The Burnout

It's been a year or may be a couple since I last wrote. The constant ebb and flow of my practice just pronounces the ever permanent nature of change. All I know right now is this: I love yoga. I love the practice. I love the philosophy. I love what it's done to my life. … Continue reading The Burnout

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Form is Empty

The last time I went home to visit my mother, I realized how much I miss her.  I miss how she was always there for me in company and in friendship. I miss her old form. Then all these practices on non-attachment just hit me - form is empty. Things, people, experiences - they come and … Continue reading Form is Empty

The Yinside

In 2009, due to much frustration with my ashtanga practice, I learned about yin yoga. I liked it almost instantly due to the fact that it appealed to my kapha side, which likes matters to have a more gentle approach. I remember the first few times I practiced it - my pitta brain was on fire! … Continue reading The Yinside

A Journey in Yoga

Around this time, 9 years ago, I went to my first yoga class. It was a Bikram Yoga class in Manila, where I'm from and where I lived for 34+ years before moving on to other cities. I told myself that day that I'm not buying a mat until I've gone to 2 classes and … Continue reading A Journey in Yoga

The Silence

Here's a little something I was inspired to write while I was in my first month-long silent retreat. Please take it with a grain of salt and allow yourselves to be humored by this person's attempt at lyrical writing. Lol. The silence helps me be more aware of the quality of my thoughts. The silence helps … Continue reading The Silence

On diversity

Diversity - let it not be a means of power struggle, but a means to learn from one another and respect each other. A line this person intuited while on a silent retreat last month. Easier said than done, of course. I was reading the end of a chapter in this book called Buddhism Without … Continue reading On diversity

Ch-ch-ch-ch-CHANGES

In my years of practice, so many changes have occurred. I am no longer the same person I was when I first started on this path. The unfolding continue to happen at different levels - physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, instinctually, intuitively. There are good days and there are bad days, and all I can say … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-CHANGES

A Beginning

So, I’ve decided to start this by posting about my first ever month-long silent retreat. It was a very challenging time for this person, yet a very good opportunity to unfold into a deeper practice in the safety of amazing beings who held the space beautifully. The retreat was called Being Dharma led by two former monastics, … Continue reading A Beginning