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Yoga classes in Siquijor

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Yoga Book Review

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

(Aug 8-???, 2023) The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali have been the classic reference and standard in the practice of Raja Yoga - yoga of the mind. Beyond asana, this book underscores the importance of ethics/morality (Yama/Niyama) and meditation. In this book, Sri Swami Satchidananda gives his commentary...more »»

Yoga Makaranda yoga

Yoga Makaranda

(Jun 18, 2018 - Oct , 2023) 8 limbs of yoga as practised and taught by Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya which also includes the practice of nadi, vayu, mudra, shatkriya, diet and dos-and-donts....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 »»

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Burning Man on Manila Bulletin Online

(Sep 5, 2008) I met Yonina Chan, a Manila Bulletin Online correspondent, while she was in Sagada. In our conversation, I talked about my odyssey in Burning Man 5 years ago. She found it interesting and asked if I'd like to write a story for Manila Bulletin Online. I said Sure!....more »»

Wholesale Fish Price
Wholesale Fish Price

Wholesale Fish Price

(Sep 05, 2023 Lazi, Siquijor Island, Philippines) Buying big fish at the market could cost P350/kilo. A fisherman friend intimated to me that fishermen sell their big fish to a wholesaler in a fishing village before it gets to the market. He simply called it "Tops". Fish is sold there 2X/day, at 5am and 2pm.

I went there and big fish was selling at only P200/kilo. Whoa! However, you have to buy the whole fish. With no freezer and just me, I could not possibly finish a whole fish in one sitting. Still, it's good to know where I can find fresh catch of the day at a bargain.

Isometrics Yoga Yoga

Isometrics Yoga

(Sep 23, 2023) This is a yoga class/sequence I developed which is a fusion of an Isometrics Workout and Pranayama Yoga. You get all the benefits of yoga, increase strength, improve muscle tone, and enhance endurance...more »»

Together Forever Slice of Life

Together Forever

(Sep 11, 2023) This is a tale of 2 sibling pups. Sure, siblings are for life. But their intense bonding from abandonment, hunger, thirst, exposure, loss of other siblings and perhaps even cannibalism makes their story compelling and their partnership, forever...more »»

The Cigarette Talk Verbatim

The Cigarette Talk

(Sep 1, 2023) At a water spring source, I met a kid of about 15 years who was smoking. I met him again by the seawall, and he was again smoking. He started ranting about his desire to stop smoking. After giving him a piece of my mind, he excused himself and was gone. He'll probably avoid me in the future...more »»

Siquijor Star Meditation Center Meditation

Siquijor Star Meditation Center

(Aug 31, 2023) Siquijor's first meditation center had a ribbon-cutting high up in the mountain to celebrate its opening. Meditators of many creeds came and celebrated - Vipassana meditators included...more »»

Moving to a Bungalow! Slice of Life

Moving to a Bungalow!

(Aug 22, 2023) After 7 months in a room, the adjacent bungalow within the compound became vacant. For just a marginal increase in rent, I'd have my own privacy and my own space - and commit to settling down. The last time I moved to a house to settle-in was in 2010 in Dumaguete - 13 years ago...more »»

Kriya: Wim Hof-Maha Vedha Yoga

Kriya: Wim Hof-Maha Vedha

(Aug 6, 2023) This 'assembed' kriya is one of the most powerful in Kundalini awakening. It consists of the Wim Hof pranayama and Maha vedha mudra. Complementing that is the Maha mudra and Maha bandha. These are designed to activate prana flow, awaken Kundalini and reverse the aging process...more »»

My August Yoga Practice: a Journal Yoga

My August Yoga Practice: a Journal

(August 1-30, 2023) I thought I would OBE in August through repeated sessions in my daily practice. But it didn't happen. Even so, it made me proficient in my meditation. This doesn't dampen my resolve. I will continue my daily progression in Hemi-Sync until I finish the program...more »»


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