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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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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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The Yoga Podcast #8 – From Corporate World To Yoga Teacher: Jessica Blanchard

I met Jessica while daydreaming of leaving the corporate world around 2005/6.  She was a resident teacher at Yoga Thailand, a great place in Ko Samui led by Paul and Jutima Dallaghan. I was a stressed out worker who did not enjoy the cubicle life.

But Jessica had been in the corporate world too.  And that is what attracted me to read about her, because I thought if she could do it, maybe I could too…

[If you cannot see the big picture with the play button click here to listen to the episode] Or you can find it in I-Tunes, Stitcher or Podbay.fm
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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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