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Yoga studios are now marketing to men. Special deals and offers abound, in an effort to get more men to practice. There are many misconceptions about yoga by men. We’ll talk about some of them in Mens Yoga Classes-Body Transformations-Yoga For Men-Always A Student-Podcast 694.
Yoga For Men Is Always Good
I’ve practiced yoga in hot rooms for many years so you can imagine my surprise recently when a man told me this was unhealthy. Moreover, he went on, exercise in any kind of heat is ‘stupid’. I had to laugh because after almost twenty years and a lot of hot yoga I am still alive! In addition, I’ve talked a lot about yoga in hot rooms in some of my yoga podcasts.
Where Are The Men?
These days there’s quite a controversy in the yoga world about the origins of Yoga and men. Some say the discipline was the province of only men until recently. Go to any yoga studio in the United States and you’ll usually find more women than men. What happened? In Mens Yoga Classes-Body Transformations-Yoga For Men-Always A Student-Podcast 694.
Especially relevant is the body transformation mentality. Guys want to be rough and tough. We want to build muscles. Lifting weights seems to be where most of us start because we think yoga would never build muscles fast enough. My experience has been that a daily yoga practice is the single best thing I can do for my own well being. Especially as I get older. What’s more, most of the CrossFit guys I know fully support yoga as a training option.
Yoga For Men Is Intense
Furthermore men and women have different kinds of energy. Certain practices can be just as intense and competitive as anything else men do for exercise but there’s so much more to yoga. It’s a community. The practice also results in a mental as well as physical transformation.
Always A Student
Many guys I know in great shape use yoga to cross train or just to relax. As someone who has always been an experiential learner I never stopped to ask whether yoga is ‘for’ men or women. For me, it was more about what yoga did for me rather than what all the so called experts say it does. Once I started there was no turning back. Find out why in Mens Yoga Classes-Body Transformations-Yoga For Men-Always A Student-Podcast 694.
Mens Yoga Classes-Body Transformations-Yoga For Men-Always A Student-Podcast 694
Below Zero real temperatures are blanketing the North. While it is frigid, what if you could transport yourself back in time to summer? We do just that in Below Zero Antidote-Summer Sounds Headphone Immersion-Podcast 693.
Where and When is your summer?
Where and what is summer to you? A trip along the coast of northern California? A pool party? Or a walk down a gravel and dirt road at the lake, just before a summer storm? So, due to the bitter weather conditions in the upper midwest right now, almost everyone should enjoy a trip back to the warmth.
Summer Is A State Of Mind
For some people, summer is the sound of an AM radio drifting through the air on a hot day. A summer night in the 1980’s, or 1970’s. Summer is a state of mind. Where and when is for you to say. Almost all of us have a memory from summer. Especially relevant is the fact that your summer is one click away in Below Zero Antidote-Summer Sounds Headphone Immersion-Podcast 693.
High Quality Digital Sound Put Your Headphones On
No matter where I go or what I do I collect a lot of high quality digital sound. As the mercury dipped several degrees below zero this weekend I searched through my back up hard drives for something to remind me of warmer times. I decided to put together a summer sounds podcast. Headphones are best for listening to this one. Don’t worry, there isn’t much talk.
Sounds Collected From Across The Country During Summer
When I first started podcasting I did a summer sounds podcast. Since then with new tools, and more sound, I decided it was time for a new one. Since the first summer sounds podcast, there’s been a lot of summer travel. Much as I wanted to sit in my studio and listen, I realized from coast to coast and north to south I’ve collected a lot of sound. In conclusion, it seems like it would be best to share it with podcast listeners and subscribers. Furthermore, a lot of that sound is in this podcast.
From California To The Jersey Coast
We start in Mendocino County California on a warm night in September. A packed victorian hotel bar. From there, onto the California coast, and back to the midwest. Bugs. Wind. Storms. An outdoor soccer game in the heat. Most noteworthy, thunderstorms! The Lake. Of course, in conclusion, there will be fireworks.
Below Zero Antidote-Summer Sounds Headphone Immersion-Podcast 693
Twenty million people watched the recent telecast of the 2017 Golden Globes Awards. Millions more searched for and watched clips of Oprah Winfrey’s now famous speech at the Globes. Will Oprah will run for president in 2020? In Oprah Winfrey News-Golden Globes Speech-Presidential Run Talk-Podcast 692.
TV Star Against TV Star
These days all the talk is about TV star turned president Donald Trump saying provocative things. Until the Golden Globes. Seems like the only kind of person who might have a chance to give him a run for his money would be another TV Star.
Oprah Hits Every Chord and Plays Them At A Higher Octave Than Trump’s Twitter Feed
Enter businesswomen and TV star Oprah Winfrey, accepting the lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Golden Globes. Winfrey’s speech hit every chord in American politics these days plus a few we haven’t heard. Much as the speech was political, it was positive too.
They’re Watching In The District Of Columbia
Consequently it’s no surprise the one of the places in the country ranking high for searches about Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes was the District of Columbia. Especially relevant now, is the question of what happens if she decides to run for president? In Oprah Winfrey News-Golden Globes Speech-Presidential Run Talk-Podcast 692.
Freedom Of Choice
We have the freedom of choice. Therefore a podcast about the political effects of an Oprah Winfrey run ought to take up the question from an objective point of view.
By State Searches Tell An Interesting Story
Most noteworthy are the latest search trends from Google by state. Oprah searches index high in battleground states won by the president in 2016, especially in the deep south. Some of those victories in 2016 for the president were by 1 and 2 percent margins.
Giving The President And Republicans The Fight Of Their Lives
In conclusion Oprah has shown she can play the populist chords at a higher octave than the president. Furthermore she has shown she can move crowds with emotion just as effectively as President Trump. Finally if she can withstand the pressures of a campaign to win the democratic nomination for president, she could give the president and republicans the fight of their lives.
(Editor’s Note: I said in this podcast Winfrey is ‘from Georgia’. In fact she was born in Mississippi, raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, later being sent to live in Tennessee. She started her career at a radio station in Tennessee. The point here was to illustrate her connection with the south. I just got the state wrong. I hate that!)
Oprah Winfrey News-Golden Globes Speech-Presidential Run Talk-Podcast 692
When you hear the word delusion they’re talking about the stock market. Popular delusions apply to politics and society too. Are we living through a popular delusion? I talk about this issue in Fire Fury-Sloppy Steve Bannon-Trump-25th Amendment-Delusions-Melt Up-Podcast 691.
Popular Delusions In History
These days we think of the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008 as examples of popular delusions. We’ll discuss these in Fire Fury-Sloppy Steve Bannon-Trump-25th Amendment-Delusions-Melt Up-Podcast 691.
History is filled with examples of collective insanity. The Tulip Mania, Mississippi Scheme, and South Sea Bubble were financial and social panics. Alchemists, Mesmerizers, Crusades, and the Witch Craze became powerful social and political delusions.
Support AND Criticism Serve The Delusion
Popular opinion serves the delusion. It’s especially relevant that Trumpkins won’t allow criticism of their man while those on the left won’t allow you to defend him. Furthermore, we believe unproven claims. In Fire Fury-Sloppy Steve Bannon-Trump-25th Amendment-Delusions-Melt Up-Podcast 691.
Welcome To The Melt Up
Why? Market analysts say the bull market has entered the ‘melt up’ phase. Melt Up is the final phase before the crash when everyone gets sucked in. Most noteworthy the effects of the Melt-Up aren’t just with stock traders and investors. Most of all, this phase of the bull market powerfully effects how we think about society and politics even if we don’t have money in the markets.
Thought Leaders Serve The Delusion
In addition, thought leaders serve the delusion. As a result I wonder whether they are cynics or just deluded themselves. Therefore I wonder, is it true Trump has fixed the economy? The economy is booming? Trump is a political genius? A transformational political figure?
Conspiracy Theories Distract
In addition, the conspiracy theories are my favorites. The administration colluded with the Russians! ‘Conservatives’ have finally ‘won’ the age old conservative-liberal battle. Donald J. Trump is an idiot and will be impeached or removed through the 25th amendment! Hillary Clinton is a reptile alien (Wait! That’s true!). I’ll give you the answers in Fire Fury-Sloppy Steve Bannon-Trump-25th Amendment-Delusions-Melt Up-Podcast 691.
Chaos Is The Order of The Day
Truth is, the new tell-all book about the White House by writer Michael Wolfe is just the latest in a string of chaotic developments. Meanwhile the US Dollar is worth of fraction of what it was in the 1960’s while debt has exploded. Did you know that asset classes account for most of the growth in compensation over the last few years? The middle class has survived on lower pay and transfer payments.
Sit On A Couch, Write a Book
We’re reading stories about former officials written by a reporter who’s research appears to have been he sat on a couch in a white house hallway during the transition. We’re arguing about whether the president is acting like an eight year old. Meanwhile challenges to the economy and America’s place in the world, peace and war are on the horizon.
It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better
These are the kinds of issues that serve the delusion. History is full of people who have fallen victim to delusion and mania. In conclusion, our only defense is to use reason and prepare for that unpleasant moment when the scales fall from everyone’s eyes.
Fire Fury-Sloppy Steve Bannon-Trump-25th Amendment-Delusions-Melt Up-Podcast 691
As the year closes time for a look back at 2017. Some of the experiences, helpers, clients and some big thank you’s. Any look back also includes a look ahead. In Goodbye To 2017-Hello 2018-Happy New Year-Podcast 690.
Fast Changing World
The theme of 2017 for almost everyone seems to be fear and anxiety in a fast changing world. Boy is it changing fast. Biggest change in 2017? Our politics. Still, there was a lot of great travel and fun this year.
These days things change so fast. One story that is still with us? The so called Russian Hack and the Russian Collusion story. The media is still trying to predict the future, getting stories wrong or advocating for a point of view. It’s a theme of the podcasts this year and we’ll talk about it in Goodbye To 2017-Hello 2018-Happy New Year-Podcast 690.
The Truth Is On The Back Roads
With all the talk about political civil war and surreal protests this year, travel on the backroads of this country convinces me the real America is significantly different from the America we hear about in the media in general. There were some great trips this year. Sturgis, the Air Show, a crumbling home town and more. Too bad Burning Man didn’t happen for the Bob Davis Podcasts in 2017. Maybe next year. In Goodbye To 2017-Hello 2018-Happy New Year-Podcast 690.
We Don’t Need No Stinking Principles
Political fighting was all the rage this year. Especially relevant is the fact that most of the partisan bickering was free of principles. This was a year in which both mainline political parties seemed to have forgotten what they stand for. Good thing I can talk about small business and the role of the podcaster helping people in business.
This was also a year in which I started a podcast specific to Yoga, which has really enhanced my life in these crazy times. I’ve experienced some big personal losses this year. Between yoga and travel podcasts, it became clear to me there is a whole world out there which doesn’t turn on political develops in Washington. Thank God. In Goodbye To 2017-Hello 2018-Happy New Year-Podcast 690.
Thanks To Everyone
Whether its analysis, business, yoga, travel, storm chasing and the eclipse it’s been a big year for me. There have also been a number of great local stories to cover as well. Thanks to the clients, contributors, subscribers and listeners who make podcasting a great medium and help The Bob Davis Podcasts everyday.