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Yoga Meditation: The Proper Way

 

I’ve not learned yoga meditation directly from a teacher in the past 18 years. Then, Gregor Maehle published his fourth book: Yoga Meditation in 2003.

This is by far my favorite book of his, not only because it is well written and easy-to-understand, but also because I had never found all the information in one place.

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I chose the back of the book here to show the “Yantras” (mystical diagrams) shape and colors which are forms we can visualize in the advanced stages of meditation

Vipassana Meditation Drove Me Crazy

I’ve tried Vipassana, and on my first 10-day course I felt like I was going insane. … Read the rest

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Yoga: Clear Your Mind With Kapalabhati (Video)

METAMORPHOSISShe called me a “roach”.  It was after a pretty heated argument. Intellectually I knew she was jealous, I knew she was just upset because I had gotten the promotion and she didn’t. Still I was fuming. Angry. Wanting revenge.

A roach? Did Kafka himself make his way into my life in an unprecedented move. Was I dreaming?

Because seriously, who calls someone THAT? Aren’t we a bit more sophisticated already?

But I am silly sometimes, and after I heard the rather strange insult, oh boy!

I was swimming in a pool of anger, hatred and black, muddy waters, filled with excrement.

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Yoga: Last Friday’s Practice Video in 5 Minutes

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2000.  But I committed to a DAILY – Non Interrupted Practice on April of 2007.

That means my practice has just turned 8 years old… Happy birthday dear practice, I am eternally grateful to you.

 

When this time of the year comes around I honor it with a YouTube video.

I set the mat, and then put the camera to take one photo every 4 seconds. Then I make it into a fast video.  It is mostly for me, to see the progress, to see what happens, and for fun.

This year I finally got to add the pranayama portion at the end, which I’ve been doing since last July.… Read the rest

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The Yoga Podcast Ep# 4 Matthew Sweeney – Making Yoga Work For You

You know that episode where you introduce your guest and you do it all wrong? And then he has to stop you -very politely- to make corrections?  Well, this is one of those episodes…

If you cannot see the big photo with the play button you can listen by clicking here. Or listen in I-tunes –  

[Also: please forgive the quality of the Skype audio that gave us a little echo here and there… Bali-NYC/Skype connections can be iffy sometimes]


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11 Reasons Why Women Need To Become Idea Machines Now

We are at a point in history where we have to stop pretending we are not brilliant beings. 
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We, as women, need to become idea machines, pronto.  
 
The power that comes through it is a gift we owe to the world. 
 
We have to own our talent and admit that we have something to bring to the table. 
 
We are in a magnificent position to affect change in the world in a feminine way.  There is no winning in playing small anymore.

I said that recently at Fei’s podcast

And… Of course….

In true “Idea Machine style”… 

that conversation invited me to elaborate and come up with ten/eleven reasons why it is so important for women (and men, of course) but specifically, in this case, for women, to become idea machines.
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