“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh When I was born, I was diagnosed with asthma. During the ﬁrst couple of years of my life, I was more in than out of the hospital. I still remember that I had to sit in the […]
Author: Marcel van de Vis
TFY 6 Questions – venerable Steve Carlier on Karma
Marcel had a very nice talk with venerable Stephen Carlier who shares his thoughts about Karma with us.
Venerable Stephen had been a buddhist monk for the last 41 years. He currently resides at The land of the medicine Buddha in Soquel California.
6 Questions: Samskaras and Justifications
Who is Who: Maj Ingemann-MoldenAge: 38Occupation: full time yoga teacher E-RYT, lead trainer RYS 200 and yoga studio manager Klaas BoomsmaAge: 45Occupation: running trainer, magazine editor Kenneth GrahamAge: 45 Occupation: yoga teacher
6 Questions: The Traps We Fall Into
How do you see yourself /identify with your role as yoga teacher? Anat: I honestly don’t feel it much as a role. I think I am pretty much myself when I teach – a mix of humor and seriousness, of strictness and flexibility, warmth and detachment.
6 Questions: Commitment & Discipline
Who is who Dr. Martijn Groenink Sammels: 54, former life science researcher (PhD), currently a dentist Pascalle Paerel: 29, former Dutch National Ballet dancer, currently a model agency owner (The Fashion Composers) Tristan P. Rose: 35, former Australian soldier (Afghanistan veteran), currently a deep sea commercial diver and yoga & meditation facilitator for Australian veterans and first responders Anna Dukhanina: 35, currently […]
Meditation 101: Tips and Tricks
As Anat pointed out in Stillness and Meditation: the Most Important Work, it’s not easy to start a meditation practice. You have your mind set that you are going to start, and then after a few times (or sometimes a few minutes) you can’t do it anymore. You are bored, its’ taking too long, your […]
6 Questions: Meditation
Meet our friends: Nico Kaandorp, 54, retreat center owner and entrepreneur.Joe Barnett, 48, yin yoga and chakra meditation instructor (fellow assistant to Paul and Suzee Grilley).Claudia Telkamp, 37, Flight Attendant.
Are you your Body?
6 questions: To offer you (and ourselves) a broader perspective on the topic of body image, we reached out to friends of TFY: two yogis and two Gym goers/personal trainer and asked them to talk about their relationship with their own bodies and the judgements they make on other people’s bodies.
TFY Book Review: “A Yogi’s Guide to Chakra meditation” by Paul Grilley
For the long time of its existence Chakra meditation was a secret practice of the tantric tradition. Speculations of how old this particular tradition varies between 1500 and 3000 years. As a time bar: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras were written approximately 2000 years ago.