Two of the peeps are married to each other though I suspect they are polycelibate (-: And the third is married to another person who I don't know so well but who is also on the rounding course. All four of these people seem pretty happy to me. Go figure!
________________________________ From: turquoiseb <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 11:59 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: The power nap: an alternative to TM? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Share Long wrote: > > 3 people in this situation that I know best are all married. And people on this forum have called me names for living in a polyamorous household. :-) > ________________________________ > From: "s3raphita@..." s3raphita@... > > Â > Re "But I am in awe of people who are doing TMSP for 7 1/2 hours per day. And have been doing so for 7 years!": > 7 1/2 hours per day! They've moved on from being householders and are well on their way to being recluses by the sound of it! > > ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, email@example.com wrote: > > Uh oh, now I'm in trouble! Seraphita, I'm retired and I live in a small rural town. So I have time for all this. My power naps are like 10 minutes and only if I've had insomnia the night before, so not every day. My asanas don't take very long, nor does my pranayama. I prefer activity to sitting so my whole TMSP is about the minimum. But I am in awe of people who are doing TMSP for 7 1/2 hours per day. And have been doing so for 7 years! > Spiritual warriors IMHO! > > ________________________________ > From: "s3raphita@" s3raphita@ > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:37 AM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: The power nap: an alternative to TM? > > Re "I like power naps. But before I substitute TM with a nap, I'd want to see research that indicates that the nap was contributing to whole brain enlivening and coherence, not just to feeling refreshed.": > Yes indeed.Â > How do you find time to fit in two meditation sessions a day AND power naps? (And are you also yoga-stretching, pranayama-ing and butt-bouncing ever day?)Â > > ---In firstname.lastname@example.org, sharelong60@ wrote: > > Seraphita, I like power naps. But before I substitute TM with a nap, I'd want to see research that indicates that the nap was contributing to whole brain enlivening and coherence, not just to feeling refreshed, though that is a good thing too. And I mean whole brain enlivening and coherence as indicated by an fMRI or EEG not just subjective report. > > ________________________________ > From: "s3raphita@" s3raphita@ > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:42 AM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] The power nap: an alternative to TM? > > AÂ power napÂ is a short sleepÂ which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep or slow-wave sleep, intended to quickly revitalize the subject.Â > Various durations are recommended for power naps, which are very short compared to regular sleep. The short duration of a power nap is designed to prevent nappers from sleeping so long that they enter a normal sleep cycle without being able to complete it. Going beyond sleep stagesÂ I and IIÂ but failing to complete a full sleep cycle, can result in a phenomenon known as sleep inertia, where one feels groggy, disoriented, and even more sleepy than before beginning the nap. Brief naps (10â€"15 minutes) can improve alertness directly after awakening. > Scientific experiments and anecdotal evidence suggest that an average power nap duration of around 30 minutes is most effective.Â Any more time, and the body enters into its usual sleep cycle. People who regularly take power naps may develop a good idea of what duration works best for them, as well as what tools, environment, position, and associated factors help induce the best results. Mitsuo Hayashi and Tadao HoriÂ have demonstrated that a nap improves mental performance even after a full night's sleep. > Power naps of less than 30 minutesâ€"even those as brief as 6 and 10 minutesâ€"restore wakefulness and promote performance and learning.Â > (Copied from Wiki) >