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Waterfall Pose, or "Lets up the Wall"
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The buddha called our persistent emotional and mental reactivity "the waterfall," because we are so easily carried away from the experience of the present moment by its compelling force.

In one of these mountains is a waterfall called the Salto del Tenquendama. Legend has it that in the town of Santandesito (about 45 minutes drive from Bogota) there lived a Chibcha tribe who had no guru.

The sounds of the flowing rivers from the mountains to the sea, the falling waterfalls, the thunderous sound of the clouds in the rainy season all try to convey the existence of God with their noise.

In the ancient meditation instructions, it is said that at the beginning thoughts will arrive one on top of another, uninterrupted, like a steep mountain waterfall.

It is like the feeling when we become totally lost in something outside of ourselves, perhaps when watching a beautiful sunset or waterfall, being absorbed in a game or story, or watching your children experience joy. ...

  Lift the skin of your anterior chest upward and over your shoulders and down your back like a waterfall.   This is one of many ways of visualizing the "circularizing of the armpit chest," and lifting of the chest.

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