Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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|Tuk Tuk by James Gordon, CC BY-NC|
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Have you ever experienced a difficult situation in your life that triggered some negative emotions like anger, jealousy, depression, fear and so on? If you haven't then congratulations, you are already enlightened and have nothing to worry about. The rest of us, unfortunately, still need to learn how to transform our minds to deal with challenging situations that trigger these disturbing emotions in us.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I recently completed two courses in Buddhist Philosophy to learn how to overcome disturbing emotions: the five days "Overcoming Disturbing Emotions" course and the 10 days "Mind Training - Cutting the Root of Disturbing Emotions" course. After three months teaching yoga in Boudhanath, from April till June 2013, it was time to change the routine and taking these courses at beautiful Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu was a good way to end my last month in Nepal.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
What is the yoga secret to develop self-confidence and to achieve our dreams? Imagine for a moment if your words were so powerful that whatever you say with intention would come true; you could basically achieve whatever you wish, you could manifest all your dreams. Imagine how much self confidence you would feel. Well, this power does exist and to develop it the yogis gave us a simple rule to practice.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
How can we attain world peace? How can we learn to live in peace and harmony? Every time that we hear news about wars, terrorism or any other sort of violence most of us probably ask ourselves these or similar questions. The ancient Indian yogis however gave us a very basic yet powerful principle to attain this peace and harmony. This principle is called ahimsa or non-violence, the philosophy of love.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
What is Yoga? Although yoga is still considered by many as merely a popular physical practice that has some mental benefits it is actually the science of Self-realization. Yoga offers a practical philosophy of life which includes scientific techniques developed by the ancient yogis to help us discover our true nature.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What is the message of the ancient and modern Indian yogis to humanity and to all sadhakas (spiritual aspirants)? Their message is a message of strength and power, of courage and self-confidence. "Awaken sadhaka! and realize your Divine nature". Again and again the yogis try to remind us that we are not mere human beings but truly Divine in Nature.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Dear friends and readers, I would like to extend you an invitation for the Yoga Lifestyle Conference in Quito, Ecuador with Swami Maheshananda Saraswati. The conference starts on May 23, 2013. If you are visiting Ecuador during this time or if you live there then this is an opportunity that you can't miss.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The first time that I saw an online video of a Bikram Yoga class I was shocked. "Is this really yoga?" I asked myself. I thought that I would never try such a "style of yoga" but of course the only way to experience what Bikram Yoga is is to actually practice it, so while I was visiting my sister in Miami, US by the end of 2012 I decided to give it a try.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Besides yoga and meditation playing guitar has always been one of my dreams but for some reason or another I always stop practicing, sometimes even for several years in a row. When I started this path to yoga I thought a lot about taking a guitar with me but can you imagine traveling around India or Nepal by bus, train and budget flights with a 20kg backpack, a 5kg backpack, a yoga mat and on top of that a guitar?I already get stuck while walking in the aisles of the Indian trains and sometimes I can hardly get in the buses.
Friday, February 15, 2013
So what am I up to these days? Well at the moment I'm in Sheffield, Massachusetts volunteering at the Option Institute but before writing about the interesting stuff that I am doing here, and believe me is not only "Gangnam Style dancing", I want to write about where I've been and what I've been doing since I left Nepal, about six months ago.