Category Archives: Exercises

Three exercises from “The Book of Little Things” plus an extra exercise from the Gurdjieff teaching in Audio Format


A year has passed since I wrote “The Book of Little Things”, and I can say that, since it had been released, it met with success. However, no one work is perfect, and many readers had confided in me of … Continue reading

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My New Book: “The Meaning and Practice of Action”


Finally, a short but solid collection of posts regarding the meaning of action, that, with a little “goodwill”, can be translated into practical reality by every one of you: “The Meaning and Practice of Action”, the “thorn in the side” … Continue reading

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The Three Minute Breathing Space- a “simple” pactice in Observation


Here Follows a simple (but not so easy) exercise proposed by Jon Kabat Zinn. At the beginning, practice it for three minutes at set times, three times a day, then you can extend the duration of the practice on 5, 10, … Continue reading

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“Centering” Ourselves”: An excerpt from “The Book of Little Things”


This is a practice I have to confess, I particularly love. You can sit cross- legged on the floor or on a chair with the feet parallel on the ground, the hands on the thighs. In any case, your position … Continue reading

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The Importance of Relaxation (with mp3 guided exercise)


Undervaluing the importance of relaxation is the most deleterious thing that a human being could do to himself. But it’s what humans usually do. They don’t deny only the possibility to be relaxed, but even to learn how to be … Continue reading

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PA TUAN CHIN: The Eight Pieces of Brocade


Speaking about Qi Gong, there is an interesting sequence of practices that was structured in the 12th Century A.D. by the Chinese general, Yueh Fei, based on the eighteen exercises which Bodhidharma proposed to the Shaolin monks almost eight centuries … Continue reading

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The Concept of Violence #3: ”Escaping from the Prison”


Ok, but how do we escape the prison we are in?  Indeed, a human will be able to live in real peace only when he is able to control the natural destructive force that lies within himself. We have to … Continue reading

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Failed Awakening- what have we missed? #3 (Difference and the Spirit of Zenshin)


”Difference” is really a missing link that mustn’t be underestimated, because it opens for us the door to a forgotten world, a dimension where reality is perceived as it is. To paraphrase Gurdjieff’s words, it gives the possibility for  a … Continue reading

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Empty Spaces #3: The Meditative Path and Inner Development- “Emptiness”


One of the most difficult aspects to understand concerning the practice of meditation is the concept of “emptiness”, and the whole tradition of meditative practices is filled with this concept. At the opposite, modern Western culture is filled by fullness … Continue reading

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Empty Spaces#1: The Meditative Path and Inner Development- Naturalness


The posts on this blog have spoken much about various practices and about some practical suggestions (even if of general and superficial character) which can be experimented on by anyone with a little charge of “good will”. What hasn’t been … Continue reading

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