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How to grow fresh air (Video)
Indoor Air Quality is a topic that I am very passionate about. The fact that over 2 million people have watched this video on TED is a beautiful thing.
Where we are: Quito, Ecuador
Our hostel has awesome views of the city from a top floor lobby/balcony.
The beauty of nature is endless in its fascination.
We had an awesome day visiting some of the sacred places in Quito, Ecuador
“Put a Little Love” – Natural Vibrations
How Living Abroad Can Be Great For Your Business
Throughout our time building the Lucid Practice Community, we’ve met some incredible people. Dave Schneider is one of those people. After graduating from Harvard, Dave could have done basically anything. Instead of going the traditional route, Dave decided to travel the world with his girlfriend and inspire others to do the same. Dave’s site, A […]
Unconditional Love Allows Freedom of Will
Hostile Legacy put together some really awesome words on Unconditional Love. Unconditional love trusts. That’s something I just realized sitting here thinking about it. Unconditional love wishes the best for the beloved. It will always communicate love, and it will not care about making itself happy, but it will be concerned only with the good […]
You can detach yourself from the things you were taught to value. Most “things” do not give us peace and satisfaction.
“Take Five” – Dave Brubeck
Named for the uncommon quintuple time (5/4) it’s written in, “Take Five” is a classic, performed here by Dave Brubeck and his Quartet. Hakuna Matata
Kate and I visited “The center of the Earth” yesterday!
The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Spanish: Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador. It is located at San Antonio parish of the canton of Quito, north of the center of Quito. The grounds contain the Museo Etnográfico Mitad del Mundo, a museum […]
Try walking through life as if material things are worthless.
Two Weeks of Quotes and Questions that will Help you Think Deeply
Over the next two weeks, most of the quotes you will see on Lucid Practice each morning will be from Joshua A Parable for Today. Paz and I recently read this book with friends/members of the Lucid Practice Community. In a previous post, Paz shared our book group’s thoughts and discussion which you can view here: Joshua A […]
“Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
Photograph by Danielle Lussier
Felt very inspired visiting the Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia
Las Lajas Sanctuary (Spanish: Santuario de Las Lajas) is a basilica church located in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipiales and built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River. (Wiki)
Enjoy all the beautiful things that belong to God, like the sunshine and the sky. You don’t have to posses them to enjoy them.
“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice.”
Photograph by Danielle Lussier of Lucid Practice
Appreciate the beauty of a soul in a humble person who has no other obvious talent than the humility to stand in awe of the gifts God has given to others.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”
~ George Washington
Yoga Interview Questions and Answers : Blogger Adriana Palanca
Yoga Interview Questions and Answers : Blogger Adriana Palanca Today is the 7th week our 8 week yoga interview questions and answers series where we’re presenting interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For this interview, we’re happy to learn more […]
2/28 Art: God is in the details
Gone by Isabella Kirkland, 2004.
“Four Seasons” – Vivaldi
Not long after my grandfather passed away, my mother, uncle, and I took my grandmother on a trip to her favorite country, Italy. We began in the South, where we visited the little town my grandmother hails from, moved north to beautiful Florence, and finished our trip in Venice. While traversing the Venetian maze, a […]
Russell Simmons on 40 Minutes of Meditation Per Day
A interesting read about meditation on Yahoo! yesterday. Russell Simmons shared some of his awesome words on the impacts of a meditation practice. “I used to think that the anxiety drove me, that just always worrying about what’s tomorrow was part of the process,” said Simmons. “But letting go of that kind of anxiety is […]
My alma mater was books at a good library…I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
~ Malcolm X
Fun today at the Cali Zoo in Colombia
Yamas and Niyamas Discussion: Tapas and Yoga
Yamas and Niyamas Discussion: Tapas and Yoga The yamas and niyamas Overview: The Yamas and Niyamas are the first two limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras — this post will discuss the niyama called tapas. The yamas and niyamas can accurately be described as ten guidelines to purifying life and reaching true freedom and mental emancipation. The […]
Where we are: Cali, Colombia
We are making a three day stop (we think) in the city of Cali. Cali is known as the “Capital de la Salsa” given the city’s infatuation with Afro-Caribbean music. We tried our first class last night and it didn’t look quite like the video above 🙂 We look forward to checking out the Zoo and the […]
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can”
~ John Wesley
We trekked 10 miles in Colombia’s Valle de Cocora
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
~ St. Augustine
Some of the beautiful nature surrounding us in Salento, Colombia
David Swenson – Ujjayi breathing and bandhas.
Robert Adams on Perfection
Always remember deep in your heart that all is well and everything is unfolding as it should. There are no mistakes anywhere, at any time. What appears to be wrong is simply your own false imagination. Perfection knows nothing about wrong and right, good and bad, happy and sad. It knows only itself as Perfection. […]
Finca El Ocaso Salento showed us their coffee plantation and how they grow and process their coffee :)
A Guide to Hiking Volcan Baru
Hiking Volcan Baru in Boquete, Panama Total cost – $13 USD Hiking Volcan Baru is an experience that Brian and I will never forget. At 3,475 meters (11,400 feet), the Baru Volcano is the highest point in all of Panama. If you want to experience the rare sensation of viewing both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea from far […]
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
~ Wayne Dyer
Positive Energy Music
Fun song about positive energy, enjoying life, meditation, yoga, traveling, and taking responsibility for your life. Thank you to Danners for sending this our way! Enjoy 🙂
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
~ Dalai Lama
Enjoyed some coffee today in Colombia’s most well known coffee territory, Zona Cafetera
“Fanfare” – Dante Bucci
I first heard the “Hang” or HandPan while practicing yoga last week. Our class was lucky enough to have a live musician there to play the HandPan during our practice, and I have been thinking about the instrument ever since. It really reminds me of the steel drums, which give off such an amazing sound. I […]
Charlie Rose: Online Education
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12897 A discussion about Online education with Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania; Joel Klein, former New York City Schools chancellor and CEO of Amplify and Tom Friedman of the New York Times.
There is no right way to mediate by Yumi Sakugawa
“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
—Thomas Paine ~ The Rights of Man