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The Practice of Yoga Nidra doesn’t imply the loss of will. Indeed!


What this author has written, is often resisted by some, when the practice of Yoga Nidra is proposed.  A resistance – meaning that there is a sort of fear to “let oneself go” completely, as if one may lose the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of a Path: Tantra


A Foreword One of the most harmful aspects which inevitably follows every form of popularization of the Ancient Knowings, is the vulgarization of their contents. For example, the Science of Yoga has been reduced to a trivial sequence of gym … Continue reading

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A Blog trailer: Why Not?


Seeing that book-trailers exist since 1994, I asked myself why not to do a blog-trailer. Why not? The video below is the result of this idea. If you like this blog page, help me to share it’s contents, feel free … Continue reading

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The Art of Breathing #3: An Example of Pranayama – Nadi Shodana


The art of breath, whichever tradition to which it belongs, is at the beginning, a method of healing and cleansing of the subtle channels. At a second time, it will acquire a different valence, acting to drastically improve the energetic … Continue reading

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New absurdities from the media: Yoga, a gymnastic that harms? Don’t talk rubbish!


We can read in a New York Times post published on January 5th, an article called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” which starts out with a rash of data concerning the various damage and accidents provoked by the practice … Continue reading

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“This is it” Exercise by Jon Kabat Zinn


New Yorker cartoon: Two Zen monks in robes and shaved heads, one young, one old, sitting side by side cross-legged on the floor. The younger one is looking somewhat quizzically at the older one, who is turned toward him and … Continue reading

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Onion Skin Meditation


This meditation is an exercise in dividing things into parts, and then parts of parts, in order to try to find some sort of solid, self-existent essence that an object is made of. You take the mind down layer by … Continue reading

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Alan Watts Quote on Meditation


“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in … Continue reading

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The Diamond Cutter Meditation


This meditation analyzes the difference between a quality, and something that is characteristic of that quality. In Tibetan this is known as “chi-jedrak.” A deep grasp of the relationship between these two things is a trigger for seeing emptiness directly. … Continue reading

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Exercises: The Six Flavors of Emptiness


This meditation takes us through six different wrong views of the world around us and, one by one, establishes that these views cannot be true; that what these views profess is, in fact, impossible. By this we arrive at the … Continue reading

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