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CHIANG MAI EVENTS

Chiang Mai, Thailand EVENTS

Feb 23-Mar 4, 2021 | 12pm-1:30pm | Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga, Chiang Mai Holistic, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mar 6, 2021 | 5pm-7pm | Archetypal Wisdom Dance

Heart Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand



Are You My Queen? slice of life in Chiang Mai, Thailand Chiang Mai's people, Thailand

Are You My Queen?

(Feb 25, 2021) When I saw her enter the music bar, I was already glued. Didn' talk to her though. When I saw her leaving, I felt panicked sense of urgency to chase after her, "Wait!...I would feel horribly bad if this evening passed by without me meeting you. My name is Gigit." She gives me her name smilingly. "Let's be friends on Facebook.", I said. She takes her phone out and adds me. I said, "I will invite you for coffee. I hope you'll say yes." She smiles and goes away.....more »»

Breaking the 5-Minute Breath-hold Barrier yoga

Breaking the 5-Minute Breath-hold Barrier

(Feb 25, 2021) After a few days of rest from Wim Hof's breathing method, I resumed with little expectation, specially after failing to reach the 4 minute mark which I broke in Feb 7. And then, when looking at my stop watch, I was already at 5 min: 14 secs!....more »»

Bear Brand Sterilized Milk Tv Commercial showbiz

Bear Brand Sterilized Milk Tv Commercial

(Jun 1981) I am writing this blog on Feb 15, 2021, but this commercial was shot around 1980 when I shortly began working after my university graduation. To put things in perspective, during that time, Blondie had a hit single, Call Me, and New Wave music was slowly inching its way to popularity...more »»

Kirtan with Chiang Mai's Khun Thai Seekers music

Kirtan with Chiang Mai's Khun Thai Seekers

(Feb 7, 2021) It was a evening of devotional songs led by lovely couple Kay and Dao at Cherry's scenic garden by the banks of the Ping River. Food, friendship and music flowed like water. It was a night to remember.....more »»

Breaking the 4-minute Breath-hold yoga

Breaking the 4-minute Breath-hold

(Feb 7, 2021) The Wim Hof breathing method starts you off with a 45-sec breath-hold after doing 3 rounds of 30 deep and fast full breathing. I steadily pushed my breathing with more rounds and more reps, and held my breath longer. This morning, after doing 5 rounds with 50 reps followed by an antara kumbhaka, I reached the 4-min mark with sensations I've never felt before.....more »»

Pranayama Primer yoga

Pranayama Primer

(Feb 2, 2021) This gentle yoga class incorporates asana, pranayama, kumbhaka, mudra, visualization, mantra, and nada meditation. It cleanses the nadis, moves prana vayu, heals the body, and stills the mind.....more »»

Nada Meditation (perceiving the Inner Sound) meditation

Nada Meditation (perceiving the Inner Sound)

(Jan 17, 2021) Within our being are different levels of vibration and sublety, all generating different sounds. They are always present but we don't perceive them because the monkey mind is too distracted by the outside world. Nada Meditation enables us to close the doors so we can hear the inner sound within.....more »»

The Silent Killer is Baaack! sliceoflife

The Silent Killer is Baaack!

(Jan 12, 2021) Three years ago, after landing on my face from a 22-foot cliff dive to the ocean, I suffered from vertigo - a sensation where everything around me was spinning. I recovered, but my doctor warned me that it may come back. It just did!....more »»

Learning the Thai Language learning

Learning the Thai Language

(Jan 9, 2021) I love Thailand and I'd been here for over 2 years now. I've always talked about learning the local language but always put it aside. There is no excuse. Now that 2021 has started, I'm attempting to learn it one more time through online materials - pdf, video, translators, etc. Maybe I can make feeble attempts at actual conversation with Thai people. I'll give this an honest 1 hour/day effort. Let's see where it takes me.....more »»

2020: A Year in Review lucid

2020: A Year in Review

(Dec 31, 2020) 2020 is a hallmark year for global destabilization brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic. Trump lost the election to Joe Biden, but he wouldn't leave office. The killing of George Floyd ignited what has now become the Black Lives Matter movement, sparking global social unrest. China geared-up its global expansion going against all flags. How did all this affect me?....more »»

Reversing/Slowing Down the Aging Process yoga

Reversing/Slowing Down the Aging Process

(Dec 30, 2020) Aging is seen as a process that inevitably leads to degradation of life which ultimately leads to death. New science argues that that is not necessarily the case. The aging process can be slowed down. You can be 60 years old and have an energetic age much younger than people half your age. Or, you can be 30 and be biologically 60 years old.....more »»

Yoga Mat verbatim

Yoga Mat

(Dec 19, 2020) In an attempt to assuage a jealous boyfriend from having other thoughts about where his girlfriend was, I gave him a full play=by-play conveying full transparency of what happened. His reply was unexpected.....more »»

Making Good Conversation lucid

Making Good Conversation

(Nov 26, 2020) With the advent of smart phones, social media, short attention spans, and an increasingly disconnected world, real conversation-in-the-flesh is becoming archival footnote. And when conversation takes place, changing social norms and convention make it a mine field on what the dos and don'ts are. Here's a smart guideline from radio host and public speaker, Celeste Headlee...more »»

Cleansing the Nadis (Energy Pathway) yoga nadi

Cleansing the Nadis (Energy Pathway)

(Nov 13, 2020) In yoga, nadis are etheric energy pathways within the body - they are not physical. Prana (energy or life force) flows through the 72,000 nadis that exist in the body, similar to nerve impulses moving through the network of nerves within the autonomic nervous system. When nadi is blocked, prana cannot flow through and results in illness. Nadis converge in the chakras (energy hubs). There are 3 major nadis in the body - ida, pingala and sushumna.....more »»

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