How is your week going?
Fascinating day at Stanford on Wednesday (2/6). There's a lot of great envisioning and knowledge-generation happening at Stanford as place, as ethos, as great university. For example:
"Androids, Automata, Avatars, and Agency with historian Jessica Riskin and computer scientist Oussama Khatib" - https://events.stanford.edu/events/821/82194/
"Nainoa Thompson is a Native Hawaiian navigator and President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society" - https://events.stanford.edu/events/820/82072/ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nainoa_Thompson)
Are Yoga poses in the morning like Xmas presents, each involving a kind of "opening" :) Not really ... there's more excitement and anticipation in Xmas presents, while there's an aspecting of centering down to do the yoga poses that's different. But exploring doing Yoga poses is a real gift, and better when done more often than received once a year. The asana movements are good for my right shoulder, my left hip and longer left leg today. Vajrasana and cycle, Virasana and cycle, Dandasana, Boat poses, and some twists this morning (appreciating Dona Holleman's "Yoga Syllabus for Teacher and Student" and its companion book, Asana in Photo, which you'll find mentioned here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/02/padma-nelumbo-nucifera-dutch-yoga.html).
Seeking to get started raising a young family, and am thinking Dona Holleman's approaches to Yoga open possibilities with regard to freeing oneself from some of the curious idea-culture of Yoga (asceticism etc) ...
While I haven't yet mentioned Angela and Victor's Yoga marriage here - http://www.scottmacleod.com/yoganotations.html (in my innovative Hippy Anjali Yoga Notations) - explicitly (which they explore quite consciously and in innovative ways - the idea of a Yoga marriage, albeit Victor has kids from a previous marriage), I probably will, in these regards too.
Just some connecting thoughts and writing-ideas on a Wednesday morning for you. :)