Discover for yourself

“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” ~Kahlil Gibran

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(photo March 2017 – AD)

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One Minute Meditation

I’ve been to meet the guru and she told me that I can’t expect the results of my yoga practice to come to fruition without meditation and pranayama. Asanas alone are not enough.

Like all things, what you get out of something depends on what you put in. There’s no doubt about it. I still practice asanas every day, and my pranayama is pretty good, but since starting a regular 40 hour job I find it’s difficult to set a regular time to practice meditation, and that I am inconsistent in how long the sessions are.

A wise friend of mine said, “Habits are the life hack of the lazy.” Then very profoundly suggested I try a one minute meditation, because surely if you can’t find a regular time for that… um, maybe there is a bigger problem…

And so I began, and from the one minute mediation I will rebuild my meditation practice breath by breath.

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(photo March 2017 – AD)

Fall photos at Yoga Vidya

I took these fall photos on the grounds of Yoga Vidya last week. If you click on the thumbnail photos at the bottom of the post they show as a gallery, which looks better I think. om om.

dew on grass fuzzy mushrooms mushroom clump oak leaf path pine cone red berries single mushroom small clump 1 small clump 2 small clump 3 under mushroom 1 white flowers white in grass white mushroom above white mushroom clump from side white mushroom underneath yellow leaf pile

Common sights around Yoga Vidya

I’ve been here a month now, so last week I took my camera around with me to take photos of some of the more common sites around Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg. These are things I pass everyday.

This is a slideshow so click on the first picture to get started.

Flowers in Germany

Om om Everyone,

Since I last posted I took the major step of moving to Bad Meinberg, Germany to live at Yoga Vidya Ashram. So far it has been wonderful, but I’ve been super busy trying to learn everything and deal with the paperwork and things on this end. I took a few minutes the other day to take some photos of the beautiful flowers around the area. Enjoy!

bleeding heart blue bonnet 1 blue bonnet 2 buttercup leaf magenta 2 magenta moss orange pansy blossom pansy pink purple rhododendron 1 rhododendron 2 white

Header Photos

A number of people have asked me about the images of flowers that randomly select for the header for each page of this blog. They are original photos that I took over the years. I like to do macro photography and I have mediocre at best equipment, but for me it is calming and relaxing.

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Stay tuned for more.