Recorded at 3:35pm on the 1st December 2013 at the Hostess Club Weekender at the Yebisu Garden Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Thanks to everyone at Hostess for making the event and the recording happen.
The new album Beautiful Rewind is available now:
In the West people tend to think of “yoga” as those various postures that people do on mats at the gym. This is “hatha yoga” the yoga of the body. There are many variations of yoga but in addition to hatha yoga there is “raja yoga” the yoga of the mind/spirit and “prana yoga” the yoga of breathing and what yogi’s call “pranic energy”. Yoga means “union” or “yoke” as in “a yoke of oxen”. It is at is most fundamental the yoking of mind.
The controlling of the mind through meditation as a means to spiritual liberation. Yoga is far older than any western religion or philosophy. Meditation has been described in 5000 year old documents and pictured on pottery over 7500 years old. Today we see yoga as having its roots in religion but the simple fact is that if yoga were developed today it would be as a branch of science or medicine.
It is based on one simple truth. When you quiet your mind things happen. Remarkable and wonderful things.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (by Chris Dudek)
Telč, Czech Republic (by Karel Hrouzek Photo)
Such a cute town.
Will be seeing this sight in the spring.