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Video Recording: “Yoga Philosophies from Ancient India-1”

Thanks to everyone who attended today for your enthusiasm. I have recorded the meeting here for those who could not attend and are interested in this topic. The slides are here. We will have a part-2 soon either this Sunday at 10AM or the next Sunday. I will keep you posted. In part-2 we will cover:

  1. States of the mind towards Samadhi: Since this is a subtle topic we will draw on from similes, analogies and stories told by the Buddha and other great teachers.
  2. Briefly touch on the Superpowers enumerated by Patanjali
  3. Definitions of Yoga from the Bhagavad Gita and the concept of “flow”
  4. Freedom as defined by Patanjali.

Please feel free to give me feedback on what you would/would not like. My email is: ganeshkb1@yahoo.com


Practice with Ken and Elaine on Tuesday the Moon Day

Since Tuesday March 24 is a moon day, Ken and Elaine would like to invite you to practice Gentle Yoga with us: that is, David Roche’s Adapted Series, as he taught us in 2016. We will be online 7 – 8:15 AM (Tuesdays and Thursdays). We will not be doing the bolster work (from 2019), just the straight adapted series. We’d love to have you join us. https://zoom.us/j/797894575 Please contact me if you have questions: elaine@theprocessworks.org, or 650-494-0255.



Led Second Series

Tomorrow Sunday March 22, I will be leading an online Ashtanga led Second series from 6:30-8:00am Pacific Time. This is an experiment! Here’s the link. We will have pranayama as usual at 8:30am afterwards.

Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/5764902076
Meeting ID: 576 490 2076

If you have started on Second Series but are not completing it, feel free to join up to the point you are familiar with, And then maybe rest or watch and then join us again for back bends and finishing postures.

Also for easy reference there’s a new Online Classes page on the website.




Silver spoon, good indian food takeout

Silver spoon is in Sunnyvale, at the intersection of El Camino and Hollenbeck. They make very nice food. For take out only. Usually available on Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday. They just sent out a message that their food is available tomorrow. You have to place your order before 9pm tonight. Food is not very spicy, not very oily and has good ingredients. If you are interested, you can check them out at https://www.silverspoongourmet.com/takeout-menu-available


Request for Assistance

Nami recently heard about some Stanford students in need of assistance due to Stanford closing for the novel coronavirus. She is trying to help, but quickly became overwhelmed. She asked me to post this for her. If you are interested in helping please contact her, or leave a comment with how she can contact you. Thank you for your support!

Dear YiY Community,

I put myself in the list of community members who are willing to help Stanford students who are being kicked out of their campus housing due to the school closure.  Since I made my email address available yesterday morning, I have been inundated with requests for financial assistance from students.  I started sending money mostly via Venmo but quickly realized that this is starting to become more than a few donations.

I was wondering some of you could offer help by providing direct financial assistance to these students.  Here are what I’m thinking:
– If you are willing to send money (usually via Venmo or PayPal) to these students, I can get you in touch with them.  
– Alternatively, if you are willing to let me distribute the money, you can send me whatever you are willing to contribute to my Venmo account, and I can send money to the students based on how much I am able to collect and contribute myself.

Students are being asked to get out of their campus housing by Wednesday.  They are being asked to apply if they need accommodations, but many of them are being denied for their requests.  Based on the emails I received so far, many of them are First Generation, Low Income students or international students who are on scholarship.  Many of them said they lost their on-campus job and lost means to support themselves.

I suspect I will be getting more requests as they hear back from the school about their requests, and after this coming Wednesday they will have somewhat settled down to whatever arrangement they manage to find.  Many of them seem to go back to their family but still need to support themselves because their families do not have means to do so.

I realize this sounds like one of those internet scams that asks for money via email, but this list was set up by a Stanford student and all the email for the students have been verified as legitimate.  I can provide additional information if you want to be sure this is a legitimate exercise.

Please let me know if you can help.  If you are willing to send me money for this cause, my Venmo is @Nami-Turner-1

Thank you, and stay safe and healthy!


Daily Online Pranayama

We had a successful Zoom pranayama session today.

Going forward I plan to lead pranayama every week day 8:30-9:00am PT for the next few weeks.

Here’s the permanent Zoom link for this (it will be the same every day):

Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/5764902076
Meeting ID: 576 490 2076

Feel free to share with anyone you think may benefit from this.

If you’re new to pranayama, please login at 8:20 so we can go over the basics.

See you online


Online Pranayama session

This is an experiment!

Topic: Pranayama Session
Time: Mar 15, 2020 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 365 941 897

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