Posts Tagged ‘Meditation’

Why Meditate? Part 1: Top 3 Reasons

Why Meditate? Part 1: Top 3 Reasons

New FREE Meditation practice Sundays, 8:20 am – 8:50am just before 9:00 am yoga class Yoga Tree Valencia San Francisco Meditation may seem like an elusive or esoteric practice, or some woo woo mumbo jumbo that other people do, but “not really for me.” So “Why meditate?” is a reasonable question. Here I offer a [...]


Why Meditate? Part 2 … thoughts on intention and effects.

Why Meditate? Part 2 ... thoughts on intention and effects.

New FREE Meditation practice Sundays, 8:20 am – 8:50am, Yoga Tree Valencia San Francisco Yoga is first and foremost a practice, a means, of purifying the heart/mind, anta karana suddhi, for self-knowledge. The yoga sastra, or source texts, the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, tell us this. Asana, or the posture practice is but [...]


Article on Meditation from Shambala. What do you want to do with your mind?

Article on Meditation from Shambala. What do you want to do with your mind?

I found a good article on meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at Shambala Times. It goes well with the “All is Given” blog post I wrote recently. “Meditation is not a recess or a timeout. It’s a deepening and strengthening of the mind, which affects our whole life.” It’s a brief but rich and eloquent [...]


All is Given Pt. 1: musings, Sutras & Gita, and free meditation mp3.

[NOTE: it's a long one, you may want to print from blog for better reading. You have to read all the way through to download the meditation in mp3 format ] Is my body mine? Does it belong to me, in terms of rights of ownership? Am I defined by my physicality (gender, species, health, [...]


Practice: yoga now more than ever

Practice: yoga now more than ever

Someone asked me recently if I missed my yoga practice. Actually I am more consistent and present and dedicated than I have been in a while. The practice is more meditation and intention and breath awareness, breath work and not so much asana (postures). And those practices plug me into the heart of yoga very [...]