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February 2021 Blogs

Mula Shodhana (anal cleansing) yoga

Mula Shodhana (anal cleansing)

(Feb 27, 2021) To westerners, this practice of cleaning your rectum with your finger is gross. But it gives great benefit in increasing digestive fire, preventing constipation, cures indigestion, and diseases caused by deposits of toxic undigested food in various parts of the body. The body begins to glow.....more »»

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 »»

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 »»

Movie Review: I, Tonya (2017) movies

Movie Review: I, Tonya (2017)

(Feb 3, 2021) I remember Tonya Harding as the first female olympic skater who nailed the first ever, Triple Axle in figure skating history. As great as that feat was, it was eclipsed by the infamous 'leg breaking' of Nancy Kerrigan by Tonya and her crew, to gain competitive advantage in the olympics. This movie attempts to shed new light into that human drama.....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 »»

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