Category Archives: yoga

Daphne Tse Empowers Others by Voice

Living in a modern age, most people seek recovery and cure from external sources. At the same time, they ignore what the mother nature has provided them simply because they take these ubiquitous yet invaluable resources for granted. One of … Continue reading

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Cameron Shayne: “I Have to Stop Teaching”

Finding yoga in Los Angeles with actor Charlie Sheen in 1995, Budokon founder Cameron Shayne has grown a lot ever since as a yogi. Sheen – his close friend – was the one who took Shayne to his very first yoga class, … Continue reading

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Antara Surya Namaskar, Gulat, Matahari dan Haji

Dalam praktik yoga modern, surya namaskar (sun salutation/ salam matahari) adalah sebuah koreografi (sekuen gerakan seperti dalam dunia tari) yang sering diperdebatkan kehalalannya untuk dipraktikkan kaum muslim. Di India yang menjadi asal yoga sendiri, argumen kelompok pro-yoga versus kontra terus … Continue reading

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Ricky: “Jauhi Rokok!” (Kisah Seorang Penyintas Serangan Jantung)

Tubuh manusia mirip mesin yang membutuhkan perawatan teratur. Ia tidak bisa sesekali saja dirawat habis-habisan saat kita memiliki waktu senggang atau sedang memiliki suasana hati yang bagus lalu kita gunakan sepuas-puasnya tanpa batas dan mengabaikannya saat merasa sibuk atau malas. … Continue reading

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In the Quest for Courage

“One two three… Jump!” instructed Davis as he pushed us to overcome the fear within. We jumped from our downward facing dog to squat. We were drenched in pools of sweat. Absolutely a powerful, rigorous practice! I’m no first timer … Continue reading

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Cara Meditasi

Bermeditasi tidak seseram dan serumit yang disangka banyak orang. Cukup temukan tempat yang tenang, pakai pakaian longgar (atau sedikit longgarkan ikat pinggang dan kerah) dan Anda sudah siap bermeditasi. Penggunaan musik pengiring yang lembut, menenangkan dan sesuai selera akan lebih … Continue reading

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Nasi Goreng Vegetables

Hujan rintik-rintik sementara rasa lapar di udara dingin ini makin menggelitik. Saya sebenarnya sudah memesan agak awal, atau di tengah. Entahlah, saya tak tahu pasti. Tapi yang saya tahu saya tidak memesan paling akhir. Sialnya, pesanan saya datang paling akhir. … Continue reading

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Pranayama, A Door to Meditation

Mind is notorious for its unrestricted fluctuation. Likened to a wild monkey that gets restless and tireless every time, human mind is thus prone to distortion. As the fourth limb of ashtanga yoga, Pranayama or breathing control is designed to … Continue reading

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Reaching out to the Hand of the Divinity with Sanna Kokkonen (A Class Review)

“Asana sucks!”   It’s hard to believe I heard that from a yoga guru but in that morning I thought I heard it correctly. It was my first class with her. A good friend also recommended her class. So, why … Continue reading

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Seger Oger Community Gives Back

The other day (Monday, May 2) I was invited as a guest teacher at, perhaps, the biggest yoga community ever initiated in Indonesia. I felt so honored to share my 60-minute simple yoga practice with Seger Oger Community at Renon Public … Continue reading

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