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Philosophical Questions {136} ~ Why Do Civilisations Collapse?

There are many reasons civilizations collapse, the average civilization lasts for a few hundred years before it starts to fall. The populations are fed bread and circuses, this is a metaphorical expression of how we live in a convenience climate. Strong men build strong times, strong times make weak men, weak men make bad times and bad times make strong men.. And so the cycle continues. I do believe personally that there are people who oversee this world and tinker with cultural aspects to collapse and then renew civilizations. Just a thought.

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Yoga {24} ~ Asanas/Poses {13} ~ Dhanurasana/Bow Pose

Dhanurasana is a backbend that deeply opens the chest and the front of the body. The name comes from the Sanskrit dhanu, meaning “bow,” and asana, meaning “pose.”

In this asana, the practitioner lies flat on the stomach and bends the knees. Then the arms reach back to grab the ankles. The back arches and the thighs lift off of the floor as the chest pushes forward, bending the body to resemble a bow.

Dhanurasana is commonly referred to as bow pose in English.

This asana is the eighth pose in the 12 basic postures of Integral Yoga. It is also the last of the three back-bending poses in a standard Hatha yoga class.

In a spiritual practice, dhanurasana stimulates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, also called the life source chakra, situated just above the navel. Stimulating this chakra increases the digestive fire and activates the flow of prana, or life energy. Manipura chakra also represents the core Self and is tied to the practitioner’s sense of identity and the ability to be confident and in control.

Those with limited flexibility can use a strap to reach the feet at first. If it is not possible to lift the thighs away from the floor, legs can be boosted slightly with a blanket. For more advanced practitioners, this asana can be deepened by performing it with thighs, knees, calves and inner feet touching.

Kaballah {9} ~ Teachings Transmitted

Jewish Kabbalists originally developed their own transmission of sacred texts within the realm of Jewish tradition and often use classical Jewish scriptures to explain and demonstrate its mystical teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances. One of the fundamental kabbalistic texts, the Zohar, was first published in the 13th century, and the almost universal form adhered to in modern Judaism is Lurianic Kabbalah.

Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts, and political systems. Historically, Kabbalah emerged from earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Spain and Southern France, and was reinterpreted during the Jewish mystical renaissance in 16th-century Ottoman Palestine. Isaac Luria is considered the father of contemporary Kabbalah; Lurianic Kabbalah was popularised in the form of Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century onwards. During the 20th century, academic interest in Kabbalistic texts led primarily by the Jewish historian Gershom Scholem has inspired the development of historical research on Kabbalah in the field of Judaic studies.

Did You Know {167} ~ The World’s Second Largest Coral Reef Is No Longer Endangered

In 2018, the world received good news about the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a 200-mile-long reef which is part of a 600-mile system in Belize. After a decade of work to protect and save the world’s second-largest reef, it was taken off the list of endangered world heritage sites. It was put there in 2009, after which the Central American country placed restrictions on oil drilling and fishing for sensitive species. Now, it’s believed to be safe from any further damage—as long as we continue to take care of it.

Psychology Phenomena {30} ~ The Hypersonic Effect

The hypersonic effect is a phenomenon reported in a controversial scientific study by Tsutomu Oohashi et al., which claims that, although humans cannot consciously hear ultrasound (sounds at frequencies above approximately 20 kHz), the presence or absence of those frequencies has a measurable effect on their physiological and psychological reactions.

Numerous other studies have contradicted the portion of the results relating to the subjective reaction to high-frequency audio, finding that people who have “good ears” listening to Super Audio CDs and high resolution DVD-Audio recordings on high fidelity systems capable of reproducing sounds up to 30 kHz cannot tell the difference between high resolution audio and the normal CD sampling rate of 44.1 kHz.

Yoga {19} ~ Asanas/Poses {8} ~ Tadasana/Mountain Pose

Mountain pose is a simple standing pose with the feet together and the body tall and strong, standing vertically upright. It is the starting pose for all other standing postures in yoga and can also be practiced on its own. It is considered to be the most basic posture of all yoga postures.

Although it is a relatively simple pose, it can help improve balance and stability as well as build strength.

The Sanskrit name for mountain pose is tadasana.