Browsing All posts tagged under »meditation«

Has Yoga Lost Its Soul?

June 21, 2018

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A friend of mine sent me a video this morning that said, “Yoga has lost its soul.” Full disclosure: I didn’t watch the whole thing. The reason? I probably was one of those people that talked about the cultural appropriation of Yoga and mourned the Lulu-ization of this ancient technique to self-actualization. I did (hot) […]

65 Reflections on 65 Days of Daily Meditation

April 9, 2018

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From January 31st to February 11th, I went to my second Vipassana retreat. No phones. No talking. No reading. No writing. Just myself and me. For 10 days, meditating 11 hours a day. I have maintained this practice daily since I got back. Here are my reflections. I have developed discipline by sitting daily, twice […]

Hopes, goals and dreams

March 9, 2018

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This is part of a series of poems I am writing based on my experience of practicing the vipassana meditation daily. It is a non-guided meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka that one can learn by attending a 10-day silent retreat – without phones, books, or journals even. I returned from my 2nd retreat […]

Lessons from 10 Years of Writing / Blogging

November 2, 2015

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Why am I not blogging more? This is a question I have asked myself several times over the last few months. I know the answer. It is a good answer. But it still makes me sad. For the longest time, my blog used to have the following text in big font: “The answers to life […]

What My Facebook Friends Don’t Know About Me

August 16, 2015

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I have a toxic relationship with Facebook. It is the bane of my existence. I go off it several times a year and for weeks on end. But I always come back. What I know is, the time off from Facebook, finds me happier and more productive. I feel proud of myself as I am […]

What to do about P.M.S?

March 21, 2010

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It amazes me that I am connected with over 400 women (directly, indirectly to say at least a 100,000?) on Facebook for more than 3 years now and I have yet to come across any post about PMS on their profiles. I have seen women bemoan their relationship woes rather openly. And I’ve seen some […]

The Soul Mate

March 8, 2009

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A question intrigues me, why is it that we think a soul mate has to be of the opposite sex? Or that there is just one single soul mate? Or that soul mate has to be romantically involved with us? I met Chani when I was about 12 years old. She was one year my […]

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