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Helpful Tools and Practices

This is a section that will contain a number of tools and practices that have been beneficial to myself

and others over the years.

Many of these have IdeaGrams describing aspects of the subject in a unique overview manner.
They will continue to be under development as there are many levels of charts and detail that will require time to assemble onto the website.

Please explore and let me know what is interesting to you.
These definitely invite collaboration by anybody interested in helping to study and develop more IdeaGrams.

Overview of Yoga:

A graphic illustration of the elements of Yoga: Control of the mind, Right rules of Action, Cleansing, Breathing Exercises, Postures, Concentration, Suggestion and Creation of Will Power and Power of Consciousness

(This is a large format chart which will be revised to allow clearer presentation in the future.)

Overview of Ayurveda:

A graphic illustration of Ayurveda (Ancient Indian Science of Health and Healing). Ayurveda means “Science of Life.”
(This is a large format chart which will be revised to allow clearer presentation in the future.)

Life Analysis

Life Analysis (Workshop):

This is a narrative outline of a Life Examination Workshop that includes Energy Movement, Emotional Stress Release, Physical Relaxation, Passive Thought Observation leading to the development of an IdeaGram of the Person’s choice. The following is a link to the website 



Emotional Stress Release (ESR):

A powerful, simple technique for releasing emotional stress while recalling events from the past to the present.

Early Dharma
(My Own)

Fundamentals of Dharma:

Early charts (circa 1980) that illustrated the fundamentals of Dharma and “simple” meditations. Little did I realize at the time the depth of study these simple concepts would require. I am thankful .....

Buddhist Concepts: Lamrim and Wheel of Life
There are thirty-eight pages here of various topics studied in detail. These studies are evolutionary in nature and will require the development of additional web pages to show the content in a clearer and more explanatory manner.

Mental Purification: Distinction Between Subtle and Gross Experiences of Life. This is only one of the many IdeaGrams that have been prepared to convey the Sufi teachings about Life. This particular IdeaGram examines the five aspects of life and explains the difference between pleasure (sensation) and exaltation (joy).



Chi Nei Tsang: Chi Massage for the Vital Organs
This is a description of the process as taught by Mantak Chia, particularly an introductory process called “Opening the Gates and Chasing the Winds.” I use this on a daily basis as part of my wake-up routine. Also included is a sample “Case Study Form” used with a student.

List of Nei Kung Movements:

This is simply a list of the ten movements. Graphic illustrations and videos are under development.

Over-view of Tai Chi:

A graphic illustration of various aspects of the Tai Chi exercises. These include the three sections of the Yang style form, an early IdeaGram of how to do the movements, practice technique (outer and inner) and circulation of Chi (energy) throughout the body.


Stretching and Ligament Strengthening Exercises:
This attachment is a 12-page narrative description of the video exercises that are linked on the home page under the “Notes from the Dragon’s Lair” section, at the bottom. Although conceived and presented by Mantak Chia as “preparatory to Tai Chi” these exercises are excellent for stretching and strengthening all aspects of the body.

(and Dreams)
(and Self-Hypnosis)
(and Contemplation)

Decubitis: A Relaxation Exercise from Mobilizing the Mid-Brain (1924 – book out of print)
This is a very good relaxation exercise. Easy to follow but very powerful and effective. I have a long history of using these types of tools to reduce my own excitable nature

The Dalai Lama, Inayat Khan and Aldous Huxley:
There are three charts attached from the thoughts and words of these three people. Each statement very wise in their own manner.

Hypnosis (and Self-Hypnosis):

I have a long history of using hypnosis and self- hypnosis for many different purposes. It should not be a mysterious subject. The attached is a process I’ve used for self-hypnosis over the years.

Foundational Practices of Dream and Sleep Yoga:
These thirteen pages of a bar chart type IdeaGram present an overview of the concepts as taught by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in his book “The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.”

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