Tag Archives: Inner Exercises

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 “Right Nourishment”: Beauty And Harmony


In a world where much importance is given to materialism and form, it’s not strange that even the “spiritual” paths have acquired this view. An example of this can be noticed when speaking about nutrition. What should we eat in … Continue reading

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Right Action: The “Triads”#2: the Quality of an Action


In the previous post, we mentioned different qualities of action and different types of Triads.  We also gave some general examples in order to give an idea of what we are speaking. Let’s see a bit more in depth,  the … Continue reading

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The Spirit of a Path: “The Sense of Shame”


One of the principal obstacles in learning a new discipline such as Tai Chi Chuan, QiGong, a Martial Art, Yoga or other discipline oriented towards self development or self improvement, is the emotional tension. An expert  teacher can realize the … Continue reading

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Is it Legitimate to Share What We Know with Others?


Many times, living a life committed to following a path towards our “Inner Freedom”, every one of us as best as we can with seriousness and determination, we stop a moment to ask if it really is all here.  We … Continue reading

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Super Efforts and Self Development


The concept of effort is misinterpreted in the modern society, but is also important to understand if we want to success in the development of our hidden possibilities.  Even if many persons claim that they make incredible sacrifices in their … Continue reading

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Becoming some other (an Exercise)


Even if this practice seems foregone, it is very useful to understand how to see the things from an other point of view. Also, it is useful to achieve better and compassionate “connection” the other persons. Try it! Think of … Continue reading

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Noticing our Self-Punishing Thoughts


A good and simple practice to acknowledge the moments when self punishing thoughts arise in our mind Spend a day practicing awareness of your tendency to engage in self critical, negative thinking. Label each instance you notice and number them … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Your Many Roles


Get out pen and paper. Sit quietly for a few minutes, breathing gently. Start to think of the many roles and aspects of your life. List all the roles that you play. Of course, you may think first of your … 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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