Meditative Yogic Sleep
Tall claims about Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) have been made by realized masters including Vipassana guru, S.N. Goenka and Tibetan Buddhist, Lama Thubten Yeshe, who authored Bliss of Inner Fire (Tummo Yoga). What exactly is Yoga Nidra?
First of the Six Yogas of Naropa
Lama Yeshe teaches the enigmatic 6 Yogas of Naropa, focusing on the practice of Tummo (inner fire)
. Tummo develops the ability to generate body heat that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
The Complete Book Of Vinyasa Yoga:
by Srivatsa Ramaswami
Srivatsa Ramaswami was a direct one-on-one student of the legendary Tirumalai Krishnamacharya for 33 years - longer than the Master's more popular students - Patthabi Jois, BKS Iyengar, Indra Devi, TKV Desikachar and AG Mohan. This book includes Ramaswami's in-depth experience with the Master, encompassing yogic elements of asana, sequencing, breathing, mindfulness, and therapy.
(Sep 23, 2021) Tall claims about Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) have been made by realized masters including Vipassana guru, S.N. Goenka and Tibetan Buddhist, Lama Thubten Yeshe, who authored Bliss of Inner Fire (Tummo Yoga). What exactly is Yoga Nidra? more »»
(Sep 15, 2021) Pamela started talking about her younger years in Alabama where her Mom used to make the best cornbread on the planet. That was it! My next project was cornbread. I also have fond memories of cornbread at Kenny Roger's resto chain. Cornbread it is!....more »»
(Sep 9, 2021) When I was in Danang, Vietnam in 2018, I came upon a German deli selling the traditional German Christmas bread - Stollen Bread. It was love at first bite. The taste resembled a fruit cake, but this one was sweeter and breadier. I left Danang since, but Stollen Bread never left me. Frustrated over its scarcity and perhaps price, and considering I now live in a hotel with a fully functioning bakery, I embark on making my own Stollen Bread!....more »»
(Sep 6, 2021) I just met Jackson while kayaking on the Ping River. I haven't hung-out with Paapu in a while. Goi felt like a resurgence. They don't know each other. Individually, they're all good energy. Together, how will the synergy work out?....more »»
(Aug 14, 2021) Bahya Kumbhaka (breath-hold on the exhale) is an advanced form of Pranayama (yogic regulated breath). This can be attempted when the yogi is already proficient in asana (physical postures) and pranayama. This class is a primer.....more »»
(Aug 13, 2021) It started off with a movie-casting persuasion from the neighbor. The rest was a funny verbal play.....more »»
(Aug 11, 2021) I was enjoying a cookie with a German friend at a Doi Pui cafe when she started talking about her favorite Christmas cookie - Kipferl. After my ice cream making odyssey, I was looking for a 'next project'. That was it - Kipferl Cookie!....more »»
(Aug 3, 2021) When my face got swollen from a tooth infection, I employed everything I knew in yoga to reverse the infection - no anti-biotics, no dentists and no surgery. It took a few days of tug-of-war between my resolve and the infection.....more »»
(Jul 31, 2021) With my continuing Covid-19 visa extension in Thailand, my continuing stay at Nawa Saraan Hotel with all its amenities, I am able to host Pizza Nites with friends, do Slack Lining, chill on a hammock and even dip into an ice bath with friends. I realized I'm living the life of a Greek philosopher, Epicurus, who once remarked that being with friends is one of the requisites to happiness.....more »»
(Jul 25, 2021) There was a big and idle blue drum at the hotel, and Alan suggested I do my own ice bath with it. The idea fermented. I cleaned up the drum and ordered 2 sacks of ice. I was testing the system but the neighbors joined in and so did some friends from yoga. The scene resembled a party.....more »»
(Jun 21, 2021) The last time I was problematic about money was the entire 2018. This year, it has hung precariously low. This June, I came down to my last few meals in the fridge. Worried? NO! It got me excited. How will my benevolent universe save the day for me the way it has unwaveringly done so in the last 9 years I had been traveling? The suspense was killing me.....more »»