Category Archives: Mind-Body

The body remembers

Several years ago I had my first chance at attempting a handstand. Though a seasoned Yogi and well versed with headstands (that is head-stand, not hand-stand,) I never before tried that pose. Taking a class at another studio, the instructor had … Continue reading

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Faces and places

Picking up a Chinese food order the other day, a young Asian woman greeted me warmly. I didn’t in particular recalled seeing her before. A few moments later, the young man who usually tends the counter, showed up with my order. … Continue reading

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How do we know?

First Version: I wasn’t sure if I felt like going to a yoga class this morning. I woke up not feeling that great, and getting out of bed was the last thing on my mind. Still, I dragged myself out, … Continue reading

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Not Shaolin material after all

Even long before I had a chance to catch up on DVD with the famous 1970s TV series Kung Fu, resilience tests intrigued me; be it trials for becoming a navy seal, an Israeli Air Force combat pilot, or a … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part IV)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The only real tangible solution to both facing fear and gaining happiness, is to learn to be a 100% present in the moment.“ Click here if you wish … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part III)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The biggest misconception we have about fear is that we have to fight and conquer it.“ Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts starting … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part II)

This post further elaborates a point made in a previous entry, that “The greatest obstacle we face when seeking happiness is fear.” My observation is that at the root of most, if not all fears, including the fear of death, is the … Continue reading

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The stressful yogi

When I recently mentioned to an acquaintance of mine that I was stressed out, she responded in surprise, “but I thought that with all your yoga and meditation practices you are never…” This is a common misconception worth clarifying: yogis … Continue reading

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Just let it be

This morning I woke up with a sense of anxiety. For no particular reason. Maybe it was an accumulation of many small items, each insignificant by its own, but piling up when put together; maybe it was simply a matter … Continue reading

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The most challenging asana

Out of the many Yoga postures, there is one particular asana that even the most seasoned instructors dread teaching. In fact, it is so challenging that not too many attempt it at the start of a Yoga class. The posture … Continue reading

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