Writing on Writing

So much of my writing
is not "thinking things through",
capturing observations
in subtle, but tangible form:

What are observations?

attention attunements
. . . . . that impress, into us,
experience formationsmemories and imaginings
. . . . . that rise and intensify as we turn the face of attention
into this moment of experience
and feel the rise of intention coming into being

"Into us" becomes "as we".

What is attention without intention?
The first act of attention
is to intend to attend more to something
that already has our attention.
We intend to attend.

Then we notice the details.

What is memory without imagination?
It is Void
without form
only having intensity
like a magnetic pull
or gravity.

Imagination rises on
and according to
the intensity
of attention
the way a boat rises
on the rising tide.

From the intensity of attention
comes the details
and the movement of attention in Unknown directions
giving rise to imaginings
that seem like meanings
that we remember.

     There is a quantum abyss     
   between objects of attention. 

It is The Zone of Imprehensibility
as we pass from one thing to another.

We release attention . . . . .
we release our attention from . . . . .

When our attention
lands . . . . .
when we, as attention,
land on the next thing,
we come into focus upon it
and a living stream of experience emerges.

We have passed from one side of
The Zone of Incomprehensibility
to the other
and landed.

kind of like walking

We may observe that living stream of experience in words
that, magically,
communicate more than words seemingly could convey
by bringing forth meanings from within,
spellbinding our imagination.

They sway us
as we follow the draw of our attention
in the intention. the seductive display
--  the spell  --
of the written words
to draw attention,
to shape intention,
so as to convey a feeling
that dreams a self-world into existence.

Burma Shave.

Freeing Tight Hamstrings, advanced

Know about somatic education exercises?

key points for correct practice of the more-advanced movement:
basic form of the movement (easier):

Without stretching, this maneuver creates brain-level changes that free tight hamstrings.  A second exercise stabilizes the improvement.
Read and Understand:  http://somatics.com/hamstrings-and-knees.htm
Get more: ending back pain, free tight psoas muscles, better sleep:  http://somatics.com/page7.htm

Introduction for the Free Your Hamstrings instructional video.  Somatic exercises free muscles by retraining movement/muscle-memory (brain-level control) -- results come from the effect the sensations of movement have on the brain's memory of sensation and movement.  The memory of sensations and movements (including those of injury and/or distress) conditions muscular tension patterns ("muscle memory").

Article, How Free Hamstrings Support Healthy Knees and a Better Way to Free Them | http://somatics.com/hamstrings-and-knees.htm.

Prepare with the somatic exercises,
1. Calf Stretch Replacement Better Foot Strike:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV4ZTpjXiQQ

2. Lesson 1 from Disproving the Myth of Aging (to free the back muscles):  http://somatics.com/page7-cat_audio.htm

Follow with Module 3b from Free Yourself from Back Pain, The Dog Stretch:  http://somatics.com/page7-back_pain.htm

Part of the upcoming program, Comfort Your S-I Joints and Eliminate Mysterious Body Pains

Tight hamstrings are more than tight hamstrings.  Usually, they are also tight back muscles.  Both places are part of the same action pattern -- having to do with walking.

However, sitting is also involved.  Tight hamstrings pull your bottom out from under, forward, making it necessary to use your back and your psoas muscles to sit more erect.  Fatigue and soreness follow.

Cyclists get tight hamstrings, hip joint muscles, and psoas muscles from using toe-clips and then pulling backward and forward (in addition to the usual up-and-down movements).

See http://somatics.com/hamstrings-and-knees.htm for a useful article and a second hamstring exercise video. || related article:  "Power Stretching" -- different from what you already know | http://somatics.com/stretch.htm

Free the back muscles with The Cat Stretch Exercises (no cat required - or stretching, either -- find out how). | http://somatics.com/page7-cat_audio.htm

Full article on tight back/back pain | http://somatics.com/wordpress/chronic-back-pain
Clinical Somatic Education | a New Discipline in the Field of Health Care

Gentle Spine Waves with Diamond Penetration Rhythms | Relax Spinal Muscles and Elongate Your Spine

Use of the Gentle Spine Waves movement | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ9n7tt2AGg | to demonstrate how the Diamond Penetration Rhythms can be applied to individual movement elements of a somatic education exercise.

The Diamond Penetration Technique | http://lawrencegoldsomatics.blogspot.com/2011/01/advance-of-somatic-education-technique.html | uses movement, sensory awareness, attention and intention to uncover the level of self-control at which deeply-seated involuntary muscular contraction patterns can be changed to improve posture and free movement.

Limitations to movement of which one is unaware, but whose consequences one feels, change.

One then recognizes the predicament one was in — after one is no longer in it.

The focus of this somatic education exercise is the lumbo-sacral junction — the low back where lumbar spine meets the pelvis at the sacrum.

Clinical Somatic Education | a New Discipline in the Field of Health Care