Saturday, October 6, 2012
Do you think about thinking? Only to end up micro-thinking? Nano-thinking? Then finally, Not-thinking during meditation? So that when you're done, you can think about not thinking in meditation...
Many people find it difficult to stop thinking, especially people who spend a large quantity of time thinking about thinking.
Basic metacognitive awareness is not necessarily your friend in Yoga class, unless of course, you're in complete control of your metacognitive abilities and can turn off your internal dialogue.
Metayogaology focuses on metacognitive regulation, allowing you to consciously think about the importance of relaxing, of turning off the internal dialogue, of diminishing your reliance upon the force, and on blocking out budding thoughts before they have the chance to develop by focusing intently on the breathing process, a type of selective Yoga-like cognitive concentrating on one aspect of the environment (internal or external).
Metayogaology is the type of thinking whereby experiences, in an on-going cognitive endeavor, instill within us active control over the process of thinking that is ordinarily utilized in learning new yogic poses (and other stuff).
This allows us to simultaneously plan how we approach any given learning task, monitor (in real-time) our comprehension of any given experience, and then evaluate our progress towards the completion of a task as well as our level of evolvement at any given time.
Metayogic thinking skills are metacognitive in nature.
Metayogacognologists are aware of their own yogic strengths and weaknesses, the nature of the pose at hand, and the available tools or skills they have to assist them in their goal attainment of turning off distracting internal dialogue.
However, one cannot simply turn off all metacognition skills, which are also needed to focus on breathing or posing (focus is required to maintain any given state of being, such as purposeful procrastination).
So, come join us for selective cognition Yogic classes and