Fine Art of Thai Massage

Thai massage – a spiritual hands-on gem

My alarm clock breaks the serene silence in the old guest house. 6AM. I look around my room and for a second I envy my co-travelers - an early morning alarm clearly seems to belong to their past. It is early April and I have just completed…
self aware, teaching yoga

From Self Conscious to Self Aware

When it comes to the body, from early on we are bombarded with different, often quite confusing messages. We are cultured thought our schooling and media to judge our bodies according to some outer criteria: how it performs at given tasks, how…
thoughts in meditation

Dynamic Mindfulness Code Of Conduct

In order to show responsibility to community and students, Dynamic Mindfulness Teachers: Are truthful. Welcome all students regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, nationality, cultural background, or sexual preference. Abstain…
emotions in meditation

How to approach emotions in meditation?

Emotions in meditation, and in life, can be so overwhelming sometimes. Have you ever wished you had control over your feelings? So you can always be calm and happy? Most of us have wished that.. and realized that it does not work because…
Giacomo Leopardi

L’INFINITO Giacomo Leopardi

"Always dear to me was this solitary hill and this hedge, which, for its part, excludes most of the horizon. But sitting and gazing at such endless spaces that stretch with their profound and serene silences, my wandering thoughts nearly…
thoughts in meditation

How to Approach Thoughts in Meditation?

Sometimes people think that the goal of meditation is to stop thinking. Even if that happens sometimes, that is not the point of meditation. The point of mindfulness meditation is to cultivate a friendly, non-aggressive attitude toward whatever…
Walk Slowly

Walk Slowly, by Danna Faulds

 It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper and I remember again that life isn’t a relay…
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Just walking, for the sake of walking

Do you like walking? Just walking around, without any particular purpose? Since I’ve settled in the retreat center here in Thailand, in between my teaching sessions, I’m re-discovering the joy of walking. Just walking. Not even noticing…
Ode to SIlence
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Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Silence

Keeping Quiet Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Silence Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It…
vinyasa flow yoga
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The Quest for Mindfulness – MEETING YOUR EDGE

What does it mean to meet your edge? How do you know when you have met your edge? When you finally meet your edge, what do you do? I will take you on a small detour and return to these questions, with answers that have surfaced recently…
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The Quest for Mindfulness: The Art of Being Mindful Seaweed

I forgot to wear my contacts to class. What does that mean? It means that I can either rock my giant Woody Allen-esque glasses and enjoy them slipping off my face every time I’m in downward facing dog or I accept that its blind yoga for today.…
body positive yoga
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The Quest for Mindfulness – BOOBS

Breathe. Tatjana says. I... C…C..Can’t I squeeze out. “Deep breaths in and out” she repeats. Seriously, I am suffocating over here. I’m in a shoulder stand and my boobs are cutting off my airways as they flatten my larynx.…