Everyone Knows Yogi Bear
But how many people know that Yogi Ramacharaka was actually William Walker Atkinson, an American publisher and writer of 14 books on new thought.
And what’s the difference.?
The Information Age Hypnotizes
Or, it makes us more intelligent. And how, since everyone of us in the Western world grew up with the TV as our baby-sitters, can we tell the difference between being intelligent and being stupid? Really, Yogi Bear had a sidekick called Boo Boo and Cervantes Don Juan had one called Sancho Panza. Perhaps they are the same characters, translated through different ages.
Kill Your TV
Are you nuts? Kill your TV?! That’s total insanity. Without TV a person might have to sit on the couch and meditate, or for heaven’s sake take a deep breath and do some exercise. This is a least one of the difference between Yogi Bear and Yogi Ramacharaka. The TV bear was into eating. Atkinson delineated Eastern breathing exercises in his publication, The Science of Breath.
In that book, he writes
“Eminent authorities have stated that one generation of correct breathers would regenerate the race, and disease would be so rare as to be looked upon as a curiosity. Whether looked at from the standpoint of the Oriental or Occidental, the connection between correct breathing and health is readily seen and explained.”
Is Our Culture Sick?
More than 133 million Americans, or 45 percent of the population, have at least one chronic condition. These conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular (heart) disease, depression and diabetes, though these are only a few of many chronic illnesses that negatively impact the lives of Americans. (from Google)
Right now take a deep breath. Relax, let it out. Now, tense your toes, curl them up. Take another deep breath. Send the energy of the breath down to your toes. Tense your calves a bit, relax; take a deep breath and send the breath energy down there. Continue up your body, tensing and sending breath energy to each area and finish with your head and face. After this, tense the whole body a bit and relax. . . . Relax everywhere.
This exercise and much, much more are included in the book, The Science of Breath. Get it now.