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Quote of the Day: Lu You

Quote of the Day: Lu You

“The mind is like the water of a pool, tranquil without wind; Sitting silently for thousands of breaths; Midnight, but don’t be surprised to see whales making huge waves to welcome the sun at dawn.” ~ Lu You This is a poem I came across years ago in my first reading of Grandmaster Wong Kiew … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Zen Saying

Quote of the Day: Zen Saying

“The snowflakes fall, each in their proper place.” ~ Zen Saying An interesting concept to meditate upon. Today’s weather had me finally bust out my warmest, snow-repellant winter coat. Be safe and warm today! xo

Quote of the Day: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Quote of the Day: Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The difference between the higher and the lower consciousness is that the former sees things directly as they are, whereas the latter depends upon the senses, testimony and inference. Knowledge based on information, whether it is from a person or from a book, is not enough. This is indirect knowledge, a lower kind of knowledge. … Continue reading

Song of Sadhana

Song of Sadhana

I came across this beautiful photo and poem this morning while skimming through the most recent issue of the Bihar School of Yoga’s Avahan E-mag, which I subscribed to receive a while ago because I enjoyed the peaceful, wise, and spiritual content contained within. I wanted to take a moment to share this moment captured … Continue reading

Introduction to Meditation Workshop

Introduction to Meditation Workshop

I am very excited to announce the details for the upcoming Introduction to Meditation Workshop at the end of May! – – – – – When: Saturday May 31, 2014   –   Workshop 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  –  Lunch 1:00pm onwards Where: Canadian Macrobiotics Centre, Streetsville, Ontario (exact address provided upon registration) For those of … Continue reading

Presence Through Pain

Presence Through Pain

Physical pain is something we all deal with from time to time and can not only interfere with our daily activities, but can also keep us from reflecting inward and finding peace and relaxation; for some, physical pain is a chronic, daily reality that can be overwhelmingly difficult to deal with. As some of you already … Continue reading

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

When I practice qigong forms from the ‘Eighteen Lohan Hands’ or ‘Sinew Metamorphosis’ sets, I am literally participating in a powerful art form passed from Bodhidharma himself to the monks at Shaolin Monastery, to strengthen and prepare them for pursuing the path of enlightenment. That’s a pretty profound feeling. As an interesting correlation for my … Continue reading

Re-Examining the True Message of Yoga in North America

Re-Examining the True Message of Yoga in North America

I encountered a tough situation recently that challenged my grace and ability to choose not to submit to egoism – one of the five afflictions described in yogic philosophy. My training in holistic disciplines has always come from the most traditional and classical sources I could find; I believe very strongly in honouring the original … Continue reading