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What is Compassion if You Can’t Help? Paul Dallaghan

Paul Dallaghan has a yoga retreat that I can only describe as the Richard Branson’s Isand for yoga

Any yoga “real thing” you’d like is there, at his place in Ko Samui, Thailand (I’ve been to the place twice). For example: ayurvedic treatments, infrared saunas, pool, steaming showers, excellent food, exceptional yoga and pranayama instruction and amazingly beautiful accommodations by the ocean…  [ If you can’t see the window with the play button click here to start listening ]

And he is one of the most humble people I know.  Maybe that is why everything good comes his way… Although life is not always easy…

I found out in a rather “brutal way” for podcast standards so to speak, that he is no longer with his wife… I went unconscious and said:

“I’m sorry”

To which he laughed and said: “Nothing to be sorry about, but yeah, go ahead”

Just like comedian and philosopher Louis CK says: divorce is a good thing…

When two people’s journeys come to an end, then so be it…

You can also click on these links to listen on Stitcher, I-Tunes or Podbay.fm  ,

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What We Talked About

  • He drops a bomb on me. 
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Laruga Wakes Up at 2:45 AM For Yoga!

Laruga Glaser couldn’t help but being a yoga teacher… Life kept drawing her into it, even when she was kicked out of a yoga teacher training, it was not because of bad behavior but because… well, I’ll let you hear it from her:

If you don’t see the big photo with the play button click here to start listening to The Yoga Podcast episode #12 with this extraordinary practitioner and teacher.

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What is Special About Laruga

Even though she experienced hardships growing up, meaning abuse, which I can relate to, she learned through yoga to transcend and heal.… 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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YOGA: How Do I Motivate Myself To Practice Day After Day – 3 Suggestions

Paula shared her frustration with the repetition part of the asana practice.  Do you sometimes feel like quitting? she said.  I think is fair to say we’ve all been there at some point.

As per me,  I find that the rigidity is mostly  of the “mind” because the mind gets bored easily.  And it wants out.


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I also find that when the mind gets “bored” it is probably because a break-through or a deepening is happening.

Leaving the practice could be counter-productive at a time of discomfort because it is exactly when things are shifting.

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Yoga: Start Practicing with these 3 Profound Poses

My friend Cheryl asked for the ‘impossible’:  3 poses (and only 3) to get started with yoga…

I get it though, she is a NY Times best-seller author, a fully booked coach, as well as an international public speaker, not to mention she writes, every, single, day… So … yeah, I get it, she only has a few minutes.

And so, after much thinking I came up with this short sequence which, even though is less than 10 minutes long, contains huge benefits for the body, mind and spirit.

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I am grateful to Cheryl for the question and quite happy that she liked it.

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