Zen And The Art Of Twisting

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As I sit here and post Twist and Shout with JOHN LENNON is on the radio ………synchronicity! The twist is a perfect companion for zennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Lower those eye  lids stand up and twist – 1. bend knees and elbows, then spin balls and heels of feet as you to the same to your upper arms  Now variate —-1,2,3,4 make up your own moves!!

Do this for 60 seconds and watch the world fall away into zen-onic bliss (I just made up that word!! the zen-twist is working!!)



The twist[a] is a dance that was inspired by rock and roll music. From 1959 to the early sixties it became the first worldwide dance craze, enjoying immense popularity among all people and drawing fire from critics who felt it was too provocative. It inspired dances such as the Jerk, the Pony, the Watusi, the Mashed Potato, the Monkey, and the Funky Chicken, but none were as popular

Chinese character for “nothing


The Beatles – Twist and Shout (Original Version) – YouTube

The Beatles – Twist and Shout (Original Version) … John Lennon:”…just rattle your jewelry” + Twistand shout – Duration: 4:13. jagatinho 53


TWIST -at your desk -waiting in line-when you get up-in the food store– let it all hang out!!

and transcend life’s daily conundrums!!


Ahmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the universal sound from my transcendental meditation days…..ahmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Hsuan Hua meditating in the lotus position. Hong Kong, 1953



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