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Hatha Yoga Pradipika Yoga Book Review

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

(Sep 8 - ?, 2022) While nearly every yogi I meet talks about Patanjali's Yoga Sutras as his/her basis for their practice (which is mostly asana), Patanjali's Sutras actually only mentions one asana - a seated pose that can be held long and comfortably. Obscured from the modern dissertation of yoga is the one book that actually focuses more about the asanas - Hatha Yoga Pradipika.....more »»

Qortal Web Hosting learning

Qortal Web Hosting

(May 17, 2022) Since my priority with Qortal is to develop and host a website within its blockchain, my immediate task after reading its introduction and tutorial was creating even a simple dummy website just to acclimatize its interface and features. When the website is in place, I'm sure my mind would once again be racing on what to do with Qortal next...more »»

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga by Srivatsa Ramaswami yoga book review

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga by Srivatsa Ramaswami

(datedate) Srivatsa Ramaswami was a direct one-on-one student of the legendary Tirumalai Krishnamacharya for 33 years. His experience with the Master encompassed yogic elements of asana, breathing, mindfulness, and therapy. With so many neo-yoga versions by self-styled revisionists nowadays, this practice takes us back to the source. A true gem!....more »»

Cebu City Peoplescape Peoplescape

Cebu City Peoplescape

(Dec 2, 2022) With friends from the Cebu of 'old' being nowhere, I shifted my headspace into a new and different peoplescape...more »»

Pranayama for Mikko's Marathon Yoga

Pranayama for Mikko's Marathon

(Nov 27, 2022) One day prior to Mikko's departure for Singapore for a marathon run, I conducted an intense pranayama session for that uncanny podium-finish advantage...more »»

Yoga with Jason traveling

Yoga with Jason

(Nov 23, 2022) Jason is one of the strongest yoga teachers in Cebu. We had been doing yoga together since 2013, having Veer as our teacher and doing our teaching rounds with Cebu's yoga studios. It is flattering and validating that he would ask me to conduct a yoga class for him (and pay for it). I now have to develop an extreme sequence commensurate to his level without killing me first...more »»

Yoga Classes in Cebu Traveling

Yoga Classes in Cebu

(Nov 23, 2022) Now that I'm finding my bearing after a month from arriving in Cebu, I begin to hold private yoga classes that departs from the usual studio offerings - asana with pranayama, kumbhaka, bandha, mudra and mantra + meditation...more »»

Yoga Talk at Hostel 7 Cebu traveling

Yoga Talk at Hostel 7 Cebu

(Nov 19, 2022) I could have just taught another Upward Dog yoga (my metaphor for asanas), but I sensed a growing thirst for the other side of yoga nobody knows. There was a void. I also shared yogic life-hacking measures to find acceptance, peace and contentment despite the imperfections...more »»

Icebath at Hostel 7 Cebu traveling

Icebath at Hostel 7 Cebu

(Nov 12, 2022) Surprisingly, the icebath hype hasn't reached Cebu. Fresh from my icebath sessions in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I talked to Mikko about hosting one in his hostel. Without hesitation, he was totally down for it!..more »»

Oct Snapshots snapshot

Oct Snapshots

(Oct 31, 2022) If you have a fast eye for passing moments, you spot interesting snapshots where art imitates life...more »»

Manila - Cebu City: from Touch-down to my Hotel traveling

Manila - Cebu City: from Touch-down to my Hotel

(Oct 13, 2022) Constrained to leave Thailand after 4 years, I landed in Cebu City not knowing what happens next. I wanted to relax and get my bearings first before I embark on this new chapter. But before that, I have to manage getting to my hotel from the airport...more »»

3 Nights in Bangkok traveling

3 Nights in Bangkok

(Oct 11-13, 2022) En route to the Philippines from Chiang Mai, I had to take the train to Bangkok to catch my flight. I thought I'd stay a couple of nights. It won't be too soon until I see Bangkok again...more »»

Goodbye Chiang Mai lucid

Goodbye Chiang Mai

(Jan 24, 2019 - Oct 10, 2022) After nearly 4 years of staying here at the charming Nawa Saraan Hotel, it felt like I would be staying here in Chiang Mai forever. Despite my repeated expectation to leave, Covid-visa extension kept getting extended, 2 months at a time, with every issuance being 'the last'. But finally, Immigration stopped the extension and it came time to say goodbye.....more »»

Chiang Mai Peoplescape people

Chiang Mai Peoplescape

(Oct 10, 2022) From a dizzying 8 classes/week with 4 students with customized sequencing on every single class, it came down to one class. It got me time to catch up with my writing and catch up with friends as well - coffee, bread and yes, pancakes too. People who left are now back, and new people have come into my social orbit. Of course, the regulars are there providing a semblance of anchorage and rooting...more »»

Icebath at Nawa Saraan yoga

Icebath at Nawa Saraan

(Jul 6 - Oct 5, 2022) Walking away from the breathwork/icebath at Alt_Chaingmai opened up my Wednesdays for icebath with friends. I've done it before and it was fun. Resuming the practice also means sustaining the ice therapy and reaping its benefits.....more »»

Can A.I. be Sentient? lucid

Can A.I. be Sentient?

(Sep 22, 2022) I'd been soaking up talks, podcasts and interviews about A.I. (artificial intelligence). More specifically, I'd been in debates about the Google Lamda conversation with Blake Lemoine (Google's QA on A.I. bias) where Blake was drawn to conclude that Lamda has now become sentient. But is the question even relevant to begin with?....more »»

Desiderata | Wear Sunscreen lucid

Desiderata | Wear Sunscreen

(Aug 22, 2022) As an impressionable teenager back in the day, Desiderata was probably the moral Zeitgeist of the time. I lived by it, and I would quote it whenever the need presents itself. Yes, I am a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, I have a right to be here. Fast forward several decades later, a modern-day version came out - Wear Sunscreen!....more »»


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