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Tummo Yoga yoga
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Tummo Yoga:
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 yoga
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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.

Mantra Primer meditation
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Mantra Primer:
The Yoga of Sound

Mantra is a sacred sound. It is not defined by words to describe it. Its vibrational frequency is its own meaning. Mantra is an evocative sound and have subtle, yet powerful and penetrating effects on the mind and body, reaching every fibre of one's being.

Movie Review: No Time to Die movies

Movie Review: No Time to Die

(Oct 11, 2021) This is a fitting farewell to the aging Daniel Craig's James Bond role - gritty, action-packed, unapologetic and rough hewn. This time however, the element of heart-wrenching romance is played out - a far departure from his unattached one night stands.....more »»

Spinal Mobility yoga

Spinal Mobility

(Oct 7, 2021) We are only as young as our spine is flexible. A yoga class with choc-full of forward bends, side bends, back bends and twists.....more »»

Swedish Cinnamon Rolls [Kanelbullar] recipes

Swedish Cinnamon Rolls [Kanelbullar]

(Oct 4, 2021) My first dabble in cinnamon rolls was in New York when someone gave me a Cinnabon - a multi-national chain selling the very popular cinnamon rolls. Like stollen bread, it was epiphany - love at first bite. Somehow, none of the subsequent cinnamon rolls I've tasted compared to Cinnabon. That was my benchmark. Now, since I'd been on a baking roll here at my digs at Nawa Saraan in Chiang Mai where I have a fully functioning bakery at my disposal, I'm rolling up my sleeve to sink my teeth into that Swedish tradition, Kannelbullar, or cinnamon rolls.....more »»

Pizza Nite with Nut, Monika and Yuki food Pizza

Pizza Nite with Nut, Monika and Yuki

(Sep 27, 2021) It was Nut's last full day in Chiang Mai before heading back to Chonburi. It has already been a full day of Vinyasa Yoga at One Nimman and a bone-chilling ice bath. But hey, there's no such thing as a full day when it's all about Pizza Nite.....more »»

23-Minute Ice Bath yoga

23-Minute Ice Bath

(Sep 27, 2021) After a 23-minute ICE BATH, I thought I would just come out shivering like all my other ice baths. I wasn't prepared for what happened next. 24 hours after, I'm still recovering...feeling fragile from that ordeal.....more »»

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) yoga

Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)

(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 »»

Making Cornbread recipes

Making Cornbread

(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 »»

Making German Stollen Bread recipes

Making German Stollen Bread

(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 »»

Pizza Nite with Jackson, Goi and Paapu food Pizza

Pizza Nite with Jackson, Goi and Paapu

(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 »»

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies) recipes

Vanillekipferl (German Vanilla Crescent Cookies)

(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 »»

Manifesting: Epicurus' Pursuit lucid

Manifesting: Epicurus' Pursuit

(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 »»

On the Brink of Hunger, the ENABLERS Come to Light sliceoflife

On the Brink of Hunger, the ENABLERS Come to Light

(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 »»

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