TheLoneRider
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Movie Review: Anna (2019) movies

Movie Review: Anna (2019)

(July 15, 2019) Anna is the latest incarnation of the female James Bond assassin who single-handedly combats entire legions of heavily armed and trained soldiers and come out victorious...and mildly bruised.....more »»

Hotel Review: Arun Suite hotelreview

Hotel Review: Arun Suite

(June 27, 2019) Arun Suite just opened up and I'm the first guest in the room I've occupied. It's more like a well-appointed house with 3 bedrooms in a 3-storie building. It has a living room with flat screen tv, dining table, full kitchen and a sizeable outdoor bathtub. Every thing is new and functional.....more »»

Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes people

Bruce Lipton: Epigentics to Transcend Genes

(June 24, 2019) Bruce Lipton is a stem cell biologist who discovered that we are not trapped within the limitation of our genes - contrary to conventional science. He proves through repeatable experiments that environment and our thinking can transcend our biology. This paradigm opens up the floodgates on how we can architecture not just our health, but reality itself.....more »»

Optimizing Life thru Heart Math quantummechanics

Optimizing Life thru Heart Math

(May 8, 15 and 22, 2019) I've always made decisions from an intellectual perspective, often times neglecting input from the heart. While I know I'm right, sometimes, it doesn't feel right. What am I missing? When Alan Strydom, coach trainer for Heart Math, invited me to try the Heart Math approach, I signed-up, curious to where it may take me......more »»

Connective Cacao and Sound Journey meditation

Connective Cacao and Sound Journey

(June 12, 2019) I first heard of a cacao ceremony in Ubud, Bali. I was curious but never had the chance. Here in Chiang Mai, Heart Space offers the ritual on a regular basis. Now, I finally get my chance to see what it's all about.....more »»

Blues Music Scene in Chiang Mai music

Blues Music Scene in Chiang Mai

(June 6, 2019) Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest city in Thailand so you would think there's more than a few guys playing Blues music. Maybe before. But now, only one guy is single-handedly taking care of the Blues scene here - Mai!....more »»

Hatha Slow Flow with Neil Jefferson yoga

Hatha Slow Flow with Neil Jefferson

(June 3, 2019) Neil's knowledge of anatomy became increasingly clear as we dived deeper into the stretches - no power asanas or Warriors or one-legged balancing asanas. Just carefully articulated slow flow, as Neil kneaded all our muscle groups as he inched his way into our bodies part by part, asana by asana...more »»

Meditating with One Million Meditators Movement meditation

Meditating with One Million Meditators Movement

(June 1, 2019) June 1 celebrates One Million Meditators Day that happens simultaneously across the planet. The goal is to have at least one million people meditate from the corner of the world as collective in shifting consciousness. Here in Chiang Mai, this event was hosted by Gabrielle Nagy of Heart Space.....more »»

Vinyasa Happy Flow Series by Vaida yoga

Vinyasa Happy Flow Series by Vaida

(May 31, 2019) Vaida is the newest teacher who came into Chiang Mai with her unique brand of yoga. As a fitness personal trainer with a dance background, she conducts her classes with unmistakable elements of fitness and dance...more »»

Muay Thai at the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium traveling

Muay Thai at the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium

(May 30, 2019) You simply cannot visit Chiang Mai and not see a Muay Thai fight. Muay Thai is simply part of Thai culture and a must-see for travelers. One venue close to Old City is the Chiang Mai Boxing Stadium where you see Muay Thai fighters deliver punches, elbows and knees....more »»

Yoga Flow Through the 7 Chakras yoga

Yoga Flow Through the 7 Chakras

(May 30, 2019) Sabrina has been conducting a series of yoga classes themed on the 7 chakras - or energy centers of the body. Both body and mind go into a Vinyasa flow underscoring the individual chakras from head to foot. She incorporates guided meditation and affirmation in the 90-minute practice.....more »»

The Outsiders people

The Outsiders

(people you need to push out of your sacred circle)

(May 31, 2019) The world is full of magnificent lives that have enriched my life - fascinating people who make up my peoplescape as I cover ground in my travels. As a general rule, everyone is a friend I haven't met yet. But inevitably, I also come across those who need to be pushed out of my sacred space to keep my peace and bliss...more »»

Fascinating Peoplescape of Chiang Mai II people

Fascinating Peoplescape of Chiang Mai II

(May 22, 2019) Chiang Mai's peoplescape continues to be shaped by people who come in and out of Chiang Mai, much like a revolving door. As old people leave, new ones come in, painting a vibrant picture of this wonderful place many call home.....more »»

World Meditation Day at Heart Space meditation

World Meditation Day at Heart Space

(May 21, 2019) Heart Space celebrated World Meditation Day by offering free meditation to the public. In attendance were people mostly from the Conscious community of Chiang Mai. Gabriella Nagi hosted the event and led the meditation instilling a profound sense of connection with everyone within the circle.....more »»

Abs Yoga yoga

Abs Yoga

(May 12, 2019) Core is widely coveted but seldom achieved. A well developed core is not only pretty on the beach, but also functional. I conducted my usual yoga practice into the class with more emphasis on a 360° core....more »»

Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga with Nicola Symons yoga

Kundalini and Vinyasa Yoga with Nicola Symons

(May 10, 2019) Odd, but I only attended 2 classes by Nicola - Kundalini and Vinyasa. But those were enough to leave a lingering impression that reminded me of the rock star yoga teachers in Ubud, Bali. No, it's not about Hollywood but being up in your game to command the stage and be globally in demand.....more »»

Secret Sunrise Interactive Dance cc

Secret Sunrise Interactive Dance

(May 9, 2019) Secret Sunrise is an outdoor interactive dance where people wear headphones while a DJ guides them through the session as the music plays. Participants dance their hearts out but only they hear the music. To the curious onlookers, they could only speculate what the madness is all about.....more »»

Tok Sen Massage from Ying massage

Tok Sen Massage from Ying

(May 8, 2019) Tok Sen is an unusual massage Thai practice that uses a wooden hammer and wedge from the tamarind tree. The wedge is rhythmically tapped into energy lines of the body (Sen lines) to promode healing and restoration. I had such therapy from Ying who has been doing this for over 10 years.....more »»

Bruschetta: Nawa Saraan Style recipes

Bruschetta: Nawa Saraan Style

(Apr 22, 2019) Bruschetta is a long held Italian tradition - plum tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic and baguette. But here at the Nawa Saraan kitchen, things are done with a little flair for innovation....more »»

Thai Cooking at Pra Nang Thai Cookery School food

Thai Cooking at Pra Nang Thai Cookery School

(Apr 20, 2019) One of the touristy offerings of Thailand is to learn Thai cooking. Many cooking schools offer a hands-on experience in preparing Thailand's staple dishes - pad thai, khao soi and tom yum soup. I tried the Pra Nang Thai Cookery School to see how I could surprise friends with authentic Khao Soi....more »»

Bonding with the Elephants in Chiang Mai traveling

Bonding with the Elephants in Chiang Mai

(Apr 11, 2019) Riding elephants, because of the cruelty in training them, has been taboo in the tourism trade. This time, elephant tours consist of feeding, bathing and petting the elephants which were claimed to be rescued from shows and labor camps. I tried one of them.....more »»

Julian Assange people

Julian Assange

(April 12, 2019) Julian Assange of Wikileaks has been arrested by the UK police and forcibly taken out of the Ecuadorian Embassy to face charges for exposing governments in their clandestine operations to undermine other governments, torture, collateral murder of civilians, etc. ....more »»

Being the Soul of Nawa Saraan Hotel lucid thought

Being the Soul of Nawa Saraan Hotel

(Feb 18, 2019) Among the hotels of the Nawa hotel chain, Nawa Saraan comes closest to my heart. I've stayed here 3 years ago and I keep coming back here every time I stay in Chiang Mai. So, when the owner and friend told me that Nawa Saraan needed a soul, I thought to myself that I could be that...more »»

Peoplescape of Chiang Mai people

Peoplescape of Chiang Mai

(Jan 24 - Mar 13, 2019) Once again, being in Chiang Mai brought me back to good friends and introduced me to new people who drifted into my peoplescape as I begin to settle down and make a new life.....more »»

Curing Cancer with Yoga? yoga

Curing Cancer with Yoga?

(Feb 21, 2019) A lady who once did yoga with me approached me again for a series of daily private one-on-one practice during her entire stay in Chiang Mai. Apparently, she liked my yogic philosophy and approach entailing asanas, calisthenics, pranayama, meditation and Thai massage. But in our conversation, she also intimated that she has cancer and was hoping that my brand of yoga would supplement her treatment. I lost my Mom from that same cancer she's afflicted with. Hearing that changed my game plan...more »»

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