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Yoga Wisdom at Work by James D. Showkeir, Maren S. Showkeir

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nineTHE EIGHTH LIMB: ABSORPTION (SAMADHI)

One is rigorously awakened bystirring the desire for enlightenment itself.

Dogen Zenji

 

You can hear the smile in Heather’s voice as she talks about the day she took her father to his first yoga class. She is a senior manager at a wellness resort in the southwestern United States. At one time, her father had been an elite runner who placed in the Boston marathon. As a runner, her father had always been attentive to the warm-up, cool-down stretching that athletes do. Aging eventually slowed him down, and some of the activities that once had fueled his passion became unavailable to him. Heather’s sporadic attempts to get him interested in yoga had gone nowhere until he was in his eighties. While he was ...

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