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yoga from the heart for wellbeing

Sleep – foundation of life

Until I’m six feet under I don’t need a bed Gonna live while I’m alive I’ll sleep when I’m dead from the album Keep the Faith, Bon Jovi Sebuah lagu dari band Bon Jovi. Mungkin para milenial tidak tahu Bon Jovi itu apa atau siapa (hehe langsung merasa tua). Hingga aku ada di liang kubur…
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How I Jumpstart My Day

I’d like to share some simple actionable things I do daily to make sure my day goes well. Before I knew the science behind these, I already experienced the effect. Whenever I went outdoors in the morning for some sort of activity (walking/running/cycling) I always felt better; as opposed to if I stayed indoors then…
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Dhamma Java

Silent Night, Vipassana Night

Christmas 2020, the Christmas I spent silent, literally. I was sitting in silence, meditating. I participated in a 10-days vipassana course held in Dhamma Java, Gunung Geulis, Bogor, about 1.5 hour drive away from Jakarta. This isn’t my first time; I did it before back in 2013, in Dhamma Bhumi, Blue Mountain, New South Wales…
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Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance – Part 2

This is the second part of two-part post on the topic of Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance. Read part 1 here. In the Yogasūtra, Patañjali states: tataḥ-dvandva-anabhigātaḥ yogasūtra 2:48 This sutra came one sūtra after the famous sūtra about āsana; sthira-sukham-āsanam (yogasūtra 2:46). The meaning of this sutra is:(As a consequence of āsana practice), we are…
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Yoga, Compassion, & Tolerance – Part 1

16 November is International Day for Tolerance. Jivva, a yoga, meditation & mindfulness community, invited me for a webinar collaboration with the topic of tolerance. Before they approached me, I didn’t know that there’s such a thing called ‘International Day for Tolerance’. Turned out it’s been observed since 1995, initiated by The United Nations. The…
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Pillars of a Good Life

There are four pillars of life. When they are all well developed and well balanced, life is good. When they are underdeveloped, life is probably not so good. Whey they are not balanced, if one aspect is much more highly developed than each other, maybe life is pretty good, but not as good as it potentially…
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Where’s the line?

This blog post was written way back in 2012. At that time I was still working as a Marketing Manager in a Publicly Listed Company, although apparently my conscience was questioning myself. Here’s the original post. I used to be really passionate about brand development & brand management. I liked how brands can form a…
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Photo of Air Manis Beach, Padang


Originally published on Wannabe Zen in 2016 Have you ever felt that you are seeking something? That something is missing in your life, and you can’t really put your finger to it, or define what is it that is missing? You just know that there’s got to be something more than this. You try to fill…
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The first four sūtra of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra

This was an assignment from 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training, written in August 2016. Homework: essay on a sutra of my own choice I choose the sutra 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 to 1:4 for this essay. Four of them altogether because they are interlinked with each other. This four first sutra sums up the content of the…
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