The Daily Yogi #29: Three Levels of Practice 3/3

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Meditation on the mind.

To conclude our three blog series on Three Levels of Practice, we’ll work with a meditation on the mind. We began with meditation on the body. To break down the experiences of the body, we consider the five senses of eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. The sensory data comes in raw, unadulterated. Hot, cold, sweet, sour, loud, soft. There … Read More

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002-The Daily Yogi Podcast: Meditation – As It Is

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Darren Littlejohn, author of The 12-Step Buddhist (2009) leads meditation. For articles and more see http://thedailyyogi.com Facebook: Darren Littlejohn Yoga   Please share with friends!   Namaste,   -d The Daily Yogi Podcast – Check out this episode! Follow thedailyyogi

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The Daily Yogi #28: Three Levels of Practice 2/3

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In the last post we talked about mindfulness as a tool to develop our capacity for residing in the state of Pure Awareness (Buddha). Another aspect of practice is our work with energy. Our breath is one way that we draw in prana energy from the universe. Our pranayama (directed breathing) practice harnesses our prana energy. The real purpose of … Read More

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The Daily Yogi #27: Three Levels of Practice 1/3

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Physical yoga’s a good practice. I do it daily. But before I ever stepped on a mat I was a meditator. The way I teach yoga these days begins with silent meditation and a short explanation of the different levels of practice. One of my goals in The Daily Yogi is to expand on and deepen some of the things … Read More

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The Daily Yogi #26: Three Ways to Gain Focus

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Three Ways to Gain Focus or Has Anybody Seen My Drishti? Breath Mantra Everyday Mindfulness From http://terebess.hu/english/oxherd27.html This painting from a Tibetan Buddhist monastery is like a cartoon strip showing stages of a monk calming his mind through meditation training. At the bottom you see a new monk whose mind wanders so much in its own directions that it resembles … Read More

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The Daily Yogi #25: Hold Your Space

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for sangha.

“My nature is like space, the universal metaphor. In pure space, all is such that it entails no effort. In pure space, all is such that there is nothing to be sought.” Longchenpa As teachers we have a responsibility to “hold space” for our sangha (spiritual community). My shaman, Rosemary Beam, taught me that holding space means being grounded, centered … Read More

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