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When I learned we must move home, my first thought was

‘Oh! No! it’s troublesome!’



Step in to my Yoga room.

7 years practiced with this white wall.

I see my foot prints

in Handstand-high, Pincha-high, Setubandha-high.

Now I need to clean up.





Wall is teacher.

She supports us, teaches us what is upright.

Do I realize I progressed with her help?




Sprinkle Baking powder on wet cloth.

Pour vinegar. Let it bubble up.

Apply on the wall. Wait 2-3 mins.

Clean up with wet cloth

Clean up with gratitude.

Cleaning becomes prayer.








‘It has lots of brown leaves. It’s gonna die.’ he said.

‘No. It just let go old leaves for having new leaves. It’s healthy life cycle.’


Plants can’t take off it’s own parts by itself.

Stop feeding old leaves which don’t work well anymore

for new fresh green leaves.


Can I let go something which doesn’t need anymore?

Letting go requires pain. Even so?


Watch carefully in inner eyes. Face truth. Be brave.

Stop crunching teeth. Breath in. Breath out deeply

For new fresh days.

















Roast sesame seeds in small pan. Keep shaking.

When it starts popping and smells good, pour into grind bowl.

With wooden stick, draw circles along the bottom edge slowly.


If I rush, grind quickly, seeds jump up, get away.


Focus on the movement of stick.

Grind slowly, smoothly, firmly.

Focus on the sound, color, fragrance with joy.



Add cooked veggies. Mix up with Dashi and Soy-sauce.

Serve as a dish for body and mind.















In a pot luck party my Italian friend brought ‘hummus’. That was so healthy creamy taste.

I asked her recipe, and asked big sister to show how to cook.

Later the recipe was changed into a bit Far East way. I reduced oil, add creamy taste.

Hummus in Far East style

Drain and rinse cooked chickpeas.

Or simmer 200g chickpeas until get soft. Take husk out. Drain and rinse it.

In food prossessor put chickpeas, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, some olive oil, couple pinches of salt, 3Tbs sesame paste and yogurt.

Grind it until paste. Adjust taste. Mix well.



Sesame is produced a lot in Thailand. Here it’s very resonable price. Sesame has antioxidant for stimulate liver function, reduce cholesterol, rich in calcium, iron and dietary fiber.



In Japan monks grind sesame hours by hands as Zen practice. Temple signature dish is ‘Sesame card’.

I love it but too lasy to do the practice. I use Sesame powder. It has still fine grain, which is fun to eat too.

Sesame card

In a small pot, place Konbu kelp 3cm long and cold water 4oocc. Heat over lower middle flame. Just before boiling up, take kelp out and add sake and soy sauce same as cooking clear soup.

In a bowl place sesame powder 70g, tapoica powder 20g.

Add the soup a bit by bit. Mix well.

Pour back into the pot.  Heat over middle flame. Keep stiring.

When it gets gravy, remove from heat. Keep stiring till smooth.

Pour in a cup. Keep in fridge.

Place Wasabi or Karashi mustard on the top. Pour soy sauce a bit.

There is Obaku-san Manpuku-ji, meaning ten thhousand happiness temple near my Mum’s house.

I called the temple and visited there. A young monk leaded me to the meditation hall and gave instructions.


Stand with back facing the seat. Palms stacking on the chest.

Fold upper cusion once. Take off the shoes, place togather neatly.

Sit on folded cusion in Lotus or Half lotus position. Knees on the lower cusion.

Right hand on the heels. Left hand on it. Palms face up. Rise Thumbs up, touching tip to tip. Fingers make a circle.

Find balance. Straighten torso. Relax shoulders. Face forward. Tuck chin slightly. Look down the floor. Relax eyelids. Eyes ajar.

Breathe though the nose. With exhale, feel the place slightly lower than navel, Dan Tien. With inhale, release there. Breathe naturally. Be aware Dan Tien.

Count up the number of breath until 10. Then re-start from 1. Count the breath with observing  flow of breath.


Kept watching at a coner of  glay ceramic floor. Breath slowed down and became shallow. Watched inwards. Mind still.


Obakusan Manpuku-ji, Uji, Kyoto Japan  81-774-32-3900

Cocoon Studio

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to noon and 3pm to 4:30pm. 4 classes a week.

No am & pm class on Thursday 19 September.




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I’m back from hoooot Japan. Class is resumed from 10:30am today. See you there! 暑い日本から帰って来て、今日の10時半からクラスを再開します。 お待ちしてまーす。
Zibinji’s workshop in Singapore. Passion for sharing Miss him already. シンガポールでのズビン先生のワークショップ。伝えることへの情熱。またお会いできる日を楽しみにしてます - #yoga #yogasingapore #iyengaryoga #cocoonstudiosg #singapore #ヨガ #シンガポールヨガ #ヨガシンガポール #シンガポールライフ #アイアンガーヨガ #コクーンスタジオ #シンガポール #シンガポール習い事 #zubinzarthoshtimanesh
Today Nat’s last class in July. From August morning class starts from 10:30. Afternoon class has no change. She has Summer holiday from 1 to 15 August. Pauline and others will substitute her morning class. No afternoon class. Her morning and afternoon classes are resumed from 20 August. We are looking forward to re-charged her! 今日は、7月最後のクラスです。 8月から午前のクラスは10時半開始になります。午後のクラスの変更はありません。 8月1日から15日まで夏休みをいただきます。その間、午前のクラスはポーリン先生他が代講いたします。午後のクラスは休講にさせていただきます。 8月20日から通常スケジュールに戻ります。お待ちしています。
Attended Zibinji’s workshop in KL. Passion for sharing ズビン先生のワークショップに参加させていただきました。 伝えることへの情熱 - #iyengaryoga #yogaworkshop #bksiyengaryogashala #zubinzarthoshtimanesh #ヨガ #シンガポールヨガ #ヨガシンガポール #アイアンガーヨガ #コクーンスタジオ #シンガポール #シンガポール習い事
Wall is teacher, helps my progress. Clean up with gratitude. That becomes prayer. 壁は上達を助けてくれる先生。 感謝を持って掃除する。作務は祈りとなる。 - Cleaning up method is in my blog on profile. 壁の掃除方法は、プロフィールにあるブログに掲載しました。 #yoga #yogasingapore #iyengaryoga #cocoonstudiosg #singapore #ヨガ #シンガポールヨガ #ヨガシンガポール #シンガポールライフ #アイアンガーヨガ #コクーンスタジオ #シンガポール #シンガポール習い事
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