PRACTICE

What Really Happens in Meditation

  The Thoughts that Arise in Mediation “Oh my God, it is such a relief to just sit down for a minute.” “F**K, there are a million thoughts flying everywhere.” “All I can think about is all the unfinished stuff on my to-do list.” “This can’t be right. All I can feel is the pressure [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

7 Suggestions for Safe Plant Medicine

  Embarking on the path of using plant spirit medicines for mental, emotional, or physical healing is a serious undertaking. Find a shaman and community you trust. I find these 7 tips for safe plant medicine a meaningful set of guidelines for navigating this space. 1. Choose a Facilitator Carefully Choose a person with considerable [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

Transcending the Mind with Plant Spirit Medicines

Accomplishment of the yogi can come from consumption of herbs Spirituality is an inside job. Nobody can walk the path other than ourselves. Having said that, in my experience there are triggers for stepping onto the spiritual path that often come from outside ourselves. Life-changing events like the loss of a loved one, loss of [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

Surya Kriya – Living Without Friction

Activating the Sun Within You with Surya Kriya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKiQvH2Sumk   Live without Friction Have you noticed that one certain days your life seems to be flowing smoothly and other days no matter what you encounter, it is riddled with friction? Is this friction merely with the situations that you are faced or is there [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

6 Simple Keys to Happiness

Six Keys offer techniques for living a spiritually-connected and purpose-filled life. These energetic Keys will give you simple, easy, and quick access points to opening the gates to the inner reservoir of your strength, resilience, love, and harmony. Why are the 6 Simple Keys so important? The rapidly changing culture of our times is pushing [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

Ram Dass; Hail The Goer!

Photo of Ram Dass by Perry Julien Gate Gate Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha Before Ram Dass was Ram Dass, he was Richard Alpert --- a psychology professor who had been famously kicked out of Harvard with Timothy Leary for experimenting with LSD. Acid-adventurer Aldous Huxley gave Alpert and Leary a copy of the [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Spirituality|0 Comments

David Nichtern on Meditation

Duncan Trussell and David Nichtern at Samarasa Center in Los Angeles While on retreat with Ram Dass in Maui, popular podcaster Duncan Trussell came to a realization. “I don’t really know how to meditate.” So he sat down with David Nichtern, author, musician, and a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

Building Relationships of Joy with Inner Engineering

Get Your Fundamentals Right with Inner Engineering How to Deal with Relationships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8MUnLfEsk&t=1s With the stresses of modern life, it isn’t always easy to nurture deep, meaningful connections with others. In fact, research shows that Americans today are more disconnected from their family, friends, and neighbors than ever before. It indicates that people are [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Meditation|0 Comments

YogaSlackers and Slacklining

YogaSlackers I took a lesson from YogaSlackers at Wanderlust Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe several years ago. YogaSlackers is a group of roving slackliners who live the outdoor adventure life. They also teach yoga poses on slacklines. Co-founded by Jason Magness and Sam Salwei in 2005, YogaSlackers has a roster of 138 teachers who have [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cross Training|0 Comments

Slacklining as a Moving Meditation

Walk the Line: Slacklining If you’ve ever thought about running off to join the circus to enjoy the thrill of walking a tightrope like a Wallenda, you might be intrigued by the outdoor sport of slacklining. It is a challenging practice accessible to beginners that offers a method for connecting mental focus, breath, and embodied practice. [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cross Training|0 Comments