Energy and Flow: In this episode, we discuss energy directly for the first time–when and how Jerry teaches it, the connection between it and the breath, and why we use the word "energy" instead of words like chi, prana or kundalini. We talk some about how we can begin to put energy to use in […]
Awakening: This episode will be the first of several in a row in which we speak directly about vital energy. In this episode, we talk about Benjamin’s shift from being skeptical (to say the least) about the idea of energy to awakening to it as a genuine, verifiable aspect of reality. This awakening unfolded through […]
Navigating intensity: I’m going to be honest with you: I’m very proud of this episode. In this episode, we bring together the strands we’ve introduced over the past several weeks. We take rating our perceived experience, as we’ve talked about for the past three episodes, and tie that concept in to our discussion of the […]
Rating Your Perceived Experience–Putting It Into Practice: In this episode, we discuss how to really put RPE into practice. We give a detailed exploration of how RPE will shift through a weight-training set, in order to point out the level of presence RPE practice can offer us. We explore how cardio RPE might differ when […]
RPE, Part 2: In this epsiode, we continue to explore RPE. We discuss RPE for stretching, and then get into the big subject of food, hunger and satiety. Because talking about food in a fitness context often brings up questions related to weight loss, we talk about strategies for weight loss as well. We finish […]
RPE, Part 1: RPE ("Rate of Perceived Exertion" or "Rate of Perceived Experience") is a big subject, and in this and the next several episodes, we explore it in depth. In this episode, we discuss RPE in the areas of strength-training and cardio. Our conversation takes us into areas as diverse as Buddhism, the energetic […]
The Water We Swim In: In this episode, we talk about the energetic background in our world–what we call "the water we swim in." Our exploration leads us through discussions about several different types of breath, a conversation about the #MeToo movement, and a brief examination of the energetic reverberations of one of the great […]
Change Yourself: In this episode, we take our first dive into "the art of changing the world" by discussing how change has to start with the one thing we can truly control–ourselves.
Benjamin Becomes a Teacher: In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a teacher. We make a distinction between teaching and what we call merely "instructing." Finally, we share how critical it is that a teacher be first and foremost a student.
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