Exploring Meditation

Many thanks to this lovely group of friends at the Shala Yoga Studio! We have come together to explore the subject of meditation through discussion, practice, and dialogue. As we become more familiar with the habitual movements of our minds, we have the opportunity to live with less reaction and greater clarity . Everyone Benefits! I hope you can join us at some future date.

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Namaste Blessings

Meditation 101 at Shala Yoga

On Sunday August 27th I presented a public class for the Shala Yoga Studio in Spring Valley, east county San Diego. Meditation 101 is an introduction to some of the concepts and terms applicable to the practice of meditation. Due to a general misunderstanding of the practices, some persons are reluctant to try it. As with yoga exercise classes, there are various styles of meditation, and like yoga, one style may not fit all. The many benefits of meditation, both physiological and emotional, are well documented by research. With better understanding of the different techniques, everyone should have access to those benefits. Hence Meditation 101 !

Many thanks to Lisa Marchesini, Shala Yoga owner and director, for hosting the class. And to the beautiful, inquisitive group of participants! Here are a few photos. You can click on the shots for captions and a better view.

During this heat wave September 2017, stay cool in body and mind!


The Website 2017

Last night I watched a classic film from 1979 called “Being There” starring Peter Sellers. 1979 was of course prior to the Internet. It is humbling to consider the pace of life today, compared to life “before the Internet”. That acknowledged, it is somewhat impossible to consider life without IT.

I am so blessed here in San Diego to have a reservoir of friends and loved ones who can offer support, advice, and, yes, technical expertise. After much collaborative effort I am happy to unveil my new website 2017. The site designer, Kianna Anvari, whom I met in India this year, has created a lovely yet simple format. Kudos to Kianna for having the patience to work with me! Eric Nunes has also been an integral part of the project; and help from so many others, Louis Haiman, Matthew Taylor, Julia Chen, Elle Larson, and Nolan Thomas, a virtual roll call of advice and support! Did I mention the photography? A very special thank you to Barry Carlton and Felicity Senoski for a super photo shoot!  I hope you will like the end result as much as I do. Take a moment to let me know what you think. Critique is always welcome.