The Consummate

Eat Your Heart Out

Posted in health, life by the consummate on July 31, 2009

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Mourner’s Kaddish

Posted in life, spirituality by the consummate on July 30, 2009

RIP Yaffa bat Rachel. I love you Ben & Rivka.

Badeken

Posted in art, health, life, neighborhood, photography, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on July 29, 2009

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The bride, at 770 Eastern Parkway (the Lubavitch spiritual center), on her way to the badeken, a pre-wedding tradition with roots dating back to Rivka & Rachel, 2 of Judaism’s 4 matriarchs.

Yes. I know these people.

Skunk Walk

Posted in art, fashion, life, photography by the consummate on July 29, 2009
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Soy Le Tigre

Posted in health, life by the consummate on July 28, 2009

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All I Wanted Was A Pepsi

Posted in health, life, music, neighborhood, photography by the consummate on July 27, 2009

 

Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

*in homage to venice beach, california

Juicy

Posted in health, life, music, neighborhood, relationships by the consummate on July 27, 2009

Rags to Riches…

Shout out to Arthur S, King Solomon, Peter Oasis & Arbibi

Keep the Faith

Posted in health, life, spirituality by the consummate on July 27, 2009

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If you just hold out, keep the faith, everything’ll be alright – Lyrics from “Hold Out” by Gospel Singer Lula Collins

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Fight or Flight.

Posted in health, life, photography, relationships, spirituality by the consummate on July 27, 2009

The autonomic nervous system (ANS or visceral nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions.[1] The ANS affects heart rate, digestion, respiration rate, salivation, perspiration, diameter of the pupils, micturition (urination), and sexual arousal. Whereas most of its actions are involuntary, some, such as breathing, work in tandem with the conscious mind.

It is classically divided into two subsystems: the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system.[1][2] Relatively recently, a third subsystem of neurones that have been named ‘non-adrenergic and non-cholinergic’ neurones (because they use nitric oxide as a neurotransmitter) have been described and found to be integral in autonomic function, particularly in the gut and the lungs.

With regard to function, the ANS is usually divided into sensory (afferent) and motor (efferent) subsystems. Within these systems, however, there are inhibitory andexcitatory synapses between neurones.

The enteric nervous system is sometimes considered part of the autonomic nervous system, and sometimes considered an independent system.

Sympathetic nervous system

Promotes a “fight or flight” response, corresponds with arousal and energy generation, and inhibits digestion.

Parasympathetic nervous system

Promotes a “rest and digest” response, promotes calming of the nerves return to regular function, and enhances digestion.

(via WIKIPEDIA)

 

Q) How does one get to the point where the SNS doesn’t kick in when inappropriate (i.e., STRESS)? 

A) Daily yoga practice including asanas, pranayama & meditation. 

 

 


 

דַּיֵּנוּ

Posted in life, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 23, 2009

 

דַּיֵּנוּ

(Dayenu)

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My Future Babies.

Posted in health, life, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 22, 2009

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Thinking About You.

Posted in relationships, san francisco, spirituality, vacation, yoga by the consummate on July 22, 2009

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Oh my city…I’m leaving you for a little bit. You are newly adopted. But you captivated my heart. You healed me, you gave me a life when I no longer knew what that meant. I love you.

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Proving It.

Posted in relationships by the consummate on July 20, 2009

downunderKeep it up. Not quite there yet.

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Let’s Live in Love

Posted in health, life, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on July 20, 2009

 

My new tattoo:

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A One-pointed Mind

Posted in life, relationships, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 20, 2009

 

A One-pointed Mind

 “When the mind is concentrated, it gains more strength. Anything that is dissipated loses its strength. If you gather all the thought forms and concentrate on one idea or object, the mind will reveal the inner secret of that idea. That is what inventors do. They are deeply concentrated, their mind are one-pointed, so nature reveals its secrets to them. Because these individuals’ minds were one-pointed, they could penetrate the secret of the atom. That control, that one-pointedness is possible. With that you can gain anything you want in this world. There is nothing in this world that a one-pointed mind cannot gain.

God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”

– Sri Swami Satchidananda

If I Fall Back Down

Posted in artists, life, music, neighborhood, relationships, san francisco, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on July 20, 2009

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If I Fall Back Down – Rancid (acoustic version)

The 415

Posted in artists, health, life, san francisco, spirituality, yoga by the consummate on July 18, 2009

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Looking Down the Barrel of A Gun.

Posted in art, life, photography, relationships by the consummate on July 15, 2009

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You Must Admit When You Think About It.

Posted in art, health, life, music, neighborhood, photography, relationships, san francisco, yoga by the consummate on July 13, 2009

I’m Not Angry Anymore.

Posted in life, music, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized, yoga by the consummate on July 9, 2009
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