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Mark Foote
Post title: "Is the Suffocation Response Something You Experience While Sitting?"
(May 27 2018 at 03:32 PM)

Sunset RaysHere's a question I was asked on "The Dao Bums" site recently, and my response:

"Is the suffocation response something you experience while sitting?"

It's something I experience every sitting, along with the anxiety connected with the precariousness of posture.

The precariousness for me is mostly about support for the lumbar cur

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Mark Foote
Post title: Response to Comment on "What is So Special About the Lotus?" (The Dao Bums)
(May 25 2018 at 12:29 PM)

Konocti late afternoonUnder the topic, "What is so special about the lotus?" ("The Dao Bums"), someone posted the following:

When 'tucked in' there is a deep release I experience in the legs, kua (pelvis), that emanates up into the abdomen and prompts a deepening of sung (relaxation) and full body release.

I second that, and I have some

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Mark Foote
Post title: Old Habits
(Apr 24 2018 at 12:29 PM)

Clear Lake HillsRecently I read a forum post by a piano teacher (and life coach), who said that it's hard to leave old habits behind because of muscle memory. I agree with him that there is muscle memory involved, but at least as far as old habits in sitting, there's also the panic of the suffocation response. Sooner or later, I begin to feel like the posture is aff

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