The Samadhi Chronicles: Volume XVI


I choose to be patient. I choose to trust the process. Everything I have visualized, intended, prayed about, and worked on is in the process of manifesting. I will remain centered and at peace. I will be strong and continue to believe.

MONDAY
8.19.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
ASANA: Spin - bays (trainer road 60m)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Man… Don’t run. Don’t run away from the heavy emotions you are feeling. Give the pain the space it needs to breathe and let it go.. It’s heavy. I know it, you know it. Sit with it. Play with it. And let it go.


I was born for this game. My heart is that of a Lion.

TUESDAY
8.20.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
ASANA: Cpy c1 - Janet Ha (60m)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Honestly was a bit bummed this morning when the storms rolled in. I wanted to ride tonight. I made peace with it though and knew I needed a hot room so I made my way to CPY for a C1 class at 1:30. I had never taken a class by Janet before. I couldn’t tell if she was a newer teacher or had been teaching for a long time because she was so confident in her speaking. There were just a couple things missed that I thought were pretty important. Particularly mentioning Drishti, or focal point during balance postures and unlocking our front knee in Triangle,Utthita Trikonasana. With that said, I could’ve been off in my own world and totally missed hearing her. So I am not really sure. Her intention for the class was Judgement. Fucking hell, that’s what I needed to hear. Not only judgement, but unfair judgement of self. On top of that her core song, by Sam Cooke….FUCK YEA!

You have been experiencing a lot, especially as of recently. I know you want to know why, I know you can’t stop thinking about it. The thing is, and again you already know this, but shit ain’t fun in the comfort zone. You’re being given the chance to be uncomfortable again, and again so take it. You have the opportunity to grow beyond what you even think is possible. Its transformational man! Go with it… Dude, listen to me! … Your holding it all in your heart. Let it go. There is zero reason to regret anything you’ve done in life. Every single thing, every decision you’ve made, was for a reason, and serves you a purpose. Even you biggest disappointments, failures, and set backs. Remember dude, and I know you know what I am about to say… tough times, failures, are blessings in disguise. Keep that positive mindset I know you have, learn, grow, fucking grow so more and keep on learnin…keep on keepin on!



WEDNESDAY
8.21.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
PRANAYAMA: KAMBO (45M)
ASANA: Ride - Leb Hills MTB (1h16m)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Man, its time to show up, step and give it your all. You are in the process of mastery. This is that pivotal moment in time that you will always remember. Let that sink in. You know it be true. Listen to it. Make your move.



THURSDAY
8.22.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
ASANA: REST DAY
Isvara Pranidhana - Infrared Sauana (45m - Blue Lite - 158 Degrees)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Woke up with a bit of a sore throat. Decided to take it easy and pound water. Drank about 4L of water and rested.

It so funny when you surprise yourself. It will continue to happen as you remain in alignment with you are and most definitely who you intend to be. As you grow and learn to ignore your fears, they will shatter. Keep moving, forward, side to side, and every once in a while even backwards. Keep moving man, with faith and confidence. Speak and put yourself out there. That is part of self love. What you are coming to realize is that when you glow from the inside, people recognize. Everything, and I mean everything begins with you and how you feel about yourself.


Nature dose not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.


FRIDAY
8.23.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
ASANA: Isvara Pranidhana (rest day)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

I got a lot of sleep the last two nights. Although waking up this morning, my sinus was draining and felt a little bit of ache in my knees so decided to bail on riding in Duluth today which is a bummer. But considering I have a marathon coming up on Sept 7th, I didn’t feel like pushing it was the best idea. I may head to a yoga sesh at noon. I think the sweat may be good, but I will see how I feel by then.

Where ever you are feeling the pressure, there is an opportunity for YOU to transform. Its an opportunity for you to show up and act, behave differently. You know exactly what you need to do and where you need to do it. It may not be easy. But it’s all in your state of mind. Let others believe how hard things need to be. Do your thing man. It’s never as difficult as they say. So why even listen? Take that quantum leap. Trust what you are doing, what you are planning. It’s going to take you where you ultimately want to be.


Gratitude is soul alchemy.
SATURDAY
8.24.19

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
Isvara Pranidhana - Infrared Sauana (45m -Bl/GRN Lite-158 Degrees
ASANA: CPY C1 - Emily BE (MPLS NE 60m)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Checked out a C1 class today at NE. It was a great class, new experience. I haven’t taken any classes at the NE studio. It was good, not sure it is a favorite. The intention Emily set for us was growth. I enjoyed hearing her speak on growth and challenge as we moved from pose to pose. It was bit mechanical, but very well said.

Dude, its gonna work out. Change, evolution, it’s all in the process of happening. Everything you have been stressing about won’t even matter soon, man. And you know it. I know you know it. I feel it, you feel it. You got this. Everything will work out. Changes are catching up and the long awaited is coming. Just embrace it.


SUNDAY
8.25.19

You came with nothing and you will leave with nothing. What then is yours?

DHARANA: GRATITUDE PRACTICE & HEART CENTER FOCUS (AM 15M)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (AM 15M)
PRATYAHARA: ECMP (AM: 45M)
ASANA: Ride - Piedmont, Duluth MTB (2h1m)
ASANA: Ride - spirit mtn, duluth -dh MTB (1h50m)
PRANAYAMA: BREATHING PRACTICE WH (PM 15M)

The Corner of 8th & Insanity

Enjoy it today man. Relax and smile as much as you possibly can. You don’t have to solve your whole life over night. And, once again, you don’t need to feel shame for who or where you are. One step in front of the other. That’s all it takes. One more step, in that direction. One more.