Book Of The Day – Peace from Anxiety

Today's Book of the Day is Peace from Anxiety written by Hala Khouri and published in 2021 by Shambala Publications. Hala Khouri, MA, is a therapist, yoga teacher, and somatic experiencing practitioner. She is one of the founders of Off the Mat and Into the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging yoga and activism,…

Book Of The Day – Ayurveda and Marma Therapy: Energy Points in Yogic Healing

Today's Book Of The Day is Ayurveda and Marma Therapy: Energy Points in Yogic Healing written by Dr. David Frawley, Dr. Subhash Ranade, and Dr. Avinash Lele, published by Lotus Press in 2003. Ayurveda and Marma Therapy: Energy Points in Yogic Healing Dr. David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is a Vedic teacher…

Book Of The Day – Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies

Today's recommendation as Book Of The Day is Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies, an excellent book by Dr. Leon Hammer (a world-renowned expert in TCM) about Psychology and Chinese Medicine. Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies, by Leon Hammer, M.D. The book has been published by RITTENHOUSE BOOK DISTRIBUTORS in 2005, as a revised edition of…

A Meditation Exercise To Promote Healing

Today I want to share with you a simple to try, yet effective meditation exercise, based on hope, to promote healing. The whole exercise lasts about 10 minutes, and you can do it whenever you feel the need to recenter yourself, or to heal yourself from the negative effects of criticism, fear, rejection, stress, and…

Today is Guru Purnima!

Today we celebrate Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima is a traditional celebration dedicated to all the gurus (both spiritual and academic) that have guided us or taught us something in our lives. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of Ashadha - आसाढ़ month, and this year the celebration will happen on July…

Yoga, Pranayama and MMQG

I have been practicing Yoga and Pranayama (the yogic practice of breath regulation) for many years, and I have always been thinking that it was not worth incorporating such huge, traditional disciplines into MMQG so as not to overcomplicate its practice. Yet, in the last 2 years, with the Covid pandemic, I have seen how much important is to take care of the…

Japanese Proverb #2

井の中の蛙大海を知らず Photo by Hernan Pauccara on Pexels.com A frog in a well knows nothing of the sea. The meaning of the proverb is that most of us see the world only through our limited perspective. We tend to consider ourselves smarter and more important than we really are. But this is just something due to…

Talking about Alchemy: 內經圖 – Neijing Tu

The Neijing Tu - 內經圖 is a Daoist inner landscape diagram which illustrates the human body according to Neidan, the Esoteric Taoist Internal Alchemy.   內經圖 - Neijing Tu As a practitioner, a teacher, and a lecturer of Internal Martial Arts, I also developed a deep interest into Taoism and Alchemy. Taoist Internal Alchemy focuses upon…