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Planting Selfseeds In Indio, California

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Super fun to share Selfseeds with riders and friends in Indio, California. Enthusiastic and inquisitive group!

Cheers!

Sue

Tahquitz Equestrian Facility presents
Selfseeds Awareness Clinic
with Sue Eoff
Sunday January 10th at 1pm
WHAT: As aspiring, well intentioned riders we always need to look at our part of the horse and rider partnership. How can we become more sensitive, have better timing and coordination, as well as a developed sense of the horse? Selfseeds was originally created to help riders better understand their strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive wellness/awareness practice. It has continued to develop and grow into an awareness opportunity for all two-leggeds. Selfseeds includes eleven selfseeds practices (stillness, emotions, weight distribution, fitness, etc.) that are based on five minute practices. A person can plant a few selfseeds regularly or all eleven as part of a personal garden to nurture, support, and grow. The interactive exploration of Selfseeds starts on the ground, so bring something to sit on, comfortable clothes, and an open mind. www.Selfseeds.com for more information.
WHEN: Sunday 1pm at Tahquitz
WHERE: Tahquitz Equestrian Facility (we will convene somewhere dry and flat. Bring a towel or blanket to sit on.)
WHO: YOU! Anyone and everyone all levels, any discipline. Spread the word! This is for riders and non riders alike. No horse needed.
THANKS: This clinic is being put on at no charge courtesy of Sue Eoff. We welcome her to Tahquitz as a new addition to our team. Sue’s passion is classical dressage. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, an innate passion for the horse our partner, and the skills to teach, ride, and train horses and riders of all disciplines and levels. You can read more about Sue at www.waltzinghorses.com We hope you will come join us this Sunday!
QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Please contact Laurie Cunningham if you have and questions Laurie@tahquitzequestrian.com or 760-250-8418

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Integrative Band, Nutrition, Partnering, Personalize 5, Rhythm, Selfseeds, Selfseeds Community, Stillness, Weight Distribution
Tag: awareness, California, Indio, learning, Selfseeds presentation, sharing, Tahquitz Equestrian Facility

Inner Work

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When I look back over the past 4 years of extended stays in India, my focus has been on learning about the place behind the mind, the quieting of the mind, and the ability to live with a more stable sense of inner peace. It has taken single-pointed focus and grace. I wasn’t a meditator, but it has required sitting still and reflecting inwardly as part of the teachings. Plus, integrating the inner work in all of my more outward life. Try just 5 minutes and see what happens.

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Category: Emotions, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: inner peace, meditation, quiet mind, Selfseeds, spiritual life in India

Beauty and Movement

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Walking in Hungary

Making it a habit to find some way to exercise everyday has been very important for my balance, fitness, digestion, and mental well being.

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Flexibility, Rhythm, Weight Distribution
Tag: balance, fitness, mental well being, movement, selfseeds fitness find your groove, travel

Tranquility

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Tranquility while floating

 

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: flow, fluid, peace, Selfseeds stillness, tranquility, water

Mental Attitude

If your mental attitude is positive, even when threats abound, you won’t lose your inner peace. On the other hand, if your mind is negative, marked by fear, suspicion and feelings of helplessness, even among your best friends, in a pleasant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, you won’t be happy.

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Category: Emotions, Selfseeds
Tag: mental state, Selfseeds emotions

Being With Water

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Mississippi merging with another river

Living on the water, going to the water, sitting near the water, walking in the water, diving in the water, floating on the water, and the multitude of ways to engage with “the water” are all cathartic in their own ways. What is so magnetic and mesmerizing about  water whether still or moving? Is it the qualities of steadfastness, depth, emersion, expansiveness, power, presence, rejuvenation, and more? Take five minutes (or more) to be with one of nature’s sources of water–listen, sense, and be what with what is has to share and teach.

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Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: being, nature's water, Selfseeds Program, stillness

Repetitive Work And Counter-Actions

 

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Challenge of working in a repetitive work action.  The body is not a machine, so how to counteract the effects? Stretching, moving, and positional awareness are key.

Stepping out, sitting in nature, hearing something soothing, breathing fresh air, allowing time for one’s self are all personalized counter-actions.

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Category: Emotions, Flexibility, Selfseeds
Tag: ergonomics, meditating, posture, repetitive work, Selfseeds, stretching

Celebratory

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Celebrate

Plant a Selfseeds Personalize 5 by having fun, touching joy, and experiencing an exhilarating sensation. Ride a ferris wheel?  How about the carousel? Go to your local carnival and have fun!

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Category: Emotions, Personalize 5, Selfseeds
Tag: celebrate, fun, joy, personalize five minutes, Selfseeds, thrilling

Nonsense Mind

 

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Is there anyone who hasn’t noticed how much nonsense can surface while trying to quiet the mind in meditation? Mine even invents scenarios that haven’t ever happened like watching a television sitcom. “Creative bugger!”  All I can do is have compassion, amusement, and continue.

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Category: Emotions, Selfseeds, Stillness
Tag: amusement, compassion, creative, meditation, mind activity, nonsense, Selfseeds stillness

Creativity While In Motion

 

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Destination

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Half way point…

Nothing like climbing the stairs of a fortress wall to get your heart pumping.  Running up to the fortress was less cardio than actually climbing the wall.  Balance was underlined as well.  Falling off the wall would not be pretty, so I needed to be aware of everything that involved not tripping, lurching, or losing balance. A couple of times I needed to do a little self talk when my mind wanted to scream, “What were you thinking!”   The best part of the exercise was the creativity while in motion.  I wasn’t just exercising, but it had a functional, integrative, real life survival flair to it.  Nice to take the actual conditioning and training and apply it in a real life situation.

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Amazing View

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Headed back

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Category: Balance, Emotions, Fitness, Weight Distribution
Tag: exercise, fitness, fortress walls, India, Selfeeds, stair master deluxe