runs went the best ever –

…the morning meditation marathon, made its mark i think 😉

cont’d

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Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 1 & 2

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 3 & 4

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Days 5 & 6

Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * Day 7

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A beginner's view : integrating interests in yoga, fitness, and the arts - work in fiction, poetry, and images.
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2 Responses to Yoga Teacher Immersion Experience with Lex Gillan – in * Tweets * – Days 5 & 6

  1. Sam says:

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    • yoga-adan says:

      sam, i’ve approved your comment-ad for now, but think you should provide specific comment feedback on the article i’ve posted, which is a first hand acct of a new person taking yoga training for the first time, and doing so in tweets

      you are welcome to post in the future if you provide specific comment-feedback on the article of which you are commenting on

      thanks so much 😉 sincerely,

      adan

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