Thursday Satsang via Zoom and In-Person: “The Virtues of Tamas: Tips for Stability in Yoga Practice”with Paul Emerson Ph.D. – August 26, 2021
August 25, 2021
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.: Meditation with Swami Radha Bharati|
7:30-8:30 p.m.: Talk 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