Thursday Satsang via Zoom and In-Person at TMC – August 26, 2021
“The Virtues of Tamas: Tips for Stability in Yoga Practice”
with Paul Emerson Ph.D.
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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7:00 p.m.: Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Presentation by Paul Emerson, Ph.D.
8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers
Overview of Presentation
In every beginning hatha or meditation class I’ve taught the subject of forming a habit arises. How do you keep going now that the class/retreat/experience has ended? In yoga-speak “tamas” is the heavy and dark quality of matter which often seems to get a bad rap. Yet it is also this quality which allows us to be stable and continue our practice over a long period of time. In this gathering we’ll explore those mental qualities which are conducive to continued efforts in yoga and mediation as well as tips for their cultivation.
Paul Emerson is a biomedical engineer with a Ph.D. He is the authority on the physiology of breathing for The Meditation Center and has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. Paul has worked as a research scientist, has been a manager of clinical research with a major biomedical company and a university instructor. In addition, he holds eight patents in the areas of dialysis and sleep therapy. he is a scholar of ancient yoga texts. Paul was certified by the Rockford School of Yoga and began teaching in 1975.
TMC policy for those entering the building or participating in outdoor ceremonies will be requesting all to practice non-violence – being fully vaccinated or wearing a mask w/social distancing. Staff and volunteers will not be asking for vaccine certification cards as trust of community will be sufficient. All are welcome.
To further protect the community, an Iso-Aire purification movable unit has been purchased to use in all rooms of TMC where people gather. These units have pre-filter, hospital quality HEPA filters, and a bi-polar ionization unit to remove pollen to pathogens